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Best Distance Education Universities in India - Distance education or distance learning is a technique through which the students are educated by using different sources such as the internet, video conferencing, audio, and so on. Distance education is also known as distance learning, e-learning, online learning, web-based learning, home study courses, correspondence.

Distance Education is usually availed by people who are either working or want to enhance their education level and skill while they are working. Women who are homemakers with children are not able to attend regular university, so Distance Education is the best source for them to continue their studies

India has some of the Best Distance Education Universities which are wholesome sources of education and facilitate the students with world level education through distance. Here we have compiled the list of Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India that you can check and seek admission from.

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List of Top Distance Education Universities in India

1. IGNOU, New Delhi

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About
Indira Gandhi Open University is one of the largest universities in India. It offers a wide range of degree, diploma, PG diploma, certificate, and Ph.D. course in various fields. It was established in the year 1985 by an act of Parliament.

 

Also, Read - List of IGNOU Courses

 

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. B.SC
  2. BA
  3. BSW
  4. B.ED.
  5. B.LIB.I.SC
  6. BBA
  7. B.COM
  8. BCA
  9. BPP

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. MA
  3. M.COM
  4. M.SC
  5. M.LIB.I.SC
  6. MSW
  7. M.ED.
  8. MCA
  9. M.T.T.M
  10. M.PHIL

Diploma

  1. German
  2. Creative Writing in English
  3. HIV and Family Education
  4. Tourism Studies
  5. Urdu
  6. Business Process Outsourcing
  7. Event Management
  8. Modern Office Practice
  9. Nursing Administration
  10. Aquaculture
  11. Paralegal Practice
  12. Dairy Technology
  13. Fish Products Technology
  14. Meat Technology
  15. Production of Value Added Products from Cereals
  16. Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
  17. Watershed Management
  18. Panchayat Level Administration and Development
  19. Women Empowerment and Development
  20. Nutrition and Health Education
  21. Critical Care Nursing
  22. Early Childhood Care and Education

Certificate

  1. Russian
  2. Site Personnel Management
  3. Population and Sustainable Development
  4. French
  5. Functional English
  6. German
  7. Japanese
  8. Library and Information Science
  9. Spanish
  10. English
  11. Guidance
  12. Human Rights and Value Education
  13. NGO Management
  14. Swahili
  15. Translation Proficiency English
  16. Water Resources Conservation and Management
  17. Business Skills
  18. Disaster Management
  19. Care Waste Management
  20. HIV and Family Education
  21. Home-Based Care Provider
  22. Laboratory Techniques
  23. Maternal and Child Health Care
  24. Newborn and Infant Care
  25. Nutrition and Child Care
  26. Food and Nutrition
  27. Information Technology
  28. Environmental Studies CES
  29. Anti Human Trafficking
  30. Consumer Protection
  31. International Humanitarian Law
  32. Performing Arts
  33. Food and Beverage Operations
  34. Organic Farming
  35. Sericulture
  36. Bee Keeping
  37. Production Supervision and Quality Control
  38. Water Harvesting and Management
  39. Tourism
  40. Community Radio
  41. Competency in Power Distribution
  42. Yoga
  43. Persian
  44. Arabic
  45. Fashion Designing
  46. Human Rights
  47. Energy Technology and Management
  48. Korean
  49. Geriatric Nursing
  50. Home Health Aid
  51. General Duty Assistant
  52. Front Office Management
  53. Tribal Language
  54. First Aid and Safety Education
  55. Phlebotomy Technician
  56. Goods and Services Tax
  57. Painting
  58. Theater Arts
  59. Hindustani Music
  60. Karnatak Music
  61. Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
  62. Dairy Farming
  63. Communication and IT Skills
  64. Co-Operation, Co-Operative Law
  65. Peace Studies and Conflict Management
  66. Teaching of English as Second Language

Post Graduate Certificate

  1. Women’s Studies
  2. Patent Practice
  3. Cyber Law
  4. Adult Education
  5. Bangla-Hindi Translation
  6. Extension and Development Studies
  7. Agriculture Policy
  8. Gandhi and Peace Studies
  9. Malayalam-Hindi Translation
  10. Information and Assistive Technology
  11. Geoinformatics
  12. Climate Change
  13. Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters

