Study Material Status | Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD)

The Material Production and Distribution is one of the most important subsystems of the Distance Education and Open Learning System. Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD) handles the production and distribution of self-instructional material for various programmes and courses of the University. It is responsible for timely printing and dispatch of study material to the learners as well as to Regional/ Study Centres of IGNOU. Distribution of print materials comprising self-instructional materials, assignments, programme guides, prospectus/ handbooks (application forms and other miscellaneous items) is a formidable task given to this Division. It also undertakes the activity of synchronization of production of materials/assignments, printing the required number of these materials, storing and inventory control of these materials and dispatching them to the individual students (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, the medium of instruction and courses very often.

Important functions carried out by MPDD are as under:

  • Material Requirement Planning,
  • Purchase and issue of Offset Printing Paper and Art Card to the Printers for printing the study materials,
  • Maintenance of an inventory of study materials and other related items,
  • Distribution of study materials to the students,
  • Distribution of study materials to Regional Centres/ Study Centres of IGNOU,
  • Sale of study materials to the Open University, other Institutions, agents and the general public, and
  • Meeting the printing requirements of Functional Divisions and special printing requirement of the University
  • Execution of complete reprinting work of IGNOU and Printing work of New Schools
  • Printing requirements of Functional Divisions and Special printing jobs like convocation materials are also the responsibility of MPDD
Study Material Status
—— July 2017
January 2018 July 2018
January 2019 —–


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