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
|Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANUCDE)||Guntur|
|Andhra University – B.Ed | B.A/B.Com||Andhra Pradesh|
|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|
|Rajiv Gandhi University||Arunachal Pradesh|
|Assam Don Bosco University||Guwahati|
|Assam Down Town University||Assam|
|Gauhati University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (GU IDOL)||Gauhati|
|Krishana Kanta Handique State Open University||Gawahati|
|Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University||Muzaffarpur|
|Jai Prakash University||Saran|
|Lalit Narayan Mithila University||Bihar|
|Magadh University||Bodh Gaya|
|Nalanda Open University||Patna|
|Dr. C. V. Raman University||Bilaspur|
|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|
|Maharishi Dayanand University||Rohtak|
|Himachal Pradesh University||Shimla|
|Jammu & Kashmir|
|University of Jammu||Jammu|
|University of Kashmir||Srinagar|
|Bangalore University Correspondence Course Admission||Bangalore|
|IFIM Business School||Karnataka|
|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|
|Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru|
|Awadesh Pratap Singh University||Rewa|
|Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya||Madhya Pradesh|
|Dr. Hari Singh Vishwavidyalaya||Sagar|
|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|
|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|
|Asian School of Business Management||Bhubaneshwar|
|Fakir Mohan University Distance Education (FMUDDCE)||Odisha|
|Odisha State Open University||Odisha|
|I.K. Gujaral Punjab Technical University||Kapurthala|
|Lovely Professional University||Phagwara|
|Jain vishva Bharti Institute||Rajasthan|
|Jaipur National University||Jaipur|
|Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur||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|
|Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha||Chennai|
|Mother Teresa Women’s University||Tamil Nadu|
|Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University||Tamil Nadu|
|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|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Aligarh|
|Dayal Bagh Educational Institute||Uttar Pradesh|
|Institute of Management Technology||Ghaziabad|
|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|
|University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)||Dehradun|
|Uttarakhand Open University||Uttarakhand|
|Netaji Subhash Open University||Kolkata|
|Rabindra Bharti University (RBU DDE)||Kolkata|
|University of Burdwan||Burdwan|
|University of Kalyani||Nadia|
|University of North Bengal||Darjeeling|
Other Distance Education Admissions
- Alagappa University Distance Education – B.Ed Admission
- Bharathidasan University Distance Education
- Burdwan University Distance Education – PG Admission, B.Ed Admission, M.Ed Admission
- Berhampur University Distance Education
- Kuvempu University DDE Admission
- Madras University Distance Education
- NOU Distance Admission
- Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University Distance Education
- Punjabi University Distance Education (PU DDE)
- Sri Krishnadevaraya (SK) University Distance Education
- University of Hyderabad Distance Education
- UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University Allahabad
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.
- Distance learning courses are cost-effective. The fees for the distance learning programme are less than that of a regular programme.
- The application and selection process is easier as compared to admission in regular courses.
- 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.
- It helps working professionals as they can gain a degree by studying at their available timing and grow in their career simultaneously.
- 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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