As in most of the countries of the world, the distance education in india, is also gaining grounds fast, at almost all academic levels, and in nearly all professional and occupational fields. Besides the governmental recognition, the industrial acceptance and acclamation of these online education courses by employers in diverse occupational and economic sectors are also increasing year by year. As a consequence, the online mode of education is fast progressing in India also to be a popular complementary to the campus-based education in schools, colleges, and universities. Ours this intelligently drafted and glamorous web-article offers very informative and beneficial information regarding the online education india, at varying academic and professional levels.
Today, about 300 online education courses are delivered by Indian Open and Distance Learning Institutes (ODLIs), open universities, and other distance education colleges and institutions to Indian and global students, professionals, scholars, housewives, businesspersons, unemployed persons, and other people of the society. These courses of online learning india, cover almost all educational, professional, industrial, business and commerce, and services fields; the most popular subjects are noted below separately. Again, these programs related with e-learning india, are available at all varying academic levels, including the stages of diploma and certificate, graduate, associate, postgraduate, and doctoral. The online education for kids in india, is also well-developed, and offers elementary education from the primary school-level to higher secondary level.
Online Distance Education Learning
Though there are a large number of colleges, institutes, and universities in India, which offer online education courses, about 175 are now internationally acclaimed and rather popular and reputed in every part of India. The courses of these reputed and leading institutions for 'india online education', are duly recognized by the Distance Education Council [DEC] of India, the study curriculums of these courses are properly approved by norms of UGC of India, and scrutinizes and regulations of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the Medical Council of India (MCI), the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Indian Nursing Council (INC), The Bar Council of India (BCI); and other governmental bodies. The most prestigious, internationally prominent, and vastly popular online education universities in India at present, are the following:
- Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi
- Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nasik
- Sikkim Manipal University [SMU-DE], Manipal
- University of Mumbai, Mumbai
- IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
- Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning [SCDL], Pune
- Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu)
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
- University of Delhi, New Delhi
- Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
- Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu)
- University of Madras, Chennai
Apart from these, many other magnificent institutions in certain fields, are now also offering online education courses in the concerned subjects, some of these are IITs [engineering, sciences, and technology], IIMs [management], many central universities, open universities and state universities, and private institutes and universities, which are located in places nationwide.
Lastly, through the range of subjects and fields covered by these Indian online education programs, is rather extensive and all-encompassing, the following are the most popular and highly preferred subjects by Indian and foreign students and professionals: Sciences and Scientific subjects; most streams of Engineering and Technology; Business Administration and Management; Arts and Humanities subjects; all disciplines of Law; diverse streams of Accounts and Commerce; some branches of Medical Science; Social Sciences; Computer Hardware and Software; Information Technology [IT]; Biotechnology; Entrepreneurship; e-Business and Commerce; Nursing; Medical Assisting; Hospital Administration; Education, Training, and Teaching; Languages and Literature; Religious Studies; Mass Communication and Journalism; Distribution and Marketing; Culinary and Hospitality; Internet and Multimedia; Fashion Technology; Fine Arts and Design; Insurance; Industrial Production and Manufacturing; Library and Information Science; media and Entertainment; Tourism and Hospitality; Advertising; Food and Nutrition; Pharmaceuticals; Rural Development Agricultural and Horticultural Development; and many other scientific, technical, and non-technical disciplines and subjects.