Distance Education in India

Distance education is an education that aims to deliver education to students who are not physically present. It is often termed as flexible learning as one can handle other commitments along with their studies. 
There are two systems of correspondence education: 1. the regular system, and 2. the open system. In the regular system, the qualification requirements for enrolment are similar to those prescribed for the normal university courses. In the open system, the courses are open to any person who may not even possess any formal qualifications. But in some institutions they should have attained the age of 18 years for under-gradate and diploma courses and 21 years for postgraduate courses. Enrolment in some courses is subject to qualifying in a written examination. 

Nature of Distance Learning Courses 
Distance education institutions offer courses at different levels: first degree, postgraduate degree, diploma and postgraduate diploma, certificate and even research degree (M.Phil. and Ph.D). The courses cover a wide variety of subjects. Apart from the traditional courses in Arts, Science and Commerce, both at first degree and postgraduate degree levels, a large number of professional courses at different levels are also offered. They include teacher education, library and information science, journalism and mass communication, nursing, management and its different branches, computer and information technology and several branches of science, computer and information technology. 

Distance education is imparted by three kinds of institutions
  • Departments of Correspondence Courses in universities and university level institutions
  • Open Universities exclusively involved in imparting higher education through the distance mode, and
  • A large number of private institutions mostly offering professional courses.

Distance education Admissions 
The mode of distance education admissions may be different depending on the institutes/universities. Some of the institutes conduct entrance exams while others may make the admission process simpler (direct admission). Benefits of Distance Education 
  • Nowadays the employment market is highly competitive and the best jobs go to persons possessing requisite qualifications only. In many organisations, getting promotions depend on the possession of higher qualifications. So the correspondence courses provide them opportunities to enhance their qualifications.
  • As the course fee of these courses is much lesser than the regular courses, distance-learning courses in India have also become popular in the rural areas. Thus the distance learning institutes are serving a very important cause by enabling the less advantaged sections of the society to pursue higher education of their choice.
  • In particular, distance education is a boon to housewives, who can use their precious leisure time to enhance their educational qualifications and employment potential.

