Best Distance Learning Universities in India

Nitin Rao updated on : 05 May 2017
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With IGNOU topping the list, let's take a look at the some of the other top distance education universities offering distance learning courses here!

Distance Learning

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the leviathan with 500+ programmes and 3 million plus students was found to be at the No.1 position in a recent rating of Distance Learning Institutes.

Here are some of the advantages that Distance Learning offers:

  • A course pursued in distance learning costs much less.
  • Flexibility of time and place to pursue course
  • It's up to you how you plan your study schedule
  • Distance learning courses can be pursued from any location

Top 20 Distance Learning Universities in India:

Rank

University

1.

Indira Gandhi National Open University

2.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

3.

IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute

4.

Sikkim Manipal University

5.

University of Mumbai

6.

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

7.

Dr B.R.Ambedkar Open University

8.

Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University

9.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University

10.

Annamalai University

11.

Netaji Subhas Open University

12.

Osmania University

13.

Shivaji University

14.

M.P. Bhoj (Open) University

15.

Maharishi Dayanand University

16.

University of Delhi

17.

Acharya Nagarjuna University

18.

SNDT - Women's University

19.

Alagappa University

20.

Andhra University

Pros & Cons of Distance Learning:

Disadvantages:

• No Direct Contact with Faculty
• Overdependence on Technology
• Lack of Discipline
• It can get Lonely
• Not All Courses are Available/ Taught
• Not Valued by all Employers

Advantages:

• Allows you to pursue studies along with a job:
• Distance Learning is more affordable:
• Time and place as per your comfort:
• More acceptances by employers:
 

Click here to find out more about the Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Education

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List of Distance Education Universities in India

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