Distance education is an alternative to Regular courses. In a vast country like India, distance mode is very useful. Different major institutes are in various corners of the country and distance mode allows peoples to study from any corner of the country.
In this time science and technology is developing at fast pace and its important for peoples to improve knowledge and sharpen their skills. And this will improve their efficiency and make them equipped to face changes in their field of work. Distance orpgrams offers such opportunities to improve knowledge.
When we want to study from some well known Universities and also study from home we can think about this mode of education. Its a gift for those working peoples ,who want to upgrade their degrees or to learn more in any particular subject. For those who got some degrees and want to do courses in some other area, this mode is the best. there may be many unlucky persons who couldnt finish their studies due to some reasons and wish to come back to learning.For such peoples this is good chance to come back to learning either for career development or for acquiring knowledge. And this can create some positive impact in the society..
All major Universities are providing Distance courses through their Distance Education Department.Nowadays many courses are offered under this scheme. and many study centres are opened throughout the country. And we can attend the contact classes from these centres. Only for few courses we have to attend contact classes in the university itself.
MBA, MCA ,Law Programs, various Degree courses and Post Graduate courses are offered through distance mode. Also there is various Diploma,P.G.Diploma, Certificate programs in various subject. Programs in areas like, Management,Health science, Engineering,Language, Journalism, Yoga, Music and Dance,Advertising, Public Relations, Agriculture, Library science etc. are available.
There are various Universities offering courses through Distance Education. Some of them are given here.
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi – www.ignou.ac.in
University of Madras, Chennai – www.unom.ac.in
Alagappa University Directorate of Distance Education
Sivanagar, Tamil Nadu
Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu : www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Anna University Chennai Centre for Distance Education
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Mahatma Gandhi University School of Distance Education (MGU-SDE)
Bangalore University Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education
Bharathiar University School of Distance Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Delhi University School of Open Learning (DUSOL)
University of Delhi Campus, Delhi
Actually University of Delhi School of Open Learning
English and Foreign Languages University School of Distance Education (EFLU SDE)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka
NIMIS University School of Distance Learning
Nalanda Open University
National Law School of India University Distance Education Department
Sikkim-Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (SMUHMTS) Distance Education
Sri Venkateswara University Directorate of Distance Education (SVU DDE)
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune, Maharashtra
Kerala Univerity, Trivandrum, Kerala