Distance Education Admission 2023: List of Top Colleges/Universities

As the name clearly suggests, Distance Education is a mode of obtaining a degree from a distance, i.e., without going to college or university. There are many institutes in the country that offers distance education (especially for postgraduate, diploma and certificate courses) to the candidates.

This allows the students to pursue a degree according to their convenience and at the same time they can also take a job side by side. Pursuing a regular degree course along with a distant degree course might also be allowed by some universities, thus allowing the candidates to obtain multiple degrees simultaneously. To know more about the details of Distance Education 2023 admission, keep reading the post.

Increased Popularity of Distance Education

With professional competition increasing in the market followed by the scarcity of time, the popularity of distance education among the candidates has a taken a surge. There are many benefits of pursuing a distance mode course and with time it has certainly become feasible and convenient too.

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Nowadays more and more people have started to show their inclination towards distance education, especially those engaged in any job. Let us have a look on various advantages of distance education to get a clear understanding of why distance education is becoming more popular.

Benefits/ Advantages of Distance Education

Some of the major benefits of pursuing Distance Education are listed below.

  1. Distance education allows the applicants to do other important things alongside like do a job, in case they are in need for one.
  2. It also allows candidatesto pursue another regular or distance mode course to enhance their skills in a short span of time.
  3. The distance learning is economical as compared to regular mode degree programmes.
  4. Those living in remote location can easily sign up for distance education and obtain their professional degree.
  5. Age factor that becomes a barrier in regular education is removed in distance learning as most of the institutes offering distance course have no or increased age limit.
  6. Distance education allows the candidates to study in a flexible manner with no obligation to attend classes.

Setbacks in Distance Education

There are some minor drawbacks in distance education that a candidate can face. However, these are minor setbacks most of that can be removed by the effort of the candidates. Check these drawbacks below.

  • You might face distraction while studying from home as you don’t get a proper environment as in a classroom.
  • The candidates might face difficulty in understanding a topic while studying remotely as teachers are not physically there to help them.
  • Queries while studying might take longer time to be resolved as distance education is kind of isolated form of study.
  • It is important to find and enroll in distance programs approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or else its credibility can be questioned.

How does Distance Education work?

Candidates can apply for distance mode courses in the same way they apply for regular courses. They can fill the application forms and pay the prescribed fee. Some universities may conduct entrance test while many offers admission on the basis of qualifying exam merit. After the candidates are selected for admission they will be provided study material (online or offline according to the university rules). Candidates can continue their course from any location suitable to them and then register and appear for semester exams conducted by their university. Once the duration of course is complete and the candidate clears all the exams, he/ she will be provided the degree. More details can be found from the universities offering these courses.

Top Universities/ Colleges for Pursuing Distance Education

There are many universities in India providing distance education to the candidates. Based on their eligibility and interest, the candidates can apply for admission to any of these universities.

Jammu & Kashmir

  • University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • University of Jammu, Jammu

Himachal Pradesh

  • Himachal Pradesh University , Shimla


  • ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  • Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani


  • Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • K. Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara


  • Choudhry Devi Lal University, Haryana
  • Guru Jambheshwar University for Science and Technology (GJU), Hisar
  • Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
  • Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak


  • Bhagwant University, Ajmer
  • Jagannath University, Jaipur
  • Jaipur National University, Jaipur
  • Jyoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur
  • Vardhman Mahavir Open University (VMOU), Kota
  • Jain Vishva Bharti Institute, Ladnun

Uttar Pradesh

  • Dayal Bagh Educational Institute, Agra
  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad
  • UP RajarshiTondon Open University, Allahabad
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • NIMT Institute of Technology & Management, Ghaziabad
  • Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
  • NIMT, Greater Noida
  • Integral University, Lucknow
  • Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut
  • Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad


  • Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
  • Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur
  • Nalanda Open University, Patna
  • Patna University, Patna
  • Jai Prakash University, Saran


  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad
  • Entrepreneur Development Institute of India, Gandhi Nagar

Madhya Pradesh

  • Barkatullah University, Bhopal
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open B.Ed University, Bhopal
  • Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  • Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, Katni
  • Hari Singh Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
  • Mahatama Gandhi ChitrakootGramodayaVishwavidayalaya, Satna


  • Sunderlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU), Bilaspur
  • C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur
  • MATS University, Raipur

West Bengal

  • University of Burdwan, Burdwan
  • University of North Bengal, Darjeeling
  • Netaji Subhash Open University, Kolkata
  • Rabindra Bharti University (RBU DDE), Kolkata
  • Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
  • University of Kalyani, Nadia


  • Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
  • Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
  • Fakir Mohan University Distance Education (FMUDDCE), Januganj
  • Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
  • Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur


  • Institute of Distance Education And Learning NMU, Jalgaon
  • Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
  • International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai
  • Mumbai University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Mumbai
  • Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
  • Swami Ramanand TeerthMarathwad University, Nanded
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik
  • Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  • MIT School of Distance Education, Pune
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune
  • D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha
  • RashtrabhashaPrachar Samiti Gyan Mandal, Wardha


  • The English and Foreign Languages University Distance Education, Hyderabad
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD) Distance Education, Hyderabad
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR),Hyderabad
  • B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  • ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
  • The ICFAI Foundation for Education Hyderabad (IFHE), Hyderabad
  • Osmania University Distance Education (OUCDE), Hyderabad
  • PS Telugu University, Hyderabad
  • PottiSreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANUCDE), Guntur
  • Dravidian University, Kuppam
  • Rayalaseema University, Pasupula
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
  • Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati
  • Sri Padmavati MahilaVisvavidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati
  • Andhra University – B.Ed | B.A/B.Com, Vishakhapatnam
  • GITAM Centre for Distance Learning (GITAM CDL), Vishakhapatnam


  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • Svyasa Distance Education (DDE), Bangalore
  • Swami Vivekananda Yoga AnusandhanSamsthana, Bangalore
  • Bangalore University Correspondence Course Admission, Bangalore
  • IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  • Karnatak University, Dharwad
  • Mangalore University, Mangalore
  • Kuvempu University, Shimoga

Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) , Chennai
  • Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai
  • Madurai Kamaraj University B.Ed Admission, Madurai
  • Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal
  • SASTRA University, Thanjavur
  • Tamil University, Thanjavur


  • Kannur University, Kannur
  • Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram


  • Sikkim Manipal University), Gangtok
  • Institute of Chartered Finance Analysis of India (ICFAI), Gangtok
  • Vinayaka Missions Sikkim University, Tadong

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar


  • Dibrugarh University Assam, Dibrugarh
  • Assam Don Bosco University , Guwahati
  • Assam Down Town University, Guwahati
  • Gauhati University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (GU IDOL), Guwahati
  • KrishanaKantaHandique State Open University, Guwahati
  • Tezpur University, Tezpur


  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Khanapara


  • ICFAI Mizoram, Aizwal


  • Tripura University, Agartala
  • The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Sadar


  • Delhi University SOL, Delhi
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Deemed University, Janakpuri
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi
  • National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Munirka
  • All India Management Association, New Delhi
  • Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi
  • TECNIA Institute of Advanced Studies, Rohini
  • Jamila Millia Islamia, Okhla
  • TERI University, Vasant Kunj

UT of Puducherry

  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
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