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Distance Learning

Distance Learning is a mode of imparting education adopted by educational systems in the country and abroad. With global demands for higher education rising in consonance with the growth of the technological sector, distance learning is being accepted by a larger segment of the population because of its advantages. In this field of education, distance learning is beneficial where institutes of higher education are few and far between. Such a mode of education as distance education bridges the gap by offering correspondence courses that do not require full time attendance. Moreover distance learning can be delivered through on line facilities where students all over the globe could participate in a lecture given in the university through the distance learning mode.

Distance Learning Courses in India

With the number of students for higher education on the rise, distance learning courses are being availed of by an increasing number not only in the rural and remote areas but also in the cities. Several universities in almost every state in the country offer distance learning in India. Students are on the look out for the list of best distance learning universities. Websites give information about the top ranking universities of distance learning. IGNOU, Bangalore University, Annamalai University, Symbiosis Pune and Acharya Nagarjuna University are considered as some of the best universities for distance education. Distance education is offered to undergraduates as well as at the post graduate level. Students are also looking for opportunities for Distance Learning MBA from IIM.

Distance Learning Degree Courses

Distance Learning degree courses are gaining a higher degree of enrolment than in the past. With the job markets revealing promising careers in technological and management fields many students who had dropped out after graduation are taking advantage of distance learning degree courses in higher education. The advantages of distance learning courses far outweigh the full time courses. Hence many working students prefer the distance education mode as the cost of the course is much less than the full time cours e fees. Moreover full time courses require full attendance whereas distance learning degree courses can be taken online or through correspondence course facility.

Apart from Degree courses diploma courses in higher education are also offered at various institutes and universities in India through distance learning. Course information for the various courses in several streams are available at the counter of the institutes. Online facility is provided where students can access website information regarding admissions, exams, syllabus etc.

Distance Learning MBA

Several institutes offer distance learning MBA Courses in India. Among them are distance learning MBA institutes viz. Symbiosis Pune, IIMT Ghaziabad besides MBA institutes Mumbai. Other institutes that offer Distance education MBA courses are ICFAI, BITS Pilani and IGNOU. Students can download application forms and information regarding courses, syllabus etc from the websites of the above institutes. Admission details regarding last date of submission is also available. Duly filled in application forms should reach the office of the institute before the last date. Entrance exam details and results are released online for the benefit of the students. Apart from the above courses distance learning courses are available for agriculture, m.tech, b.ed., mca and finance. Besides Distance Education courses for MBA in Mumbai University and Bangalore University, Amity University also offers students Distance Learning MBA. Information is released about MBA admissions online.

Distance Learning Council accreditation

Of the Distance Learning Universities, Ten Universities have been listed in the Department of Higher Education. Students show keen interest in doing courses under universities that have DEC recognized courses. The Distance Education Council in India grants recognition and regulates the standard of courses run by distance learning mode in all the states. Fifty four institutes have been listed under the Department of Higher Education through the Distance Learning mode.

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