University/Institutions for Distance Education in India (state wise) 
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, HyderabadState Open University
University of Hyderabad, HyderabadCentral University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, HyderabadCentral University
University of English & Foreign Languages, HyderabadCentral University
Acharya Nagarjuna University, GunturState Government University
Andhra University, VisakhapatnamState Government University
Dravidian University, KuppamState Government University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HyderabadState Government University
Kakatiya University, WarangalState Government University
NALSAR University of Law, HyderabadState Government University
Osmania University, HyderabadState Government University
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, HyderabadState Government University
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, AnantapurState Government University
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, TirupatiState Government University
Sri Venkateswara University, TirupatiState Government University
Rayalseema University, KurnoolState Government University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, AnantapurState Government University
State Board of Technical Education, HyderabadState Government University
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, TirupatiDeemed University
Gitam University, VishakhapatanamDeemed University
ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education, HyderabadDeemed University
Rajiv Gandhi University, ItanagarCentral University
Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, GuwahatiState Open University
Dibrugarh University, DibrugarhState Open University
Gauhati University, GuwahatiState Open University
Nalanda Open University, PatnaState Open University
Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, MuzaffarpurState Open University
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, DarbhangaState Open University
Magadh University, Bodh GayaState Open University
Patna University, PatnaState Open University
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, BilaspurState Open University
Dr. CV Raman University, BilaspurPrivate State University
MATS University, RaipurPrivate State University
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New DelhiNational Open University
Jamia Milia Islamia, New DelhiCentral University
Delhi University, DelhiCentral University
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, DelhiState Government University
Institute of Rail Transport, New DelhiState Government University
Jamia Hamdard, New DelhiDeemed University
AIMA, New DelhiPrivate Institution
TECNIA Institute of Technology, New DelhiPrivate Institution
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, AhmedabadState Open University
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, VadodaraDeemed University
Gujarat Vidyapith, AhmedabadDeemed University
Chaudhary Devilal University, SirsaState Government University
Guru Jambheshwar University, HisarState Government University
Kurukshetra University, KurukshetraState Government University
Maharishi Dayanand University, RohtakState Government University
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, AmblalaDeemed University
IILM Institute of Higher Education, GurgaonPrivate Institution
Himachal Pradesh University, ShimlaState Government University
University of Jammu, JammuState Government University
University of Kashmir, SrinagarState Government University
Karnataka State Open University, MysoreState Government University
Bangalore University, BangaloreState Government University
Gulbarga University, GulbargaState Government University
Kannada University, HampiState Government University
Kannada University, HampiState Government University
Karnataka University, DharwadState Government University
Kuvempu University, ShimogaState Government University
Mangalore University, MangaloreState Government University
National Law School of India University, BangaloreState Government University
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, BangaloreDeemed University
University of Calicut, TenhipalamState Government University
Kannur University, KannurState Government University
University of Kerala, ThiruvananthapuramState Government University
Mahatma Gandhi University, KottayamState Government University
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, BhopalState Government University
Dr Harisingh Gour V V , SagarState Government University
Awadhes Pratap Singh University, RewaState Government University
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, BhopalState Government University
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, IndoreState Government University
Jiwaji University, GwaliorState Government University
M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, ChitrakootState Government University
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, KatniState Government University
Rani Durgawati University, JabalpurState Government University
YCM Open University, NashikState Government University
MGA Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, WardhaCentral University
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, RamtekState Government University
University of Mumbai, MumbaiState Government University
North Maharashtra University, JalgaonState Government University
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, AmravatiState Government University
Shivaji University, KolhapurState Government University
SNDT Women’s University, MumbaiState Government University
SRTM, University, NandedState Government University
DBAM University, AurangabadState Government University
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, PuneDeemed University
International Institute for Population Sciences, MumbaiDeemed University
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi MumbaiDeemed University
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, MumbaiDeemed University
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, PuneDeemed University
NMIMS University, MumbaiDeemed University
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, WardhaPrivate Institution
PSB Educational Foundations, PunePrivate Institution
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, PunePrivate Institution
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, PunePrivate Institution
IIDEA, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune.Private Institution
Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, MumbaiPrivate Institution
MIT, PunePrivate Institution
Sinhgad Technical Education Society, PunePrivate Institution
NEHU, ShillongCentral University
Global Open University, WokhaPrivate State University
Berhampur University, BerhampurState Government University
Fakir Mohan University, BalasoreState Government University
North Orissa University, MayurbhanjState Government University
Sambalpur University, SambalpurState Government University
Utkal University, BhubaneshwarState Government University
ASBM, BhubaneshwarPrivate Institution
Pondicherry University, PondicherryCentral University
Guru Nanak Dev University, AmritsarState Government University
Panjab University, ChandigarhState Government University
Punjabi University, PatialaState Government University
Punjab Technical University, JalandharState Government University
Thapar Instt. Of Engg. & Technology, PatialaDeemed University
Lovely Professional University, PhagwaraPrivate State University
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, KotaState Open University
IASE Deemed University, SardarshahrDeemed University
Deemed UniversityDeemed University
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, UdaipurDeemed University
BITS, Pilani, RajasthanDeemed University
NIMS University, JaipurPrivate State University
Jaipur National University, Jaipur,Private State University
EIILM University, JorethangPrivate State University
Sikkim Manipal University, GangtokPrivate State University
Tamil Nadu Open University, ChennaiState Open University
Alagappa University, KaraikudiState Open University
Annamalai University, AnnamalainagarState Open University
Bharathiar University, CoimbatoreState Open University
Bharathidasan University, TiruchirapalliState Open University
University of Madras, ChennaiState Open University
Madurai Kamaraj University, MaduraiState Open University
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, TirunelveliState Open University
Periyar University, SalemState Open University
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, CoimbatoreState Open University
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, ChennaiState Open University
Dr. MGR Medical University, ChennaiState Open University
Mother Teresa Women’s University, KodaikanalState Open University
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, ChennaiState Open University
Gandhigram Rural Unversity, GandhigramDeemed University
SASTRA University, ThanjavurDeemed University
SASTRA University, ThanjavurDeemed University
Sri Ramachandra University, ChennaiDeemed University
Vinayaka Missions University, SalemDeemed University
SRM University, KanchipuramDeemed University
Karpagam University, CoimbatoreDeemed University
St. Peter’s University, ChennaiDeemed University
Anna University, CoimbatoreDeemed University
Periyar Maniammai University, ThanjavurDeemed University
Anna University, ChennaiDeemed University
PRIST University, ThanjavurDeemed University
Tripura University, AgartalaCentral University
Uttarakhand Open University, NainitalState Open University
Gurukul Kangri V V, HaridwarDeemed University
Private State UniversityPrivate State University
ICFAI University, DehradunPrivate State University
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, DehradunPrivate State University
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, HaridwarPrivate State University
U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University, AllahabadState Open University
Aligarh Muslim University, AligarhCentral University
University of Allahabad, AllahabadCentral University
University of Lucknow, LucknowState Government University
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UPState Government Institution
Allahabad Agricultural Institute , AllahabadDeemed University
Dayalbagh Education Institute, AgraDeemed University
Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., MeerutDeemed University
Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., MeerutDeemed University
IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, GhaziabadPrivate Institution
BLS Institute of Management, GhaziabadPrivate Institution
NIMT, Greater NoidaPrivate Institution
Amity University, NoidaPrivate State University
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, MeerutPrivate State University
Netaji Subhas Open University, KolkataState Open University
Jadavpur University, KolkataState Open University
Rabindra Bharati University, KolkataState Open University
University of Burdwan, BurdwanState Open University
University of Kalyani, KalyaniState Open University
University of North Bengal, DarjeelingState Open University
Vidyasagar University, MidnaporeState Open University

Posted by SRINIVAS.H on Sunday, March 20, 2011

1 Responses to Complete Details of Distance Education in India

  1. ASHWIN Says:
  2. is there any universities providing journalism courses in this list?


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