All about B.Ed. in Distance Learning Mode

All about B Ed Distance Learning Courses, Colleges and Universities offering Distance Learning Course, Course Fees and Salary of Teachers after B.Ed


Teaching is a popular choice of career for those who are seeking a safe and secure profession. A number of positive developments have impacted the sector. The government has been spending more and has increased the number of teaching jobs and the successive pay commission recommendations have improved remuneration of teachers. Job opportunities with better salaries have also appeared in the private sector.


BEd is the most sought after degree that makes one eligible to apply for a teacher’s post. This one-year degree can be obtained after graduation. Besides regular degrees, many colleges and universities award BEd degree in the distance learning mode as well. Universities like Annamalai, and MD Rohtak started correspondence BEd much before a regulatory system was formally put in place for such programmes.


Also See: B.Ed Distance Education Admission 2019 2020 – B.Ed Correspondence


B.Ed through distance mode is still a good option for in-service teachers who want to get the degree at 3-4 times less cost than a regular programme. But before selecting such programmes ensure that it fulfils all the criteria laid down by the NCTE. So select your option wisely.


Also See: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam


NCTE-recognised institutes offering B.Ed By distance learning


Name of institution Location State Intake
1 Sri Padmavathi Mahila Distance Viswavidyalayam Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 500
2 Sri Venkateshwara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 500
3 Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 500
4 Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 500
5 Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500
6 Kakatitya University Warrangal Andhra Pradesh 500
7 Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500
8 Osmania University Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500
9 Nalanda Open University Patna  Bihar 500
10 Magadh University Gaya Bihar 500
11 L.N Mithila University Darbhanga Bihar 500
12 Punjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 800
13 Jamia Millia Islamia (Centre for distance & open learning) New Delhi Delhi 500
14 Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi Delhi 2000
15 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahmedabad Gujarat 2007
16 M.D. University, Dept. of Distance Education Rohtak Haryana 250
17 Himachal Pradesh University, Dept. of Education Shimla Himachal Pradesh 450
18 Karnataka State Open University Mysore Karnataka 500
19 Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1000
20 Yashwant Rao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Nasik Maharashtra 1500
21 Punjabi Univ. Dept. of Correspondence Courses Patiala Punjab 400
22 Vardhman Mahavir Open University Kota Rajasthan 500
23 Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai Tamil Nadu 500
24 Centre for Distance Education Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 500
25 Shanmugha Arts, Science Tech & Research Academy Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 500


Also See: Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 Notification, Dates, Application- State TET 2019


Course Fees for B.ED Distance Programs:

Most B.Ed Distance Learning Programs programmes cost between Rs 25000-Rs 50000 for the full programme but the Course fees can vary from university to university and also change depending on whether the programme is one year or two year long.  


Salary after graduation:

There is no fixed difference in salary between salaries of graduates who have done a full time B.ED and those who have taken it in distance learning. While salaries in the private sector can start at Rs 10000- Rs 15000, the Government Schools sector can go upto Rs 15000-Rs 20000 as a starting level salary for a school teacher in the good schools. These salaries grow with time and experience and can become quite lucrative over time.


Also See: List of Entrance Exams for Teaching Jobs


Is it worth it?

If you are already a teacher or working somewhere, taking a B.Ed Distance program is certainly worth it. You gain the worthy qualification of becoming a teacher while you are at it and can secure yourself a better job by the end of it. There might be some differentiation between full-time and distance programmes but not to the extent of discrimination in recruitment or the distance programme being less comprehensive academically. It remains the best option if you are already working or studying another programme.


Also See: B.Ed Admission 2019 2020, B.Ed Entrance Exams