Distance learning has become a very popular option among students nowadays, because of its flexibility of time, place and study schedule. This is sometimes called home study or correspondence. Correspondence is another name of distance education. Distance learning comes as a blessing to students who want to study further while continuing with jobs or who might not be able to attend a full-time course for various reasons.
Types of Courses
Distance Learning courses are offered at Graduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral (M.Phil. and Ph.D), Certificate level, Diploma and PG Diploma. They are available for Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, Library and Information science, Journalism and Mass communication, Computers, Management, Agriculture, Law and Engineering and etc.
|S.No||Level of Study||Eligibility||Duration||Selection|
|1||Graduation||10 + 2 or pass in BPP (in Open System)||3 years (Minimum)||On Merit|
|2||Post Graduation||Graduation||2 years (Minimum)||Entrance in most cases|
|3||Certificate||8th or 10th pass in most courses||3 to 6 months||On Seat Availability|
|4||Diploma||10 + 2 in most courses||6 months to 1 year||On Merit|
|5||PG Diploma||Graduation||1 year||On Merit|
|6||Doctoral||Post Graduation with work experience||2 years (Minimum)||Entrance in most cases or on Merit|
In our country, we have several dedicated universities which offer distance courses under government of India, which are especially for distance education. Distance Education is beneficial as long as the degree you will get is from recognized University. Distance Education from University with necessary certificates can land you a healthy job. Check whether the University has recognition like UGC, AICTE, AIU,DEB.
Some of the top universities offering courses through distance learning are ignou, symbiosis, annamalai university, osmania university, sikkim manipal university and mumbai university and Dayalbagh Educational Institute.