About the division

Publishing, Printing & Distribution (PPD) Division is responsible to publish all course materials of various programs of Bangladesh Open University including Student Guide, Admission form, Bank slip, Registration card, Student identity Card and Examination sheet etc. PPD Division is also responsible to distribute books and printed Academic materials to Regional Centers (RCs), Sub Regional Centers(SRCs) and Study Centers of BOU through postal services and by vehicles for the students.



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. PPD Division’s mission is to provide Electronic and printed Course materials to the students.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Printing all course materials including 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. Diary, Academic Calendar, Annual Reports etc. to various Schools and Divisions Identity Cards of BOU Teaches, Officers and Staffs.
  2. PPD Division also responsible prepare E-books for the Students.
  3. Prepare annual printing and distribution budget.
  4. Prepare yearly printing and distribution calendar of BOU courses and other educational materials
  5. Invite e-GP/ open/RFQ tender for printing educational materials.
  6. Prepare all tender documents.
  7. Provide logistic supports to the (a) Tender Opening Committee and (b) Tender Evaluation Committee.
  8. Processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers.
  9. Distribution of books and other study materials to the enrolled students through Twelve Regional Centers, Eighty Sub Regional centers and more than Twelve Hundreds Study Centers.


Current activities


There are three Sections in PPD Division. These are: Publishing Section, Printing Section and Distribution Section.



Publishing Section


Publishing Section organizes composition, editing and graphic works of manuscripts. Publishing Section 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 Section process files to get administrative and financial approval from the appropriate authority.

 


Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool

There is a Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool in this Section where all pre-press works are done by Graphic Designers and DTP Operators of this Division. Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool already prepared near about 300 e-books to meet the growing digital demands.

 

Printing Section


Printing Section 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. PPD Division invites all Tenders in e-GP method. The Section also helps the activities of Tender Opening Committee and Tender Evaluation Committee. The Section takes necessary action to help Inspection Committee to examine the quality of course materials/books and other printed materials supplied by the printing press. The Section is also responsible for processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers.



Distribution Section


Distribution Section receives all printed materials from printers as per work order. There is a big warehouse in this Section. Distribution Section stores all printed materials in this warehouse and distribute these materials to the Twelve Regional Centers, Eighty Sub Regional center, 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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Mohammed Ali Joint Director 9291101-4/280
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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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S.M. Atikur Rahman 

Administrative Officer 9291101-4/
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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Fazlay Arefin


Publication Officer 9291101-4/438
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Printing Section

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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