Distance Education in India

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19 Feb 2020- In today’s world, the Distance Education system is becoming increasingly popular day by day not only in India but abroad as well. With the rise in fees in formal education every year, Distance Education (Informal Education) is gaining immense popularity in recent years. Appreciated by most of the reputed universities and government around the world and in India, Distance Learning meets the increasing expectations of those students who had insufficient resources to pursue higher education through formal mode of education. Study from home, high quality & less cost is included, convenient education medium for women, students can do jobs side by side, etc. are a few advantages of this kind of education. If you want to know different reputed institutes in India offer Distance Education, the blog will help you provide the list of top educational institutes which offers Distance Education in India.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Established by the Act of Parliament in 1985, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is currently ranked among the largest open universities of the world. IGNOU offers high quality education through distance learning mode. This open public university, currently has +3 million students, 21 schools, 67 regional centres and 29 international partners. The university offers UG, PG and certificate programs to the students, with the aim of providing equal opportunities to all segments of society and to promote distance/ open education in India. Some of the courses offered by IGNOU are:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computer Application
  • Certificate Course in Visual Arts
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies
  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

Annamalai University

One of Asia’s largest public residential universities, Annamalai University (AU) was founded in the year 1929, which is situated in Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India. For distance education, Annamalai University has a separate department known as Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education (Annamalai University DDE). Here is a list of some of the distance programs offered by the university:

  • Bachelor of Rural Studies (BRS)
  • MBA in Hotel Management (Correspondence)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

Sikkim Manipal University

Came into existence in the year 1992, Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a private university situated in the East Sikkim, Sikkim. Approved by UGC and AICTE, SMU offers multiple undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, doctoral and M.Phil level programs through Distance Learning Mode. Given below, is a list of some of the popular courses offered here:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • M.Sc in Information Technology

Nalanda Open University

Incorporated in the year 1987 under the Bihar Government’s ordinance, Nalanda Open University (NOU) is the only university in Bihar, which is offering distance and open education. Ranked among the best colleges for B.Ed. in Bihar, NOU offers various diploma, UG, PG, and research level courses to its students. Some of the courses offered in Nalanda Open University are:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA in Psychology)
  • B.Sc in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  • MA in Sanskrit
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science

Karnataka State Open University

Established in the year 1996, the Karnataka State Open University is considered as one of the best open and distance learning institutes in India. Recognised by University Grant Commission (UGC), the KSOU offers various level programs in the field of IT, Management, Arts, Science, Commerce, Library Sciences, etc. Some of the courses offered here are:

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • M.Sc in Multimedia and Animation with VFX
  • Correspondence MBA
  • B.Sc. in Fashion Designing

Madras University

Incorporated in the year 1857, University of Madras (UNOM) is one of the oldest and reputed universities in India, located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Madras University has a separate department known as Madras University Directorate of Distance Education (Madras University DDE). The distance program offered in the UNOM are:

  • BA in Criminology and Police Administration
  • B.Sc in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Music
  • B.Com. in Bank Management
  • Bachelor of Multimedia Animation

Hope the blog has helped in providing the list of renowned leading educational institutes in India, which offers distance education in India.