Distance learning or D-Learning is an approach of distributing education and instruction on individual basis to students and personals not physically present inside the classroom. Universities providing distance education ensures innovative online educational tutorials at affordable rates. Main functionality includes the individual not visiting the campus, preparing for the exams from home and qualifying the examination either from affiliated centers or online. These courses are referred to be hybrid or blended.
Top five business schools for distance education are recorded below which deliver the best educational programmes at modest rates.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (SMU-DE): Currently the largest and the most popular university established by an act of parliament in 1985 and providing certificate courses at reasonable rates. The programmes range across all the educational constraints and are best among the top ten distance education universities in India. Certificate, degree and diploma courses are offered in marketing management, financial management and rural development. The IGNOU Business Management courses are flexible and impart quality education.
Sikkim Manipal University: Built as a result from the unique partnership between the Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education. This University strongly believes in the theory of practical education that has no geographic barriers and is one of the most required distance education systems in India. There are wide range of distance courses including Executive MBA, simple MBA and MSC. They have won several awards in the category of students most preferred 'Distance Education' industry. Moreover, they provide high quality degree programmes to fasten career growth and professional skills for corporates and students.
Annamalai University: The Directorate of Distance Education offers more than 500 different programmes of study under systematic stream. Second best Distance Education University in India with over 49 departments, 2500 skillfully trained staffs and a varied range of post graduate courses. The university has one of the best study centers, infrastructure, perfect teaching faculties, and computer training centers accessible from all parts of India.
Nalanda Open University: The only Open University in Bihar state providing PhD, post graduate diploma and degree programmes, bachelors degree courses for several statuses of individuals. The courses are of wide variety of disciplines exclusively for service personnel's physically challenged and housewives living in remote areas.
Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning: It is the fifth best education center in India providing quality education in the fields of Management, Computers, Law, Arts and Commerce. It has earned the title of a deemed university by the Government of India and also been placed among one of the top ten distance education centers in India. Business courses offered are retail management, insurance management, diploma in international business and business administration.
Distance Learning has flexible scheduling lessons saving time-constraints. One gets easy access to more experts in the field related to any social, economic, geographical and experimental circumstances. Furthermore, it is the lifelong learning facility and benefits people financially and economically.