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Overview of the School

School of Education Technology (SET), was established in 1988 by Jadavpur University (JU) to appreciate the importance of the Open-Learning System and carry out Research & Development work in different aspects of Teaching-Learning Process for improvement of Quality of Education. The main thrust is on production of Computer Aided Learning materials in the form of Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) packages employing multimedia for an open-learning environment to supplement conventional classroom teaching. Recognising the activities of Jadavpur University, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India identified Jadavpur University in 1988 as one of the centres of research and development in the area of Education Technology.

The School also provides web-based learning and distance learning environment to the University students and houses a state of the art multimedia lab for the production of courseware and dissemination through open learning system.


The objectives of the school are :

Development of Instruction materials using newer tools and techniques for improvement of quality of education.
Carry-out research work in different aspects of Teaching-Learning process.
Promoting awareness on newer tools and techniques of Instructional technology in regional and national level.
Organise courses for different levels in the emerging areas related to teaching-learning.
Organise intensive orientation cum induction program to intending content creators.
Interactions with other institutions/organisations in India and abroad.
Provide Open-Learning environment for self-learning.
Experiment with newer dissemination methodology for imparting cost effective quality education.


In 1992, Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) identified SET as one of the nodal centres for working professionals for Continuing Education Programme.

In 1996, MHRD/AICTE identified SET as one of the nodal centres for Nationally Co-ordinated project on Education Technology.

In 1998, Dept. of Electronics, now the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, established "Multimedia Training & Development Resource Centre" (MTDRC) at SET.

In 2001, Set has started a project entitled "Multimodal Digital Distance Education for IT & Other Critical Technologies" with the approval of the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology.

In 2003, Distance Education Council, Govt. of India has selected Jadavpur University (JU) to establish a centre / directorate of Distance Education at JU