Open Universities in India
Open Universities are excellent and exclusive means of distance education and learning, and are great boon to all the working students and professionals of various sectors, technical or non-technical. Open Universities of India are well-known worldwide for providing quality distance education at par with the International standards in a rather wide range of subjects academic, technical, and professional. Distance Education in India is gaining importance, momentum, and reputation fast, and the number of open universities providing distance education is going on increasing day by day. The Distance Education Council (DEC) of India supremely controls and regulates the standards of all the educational activities of Open and Distance Learning Institutes (ODLIs) and Open Universities of India.
There are a number of outstanding and exclusive benefits of Open University courses provided by the open universities of India. First of all, the diverse distance education courses or programs enable working students and professionals of various fields to acquire desired essential or additional qualifications easily, leisurely, and conveniently. Secondly, a rather extensive variety of distance education courses (pertaining to almost all fields of growing importance) are today being offered by most of the open universities of India. Moreover, a wide hierarchy of qualifications is available for undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates, professionals, and scholars, in the categories of online Diploma and Certificate level courses, online Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree courses, online PG courses, online PG Diploma courses, and Doctoral courses. Lastly, most of these online Open University courses offer amazing flexibility in respect of admission, selection of programs, duration of courses, age restrictions, education facilities, training techniques & procedures, and evaluation process.
Open University Courses in India
Most of the Open Universities of India offer distance learning courses in a wide range of disciplines and subjects which pertain to the categories of academic, technical, and professional. These Open University courses fall under the categories of diploma and certificate level courses, bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, post-graduate diploma courses, and doctoral courses.
All these Open University courses pertain to almost all sectors, and encompass all Academic subjects; regional, national, and foreign Languages; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Computer Application (MCA); Master of Education (M.Ed.); Distance Education; Business Administration-Banking & Finance (MBF); Tourism Studies; Library & Information Science; Computer Application; Journalism and Mass Communication; Development Studies; Marketing Management; Human Resource Management; Human Resource Development; Operations Management; Financial Management; Labor Law, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management; Environmental Studies; Business Finance; Maternal & Child Health; Rural Development; Creative Writing in English and Hindi; Health Education & Nutrition; Desk Top Publishing; Advance Software Technology; Fruit & Vegetable Production; Floriculture & Landscape Gardening; Tourism and Hotel Management; Child Care & Nutrition; Nutrition & Food; Tourism Marketing; Tourism Management; Mushroom Cultivation; Web Site Design & Management; Consumer Protection; and many more Open University courses.
List of Open Universities in India
The following is the list of Open Universities in India, worldwide prominent and immensely popular by Indian and International students and professionals alike:
- Indira Gandhi National Open University (1985) (IGNOU), New Delhi
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (1982), Hyderabad
- Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (1987), Kota, Rajasthan
- Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (1989), Nasik, Maharashtra
- Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (1991), Bhopal
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (1994), Ahmedabad
- Karnataka State Open University (1996), Mysore
- Netaji Subhas Open University (1997), Kolkata
- U. P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University (1999), Allahabad
- Nalanda Open University (NOU), Patna
- Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU), Chennai
- Pt. Sunderlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU), Bilaspur