About the division

Publishing, Printing & Distribution (PPD) Division is responsible to publish and print all course materials of various programmes of Bangladesh Open University and to distribute the same to the enrolled students through RRC, Co-ordinating Office and Study Centers. Beside these, the division also print Student Guide, Admission Form, Bank Slip, Registration Card, Student Identity Card, Examination Material, Academic Calendar, Annual Report, Yearly Calendar, Yearly Diary, Writing Pad, Envelopes, Greetings cards and Ledger Book etc.



Mission


BOU Provides education to the students through distance and open learning method. Distance Education covers education throughout the country. A student can get education from anywhere at any age through distance mode. So a student depends on electronic medium and print medium. In Bangladesh IT facilities are limited. Most of the rural and disadvantaged students are out of IT infrastructure. Printing materials are useful to them. Not only text book but also the use of concept mapping, techniques, pictures, diagrams, self-assessment questions, assignments and an associated system for providing feedback, the print medium can be extremely powerful.


Mission of PPD division is to print course and other educational materials following Instructional Design and distribute printed materials to the distance learners.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Prepare yearly printing and distribution calendar of BOU course and other educational materials.
  2. Prepare annual printing and distribution budget.
  3. Printing all course materials of the different programs of BOU.
  4. Invite open/RFQ tender for printing educational materials through private printing enterprises.
  5. Prepare all tender documents.
  6. Departmental help logistic supports to the (a) Tender Opening Committee and (b) Tender Evaluation Committee.
  7. Printing Student Guide, Admission Form, Bank Slip, Registration Card, Student Identity Card, Examination Material, Academic Calendar, Annual Report, Yearly Calendar, and Yearly Diary, Writing Pad, Envelopes and Ledger Book etc.
  8. Printing Identity Cards of BOU Teaches, Officers and Staffs.
  9. Distribution of books and other study materials to the enrolled students through twelve Regional Resource Centers, eighty Co-ordinating Offices and more than twelve hundreds Study Centers.
  10. Supply printed stationary, Diary, Academic Calendar, Annual Reports etc. to various Schools and Divisions.
  11. Processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers.

 

Current activities


There are three Departments in PPD Division. These are: Publishing Department, Printing Department and Distribution Department.


Publishing Department


Publishing Department organizes composition, editing and graphic works of manuscripts. Publishing Department receives demand letter for printing items from various Schools and Divisions of BOU. PPD Division then places those demand letters to the Costing Committee. After getting the costing of the printing matters, Printing Department process files to get administrative and financial approval from the appropriate authority. There is a Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool in this Department where all pre-press works are done by Graphic Designers and DTP Operators of this Division. It may be noted that, in 2012-2013 fiscal year PPD Division published about 1688600 numbers of books and other materials of 130 items.

 

Printing Department


Printing Department organizes printing of the books and other materials following Public Procurement Act-2006 and PPR-2008. As per the procedures PPD Division invites open tender through publishing advertisement in the Daily News Papers, BOU website, CPTU website and BOU notice board etc. The Department also helps the activities of Tender Opening Committee and Tender Evaluation Committee. The Department takes necessary action to inspect the course materials/books and other printed materials supplied by the printing press to control quality of the printing. The Department is responsible for processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers. Beside this, the department also responsible to return earnest money, performance guaranty and other security money to the printers.



Distribution Department


Distribution Department receives all printed materials from printers as per work order. There is a big warehouse in this department. Distribution Department stores all printed materials in this warehouse and distribute them to the twelve Regional Resource Centers, eighty Coordinating Offices, more than twelve hundreds Study Centers and various Divisions and Schools as per requisition.

 

Officer's List

Name Designation Phone/ E-mail

SNHM Shakhawat Hossain Director (In-charge) 929118, 9291101-4/278
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S.M. Atikur Rahman Administrative Officer 9291101-4/
Publishing Section

MS Rebeka Sultana Deputy Director 9291101-4/574
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EZM Masud Mahmood mallick Assistant Director 9291101-4/251
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Md. Monirul Islam Assistant Director 9291101-4/285
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Abdul Malek Administrative Officer 9291101-4/549
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Md. Ashrafuzzaman Administrative Officer 9291101-4/549
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Sahabuddin Molla Administrative Officer 9291101-4/548
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Miza Shahazada Emran Administrative Officer 9291101-4/548
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Printing Section

Mohammed Ali Joint Director 9291101-4/280
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Md. Eid Uddin Mandol Assistant Director (printing) 9291101-4/438
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Kazi Saifuddin Abbas Assistant Director 9291101-4/283
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MS Umme Habiba Most. Farzana Sultana Co-ordinating Officer 9291101-4/279
Md. Mahabubul Bashar Administrative Officer 9291101-4/279
Md. Anisur Rahman Administrative Officer 9291101-4/279
Md. Abdus Shahin Administrative Officer 9291101-4/438
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Distribution Section

Faruque Ahmed Bhuiyan Deputy Director 9291101-4/281
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MS Sadeka Sultana Deputy Director 9291101-4/439
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AFM Enayet Ullah Assistant Director (Store) 9291101-4/356
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Md. Kabir Hossain Administrative Officer
Mohammad Jakir Hossain Administrative Officer

 

Contact

SNHM Shakhawat Hossain
Director (In-charge)
Publishing, Printing and Distribution Division
Bangladesh Open University
Board Bazar, Gazipur-1705
Phone : 02 9291118
Pabx : 9291101-4. Ext. 278
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