Distance Education

In the present-day world, the distance education has become a rather significant ancillary to the traditional campus-based education, at both broad stages of education, namely, the school education and the higher education. In this very beneficial and glamorous web-article, we are providing very productive and useful information about the distance education at the level of higher education, in India and abroad. For help to novices to this terminology of distance education or distance learning, here it may be briefly added that the distance education is provided through use of computers, internet, and instruments and technologies of information technology, to students who are located in any part of the world; as opposed to the campus-based education in schools or universities, where education is extended directly through interpersonal presence and contacts. Therefore, the distance education courses of any online university in any country, can easily be accessible to students living in countries worldwide. Thus, distance education courses are really very convenient to students, and elegant for obtaining rich and internationally acclaimed courses of any globally reputed online universities of the world. Today, the online distance education courses cover almost all fields of the sectors of professions, business & commerce, industries and manufacturing, and services. About 150 online universities and institutes located in countries across the whole world, are now globally famous and popular, and offer collectively around 500 distance education courses at varying academic and professional levels. To get detailed information about these distance education universities and courses, please visit other web-pages of this benevolent website.

Distance Learning Courses & Universities in India

In India also, various distance education courses rendered by Indian and global universities are rather popular in almost all academic, professional, and economic fields. About 200 distance learning universities, online colleges, and open universities of India are now internationally renowned for offering around 300 distance education programs at all levels in a wide range of disciplines and subjects. Approved by the Distance Education Council [DEC] of India, these online courses are strictly recognized by the AICTE, MCI, BCI, NCTE, DCI, INC, PCI, etc. Among these Indian online institutions, the following are extensively famous and enormously popular by ambitious Indian and foreign students and professionals in almost all fields:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi
  • Annamalai University [DDE], Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu)
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Sikkim Manipal University [SMU-DE], Manipal
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning [SCDL], Pune
  • University of Madras, Chennai
  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (Kerala)
  • Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
  • IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad
  • Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nasik
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  • University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • University of Delhi [SOL], New Delhi
  • ICFAI University, Tripura
  • University of Pune, Pune
  • Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu)
  • Nalanda Open University, Patna
  • Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar

Every significant occupational or economic field, and nearly all globally popular and most preferred subjects are comprehensively covered by the courses of distance education india, for the best possible benefits to Indian and global students and professionals. The most noteworthy amid these subjects or streams are - sciences, engineering and technology, information technology, arts and humanities, business administration and management, law and paralegal, social sciences, mass communication and journalism, internet and multimedia, languages and literature, religious studies, e-business and commerce, medical assisting, nursing, tourism and hospitality, library and information science, and other technical and non-technical fields and subjects.