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Distance Education Universities in India

Getting higher education, becoming rich, and get noticed is the childhood dream of many. However, as a child grow, he comes under the burden of survival, getting livelihood, and living a comfortable life, he / she also have to carry the responsibilities of family and society, and ultimately the dream of receiving higher education vanishes. And for such people who engaged in work and can not attend regular day classes at college or university, distance education is the answer.

Today, distance education is quite popular, but those who really needed it got struck in one major question; distance education from where; and another major query that many wanders about is, distance education in what?

Here is the answer about Distance Education from where in India?

Distance Education Universities and Institutes are spread across India. Following is given the list of Universities and Institutes from where you can earn qualification through Distance Education.

Distance Education University / Institute Name

National Open University
  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

State Open University
  1. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  2. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  3. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, Karnataka
  4. Krishanakant Handique State Open University, Guwahati, Assam
  5. M.P.Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal, MP
  6. Nalanda Open University, Patna, Bihar
  7. Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, WB
  8. Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh
  9. Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  10. U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad, UP
  11. Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Uttarakhand
  12. Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota, Rajasthan
  13. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharshtra Open University, Nasik, Maharashtra

Dual Mode Distance Education Universities: These universities offers both in Campus Regular Programs as well as Distance Education Programs. Following is given the State Wise List.

  1. Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
  2. Central Institure of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
  4. Kakatiya University, Warangal
  5. Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
  6. Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  7. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  8. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  9. Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad
  10. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
  11. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
  12. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
  13. Sri. Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati
  14. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  15. Dravidian University, Kuppam
  17. Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar

  1. Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  2. Gauhati University, Guwahati

  1. B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur
  2. Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga
  3. Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
  4. Patna University, Patna

  1. Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur
  2. MATS University, Raipur
  1. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  2. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  3. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Demed University), Delhi
  4. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

  1. Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
  2. Sumandeep University, Boroda

  1. Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa
  2. Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar
  3. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
  4. Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
  5. Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Amblala

  1. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  3. University of Jammu, Jammu
  4. University of Kashmir, Srinagar

  1. Bangalore University, Bangalore
  2. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  3. Kannada University, Hampi
  4. Karnataka University, Dharwad
  5. Kuvempu University, Shimoga
  6. Mangalore University, Mangalore
  7. Manipal University, Manipal
  8. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  9. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Bangalore
  10. Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

  1. Kannur University, Kannur
  2. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  3. University of Calicut, Kozhikode
  4. University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

  1. Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
  2. Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
  3. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  4. Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
  5. Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  6. M.G.Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot
  7. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Katni
  8. Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur

  1. Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  2. Dr. D Y Patil University, Pune
  3. International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
  4. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Vishwidayala, Wardha
  5. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  6. Padamshree Dr. D Y Patil University, Mumbai
  7. Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati
  8. Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  9. SNDT - Women's University, Mumbai
  10. Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
  11. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  12. Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
  13. University of Mumbai, Mumbai

  1. North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

  1. ICFAI, Aizwal

  1. The Global Open University, Dimapur
  1. Berhampur University, Berhampur
  2. Fakir Mohan University, Balasore
  3. North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj
  4. Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
  5. Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar

  1. Pondicherry University, Puducherry
  1. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  2. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara"
  3. Panjab University, Chandigarh
  4. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
  5. Punjabi University, Patiala
  6. Thapar Instt. Of Engg. & Technology, Patiala

  1. IASE Deemed University, Sardarshar
  2. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun
  3. JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur
  1. Sikkim Manipal University
  2. ICFAI, Gangtok
  1. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
  2. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
  3. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  4. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
  5. Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai
  6. Dr. MGR University, Chennai
  7. Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram
  8. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  9. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelvali
  10. Periyar University, Salem
  11. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA), Thanjavur
  12. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswamahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram
  13. Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  14. SRM University, Kanchipuram
  15. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  16. Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
  17. Tamil University, Thanjavur
  18. University of Madras, Chennai
  19. PRIST University, Thanjavur
  20. Periyar Manimmai University, Thanjavur
  21. Karunya University, Coimbatore
  22. Vinayaka Mission 's University, Salem
  23. Alagappa University
  24. St. Peter’s University, Chennai

  1. Tripura University, Suryamaninagar
  2. The ICFAI University, Agartala

  1. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  2. Allahabad Agricultural Institute (Deemed University), Allahabad
  3. Amity University, Noida
  4. Dayalbagh Education Institute, Agra
  5. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra
  6. Jagatguru Ram Bhadracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot Dham
  7. Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech. (Deemed University), Meerut
  8. University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  9. University of Lucknow, Lucknow

  1. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  2. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  3. ICFAI University, Dehradun

  1. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  2. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
  3. University of Burdwan, Burdwan
  4. University Of Kalyani, Kalyani
  5. University of North Bengal, Darjeeling
  6. Vidyasagar University, Midnapore

Distance Education Institutes in India
  1. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune
  2. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad
  3. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  4. AIMA, Delhi
  5. BLS Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  6. Sinhgad Technical Education Society
  7. MIT School of Distance Education, Pune, Maharashtra
  8. IILM Institute of Higher Education, Gurgaon
  9. Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi
  10. IILM Institute of Higher Education, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
  11. Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UP
  12. Asian School of Busines Management, Bhubaneshwar
  13. Indira Distance Education Academy (IDEA), Wakad, Pune
All these Distance Education Universities and Distance Education Institutes are approved from Distance Education Council of Government of India. However, a few of these are waiting approval. A certificate earned from Distance Education University or Distance Education Institute is treated equal both in industry and academia for doing job or pursuing further education.


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