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Distance Education Universities

Distance education universities have made easier to get higher education without attending regular classes. Distance education universities offer education through correspondence and online. They send study materials in print and electronic version to their students under correspondence course and they allow their students enrolled for online course to access the online resources. They offer flexibility to their learners. They save the study cost and save the time. Distance education universities allow their students to pursue another course or continue current job if the learners have. The learners enrolled into distance education universities study at their pace and convenience.

Distance Education Universities in India

There are several universities offering distance education courses which are either open universities or the universities having a school, department or part or center for distance education. Almost every state of India has an open university or a centre at universities for distance education/correspondence education. Some of open universities are of national level and regarded as top distance education universities. Distance education universities in India are governed by the Distance Education Council which is established in the campus of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. For your convenience, we have tried to list of distance education universities in India:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
  • Kota Open University
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
  • Karnataka State Open University
  • Netaji Subhas Open University
  • Rajarshi Tandon Open University
  • Nalanda Open University
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University Center for Distance Education (CDE)
  • Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education
  • Anna University Centre for Distance Education
  • Andhra University School of Distance Education (AU SDE)
  • Bangalore University Directorate of Correspondence and Distance Education
  • Bharathiar University School of Distance Education
  • Delhi University School of Open Learning (DUSOL)
  • Jamia Hamdard Open and Distance Learning
  • Sikkim Manipal University

Prominent Courses Offered by Distance Education Universities

A large number of courses are offered by distance education universities at different levels. Courses are offered as certificate courses, diploma courses, post graduate diploma courses, bachelor degree courses, master degree courses, research based degree courses (PhD, M.Phil). Prominent courses offered by distance education universities are listed below:

  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Masters of Arts (History)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Masters of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts in Distance Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master in Computer Applications
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Social Works
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor in Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies
  • Diploma in Creative writing in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication