Distance learning is an international trend that is slowly catching up in India. Other than the conventional, face-to-face teaching now exists a virtual interface via which the information flows even though the source of knowledge and the learners, separated by time and distance. It serves the purpose especially for the candidates who have entered the professional world but do not wish to give up learning.
When considering where to study through a distance-learning course, one might find any of these institutes are the ones for you.
1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
IGNOU is India's the most reliable institute which offers a wide array of courses. This particular institute has always topped the charts for every individual who has wanted to pursue his/her higher education via correspondence. This university specializes in courses like B.Ed., M.Ed. and other undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
2. Sikkim Manipal University (SMU)
This university is the most developed private universities in India. Well equipped with faculty and the technology required to sustain the courses, this is another sought of option for many learners out there. It is known for its programs in MBA, BCA, BSc(IT), PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, PG Diploma in Financial Management and Diploma in Information Technology.
3. Nalanda Open University
This university was set up with the aim of providing education to homemakers, executives and the physically disabled in and around the state of Bihar. From there, it has now emerged to one of the chief distance course offering institutes of the nation. It specializes in Bachelors, Masters, Post graduation and PhD programs in various disciplines.
4. Annamalai University
Annamalai University is situated in the southern region of the country. Found in the year 1929, the trained faculty with an updated syllabus, this university offers courses in Postgraduate diploma in Fashion Designing, Textile Design, Hotel Management, Interior Design, and Retail Management.
5. ICFAI University
ICFAI University is the most recent universities in India offering distance courses in MBA, BCA, BBA and MCA. Not only does this university offers certified courses but also helps the students find themselves a job via placements. Perhaps, that is what has brought this university so much name and fame in such a short of its time.
6. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
The Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning interacts with the learners and teaches via audiovisual modules. It offers courses in the field of Management, Law, Computers and what not.
7. Osmania University
This university is ranked seventh in the list, provides excellent scope in courses including teaching and research. It also enrolls via aieee into B.Tech courses
8. Mahatma Gandhi University
This university, named after the father of the nation offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to LLB.
9. University of Madras
This University particularly specializes in various biology related undergraduate and master's programs in the most progressive subjects like biotechnology, biochemistry and anthropology.
10. Karnataka State Open University
Ranked tenth in the list, this university specializes specially in literary courses. It is specially well known for the courses it offers in English and Kannada.