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
- Doctoral Degree
- Phil Programmes
- Certificate courses
- PG and Advance Diploma
- PG and Advance Certificate
- Non-Credit Programmes
- Online Programmes
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.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): 3-Years [Part-I, II & III]
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.): 3-Years [Part-I, II & III]
- Bachelor of Library and Information Science: 1-Year
- Master of Arts in
- Political Science,
- Public Administration,
- Master of Science in Mathematics: 2-Years
- Master of Commerce (M.Com.): 2-Years
- 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:
- 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.
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.
|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
|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|
|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
|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