Advanced Certificate

  1. Power Distribution Management
  2. Information Security

PG Diploma

  1. Social Work
  2. Management
  3. Disaster Management and Law
  4. Intellectual Property Rights
  5. Computer Applications
  6. Applied Statistics
  7. Higher Education
  8. Adult Education and Development
  9. Audio Program Production
  10. Book Publishing
  11. Educational Technology
  12. Environment and Sustainable Development
  13. Gender Studies
  14. Library Automation and Networking
  15. Translation
  16. Disaster Management
  17. School Leadership and Management
  18. Hospital and Health Management
  19. Rural Development
  20. Geriatric Medicine
  21. Maternal and Child Health
  22. HIV Medicine
  23. Intellectual Property Rights Law
  24. Criminal Justice
  25. Information Security
  26. Gandhian and Peace Studies
  27. Extension and Development Administration
  28. Urban Planning and Development
  29. Analytical Chemistry
  30. Food Safety and Quality Management
  31. Plantation Management
  32. Journalism and Mass Communication
  33. Mental Health Care
  34. Folklore
  35. Family and Health Counselling
  36. Educational Planning and Administration
  37. Pre-Primary Education
  38. Sustainability Service
  39. Development Studies
  40. Environmental and Occupational Health

Ph.D.

  1. Arabic
  2. Economics
  3. Education
  4. English
  5. French
  6. Gender Studies
  7. Hindi
  8. History
  9. Library and Information Science
  10. Political Science
  11. Public Administration
  12. Rural Development
  13. Social Work
  14. Sociology
  15. Translation Studies
  16. Visual Arts
  17. Interdisciplinary Courses
  18. Geography
  19. Nursing
  20. Psychology
  21. Commerce
  22. Statistics
  23. Anthropology
  24. Biochemistry
  25. Chemistry
  26. Computer Science
  27. Environmental Science
  28. Food and Nutrition
  29. Geology
  30. Mathematics
  31. Physics
  32. Law
  33. Agriculture
  34. Journalism and Mass Communication
  35. Women Studies
  36. Dairy Science and Technology
  37. Life Science
  38. Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
  39. Extension and Development Studies
  40. Management
  41. Vocational Education

 

2. Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education

annamalai universities tamil nadu

 

About

It is a public distance education department of Annamalai University, Chidambaram. It was established in the year 1979 in the city of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

 

Also, Read - Annamalai University, UG, PG and Diploma Admission 2020

 

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. BA
  2. B.SC.
  3. B.COM
  4. B.F.A.
  5. B.ED.
  6. BCA
  7. BBA
  8. B.LIT
  9. BRS
  10. BCA
  11. B.LIB.I.SC
  12. BSW
  13. BBA

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. PGPIBI
  3. MA
  4. M.COM.
  5. MFA
  6. M.SC.
  7. M.T.T.M
  8. MS
  9. MCA
  10. MSW
  11. MRS
  12. LLM
  13. M.LIB.I.SC

Diploma

  1. Engineering
  2. Folklore
  3. Police Administration
  4. Industrial Hygiene
  5. Food and Nutrition
  6. Human Rights
  7. Taxation Law
  8. Computer Application
  9. Mass Communication
  10. Yoga
  11. Horticulture Nursery Management
  12. Saiva Siddhantha
  13. Tamil Journalism
  14. Population and Health Management
  15. Consumer Awareness and Rights
  16. Panchayati Raj Administration
  17. Social Welfare Administration
  18. Accounting and Finance
  19. English Journalism
  20. Goods and Services Tax
  21. Livestock Products Technology
  22. Petroleum Refining Engineering
  23. Land Surveying
  24. Nattuvangam
  25. Agri-Business Management
  26. Self Help Group Management
  27. Quality Management
  28. Floriculture
  29. Labour Laws and Administrative Law
  30. Public Administration
  31. Commercial Entomology

PG Diploma

  1. Adult and Continuing Education
  2. Guidance and Counselling
  3. Library Automation and Networking
  4. NGO Management
  5. Public Administration
  6. Public Relations
  7. Sociology
  8. Business Administration
  9. Management
  10. Co-Operative Management
  11. Entrepreneurship Development
  12. Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
  13. Foreign Trade
  14. Hospital Management
  15. Rural Development
  16. Material Management
  17. Acupuncture
  18. Actuarial Science
  19. Aquaculture
  20. Cyber Law
  21. Human Rights
  22. Intellectual Property Rights
  23. Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Management
  24. Computer Applications
  25. Software Marketing
  26. Agricultural Marketing Management
  27. Advertising
  28. Yoga
  29. Automobile Technology
  30. Finance and Tax Management
  31. Educational Administration
  32. Public Health
  33. Natural Resource Management
  34. Data Mining
  35. Internet Technology
  36. Applied Operations Research
  37. Parental Education
  38. Advertising and Salesmanship
  39. Criminology and Forensic Science
  40. Medical Records Science
  41. Applied Nutrition
  42. Wellness Fitness Science
  43. Tobacco Control
  44. Dairy Technology
  45. Software Based Statistical Analysis
  46. Land and Building
  47. Electrical Energy Management and Energy Audit
  48. Electrical Safety and Safety Management
  49. Ornamental and Landscape Gardening
  50. English Teaching

