Here, it may also be mentioned that the online degrees are those educational or professional degrees which are acquired through pursuing any distance learning course, offered by any national or international online universities. Such online degrees in various disciplinary subjects are now fast being accepted by employers in almost all professional, industrial, and service fields. However, most preferred are internationally accredited online degrees, which are rendered by some of the most globally famous and prestigious online universities and institutes. Thus, online courses and online degrees have now become inseparable part of the education and employment sectors in any country, including India. The section below, separately provides affluent information about the online degrees in india, together with the most reputed and top online degree universities in the country. The online degree courses are most utilized and preferred by occupied students, college-studying students, employed professionals, tight-scheduled businesspersons, housewives, unemployed persons, physically handicapped persons, and persons living in rural areas. Today, the most popular purposes for which these online degrees are obtained, are a basic higher education degree in any stream, an additional degree for enrichment of career in any field, making richer the employment opportunities, a necessary degree for promotion and growth in career, a requisite degree for starting a reputed business, and as a sideline degree.
Accredited Online Degrees & Universities in India
The online degree courses and the degrees obtained from completion of these courses, are now very popular in India also, by students and professionals interested in almost all occupational and economic fields. Consequently, an ever-growing number of universities and institutes are now extending online courses at the levels of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral. About 200 of these institutions are highly successful, reputed, and vastly popular, and are selected for a large number of Indian and global students and professionals every year. All distance education courses in India are strictly recognized by the Distance Education Council [DEC] of India, the study curriculums of these courses are prudently approved by bodies like AICTE, MCI, BCI, NCTE, DCI, INC, PCI, RCI, etc. Today, the following universities and institutes of India are most renowned and internationally popular, in respect of online degree courses in a wide range of subjects:
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Sikkim Manipal University [SMU-DE], Manipal
- Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi
- Annamalai University [DDE], Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu)
- Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nasik
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
- 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
- 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)
- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
- Nalanda Open University, Patna
- And, most of the IIMs, IITs, and NITs of India.
At present, around 300 online programs are extended by Indian universities and institutes at varying academic levels, and in a rather opulent gamut of disciplines and subjects, which covers almost all globally appreciated and preferred subjects. As far as the most popular and best online degrees are concerned in India and abroad, these are related with the subjects of Business Administration and Management; Mass Communication and Journalism; Engineering and Technology; Information Technology; Languages and Literature; Law and Paralegal; Sciences; Arts and Humanities; Nursing; Library and Information Science; Life Sciences; e-Business and Commerce; Medical Assisting; Public Health; Psychology; and many other subjects.