With the advancement of technology distance learning trend has been increased. This system is best for the students who have some issues regarding transport, finance or some other. Plus point of distance learning is that there is no need of student to attend the class at particular place. Admission is also easy no need to give test and all that stuff. ODL open or distance learning is common in India. There are many universities providing this facility to its students. These Universities have rules and regulations under the University Grant Commission, UGC. Let’s have a look on the top ten distance education Universities in India.
Delhi University Distance Education
This University provides benefit to the students through its distance education. Students can get higher education from this university as it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of arts, humanities and commerce. Students receive their study material through mail. If students have any problem they can contact the teachers available at the campus. Their website link is http//sol.du.ac.in/ and it is located in NCR School of Open Learning South Study Centre South MotiBagh (Old Motilal Nehru Building) New Delhi.
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9.Annamalai University Distance Education
All courses which are offered by this University is approved by the Distance Education Council, Delhi. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, law, IT, library science and commerce. Mail is the medium which is used to send all the educational material. Its website link is http//:annamalaiuniversity.ac.in. And it is located at college road Annamalai Nagar Chidambaram Tamilnadu.
MahrashiDayanand University Directorate of Distance Education
This university gets “A” grade by NAAC because of the excellence in distance learning. This University offers five undergraduate and ten postgraduate programmers. Its website link is http//www.mdurohtk.com and it is located in Rohtak Directorate of Distance Education Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. It supports the students through counseling’s and problem solving.
Mumbai University Distance Education, Mumbai
Established in 1993 and Mumbai University offers postgraduate and graduate courses in arts & science, commerce& management and science. Students are fully supported by the university by giving study material, personal contact etc. the website link of the University is http//mu.ac.in//portal//distance-open-learning/. And it is located in Mumbai University of Mumbai-Centre of Distance Learning Kalina, Santacruz (East) Mumbai.
NetajiSubhas Open University (NSOU)
This is another premier state Open University. The main objective of the university is “meeting the unmet”. That is the reason that this University gives its best to the distance learning students. This is the Mega University of distance learning as it offers 72 courses. The website link is http//: www.wbsnou.ac.in. And it is located in Kolkets NetajiSubhas Open University, 1 Woodburn Park, Kolkata 700020.
DR, B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)
This Open University has the motto “education at your desktop”. Formerly this was known as AndhraPradesh Open University. For giving its best to the students this University gives audio and video lectures too along with printed study material. Lectures are broadcasted at AIR All India Radio. Its website link is http//:www.braou.ac.in. And it is located in Hyderabad Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg Road No 46 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
This is the 2nd largest University of India in distance learning through its enrollment. This University offers course in arts, commerce, computer application, law, education, management, journalism and mass communication.This university also give audio, video lectures along with print study material. The website link is http//:www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com and it is located in Kolar Road (Raja Bhoj Marg), Damkeda, Chunabhatti, Bhopal.
Yashwant Rao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
This University gives best distance learning education with innovation. They have started study mobile vans, they are the moving study centers. The best way to helping the students. This is one of the Pioneer in distance learning education in India. The website link is www.ycmou.com and it is located in Dnyangangotri, Near GangapurDam.Nashik.
Sikkim Manipal Open University Distance Education
One of the best University in distance learning and this is striving for more excellence through different ways. It offers graduate and postgraduate programs in arts & humanities, management sciences and information technology. Its website link is http//:www.smude.ac.in and it is located in MVP colony, Visakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Indira Gandhi National Open University
This is the best University for distance learning and this is known as “Peoples University”. This university is the best one and it works for the promotion and excellence of the distance learning in the Country. It has round the year admission for the general courses. Its website link is http//:www.ignou.ac.in and located in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.