Top 5 Distance Education Universities in India


Distance learning system is the system which allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life at any time that is suitable according to your schedule. You can totally decide where and when you want to study.

Are you too busy to go to a regular college? Are you too confused on how to balance your studies and other work, all at the same time? Well with distance learning system you can gain a degree without compromising your mundane schedule.

With distance education you can attend classes without being physically present at same place or same time

The distance education is now the most preferred choice among the students as it is flexible in terms of admission, choice of courses, duration and age requirements, teaching methods and evaluation procedures. It offers an alternative passage for those who missed the opportunities for higher education in regular colleges.

 Top 5 Distance Education Universities in India and the courses provided by them are mentioned below

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)

So the first or top most industry is IGNOU which was established in 1985, it is a Central University located at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India. It is named after our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The central government of India runs IGNOU.

It is the largest university in the world with almost over 4 million student’s active enrolment.

IGNOU offers Under Graduate and Post graduate courses in humanities, sciences, education, engineering, law, management, agriculture, tourism, hospitality, journalism and media studies, it also provides PG Certificate Courses and a range of Diploma courses /PG Diploma Courses.

IGNOU is the ideal choice by several students. Following are the courses provided by IGNOU.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Diploma
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Phil Programmes
  • Certificate courses
  • PG and Advance Diploma
  • PG and Advance Certificate
  • Non-Credit Programmes
  • Online Programmes

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized university For Bachelors Programs.

Whereas for Masters Programs Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.




Maharshi Dayanand University (DDE)

Maharshi Dayanand University (M.D. University) was established in 1976 which is named after the saint Dayananda Saraswati. It is situated in Rohtak, Haryana, India. It also shares a campus with IIM Rohtak

It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses besides these courses being a collegiate university it provides programs through colleges, institutes and centres throughout the region.

This university offers following Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

  1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): 3-Years [Part-I, II & III]
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.): 3-Years [Part-I, II & III]
  3. Bachelor of Library and Information Science: 1-Year
  4. Master of Arts in
    1. Hindi,
    2. English,
  • Sanskrit,
  1. Political Science,
  2. Public Administration,
  3. Economics,
  • History
  1. Master of Science in Mathematics: 2-Years
  2. Master of Commerce (M.Com.): 2-Years
  3. Master of Library and Information Science: 1-Year.

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University was established in September 2008, situated in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, in the National Capital Region of India.

It is a private university which includes a 1042-bed hospital, an auditorium with 2,500 seating capacity and 13 hostels for students, ten residential complexes for faculty members and staff.

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 04 Nov 2021 and the score is 3.08.

Courses available in this university are:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Diploma
  • G. Diploma
  • PhD/MPhil Certificate

 

Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU)

Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University was established on July 23, 1987 in Kota, Rajasthan, India. It is an Open University which was initially known as Kota Open University.

It is particularly focused on the humanities, commerce, library science and informatics and has centres in Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, and Udaipur.




