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  • Which are the best Institutes in India for distance learning?

    Are you looking for Institutes that provide the best distance learning programs for doing your Masters degree? Keep following this thread for knowing the opinion of our experts.

    I would like to know about the best distance learning programs, organizations or institutes. I have done with my B.Com and would like to go with a distance learning program for doing my masters so that I can continue my job and complete my post-graduation together.

    Looking forward to experts views on my requirement.
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  • I did my post graduate course through Madurai Kamaraj university correspondence course. Their lessons are so simple to students at distance. There are study centers in almost all parts of our country.
    My suggestion is Madurai Kamaraj university,pal Kalaimamani nagar,madurai625021.

  • There are many universities in our country offering PG courses through Distance Education mode. As already you have completed your B.Com, you can go for m.Com.
    1. The best university for distance courses is Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU). They have their study centres all over India. You can visit the website of the University for the required details. Their website is www. You can also get the nearest study centre to you from this site and you can contact them.
    2. Annamalai University, Anna Nagar, Tamilnadu is also a very famous and old university offering distance education to students. Their study centres are also available in some cities. For further details, you can visit their website. w The required details including admission process will be obtained from the website.
    3. Sikkim Manipal University (SMU DDE) is also a famous university for this distance learning mode. Their website is This is also an old university and you please refer the website for all the details.
    4. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore is also a good institute. The website of the university is
    5, Kurukshetra University (DDE). This is also one among the best institutes for distance mode. You can also think of the university. Their web site can be referred for all relevant details. is the website of the institute.
    There are many such institutes. But IGNOU is the number one option.

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  • Distance learning has some inbuilt advantages as a person can go for distance learning while sitting at any place and doing some job in parallel. There is enough flexibility as one can plan ones time table accordingly. Moreover distance courses are affordable as compared to the regular courses. There are many good distance education universities in our country. Some of them are -

    1. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune - This is one among the reputed distance education providers and offers Masters courses, Diploma programs and other miscellaneous courses in various streams. Their programs are designed keeping in view the industry needs of modern times.

    2. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi - This open university was formed in 1985 subsequent to an act of Parliament and is one of the most popular and chosen institute for distance education. They have a large number of courses to offer to its students and the program fees are also reasonable. The courses are completed with a modular approach and there is a lot of flexibility in pursuing them.

    3. Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok - This is another popular institute with the students aspiring for distance learning courses. It was established in 1995 and is the first Govt-Private set up (PPP model) in this region. Initially it was thought to cater the needs of the local students to train them in education and healthcare but subsequently it progressed much beyond its envisaged scope and students from all over India started to avail its distance courses.

    4. University of Mumbai, Mumbai - This university is also providing many distance learning courses in Arts, Commerce, Science and Management areas. There is a good range of these courses for undergraduate as well as post graduate levels.

    5. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu - The distance education directorate of this university was carved out in 1979 and today they offer many distance learning programs in Arts, Science, Law, Bioinformatics, Applied Psychology, Fashion Designing, Management, Yoga, Music, Safety etc. This is also a popular choice for students seeking distance learning.

    6. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad - This open university came into being after the Gujarat State Assembly enacted an act in 1994. It offers many distance learning courses and has an enrolment of about 1 lakh students. It has good number of study centres and has a motto of providing higher education to all the classes of the society.

    7. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad - This is being managed by Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and offers a whole range of courses catering to the undergraduate as well as post graduate streams. Its management courses are much popular with the students.

    8. Osmania University Centre of Distance Education, Hyderabad - It also offers a number of courses like BA / B.Sc. / B.Com. / BBA and MA / M.Com. / M.Sc. and PG Diploma etc. It is also a good choice of distance institute for the students aspiring for these distance learning courses.

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  • Distance learning is very helpful plateform for those interested to acquire higher qualifications though they have paucity of time in attending the regular courses because of their jobs or otherwise or even the fee - structure and other associated expenses of the regular colleges may not be affordable to the aspirants. A few universities offering the courses in distance education mode are given below-
    1) Indira Gandhi National Open University - This university was established in the year 1985 with a view to promote education among the aspirants lacking time for the regular courses. This university has wide range of courses up to post graduate levels in Humanities, Commece, Science, M.Ed, B.Ed, LLB etc apart from short courses in foreign languages, Dip in education etc. This university has got world wide rapport for its quality education and in fact, the course - material of each course is at par with the other universities offering courses in the regular pattern.
    2) Manipal University of Distance Education- It was established in the year 1995 to encourage the local people to take up different courses of their choice and in the starting phase, the university had the limited courses to be persued but now they have wide range of courses with no compromise with the quality.
    3) Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar, Tamilnadu - This university is very popular among the students of souther regions because of wide coverage of courses from this university. It provides the courses of both graduate and post graduate level in Arts, Science and Commerce, Fashion - design courses, B. Ed and M.Ed etc.
    4) Utkal University, Bhuneswar - This university was designed to provide the courses in the different segments keeping in view of the constraints of students with respect of time. Almost in all the fields, studies can be undertaken. They provide their own materials so the aspirants need not waste time running here and there in search of the course - materials.
    5) Karnataka Open university, Mysore - This university provides the distance education in different streams such as Arts, Science, Commerce etc in both Graduate and Postgraduate level and caters to the need of the aspiring students.
    6) Symbosis Centre of distance learning - The course content of Symbosis is of high standard in almost all the streams like commerce, humanities, B.Ed, M. Ed etc apart from various Diploma - courses. Their computer courses are very popular among the student - circle and at the same time, the computer courses cater to the need of the industries.

  • There are several colleges that are offering Master's Degree in Distance Learning mode located in India. As you have completed B.Com course, you can pursue Master's from any of the below mentioned colleges because courses done from only reputed and recognized institutes are accepted.

    1)IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
    Phone Number - 011 2953 2741
    Address for communication - 93, Maidan Garhi Road, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, Delhi-110068

    2)Sikkim Manipal University
    Phone Number - 080667 48888
    Address for communication - 5th Mile, Upper Tadong, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim-737102

    3)Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
    Phone Number - +91-20-66211000
    Address for communication - Symbiosis Bhavan, 1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune-411016, Maharashtra

    4)Dr B R Ambedkar Open University
    Phone Number - 040 2368 0000
    Address for communication - G Ram Reddy Marg, Masthan Nagar, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana-500033

    5)Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
    Phone Number - 0755 249 2105
    Address for communication - Kolar Road, Near Swarn Jayanti Park, Yashoda Vihar Colony, Chuna Bhatti, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462016

    6)IMT Distance and Open learning institute
    Phone Number - 040 4020 4366
    Address for communication - 6-3-652/K/7 Kautilya Complex, 1st Floor, Amrutha Estates, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana-500082

    7) Karnataka State Open University
    Phone Number - 0821 250 0873
    Address for communication - Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka-570006

    8)Netaji Subhas Open University
    Information Desk - 033 4066 3220
    Student Support Services - 033 3924 9489
    Address for communication - DD-26, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064

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