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Distance Education Universities in India

If you want to continue your education and do not want to quit your job then you can do so via the distance education courses offered by distant education universities. Below is a list of top 5 such universities:


The most popular and biggest university in India offering several distance learning courses. This university was instituted in 1985, with the objective to speed up the Gross Enrolment Ratio, by imparting quality education.

Contact Details: Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068

Phone:  011-29535714


  • Recognized as the Centre of Excellence in Distance Education by the Commonwealth of Learning (1993)


2. ICFAI University

This university educates its students through audio visuals on the internet. This university also assists its students to find good jobs.

Contact Details:   ICFAI University P.O. Kamalghat, Sadar, West Tripura – 799210, India

Phone: 0381-2865755/56/57/58

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  • Debapratim Purkayastha, Associate Dean at ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad, and the first faculty member from India won the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the contribution to the Case Method.


3. Sikkim Manipal University

SMU offers distance learning courses to offer education to those students, who are unable to go to regular classes.

Contact Details:

Phone:  Director- 91-80-40789100, Dean- 91-80-40789100.


  • This University was recognized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as the ‘Best University in Distance/Open Learning’ in 2015.


4. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

It is the largest autonomous educational institutions for distance education courses in India. The courses are offered via innovative concepts.

Contact Details:

Phone:  91-20-66211000


  • SCDL has been awarded with the Maharashtra Government’s IT Award for Human Resource Development.


5. Annamalai University

It was founded by Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar in 1929. It has more than 49 departments and 2500 professionally trained staff and offers post graduate distance learning courses.

Contact Details: Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar – 608 002 Tamil Nadu India

Phone: 91 – 4144 – 238248/263/796


  • This university is accredited at the ‘A’ Grade level among the universities.


The above mentioned is the top 5 universities for distance learning courses in India.


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