Distance Education

Distance Education also known as long-distance learning is the education which can be obtained without going to the day to day classes. Here, the student and teacher are separated by time and space. Traditionally, books and study material was sent to the distance learning programme students. However, these days technology has advanced and learning takes place online through e-books or videos. In distance learning programmes, candidates have to go to the college for giving semester or final exams only. There are various open universities in India which are providing distance learning programmes and one such example is IGNOU. Apart from this, there are mixed-mode and dual-mode universities who are serving distance learning programmes.

List of Distance Education Universities in India (As per UGC on 16 Feb 2016)

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Andhra Pradesh Rayalaseema University

Andhra Pradesh
Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre  for Distance Education (ANUCDE) Guntur
Andhra University – B.Ed | B.A/B.Com Andhra Pradesh
Dravidian University Kuppam
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Andhra Pradesh
GITAM Centre for Distance Learning (GITAM CDL) Vishakapatnam
Jawaharla Nehru Technological University Hyderabad
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad
Osmania University Distance Education (OUCDE) Hyderabad
PS Telugu University Hyderabad
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Andhra Pradesh
Rayalaseema University Andhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateshwara University Tirupati
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) Tirupati
The ICFAI Foundation for Education Hyderabad (IFHE) Hyderabad
Arunachal Pradesh
Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh
Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati
Assam Down Town University Assam
Dibrugarh University Assam
Gauhati University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (GU IDOL) Gauhati
Krishana Kanta Handique State Open University Gawahati
Tezpur University Tezpur
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University Muzaffarpur
Jai Prakash University Saran
Lalit Narayan Mithila University Bihar
Magadh University Bodh Gaya
Nalanda Open University Patna
Patna University Patna
Dr. C. V. Raman University Bilaspur
MATS University Raipur
PT. Sunderlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU) Bilaspur
All India Management Association New Delhi
Delhi University SOL Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Maidan Garhi
Institute of Rail Transport New Delhi
Jamila Millia Islamia Okhla
National Instt of Health & Family Welfare Munirka
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Deemed University Janakpuri
TECNIA Instt. of Advanced Studies Rohini
TERI University Vasant Kunj
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahemdabad
Entrepreneur Development Instt of India Gandhi Nagar
Choudhry Devi Lal University Haryana
Guru Jambheshwar University for Science and Technology (GJU) Hisar
Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh University Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir
University of Jammu Jammu
University of Kashmir Srinagar
Bangalore University Correspondence Course Admission Bangalore
IFIM Business School Karnataka
Karnatak University Dharwad
Kuvempu University Shimoga
Mangalore University Mangalagangothri
Mangalore University B.Ed Admission Mangalore
National Law School of India University Bangalore
Svyasa Distance Education (DDE) Admission 2019 Bangalore
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana Bangalore
Kannur University Kannur
Kerala University Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Awadesh Pratap Singh University Rewa
Barkatullah University Bhopal
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Hari Singh Vishwavidyalaya Sagar
Jiwaji University Gwalior
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open B.Ed/ DEIED Admission Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open B.Ed SEDE Admission  Bhopal
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University Katni
Mahatama Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidayalaya Satna
Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune
Indian Institute of Material Management Navi Mumba
International Institute of Population Sciences Deonar, Mumbai
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Wardha
MIT School of Distance Education Pune
Narsee Monjee Instt of Management Studies (NMIMS) Admission 2019 Mumbai
NMU Distance Education Admission (IDEAL) Maharashtra
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti Gyan Mandal Wardha
Tata Institute of Social Sciences Maharastra
Shivaji University Kolhapur
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwad University Nanded
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning Pune
Mumbai University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) Mumbai
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) Nashik
Mahatma Gandhi University Khanapara
ICFAI Mizoram Aizwal
Asian School of Business Management Bhubaneshwar
Fakir Mohan University Distance Education (FMUDDCE) Odisha
Sambalpur University Sambalpur
Odisha State Open University Odisha
Utkal University Odisha
I.K. Gujaral Punjab Technical University Kapurthala
Lovely Professional University Phagwara
Punjab University Punjab
Punjabi University Punjab
Bhagwant University Ajmer
Jagannath University Jaipur
Jain vishva Bharti Institute Rajasthan
Jaipur National University Jaipur
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur Jaipur
NIMS University Jaipur
Suresh Gyan Vihar University Jaipur
Vardhman Mahavir Open University (VMOU) Kota
Institute of Chartered Finance Analysis of India (ICFAI) Gangtok
Vinayaka Missions Sikkim University Tadong
Sikkim Manipal University Sikkim
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education Telangana
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Telangana
National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD) Distance Education Admission 2019 Hyderabad
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law Hyderabad
Osmania University, Hyderabad  Telangana
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University  Telangana
The English and Foreign Languages University Distance Education Admission  Telangana
University of Hyderabad  Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Chennai
Mother Teresa Women’s University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry University Pondicherry
SASTRA University Thanjavur
Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Tamil Nadu
Tamil University Tamil Nadu
Madurai Kamaraj University B.Ed Admission Madurai
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University Sadar
Tripura University Agartala
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh
Dayal Bagh Educational Institute Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad
Integral University Lucknow
NIMT Greater Noida
NIMT Institute of Technology & Management Ghaziabad
Sam higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS) Allahabad
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University Meerut
Teerthankar Mahaveer University Moradabad
UP Rajarshi Tondon Open University Allahabad
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar
ICFAI University Dehradun
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun
Uttarakhand Open University Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Netaji Subhash Open University Kolkata
Rabindra Bharti University (RBU DDE) Kolkata
University of Burdwan Burdwan
University of Kalyani Nadia
University of North Bengal Darjeeling
Vidyasagar University Midnapore

Other Distance Education Admissions

Did you know? University of London is the first university in the world to provide distance education degree.

Scope of Distance Education

There are various advantages of distance learning education, some of which can be checked from below.

  1. Distance learning courses are cost-effective. The fees for the distance learning programme are less than that of a regular programme.
  2. The application and selection process is easier as compared to admission in regular courses.
  3. Candidates can gain knowledge and learn at any time of the day subject to their comfort and availability through e-books and online study material.
  4. It helps working professionals as they can gain a degree by studying at their available timing and grow in their career simultaneously.
  5. Candidates can learn at their own pace.

Type of Universities Providing Distance Education

Chiefly, there are three types of universities providing distance education programmes in India.

  • Open Universities – These universities are set up to provide distance learning education only. An example is IGNOU.
  • Dual Mode Universities – These are those who provide regular as well as distance education programmes both. An example is Acharya Nagarjuna University.
  • Mixed Mode Universities – These universities are dealing in various mode of education. Here, distance learning is provided traditionally and technologically both. Lovely Professional University (LPU) is one such example of mixed-mode universities.

Distance Learning Institutes in India

The below-mentiones is the list of some of the Indian institutes providing distance education.

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Amity University
  • ICFAI University
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Education
  • Netaji Subhas Open University
  • University of Mumbai (IDOL)
  • University of Delhi (SOL)
  • GITAM Centre for Distance Learning

Impact of Technology on Distance Education

Technological advancements have given a boom to distance learning programmes. These programmes have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Now, candidates can easily avail distance programmes and proceed with their learning online via e-books and videos available. Universities have launched their video series for promoting distance education. The number of candidates is pursuing distance programmes. Through advancements, it has become easy for working professionals to avail these courses to enhance their career. IGNOU has started providing e-learning and various other distance programmes serve online classes which can be inherited by the candidate anytime as per their ease and comfort.

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