About Distance Education India
Distance Education is becoming popular in India at an exponential rate, given the current scenario. Distance education has bridged the gap between the universities and the disadvantaged segments of the society. It has helped us achieve the motive of making education available to a large cross-section of people. It has completely taken apart time and distance. This article will provide you all the information that is required to pursue the option of distance learning, including:
- Duration of courses
- Admission Procedure
- Jobs & Careers Opportunities
Candidates can pursue any of the desired courses they want through distance learning. The top universities that provide the option of distance learning are:
|Indira Gandhi National Open University||New Delhi|
|Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University||Nashik|
|IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute||Ghaziabad|
|Sikkim Manipal University (SMU DDE)||Gangtok|
|Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning||Pune|
|MP Bhoj (Open) University||Bhopal|
|Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)||Hyderabad|
|Netaji Subhas Open University||Kolkata|
|University of Mumbai (IDOL)||Mumbai|
|Maharshi Dayanand University (DDE)||Rohtak|
|Maulana Azad National Urdu University (DDE)||Hyderabad|
|University of Delhi (SOL)||New Delhi|
|Annamalai University (DDE)||Annamalainagar|
|Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University||Ahmedabad|
|Karnataka State Open University||Mysore|
|Acharya Nagarjuna University (CDE)||Guntur|
|The ICFAI University Sikkim||Gangtok|
|Osmania University (PGRRCDE – Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education)||Hyderabad|
|Alagappa University (DDE)||Karaikudi|
|Shivaji University (CDE)||Kolhapur|
|The ICFAI University Tripura||West Tripura|
|SNDT – Women’s University (CDE)||Mumbai|
|Himachal Pradesh University (ICDEOL)||Shimla|
|Tamil Nadu Open University||Chennai|
|University of Madras (IDE)||Chennai|
|Andhra University (SDE)||Vishakhapatnam|
|Madurai Kamaraj University (DDE)||Madurai|
|Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota||Kota|
|UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University||Allahabad|
|Uttarakhand Open University||Haldwani|
|Nalanda Open University||Patna|
|Kurukshetra University (DDE)||Kurukshetra|
|University of Calicut (SDE)||Kozhikode|
|Patna University (DDE)||Patna|
|Kakatiya University (SDLCE)||Warangal|
Duration of Courses
|Type of courses||Duration|
|UG Courses||B.Sc – 3 Years|
|B.Tech/B.E – 4 Years|
|PG Courses||2 Years|
|Diploma Courses||1 Year|
Step 1 – Registration / Application: The first step towards taking admission in any institution requires the filling of the application form. The candidates are supposed to fill the application forms of the respective institution/ university, they want to enroll in and register under the desired course.
Step 2 – Many institutes conduct a separate entrance examination for the admission and In order to take admission, the candidates are required to qualify the examination with the minimum marks (cutoff) specified.
Step 3 – Counseling: After the successful registration and qualifying the examination (if applicable) the candidates have to go through a series of counseling.
Step 4 – Take admission.
- Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university/ organization.
- Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.
- Aspirants must have a degree of graduation in their respective fields with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.
- Aspirants must have passed the school along with the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)/ tenth standard/ equivalent
As mentioned earlier in section 4, some universities/ institutions conduct separate entrance tests for admissions and candidates are required to qualify that entrance in order to take admission. To be a part of the entrance test the candidates must abide by the series of step mentioned below:
- Filling the application form (online or offline)
- Submission and payment of application fee
Jobs & Careers Opportunities
Many people are hesitant about pursuing distance learning because they have the misconception that distance learning is not valued as much as the regular courses. This idea is completely wrong, there is no difference between the degree of distance learning and the regular courses and the career options are totally unbiased to both. There is an amazing scope of distance learning as it is valued the same as a regular course if pursued from a recognized university.