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Updated on 04 Aug, 2022

The Material Production and Distribution Division (MPDD) is one of the most important subsystems of the Distance Education and Open Learning System. Material Production & Distribution Division handles the production and distribution of self-instructional material for various programmes and courses of the University. It is responsible for timely printing and despatch of study materials to the learners as well as to Regional Centres/Study Centres of IGNOU. It also undertakes the activity of synchronisation of production of materials/assignments, printing the required number of these materials, storing and inventory control of these materials and despatching them to the individual learners (course-wise and medium-wise), IGNOU’s RCs/SCs through the postal system. By nature the entire task is a complex operation and is compounded by a large number of students changing their addresses, medium of instruction and courses very often.
The University took a decision to offer option of e-material to the students. Those students who have opted for e-material will be given discount of 15% on the Programme Fee. This is also a way to encourage the learners towards e-leaning.
Important functions carried out by MPDD are as under:
  • Planning of SLMs requirement.
  • Maintenance of inventory of study materials and other related items.
  • Distribution of study materials to the students.
  • Distribution of study materials to Regional Centres of IGNOU.
  • Sale of study materials to the Open University, other Institutions, agents and general public.
  • Meeting the SLM printing requirements and special printing jobs like Convocation, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture, Annual Reports etc. are also responsibility of MPDD. 
  • Execution of complete reprinting work of IGNOU and Printing work of Schools of studies.
  • The Division comprises of seven Units namely, A&F Unit, Computer Unit, Printing Unit, Student Support Cell, Marketing Cell, Prospectus Uni and Stores.
  • Tender for Empanelment of Offset Printer for Printing of Study Materials with Text and Cover Paper across India through CPP Portal.
  • Tender for Laser Typesetter and Graphic Designers through CPP Portal.
  • Procurement of P-I, P-II and P-III envelopes through GeM.


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[Updated on 01-Apr-2023]