The word distance education itself says it’s an education which can be learned through distance, might be a teacher be at one place and a learner at another place. Distance education is a technique through which the students are educated by using different sources such as weekend classes, internet, video conferencing, audio tapes so on…Distance education is a means to gain additional qualification has and when needed (Scaling high in any organization that they are presently engaged with). Often distance education is also known has distance learning, e-learning, on-line learning, web-based learning, home study courses, correspondence. For career peoples with job, children’s, disabilities or other reasons which makes them difficult to attend campus or classes distance education is a source to continue their studies.
Distance Education In India
Distance education has turned out to be one of the well-liked educations in India. Currently in India distance education is accessed by 11 open universities. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was the foremost institute of distance learning in India which was established mainly to educate students of backward section. IGNOU was recognized as “CENTRE OF EXCELLANCE” by the “COMMON WEALTH OF LEARNING’ Additionally 54 distance learning institutes in India provide higher education. Since the admission into regular courses are very high competitive due to limited seats available for specialized professional, Gradually the rate of student’s enrollments for distance education in India has gone up. The distance education council is an institution which was formed under Indira Gandhi National Open University Act (1985) it is one point responsible for promotion, coordination and determination of Open University and distance education and there standards in India.
Types Of Distance Education
- E-learning, on-line learning, web-based learning, home study courses, correspondence courses.
- Computer content stored on CD-ROM can be used as learning.
- Through wire less server students can access contents stored on Pocket PC/mobile.
Distance Education Courses / Degree in India.
Distance educational courses offered by India can be divided in arts, science and commerce. Depending upon requirement students can opts Post graduation, under graduation or diploma. The following are the distance education courses offered by distance learning institutes in India.
Benefits of Distance Education
Different types of qualification can be gained through distance education-Right from Certification to diplomas, degrees and PhD’s. Below are the some of the advantages of distance education.
- Affordable compared to regular courses.
- No Commuting problems.
- Helps one in changing into a dynamic personality.
- Flexible in all terms such as admission, selection of programs, duration and age requirement, Training techniques and evaluation process.
- Improves in building career has and when required (Scaling high in any organization that they are presently engaged with).
- Easy compared to on-campus learning.
- Projects can be done at utmost convenient form.
"Following is the list of distance education colleges in India. All distance education colleges are divided states wise. To view distance education colleges in a particular state click on the link of that state. The number of distance education colleges in any particular state is mentioned in front of the link. If you come across any distance education college in India which is not found from our list below, please do let us by using add in list which is default in our website”.