June 10, 2024

Publishing, Printing and Distribution

Publishing, Printing and Distribution

About the division 
Publishing, Printing & Distribution (PPD) Division is responsible to design and publish all course materials of various programs of Bangladesh Open University, including program-related study materials and daily official printing jobs. PPD Division is also responsible to distribute printed study materials to Regional Centers (RCs), Sub Regional Centers(SRCs) and Study Centers of Bangladesh Open University through postal services and by own vehicles of BOU for the students.

Bangladesh Open University (BOU) provides education to the students through distance and open learning methods. Distance Education covers education throughout the country. A student can get an education from anywhere at any age through distance mode from BOU. So a student depends on the electronic and print medium. PPD Division’s mission is to provide Electronic and printed Course materials to the students.


  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. and Business/VisitingCards of BOU Teachers, Officers and Staffs.
  2. PPD Division also prepares E-books for the Students.
  3. Prepare annual printing and distribution budget.
  4. Prepare yearly printing and distribution calendar of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) courses and other educational materials
  5. Prepare all tender documents and Invite e-GP/ open/RFQ tender for printing of educational and other materials.
  6. Provide logistic supports to the (a) Tender Opening Committee, (b) Tender Evaluation Committee and Inspection Committee.
  7. Processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers.
  8. PPD Division also prepares documentation and distribution of books and other study materials to the enrolled students through Twelve Regional Centers (RC’s), Sixty Sub Regional Centers (SRC’s), and more than Twelve Hundred Study Centers (SC’s).

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

Publishing Section 
Publishing Section organizes the text composition, formatting, corrections, style editing etc. of the study materials and related daily official printing jobs. The creative graphic design works of the publications are exposing a wide variety of international standard aesthetic values which is created by the graphic designers of PPD division.

Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool
There is a Desktop Publishing Pool ((DTP Pool) in this Section where all pre-press works are done by Graphic Designers and DTP Operators of this Division. After approval of pre-press works, DTP pool prepare camera ready copy of the printing jobs and send the soft copy to the related printers by various digital devices. Desktop Publishing (DTP) Pool already prepared more than 400 e-books to meet the growing digital demand of learners. This section also research to create and development of digital electronic publications continually.

Printing Section 
Printing Section receives a demand letter for printing items from all 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.

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 the advertisement in the Daily News Papers, BOU website, CPTU website and BOU notice board etc. PPD Division invites all kinds of printing tenders by e-GP method. The Section also helps the activities of the Tender Opening Committee and Tender Evaluation Committee. The Section takes necessary action to help the Inspection Committee to examine the quality of study materials and other printed materials supplied by the printing press. The Section is also responsible for the processing of bills for approval and payment to the printers.

Distribution Section 
The 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, Sixty Sub Regional center, more than Twelve Hundred Study Centers and various Divisions and Schools as per requisition.

Officer’s List:

NameDesignationPhone/ E-mail
Mohammed AliDirector 929118, 09666730730 Ex.760
Faruque Ahmed BhuiyanJoint Director09666730730 Ex.761
MS Sadeka SultanaJoint Director09666730730 Ex.763
Publishing Section
MS Rebeka SultanaDeputy Director09666730730 Ex.762
Md. Monirul IslamDeputy Director (Graphic Design)09666730730 Ex.765
S.M. Atikur Rahman 
Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.993
Abdul MalekAssistant Director09666730730 Ex.789
Md. AshrafuzzamanAssistant Director09666730730 Ex.146
Sahabuddin MollaAssistant Director09666730730 Ex.147
Miza Shahazada EmranAdministrative Officer09666730730 Ex.998
Fazlay Arefin

Publication Officer09666730730 Ex.995
Mohibul Islam 
Art Officermohibularif17@gmail.com
Printing Section
Md. Eid Uddin MandolAssistant Director (printing)09666730730 Ex.766
Kazi Saifuddin AbbasDeputy Director (Graphic Design)09666730730 Ex.767
Md. Anisur Rahman 
Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.997
Md. Abdus Shahin

Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.994
Md. Mahabubul Bashar 
Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.996
Distribution Section
AFM Enayet UllahDeputy Director09666730730 Ex.768
MS Umme Habiba Most. Farzana Sultana 
Assistant Regional Director09666730730 Ex.145
Md. Kabir Hossain 
Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.501
Delower Hossain
Administrative Officer


Mohammed Ali
Publishing, Printing and Distribution Division
Bangladesh Open University
Board Bazar, Gazipur-1705
Phone: 02 9291118
PABX: 09666730730 Ex.760
E-mail: ppd_dir@bou.edu.bd