Universities offering Distance Learning PhD programmes

university distance phd programs


Distance Education has now become one of the most opted ways as a mode of education, not only because of the shortage of time in people’s lives but also for the fact that today there is more of career consciousness amongst aspirants. This is not only the case in urban areas, but people from rural areas have also found use to this learning experience. So getting Higher Education through Distance Learning without having to compromise your job is getting popular among individuals in India and has also proved to be cost effective.

Having PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) through Correspondence gives the liberty to the individual to do his research work at his own speed and from wherever he wants. It not only saves on the students’ time but also brings the aspirant in touch with the expertise on specific subjects with recorded lectures and other facilities offered by various universities.

Eligibility criteria for most universities for admission to PhD programmes through distance education mode is 55 per cent marks in their Masters Degree and some universities also require the candidate to pass NET (National Eligibility Test for Lectureship).


Top universities offering Correspondence PhD programmes

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • History
  • Gender and Development Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Geography
  • Translation Studies
  • Statistics
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Commerce,
  • Hindi,
  • Distance Education
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Physics
  • Bio Chemistry
  • Chemistry



  • Physics.
  • Mathematics.
  • Finance and Economics.
  • Psychology.
  • Computer science


Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Economics
  • History
  • Library & Information Science
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology