Distance Learning Education

The distance learning education courses are fast being popular in most of the countries of the world, along with the traditional campus-based education at schools, colleges, and universities. For some occupied or working students, working professionals, busy businesspersons, housewives, handicapped students, etc., these programs of distance learning education are exclusively suitable. Availing these distance learning education programs diplomas, certificates, and degrees at varying academic or professional levels can easily be acquired in the desired subjects, for a variety of purposes. The most common among these degrees are a basic graduate or postgraduate degree in any select subject, an additional degree to any professional discipline, a diploma or degree for enrichment of career in any stream, a pre-requisite degree for staring one's own business or profession, or a degree for enriching one's qualification and richer and fast employment. Today, most of the internationally recognized distance learning courses are being appreciated by employers in almost all occupational and economic sectors in countries worldwide, inseparably including India. Consequently, today there are about 500 distance learning education courses present in the world over at the levels of undergraduate, graduate, associate, postgraduate, and doctoral, in a rather extensive gamut of subjects and disciplines. To know about these programs extended by online universities of the world over, please visit other web-pages of this reputed educational website. The section below offers rich and very constructive information regarding the distance learning education in india, along with the top distance learning colleges of India.

Distance Learning Colleges in India

At present, there are about 300 distance learning programs in india, which are extended at the levels varying from undergraduate to doctoral, in different educational, professional, commercial, and services fields. Through the number of institutes ad universities offering the distance learning educational programs in India is about 230, some 175 are now rather successful and internationally reputed. The courses of these online institutes and universities of India are properly recognized and updated by the Distance Education Council (DEC) of India, and the study curriculums of the course are approved by bodies like the AICTE, MCI, BCI, NCTE, DCI, INC, PCI, etc. The following universities and institutes are regarded as the most reputed ad popular for distance learning education courses in India, at present:

  • 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

Nearly all extremely popular and commonly preferred subjects in countries of the world over, are sweepingly covered by the distance education courses of Indian institutions. These courses essentially include the disciplines or subjects of business administration and management, engineering and technology, information technology, law and paralegal, arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, mass communication and journalism, languages and literature, religious studies, e-business and commerce, internet and multimedia, tourism and hospitality, biotechnology, medical assisting, nursing, hospital administration, library and information science, and so on.