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.ComAndhra Pradesh
Dravidian UniversityKuppam
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)Andhra Pradesh
GITAM Centre for Distance Learning (GITAM CDL)Vishakapatnam
Jawaharla Nehru Technological UniversityHyderabad
Maulana Azad National Urdu UniversityHyderabad
Osmania University Distance Education (OUCDE)Hyderabad
PS Telugu UniversityHyderabad
Rashtriya Sanskrit VidyapeethAndhra Pradesh
Rayalaseema UniversityAndhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateshwara UniversityTirupati
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV)Tirupati
The ICFAI Foundation for Education Hyderabad (IFHE)Hyderabad
Arunachal Pradesh
Rajiv Gandhi UniversityArunachal Pradesh
Assam
Assam Don Bosco UniversityGuwahati
Assam Down Town UniversityAssam
Dibrugarh UniversityAssam
Gauhati University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (GU IDOL)Gauhati
Krishana Kanta Handique State Open UniversityGawahati
Tezpur UniversityTezpur
Bihar
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpur
Jai Prakash UniversitySaran
Lalit Narayan Mithila UniversityBihar
Magadh UniversityBodh Gaya
Nalanda Open UniversityPatna
Patna UniversityPatna
Chhattisgarh
Dr. C. V. Raman UniversityBilaspur
MATS UniversityRaipur
PT. Sunderlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU)Bilaspur
Delhi
All India Management AssociationNew Delhi
Delhi University SOLDelhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)Maidan Garhi
Institute of Rail TransportNew Delhi
Jamila Millia IslamiaOkhla
National Instt of Health & Family WelfareMunirka
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Deemed UniversityJanakpuri
TECNIA Instt. of Advanced StudiesRohini
TERI UniversityVasant Kunj
Gujarat
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open UniversityAhemdabad
Entrepreneur Development Instt of IndiaGandhi Nagar
Haryana
Choudhry Devi Lal UniversityHaryana
Guru Jambheshwar University for Science and Technology (GJU)Hisar
Kurukshetra UniversityKurukshetra
Maharishi Dayanand UniversityRohtak
Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh UniversityShimla
Jammu & Kashmir
University of JammuJammu
University of KashmirSrinagar
Karnataka
Bangalore University Correspondence Course AdmissionBangalore
IFIM Business SchoolKarnataka
Karnatak UniversityDharwad
Kuvempu UniversityShimoga
Mangalore UniversityMangalagangothri
Mangalore University B.Ed AdmissionMangalore
National Law School of India UniversityBangalore
Svyasa Distance Education (DDE) Admission 2019Bangalore
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan SamsthanaBangalore
Kerala
Kannur UniversityKannur
Kerala UniversityKerala
Madhya Pradesh
Awadesh Pratap Singh UniversityRewa
Barkatullah UniversityBhopal
Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaMadhya Pradesh
Dr. Hari Singh VishwavidyalayaSagar
Jiwaji UniversityGwalior
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open B.Ed/ DEIED AdmissionBhopal
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open B.Ed SEDE Admission Bhopal
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic UniversityKatni
Mahatama Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya VishwavidayalayaSatna
Maharashtra
Bharati Vidyapeeth UniversityPune
Dr. D.Y. Patil VidyapeethPune
Indian Institute of Material ManagementNavi Mumba
International Institute of Population SciencesDeonar, Mumbai
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwavidyalayaWardha
MIT School of Distance EducationPune
Narsee Monjee Instt of Management Studies (NMIMS) Admission 2019Mumbai
NMU Distance Education Admission (IDEAL)Maharashtra
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti Gyan MandalWardha
Tata Institute of Social SciencesMaharastra
Shivaji UniversityKolhapur
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwad UniversityNanded
Symbiosis Centre for Distance LearningPune
Mumbai University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)Mumbai
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and ResearchMumbai
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU)Nashik
Meghalaya
Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKhanapara
Mizoram
ICFAI MizoramAizwal
Orrisa
Asian School of Business ManagementBhubaneshwar
Fakir Mohan University Distance Education (FMUDDCE)Odisha
Sambalpur UniversitySambalpur
Odisha State Open UniversityOdisha
Utkal UniversityOdisha
Punjab
I.K. Gujaral Punjab Technical UniversityKapurthala
Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwara
Punjab UniversityPunjab
Punjabi UniversityPunjab
Rajasthan
Bhagwant UniversityAjmer
Jagannath UniversityJaipur
Jain vishva Bharti InstituteRajasthan
Jaipur National UniversityJaipur
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, JaipurJaipur
NIMS UniversityJaipur
Suresh Gyan Vihar UniversityJaipur
Vardhman Mahavir Open University (VMOU)Kota
Sikkim
Institute of Chartered Finance Analysis of India (ICFAI)Gangtok
Vinayaka Missions Sikkim UniversityTadong
Sikkim Manipal UniversitySikkim
Telangana
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open UniversityHyderabad
ICFAI Foundation for Higher EducationTelangana
Maulana Azad National Urdu UniversityTelangana
National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD) Distance Education Admission 2019Hyderabad
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of LawHyderabad
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 SabhaChennai
Mother Teresa Women’s UniversityTamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports UniversityTamil Nadu
Pondicherry UniversityPondicherry
SASTRA UniversityThanjavur
Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOUTamil Nadu
Tamil UniversityTamil Nadu
Madurai Kamaraj University B.Ed AdmissionMadurai
Tripura
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India UniversitySadar
Tripura UniversityAgartala
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh
Dayal Bagh Educational InstituteUttar Pradesh
Institute of Management TechnologyGhaziabad
Integral UniversityLucknow
NIMTGreater Noida
NIMT Institute of Technology & ManagementGhaziabad
Sam higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS)Allahabad
Swami Vivekananda Subharti UniversityMeerut
Teerthankar Mahaveer UniversityMoradabad
UP Rajarshi Tondon Open UniversityAllahabad
Uttarakhand
Dev Sanskriti VishwavidyalayaHaridwar
ICFAI UniversityDehradun
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)Dehradun
Uttarakhand Open UniversityUttarakhand
West Bengal
Netaji Subhash Open UniversityKolkata
Rabindra Bharti University (RBU DDE)Kolkata
University of BurdwanBurdwan
University of KalyaniNadia
University of North BengalDarjeeling
Vidyasagar UniversityMidnapore

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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  8. Apoorv says:

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  9. Sri says:

    Hi, is there an option to enroll my distance mode PG back dated in 2019. I will write the exam, but is it possible to just enroll?

  10. Anas says:

    Hy….can I complete my bsc graduation through distance learning?

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