S.no. Name Max (Months) Minimum (Months)
1 Bachelor in Library and Information Science 48 12
2 Bachelor of Arts Additional Economics 36 12
3 Bachelor of Arts Additional Education 36 12
4 Bachelor of Arts Additional English 36 12
5 Bachelor of Arts peace study 36 12
6 Bachelor of Arts Additional Geography 36 12
7 Bachelor of Arts Additional Hindi Literature 36 12
8 Bachelor of Arts Additional History 36 12
9 Bachelor of Arts Journalism and Mass Communication 36 12
10 Bachelor of Arts Additional Mathematics 36 12
11 Bachelor of Arts Additional Political Science 36 12
12 Bachelor of Arts Additional Psychology 36 12
13 Bachelor of Arts Additional Public Administration 36 12
14 Bachelor of Arts Additional Rajasthani 36 12
15 Bachelor of Arts Additional Sanskrit 36 12
16 Bachelor of Arts Additional Sociology 36 12
17 Bachelor of Arts Additional Urdu 36 12
18 Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Programme 18 12
19 Bachelor of Arts Programme (GE/CS/IT/HM) 96 36
20 Bachelor of Arts Programme (Pass Course) 96 36
21 Bachelor of Business Administration Programme 96 36
22 Bachelor of Commerce Programme (Pass Course) 96 36
23 Bachelor of Commerce Preparatory Programme 18 12
24 Bachelor of Computer Application 96 36
25 Bachelor of Education 60 24
26 Bachelor of Journalism 48 12
27 Bachelor of Science Additional Bio Technology 36 12
28 Bachelor of Science Additional Botany 36 12
29 Bachelor of Science Additional Chemistry 36 12
30 Bachelor of Science Additional Economics 36 12
31 Bachelor of Science Additional Geography 36 12
32 Bachelor of Science Additional Mathematics 36 12
33 Bachelor of Science Additional Physics 36 12
34 Bachelor of Science Additional Zoology 36 12
35 Bachelor of Science Preparatory Programme 18 12
36 Bachelor of Science Programme (BCZ) 96 36
37 Bachelor of Science Programme (BTBC) 96 36
38 Bachelor of Science Programme (BTZC) 96 36
39 Bachelor of Science Programme (EMG) 96 36
40 Bachelor of Science Programme (PCM) 96 36
41 Bachelor of Science Programme (PGM) 96 36
42 Bachelor of Science Programme (PMCS) 96 36
43 Bachelor of Social Work 96 36
44 Certificate in Apabhransha Language 24 6
45 Certificate in Awareness of Gandhian Methods 24 6
46 Certificate in Ayurveda 24 6
47 Certificate in Banking and Insurance Law 24 6
48 Certificate in Consumer Protection Law 24 6
49 Certificate in Creative Writing in English 24 6
50 Certificate in Crop Protection 24 6
51 Certificate in Falit Jyotish 24 6
52 Certificate in Food and Nutrition 24 6
53 Certificate in Functional English 24 6
54 Certificate in Human Rights 24 6
55 Certificate in Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Mate 24 6
56 Certificate in Panchayati Raj Project 24 6
57 Certificate in Prakrit Language 24 6
58 Certificate in Rajasthani Language and Culture 24 6
59 Certificate in Teaching of English 24 6
60 Diploma in Apabhrasha Language 48 12
61 Diploma in Culture and Tourism 48 12
62 Diploma in General Agriculture 48 12
63 Diploma in Library and Information Science 48 12
64 Diploma in Mass Communication 48 12
65 Diploma in Naturopathy Science 48 12
66 Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education 48 12
67 Diploma in Prakrit Language 48 12
68 Diploma in Social Problem in Rajasthan 48 12
69 Diploma in Watershed Management 48 12
70 Diploma in Yoga Science 48 12
71 Master of Arts Economics 72 24
72 Master of Arts Education 72 24
73 Master of Arts English 72 24
74 Master of Arts Geography 72 24
75 Master of Arts Hindi 72 24
76 Master of Arts History 72 24
77 Master of Arts Mathematics 72 24
78 Master of Arts Police Administration 72 24
79 Master of Arts Political Science 72 24
80 Master of Arts Psychology 72 24
81 Master of Arts Public Administration 72 24
82 Master of Arts Rajasthani 72 24
83 Master of Arts Sanskrit 72 24
84 Master of Arts Sociology 72 24
85 Master of Business Administration 72 24
86 Master of Commerce 72 24
87 Master of Journalism 48 12
88 Master of Library and Information Science 48 12
89 Master of Science (Computer Science) 72 24
90 Master of Science Mathematics 72 24
91 Master of Social Work 72 24
92 PG Diploma in New Media 48 12
93 PG Diploma in Yoga Science 48 12
94 PG Diploma in Computer Accounting and Audit 48 12
95 PG Diploma in Computer Application 48 12
96 PG Diploma in Cyber Laws 48 12
97 Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi Nonviolent Conflict Resolution 48 12
98 Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling 48 12
99 PG Diploma in  Intellectual Property Rights 48 12
100 PG Diploma in Labour Laws, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management 48 12
101 Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management

 

 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is a public university in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It’s also known as Telangana Open University, formerly Andhra Pradesh Open University

This university is placing their focus especially on socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated people who never had access to higher education earlier. It is a chance especially for women, working people and those who want to improve their academic qualifications and Professional skill.