Certification

  1. Library and Information Science
  2. Food and Nutrition
  3. Floriculture
  4. Office Management
  5. Dance
  6. Plumbing- Water Supply and Sanitary Installations
  7. Spoken English
  8. Violin
  9. Vocal
  10. Goods and Services Tax
  11. Front Desk operations
  12. Veena
  13. Binding and Finishing
  14. Offset Printing and Binding
  15. Safety- Construction Practices

 

 

3. The Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok

sikkim manipal university gangtok

 

About
It is a private university established in the year 1992. It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses through distance learning in various fields. It has been awarded the best university for distance learning.

 

Also, Read - SMU Distance Education Admission 2020

 

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. BBA
  2. BCA
  3. B.SC.

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. MCA
  3. M.Sc.

 

4. Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, Pune

sikkim center for distance learning pune

 

About
It is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institutes in India. It provides quality education to thousands of students in India and abroad. It offers diploma, PG diploma, and certificate courses across various fields.

 

Also, Read - Symbiosis Distance Learning Admission 2020

 

Degrees Offered

Diploma
  1. Logistic Management
  2. Creative Writing in English
  3. Teach English
  4. Container Terminal Management

PG Diploma

  1. Management
  2. Information Technology Management
  3. Instructional Design
  4. Data Science
  5. School Counselling
  6. Primary Teachers Training
  7. Import and Export Management
  8. Educational Administration
  9. Technical Writing
  10. Personnel Management and Human Resource Development
  11. Customer Relationship Management
  12. Finance
  13. Human Resources
  14. Marketing
  15. Operations
  16. Management Accounting
  17. Customer Relationship Management
  18. Business and Corporate Laws

Certification

  1. Cyber Law
  2. Blockchain Technology
  3. Production Management
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Financial Management
  6. Customer Relationship Management
  7. Project Management
  8. Labour Laws
  9. Cloud Computing
  10. Materials Management
  11. Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  12. Programming with Python
  13. Strategic Management
  14. Human Resource Management
  15. Sales Management
  16. R Programming

Post Graduate Certificate

  1. Digital Marketing
  2. Management in Finance
  3. Cyber Law
  4. Entrepreneurship Management

 

5. Punjab Technical University

ptu

 

About
The Directorate of Distance Education I.K.Gujaral- Punjab Technical University was established in the year 1996 under Punjab Technical University Act. The Directorate of Distance Education is an arm to IKGPTU to facilitate open learning at the University.

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. B.SC
  2. BCA
  3. BBA
  4. B.Com
  5. BA

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. MCA
  3. M.Com
  4. M.SC
  5. MA

PG Diploma

  1. Computer Application

 

6. Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nashik

yashwantrao c maharashtra open university

 

About

YCMOU is an open university established in the year 1989 by an act of the Maharashtra State Legislature. It was named after Maharashtra’s great political leader Shri Yashwantrao Chavan. It is the fifth open university to be established in India.

 

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. B.SC
  2. BA
  3. B.COM
  4. B.ED
  5. B.LIB.I.SC
  6. Bachelor of Fire and Health Safety Environment Management
  7. BCA
  8. B.DES
  9. BBA

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. MA
  3. M.SC
  4. MCA
  5. M.ED
  6. M.COM
  7. MPH
  8. M.LIB.I.SC

Ph.D.

  1. Economics
  2. Education
  3. Commerce
  4. Chemistry
  5. Geology

Post Graduate Diploma

  1. Fire and Safety Management

Certification

  1. School Counselors
  2. French
  3. German
  4. English
  5. Gardening
  6. Fire Safety Engineering Management
  7. Visual Basic
  8. Agriculture Science
  9. Water Harvesting and Management
  10. Computer Basics
  11. Computerized Accounting and Financial Application
  12. Computer Operations for the Blind
  13. Arabic
  14. Human Rights
  15. ICT & Research Methodologies
  16. Mathematical Techniques
  17. Early Childhood Care and Education
  18. Beauty Care
  19. Cutting, Tailoring, and Dress Making
  20. Self Help Group Management
  21. C Language
  22. C++
  23. Asp.Net
  24. Vb.Net
  25. CH & .Net Technology
  26. Storytelling and Brand Leadership
  27. Video Production

Diploma

  1. Banking Management
  2. Cooperative Management
  3. School Administration
  4. Dramatic Arts
  5. Gandhi Vichar Darshan
  6. Agri-Business Management
  7. Pharmaceutical Management
  8. Ophthalmic Technical Assistant
  9. Computer Hardware and Networking
  10. Agro Journalism
  11. Floriculture and Landscape Gardening
  12. Fruit Production
  13. Aviation
  14. Vegetable Production
  15. Apparel Design and Fabrication Technology
  16. Interior Designing and Decoration
  17. Journalism
  18. Journalism and Mass Communication
  19. Animation
  20. House Electrician
  21. Yoga Teacher Training
  22. Laboratory Techniques
  23. Horticulture
  24. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  25. Digital Photography
  26. Engineering

 

7. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad

imt distance

 

About

Institute of Management Technology Center for Distance Learning was set up by IMT Ghaziabad to offer Part-time PGDM and PGDM Executive programs.

 

Also, Read - IMT Ghaziabad MBA and PGDM Admission 2020

 

Degrees Offered

PG Certificate

  1. Management

PG Diploma

  1. Management
  2. Executive Management

 

8. The University of Mumbai, Mumbai

university of mumbai

 

About
Mumbai University, Institute of Distance and Open Learning is a distance education department at the University of Mumbai. It was established in the year 1971 and is the seventh university in the country to offer distance education.

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. BA
  2. B.Sc
  3. B.COM

PG Courses

  1. MA
  2. M.Sc
  3. M.COM
  4. MCA

PG Diploma

  1. Applied Operations Research
  2. Financial Services Management

 

9. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad

dr br ambedkar open university hyderabad

 

About
BRAOU is also known as Telangana Open University. It is State-owned University and was formerly known by the name Andhra Pradesh Open University. It was founded in the year 1982.

Also, Read - BRAOU Admission 2020

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. B.ED
  2. BA
  3. B.LIB.I.SC
  4. B.Com
  5. B.Sc

PG Courses

  1. MBA
  2. MA
  3. M.SC
  4. M.LIB.I.SC
  5. M.Com

Certificate

  1. NGO Management
  2. Food and Nutrition
  3. Early Childhood Care and Education

PG Diploma

  1. Business Finance
  2. Human Rights
  3. Writing Mass Media in Telugu
  4. Women Studies
  5. Environmental Education
  6. Culture and Heritage Tourism
  7. Marketing Management

 

10. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad

dr br ambedkar open university ahmedabad

 

About
The university was established in the year 1994 by the Gujarat University Act passed under Gujarat State Legislature. It has regional centers on the campus of South Gujarat University, Rajkot, and another on the campus of North Gujarat University, Patan.

Degrees Offered

UG Courses

  1. BBA
  2. BCA
  3. BA
  4. B.ED
  5. BSW
  6. B.COM
  7. BPP
  8. Bachelors in Media Graphics and Animation

PG Courses

  1. MA
  2. MSW

Diploma

  1. Creative writing in English
  2. Creative Writing in Hindi
  3. Sanskrit
  4. Business Administration
  5. Financial Management
  6. Village Health Worker
  7. Advance Accounting
  8. Advance Cost Accounting
  9. Mother & Child Health & Family Welfare
  10. Operational Research
  11. Computer Application
  12. Insurance

PG Diploma

  1. Distance Education
  2. Computer Applications
  3. Finance
  4. Mobile Application
  5. Business Administration
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Marketing Management

Certification

  1. English
  2. NGO Management
  3. DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar
  4. Personal Communication skills in Eglish: Level-1
  5. Teaching of English
  6. Better Parenting
  7. Traditional Birth Attendant
  8. Childcare and development
  9. Food and Nutrition
  10. Environmental Studies CES
  11. Computer Concept - BAOU

Ph.D.

  1. Economics
  2. Education
  3. English
  4. Gujrati
  5. Computer Science
  6. General Management

 

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