Director DDE

The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga is offering several Programmes/Courses to cater to the needs of In-service teachers and other such categories. Thus, there is the need develop and improve the conceptual, technical and operational methods and tools in order to efficiently manage these distance education programmes. The DDE has developed a knowledge network and dissemination system for increasing access of the students with the intervention of Information and Communication technology

An E-portal has been developed for Web-casting using Web Postal for distance education related activities, SMS Facilities for students with high speed Internet Connectivity. Complete information related to Student Support in the form of Video/Audio/Multimedia is put on the Web Portal which is augmented/updated continuously. I express my heartiest appreciation to the team of dedicated professionals for developing this Web-Portal.

Prof. A. N. Kargupta, Director

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The Directorate of Distance Education in Lalit Narayan Mithila University was created in the year 1998 vide University letter no. P/D 54-139/98 dated 7/2/1998. The Directorate is responsible for offering programmes/courses through the distance mode. Since inception, it has been taking various initiatives to the spread of distance education. At present nearly 30% students of higher education in LNMU are enrolled in the ODL system of DDE.

Dr. Harendra Singh, then Controller of examinations, L.N.M.UDarbhanga was the first Director in-charge of the Directorate of Distance Education. The task assigned to him was to formulate and prepare the proposal for starting Distance Education from session 1998-99, in consultation with the Advisory Committee which was duly constituted by the University.


  1. To offer programmes/courses of the University through the distance mode.
  2. To make all out efforts to devise ways and means to run integrated Teacher Education Programme.
  3. To provide guidelines and maintaining co-ordination among various Study Centres.


The Directorate of Distance Education is managed and governed by an Advisory Council

Constitution of Advisory Council

S. No. Name Designation
1 Dr.S.K. Singh Vice-Chancellor Chairman
2 —————- Pro-Vice Chancellor Special Invitee
3 Sri Gulam Moiuddin Financial Advisor Member
4 Dr. Ajit Kumar Singh Registrar Member
5 Dr. Bhola Chaurasia Dean, Student Welfare Special Invitee
6 Dr. I. N. Mishra Dean,Faculty of Science Member
7 Dr. R. N. Singh HOD,Sanskrit Member
9 Dr. Bhaweshwar Singh Press Manager Special Invitee
10 Prof. A. N. Kargupta Director,Distance Education Member Secretary


Director DDE

Dr. A.N. Kargupta
Director, DDE, LNMU, Darbhanga.
Professor:Post-Graduate Department of Botany
L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga- 846004

