Best Distance Learning Universities in India 2017

Nitin Rao updated on : 05 Jul 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!

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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.

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 Chavan 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 and 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

Also Read:

List of Distance Education Universities in India

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