UG COURSES

S. No. UG Programme Eligibility Duration (in Years) min max
1 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Pass in Eligibility Test(E.T.)
Minimum Age: 18 YearsOR Pass in Intermediate
3 9
2 Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) 10+2 3 9
3 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Intermediate with Science OR One year work experience in any Science & Technology Organisation 3 9

 

 

PG COURSES

 

S. No PG
Programme
Eligibility Duration (in Years) min max
1 Master of Arts M.A. (History) Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 2 6
2 M.A. (Economics) Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 2 6
3  M.A. (Political Science) Bachelor’s Degree 2 6
4  M.A. (Public Administration) Bachelor’s Degree 2 6
5  M.A. (Sociology) Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 2 6
6 M M.A. (English) Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 2 6
7 M.A. (Telugu) Any Graduate with Telugu Language as Second language 2 6
8 M.A. (Hindi) Graduate with Hindi Language as Second Language. 2 6
9 M.A. (Urdu) Graduate with Urdu Language as Second language 2 6
10  M.Com. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or BBA or BBM or B.A. 2 6
11 M.Sc. (Mathematics) Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics 2 6
12 M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics) Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics 2 6
13 M.Sc. (Botany) B.Sc. Degree with Botany or its equivalent 2 6
14 M.Sc. (Chemistry) B.Sc. Degree or its equivalent 2 6
15 M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences) Degree in a Subject of Science or its equivalent 2 6
16 M.Sc. (Physics) B.Sc. Degree with Physics & Mathematics 2 6
17 M.Sc. (Zoology) B.Sc. Degree with Zoology as one of the Subject 2 6
18 M.Sc. (Psychology) Bachelor’s degree recognized by UGC based on Merit 2 6
19 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) BA/B.Sc./B.Com B.Sc. (Home Science) /BCA /BBA from any University with Minimum 2 years of Teaching experience 2 6
20 Bachelor of Education Indian Citizen of A.P. BA/B.Com/B.Sc. (Home Science) /BCA/BBA/B.O.L. 2 6
21 Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) BA + Admission through (Common Entrance Test) 3 9
22 MBA In collaboration with Apollo Hospitals

Educational Research Foundation Hyderabad.

Graduate from Medical/Non-Medical other than Oriental Languages & Fine Arts from a recognized University with 50% marks. 2 yrs. over 4 Semesters of Theory & Practical Entrance

 

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE COURSES

S. No Programme Eligibility Duration
min max
1 Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science Bachelors in Library & Information Science Degree (40% and above) 1 3
2 Bachelor Degree in Library & Information Science Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a. Work Experience in Library b. Graduate with DLISc/CLISc c. 50% Marks in Graduation 1 3
3 P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 1 3
4 P.G. Diploma in Business Finance Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 1 3
5 P.G. Diploma in Environmental Studies Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 1 3
6 P.G. Diploma in Writing for Mass Media in Telugu  Bachelor’s Degree in any subject (OR) Intermediate with 3 years’ experience in Mass Media 1 3
7 P.G. Diploma in Human Rights Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 1 3
8 P.G. Diploma in Women’s Studies Bachelor’s Degree in any subject 1 3
9 Certificate Program in Food & Nutrition a. No formal academic requirement b. Minimum age: 18 Years 6 months 18 months
10 PG Dip.in Culture and Heritage Tourism(PGDCHT) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from U.G.C recognized Universities. 1 3
11 Certificate Programme in N.G.O. Management Intermediate + 3 years’ experience in a Private Organization 6 months 18 months
12 Certificate Programme in Early Childhood Care & Education Pass in Intermediate 1 3
13 Certificate Programme in Literacy & Community Development SSC or its equivalent 6 months 18 months

 

Written By: Surendra Gusain

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