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Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning courses have opened door to everyone who are can’t study at regular college or university due to various reasons. Earning a diploma or degree without attending regular classes has become easier to everyone. The distance learning courses offer flexibility and save time. Distance learning education courses allow students to complete their course at their convenience and pace. The cost of distance learning courses is lower than regular courses. The learners don’t need to go anywhere for completing the course. They have only to study the course materials, which are in print and electronic version, at their home without much change in their daily life. The learners can pursue another course or do the job while pursuing distance learning courses.

Distance learning Courses in India

There are various institutes which offer distance learning courses in India. Distance learning courses in India are offered as certificate course, diploma course, bachelor degree course, master degree course, and even research based degree courses. Distance learning graduate courses are offered in subject areas like arts, science, commerce, business, management, health, IT, computer science etc. Distance learning graduate courses last for three to four years. Distance learning post graduate courses are also offered in all major subjects of arts, science, commerce, business etc and last for two years. Distance learning diploma courses are of three types – diploma, advanced diploma and post graduate diploma. Diploma courses are for the 12th passed candidates and post graduate diploma courses for bachelor degree holders. All the distance learning diploma courses last for six months to two years. Distance learning certificate courses last for six months and are offered to those learners who have passed the 10th exam but not willing to pursue higher distance learning courses.

Institutes Offering Distance Learning Courses in India

Various institutes offer distance learning courses in India. All the institutes offering distance learning courses are administered by the Distance Education Council. Indira Gandhi National Open University is regarded as the prestigious learning university. Almost every state of India has an open university or a center for distance learning at the universities. Institutes offering distance learning courses in India are mentioned below: -

  • 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 Courses 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