  • Ph.D. (Burdn.), F.B.S., UGC Career Awardee, Govt. of India.
  1. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1981): On a new variety of Stigeoclonium S.geraldii Islam (geraldii Islam var. bengalense var. nov.) from West Bengal (Abstr.) Proc. 68th Indian Sci. Congres Pt. 3:7.
  2. Sarma, P., Mustafa, G. and Kargupta, A.N. (1982): New records of Spirogyra from West Bengal- II (Abstr.) Proc. 69th Indian Sci. Congr. Pt. 3:12.
  3. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1982): On the occurrence of Leptosiropsis Jao – A chaetophoralean alga, new to Indian flora (Abstr.) JIBS, 61:2.
  4. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1983): On three species of the genus Stigeoclonium, new to Indian flora (Abstr.) Indian Sci. Congr. Pt. 3:4.
  5. Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, U.N. (1985): Utilization and conservation of aquatic resources in Mithila, North Bihar, India (Abstr.) 2nd International Conf. Environ. Edu. 9.
  6. Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1986): Two new varieties of the genus Draparnaldiopsis Smith &Klyver from West Bengal, (Abstr.) JIBS, 65 (Suppl.) : 2.
  7. Kargupta, A.N., Sarma, P. and Jha, V. (1986): New Record of a chaetophoralean alga Leptosiropsis(L. torulosa Jao) from eastern India. Environment & Ecology (1): 179-181
  8. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1986): New species of the genus Zygnemopsis(Zygnematales: Cholorophyceae) from India. Hydrobiologia 139: 247-250.(The Netherland)
  9. Verma, A.M. and Kargupta, A.N. (1986): Seasonal variation of wall vegetation of Darbhanga, North Bihar. Environment & Ecology 4(2): 339-342.
  10. Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of some members of Ulotrichales from West Bengal. Phykos 26: 47-52.
  11. Kargupta, A.N. (1987): Occurrence of two rare chaetophoralean algae, new to Bihar (Abstr.) 74th Indian Sci. Congr. Pt. 3:3.
  12. Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1987): Rae species of Bulbochaete(Cholorophyceae: Oedogoniales) from Birbhum and Murshidabad district of West Bengal, India. Hydrobiologia 153: 13-21. (The Netherland)
  13. Kargupta, A.N., Dwivedi, N.P., Verma, A.M. (1987): A revised key to species of Spirogyra Link (Cholorophyceae: Zygnemataceae) occurring in India. Mendel 1(4): 76:88.
  14. Kargupta, A.N., Kumari, B. and Verma, A.M. (1987): Two new species of the genus SpirogyaraLink from esterm India. Science & Culture 53:149-151.(Bose Res. Inst., Kolkata)
  15. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of Stigeoclonium spp. (Chaetophorales: Chlorophyceae) from West Bengal, India. Bangladesh J. Bot. 16 (1): 15-37(Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  16. Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of Zygnema spp. (Chlorophyceae: Zygnematales) from West Bengal, India. Nova Hedwigia 45 (3-4): 471-485. (Germany)
  17. Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New reports of some members of Chaetophorales from Bihar, India. Biosc. 6(2): 155-173.
  18. Kargupta, A.N. (1989): Indian Zygnemataceae – I. The genus Mougeotia from West Bengal. Biojournal 1(1): 97-105.
  19. Kargupta, A.N., Jha V., Mishra, R.K. and Mahto, A. (1990): Periphyton on Euryale ferox Salisb. A primary observation on the composition and ecology. Biojournal 2 (2): 369-370.
  20. Ahmad, M.R. and Kargupta, A.N. (1990): New records of some green algae from Bihar. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15(1): 203-209.(Jodhpur)
  21. Kargupta, A.N. and Ahmad, M.R. (1991): Freshwater green algal flora of North Bihar-II Econ. Tax. Bot. 15(1): 203-209.
  22. Kargupta, A.N., and Sarma, P. (1991): New records of Coleochaete species from West Bengal, India. Bangladesh J. Bot. 20(2): 149-156.(Dhaka)
  23. Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N., Dutta, R.N., Jha, U.N., Mishra, R.K. and SAaraswati, K.C., (1991): Utilization and conservation of Euryale feroxSalisb. In Mithila (North Bihar), India. Aquatic Botany, The Netherland. 39: 295-314.
  24. Kargupta, A.N. and Mishra, V. (1992): A new species of Cylindrocapsa(Chlorophyceae): Ulotrichales) – C. iyengarai sp. nov.from Bihar, India. Nova Hedwigia 55(3-4): 527-531.(Germany)
  25. Kargupta, A.N. and Dubey, P. (1994): Cyanobacterial flora of Darbhanga and bordering areas of Nepal: A taxonomic consideration. Plant. Sci. 2: 92-119.
  26. Jha, V., Saraswati, K.C., Kargupta, A.N. and Mishra, S. (1994): Plants in Cultural life of Mithila (N. Bihar), India. Plant Sci. Res. 2: 92-119.
  27. Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, R.N. (1995): Taxonomy of India Zygnemataceae: A review. In: Biology of Conjugales(Eds. Vidyavati& M.N. Noor), Printwell, Jaipur, pp. 104-129.
  28. Kargupta, A. N. and Ahmad, MD. R. (1995): The genus Spirogyra (Chlorophyceae: Vidyavati& M.N. Noor), Printwell, Jaipur, pp. 195-218.
  29. Kargupta, A.N. and V. (1996): Makhana (Euryale ferox salisb.): A potential aquatic crop of Northern India. In: Agriculture and Biotechnology (Special number) (Ed. A.K. Bhatnagar, Dellhi University Botanical Society, New Delhi) pp. 101-108.
  30. Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Monotypic genus Arnoldiella (Cladophorales: Chlorophyceae): A new record from Indian subcontinent. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18(2): 439-441.
  31. Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, A. (1996): Leaves and flowers utilized as supplementary vegetables in Darbhanga (N. Bihar) and their ethnobotanical significance. Econ. Tax. Bot. 12: 395-402.
  32. Kargupta, A.N. (1996): New record of Draparnaldiopsis alpina(Chlorophyta) for India. Bangladesh J. Botany 25(1): 99-101.(Dhaka)
  33. Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Contribution to our knowledge of Bulbochaete(Chlorophyta: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phytomorphology 46 (4): 329-333.(Delhi University)
  34. Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Notes on two taxa of Bulbochaete(Chlorophyta: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phykos 35 (1&2): 53-56.(New Delhi, IARI)
  35. Kargupta, A.N., Mukherjee, D.D. and Sarma, P. (1997): On two new taxa of Bulbochaete(Chlorophyceae: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phytomorphology 47 (2): 135-139. (Delhi University)
  36. Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, S. (1997): The genus Stigeoclonium from North Bihar and bordering areas of Nepal. Phykos 36 (1-2): 37-42.(IARI, New Delhi)
  37. Kargupta, A.N. (1998): ConjugationinZygnemataceae. In: Advances in Phycology (Ed. B.N. Verma, A.N. Kargupta and S.K. Goyal), APC Publ., New Delhi, pp. 95-111.
  38. Kargupta, A.N. (1999): Taxonomy of Zygnemataceae: Problems and Prospects. In: Recent Trend in Algal Taxonomy 1. Taxonomical issues (Ed. Vidyavati&Mahato), APC Publ. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 141-154.
  39. Jha, S. and Kargupta, A.N. (2001): Cyanobacterial flora of Eastern Koshi Basin, Nepal. Ecoprints 8 (1): 37-43.(Nepal, Kathmandu)
  40. Kargupta, A.N. (2003): Taxonomy of Zygnemataceae: An Ovverview in Phycology: Nature and Nurture (EdtVerma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N. and Yadav, R.N.) pp. 263-272.]
  41. Kargupta, A.N. and Ahmad, M.R., (2004): The genus Oedogonium (Chlorophycate: Oedogonialis) from Bihar, India. J. L. N. Mithila University 1 (1): 1-5.
  42. Keshri, J.P. Kargupta, A.N. and Mustafa, G. (2005): Contributions of the Burdwan school of Phycology InGlimpses of Indian Phycology (Edt. Keshri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N.) pp. 361-384.
  43. Kargupta, A.N. and Keshri, J.P. (2006): New records of macrandrousOedogonium (Oedogoniales: Chlorophyceae) taxa from West Bengal, India. Algological Studies (Arch fur Hydrobiologia) 122: 57-71.(The Netherland)
  44. Kargupta, A.N. and Keshri, J.P. (2006): New records of Chaetophorales (Chlorophyta) from West Bengal, India.Geophytology 36 (1-2): 43-45.(Lucknow, Palacobol, Res. Inst.)
  45. Jha, S. and Kargupta, A.N. (2006): Taxonomy of the genus Oscillatoria Vaucher from the river Koshi Basin. In Environment and Plants : Glimpses of Research in South Asia (Edt. Jhaet. al.) ECOS, Nepal, pp. 264-274.
  46. Mairh, A. and Kargupta, A.N. (2009): Cyanophytes of Damodarriver, Jharkhand, India. Vegetos 22(2): 71-74.(U.P.)
  47. Jha, S. &Kargupta, A.N. (2012): Record of two Genera: Spirulina and Arthrospira(Nostocales, Cyanophyceae) along River Koshi Basin of Nepal and Bihar. Phytomorphology 62(1-2): 25-31.(Delhi University)
  48. Kargupta, A.N. and Bose, S.K.(2012): Marphotaxonomy of some Chlorococcales from Darbhanga, North Bihar, Biospectra 7 (1): 119-126.
  49. Verma, A.B. and Kargupta, A.N. (2012): Vetiveriazizanioides (L.) Nsh. : A miracle grass. BotanicaMithilantica 1: 50-58.
  50. Kesheri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N. (2013): The genera Draparnaldia Bory and Draparnaldiopsis Smith et. al. Klyver (Chaetophorales: Chlorophyta) in India. (Abstr.) National confer. On “Frontiers in Algology and Algal Biotechnology: (NCFAAB). 47-48.
  51. Kargupta, A.N., Keshri, J.P. &Mallick, P. (2013): Mougeotia nummuloides (Hassall) Detoni- A new record from India. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 37(4): 644-646.
  52. Kargupta, A.N. and Kumari Swati (2015)- New record of some taxa of the genus Bulbochaete (Chlorophyceae-Oedogoniales) from North Bihar, India Phytomorphology, 65 (3-4): in press (Delhi University)


  1. Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1992): The genus Spirogyra (Chlorophyceae: Zygnemataceae) in West Bengal, India. Bibliotheca Phycologica 91: 1-75 (with 229 figures), J.Cramer, Stuttgart, Berlin (Germany).
  2. Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, R.N. (2004): Algal flora of North Bihar (Zygnemataceae). Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Publ., Dehradun- pp. 237. ISBN: 81-511-0330-0.


  1. Kargupta, A.N. and Siddiqui, E.N. (1995): Algal Ecology: An Overview, International Publishers, Dehradun, India. pp. 438, ISBN: 81-7089-206-6.
  2. Verma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N. and Goyal, S.K. (1998): Advances in Phycology, Associated Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 394, ISBN: 81-86580-32-8.
  3. Verma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N. and Yadav, R.N. (2003): Phycology: Nature and Nurture, Kalyani Publisher, New Delhi, pp. 425, ISBN: 81-2720-0825-6.
  4. Keshri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N. (2005): Glimpses of Indian Phycology (P. Sarma Felicitation Volume) Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Publ., Dehradun, pp. 384. ISBN: 81-211-0333-9.