An open invitation from the ICDE Secretary General to unleash your knowledge and contribute to reaching the 1.1 billion unreached!


Join ICDE-SCDL International Conference, 10-11 March, 2017, Pune, India


With a population of 1.2 billion* and a little over 11%** enrolled in higher education there is a need today to greatly expand capacity of the educational sector in India to meet the 89% unreached.

E-learning is part of the solution to offer education and a path to employability for the 1.1 billion. The opportunities and possibilities offered are great – for students, educators and the economy.  

Take the opportunity now to join ICDE and Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) who will host the ICDE International Conference on the relevant and timely theme ‘Unleashing the potential of ODL - “Reaching the unreached”.

Together we will provide an opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors and researchers to focus on the interaction between different practices in online, open, flexible and distance education.

We want to hear from you and for you to share your own first hand experiences and knowledge on:

  • best practices

  • models of practice

  • strategic considerations

  • challenges in practice implementation

  • experiences in research

ICDE members, the Secretariat and Executive Committee members will all be in attendance, ready to meet and share their own regional and international experiences with delegates.

REGISTER TODAY! Join the experts, invest your time and your expertise to gain in depth insight into E-Learning and advocate for an evolution for the benefit of your students and for the many, not only in India but globally.


About Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)

SCDL has been a long term member of ICDE. It has always taken a leadership position nationally and on an international level in the space of open and distance learning and has been providing quality education to over 100,000 students. 

* World BankUnited States Census Bureau 2013
** Educational Statistics At A Glance: Government Of India Ministry Of Human Resouce Development Bureau Of Planning, Monitoring & Statistics, New Delhi2014 

Rita ChanIndia