Distance Education Universities List in India

List of Distance Education Universities and Institutions In India


In India there has been increase in students enrolling for distance learning courses. The admissions in regular University courses have become highly competitive due to limited number of seats available in specialized professional courses. The Distance Learning programs offered at institutions in India can be categorized under the some disciplines, which are Arts, Science and Commerce. Management, Engineering, Hospitality and Health Education. Students can now choose undergraduate, post graduate degrees, and doctorate degrees through distance learning. Most popular courses that students and working people do through distance learning are diploma courses and certificate courses.


Distance Education courses have helped people to extend a dynamic personality for themselves as they help them to connect in several activities. For those who cannot go to attend regular classes, distance learning in India has come as blessings. As the plenty of institutes providing distance learning courses are continuously proliferating in this section.


Distance education courses are becoming trendy in India and the number of institutes present distance education courses is also growing correspondingly. Admissions to the distance learning courses are done by the entity institutes. The mode of distance education admissions of these institutes may be different. While some of the institutes perform entrance examinations, others may make the admission process simpler


Distance Education Council is an organization responsible for the promotion and coordination of the open university and distance education system and for determination of its standards in India. The Council was constituted under the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act (1985).

Andhra Pradesh

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur State Government University
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati State Government University
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati State Government University
Rayalseema University, Kurnool State Government University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur State Government University
State Board of Technical Education, Hyderabad State Government University
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad State Government University
Osmania University, Hyderabad State Government University
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad State Government University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad State Government University
Kakatiya University, Warangal State Government University
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam State Government University
Dravidian University, Kuppam State Government University
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur State Open University
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad State Open University
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Srikakulam State Open University
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati Deemed University
Gitam University, Vishakhapatanam Deemed University
ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education, Hyderabad Deemed University
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Central University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad Central University
University of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad Central University


Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa State Government University
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar State Government University
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra State Government University
Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak State Government University
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Amblala Deemed University
IILM Institute of Higher Education, Gurgaon Private Institution


Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati State Open University
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh State Open University
Gauhati University, Guwahati State Open University


Nalanda Open University, Patna State Open University
Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur State Open University
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga State Open University
Magadh University, Bodh Gaya State Open University
Patna University, Patna State Open University


Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur State Open University
Dr. CV Raman University, Bilaspur State Open University
MATS University, Raipur Private State University


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad State Open University
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara Deemed University
Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad Deemed University


Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar Central University


AIMA, New Delhi Private Institution
TECNIA Institute of Technology, New Delhi Private Institution
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi Private Institution
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi Central University
Delhi University, Delhi Central University
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi State Government University
Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi State Government University
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi Deemed University


Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla State Government University
University of Jammu, Jammu State Government University
University of Kashmir, Srinagar State Government University


Karnataka State Open University, Mysore State Government University
Bangalore University, Bangalore State Government University
Gulbarga University, Gulbarga State Government University
Kannada University, Hampi State Government University
Karnataka University, Dharwad State Government University
Kuvempu University, Shimoga State Government University
Mangalore University, Mangalore State Government University
National Law School of India University, Bangalore State Government University
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Bangalore Deemed University


University of Calicut, Tenhipalam State Government University
Kannur University, Kannur State Government University
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram State Government University
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam State Government University


Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal State Government University
Dr Harisingh Gour V V , Sagar State Government University
Awadhes Pratap Singh University, Rewa State Government University
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal State Government University
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore State Government University
Jiwaji University, Gwalior State Government University
M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot State Government University
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Katni State Government University
Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur State Government University


YCM Open University, Nashik State Government University
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Ramtek State Government University
University of Mumbai, Mumbai State Government University
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon State Government University
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati State Government University
Shivaji University, Kolhapur State Government University
SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai State Government University
SRTM, University, Nanded State Government University
DBAM University, Aurangabad State Government University
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune Deemed University
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai Deemed University
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai Deemed University
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Deemed University
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune Deemed University
NMIMS University, Mumbai Deemed University
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha Private Institution
PSB Educational Foundations, Pune Private Institution
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune Private Institution
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune Private Institution
IIDEA, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune. Private Institution
Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Private Institution
MIT, Pune Private Institution
Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune Private Institution
MGA Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha Central University


NEHU, Shillong Central University


Global Open University, Wokha Private State University


Berhampur University, Berhampur State Government University
Fakir Mohan University, Balasore State Government University
North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj State Government University
Sambalpur University, Sambalpur State Government University
Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar State Government University
ASBM, Bhubaneshwar Private Institution


Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Central University


Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar State Government University
Panjab University, Chandigarh State Government University
Punjabi University, Patiala State Government University
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar State Government University
Thapar Instt. Of Engg. & Technology, Patiala Deemed University
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara Private State University


Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota State Open University
IASE Deemed University, Sardarshahr Deemed University
Jain Vishwa Bharati Institution Deemed University
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur Deemed University
BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan Deemed University
NIMS University, Jaipur Private State University
Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Private State University


EIILM University, Jorethang Private State University
Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok Private State University


Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai State Open University
Alagappa University, Karaikudi State Open University
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar State Open University
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore State Open University
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli State Open University
University of Madras, Chennai State Open University
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai State Open University
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli State Open University
Periyar University, Salem State Open University
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore State Open University
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai State Open University
Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai State Open University
Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal State Open University
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai State Open University
Gandhigram Rural Unversity, Gandhigram Deemed University
SASTRA University, Thanjavur Deemed University
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai Deemed University
Vinayaka Missions University, Salem Deemed University
SRM University, Kanchipuram Deemed University
Karpagam Institution, Coimbatore Deemed University
St. Peter’s University, Chennai Deemed University
Anna University, Coimbatore Deemed University
Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur Deemed University
Anna University, Chennai Deemed University
PRIST University, Thanjavur Deemed University


Tripura University, Agartala Central University
Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital State Open University
Gurukul Kangri V V, Haridwar Deemed University
Himgir Zee University , Dehradun Private State University
ICFAI University, Dehradun Private State University
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun Private State University
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar Private State University


U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad State Open University
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Central University
University of Allahabad, Allahabad Central University
University of Lucknow, Lucknow State Government University
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UP State Government Institution
Allahabad Agricultural Institute , Allahabad Deemed University
Dayalbagh Education Institute, Agra Deemed University
Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., Meerut Deemed University
IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad Private Institution
BLS Institute of Management, Ghaziabad Private Institution
NIMT, Greater Noida Private Institution
Amity University, Noida Private State University
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut Private State University


Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata State Open University
Jadavpur University, Kolkata State Open University
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata State Open University
University of Burdwan, Burdwan State Open University
University of Kalyani, Kalyani State Open University
University of North Bengal, Darjeeling State Open University
Vidyasagar University, Midnapore State Open University