Distance Education

Distance education  or distance learning, is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. It has been described as "a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both".

Distance education offers the opportunity to undertake a course of study while balancing other commitments. This mode of study means that you can undertake a course of study without having to attend lectures 'on campuses. You can study from home or in a remote area without having to relocate. You can be a part time or full time student. You may choose to do your entire course by distance education or choose to do some by distance and a component face to face.


Major benefits of use from an institutional perspective:

    • Expanding access: distance education can assist in meeting the demand for education and training demand from the general populace and businesses, especially because it offers the possibility of a flexibility to accommodate the many time-constraints imposed by personal responsibilities and commitments.
    • Alleviate capacity constraints: being mostly or entirely conducted off-site, the system reduces the demand on institutional infrastructure such as buildings.
    • Making money from emerging markets: claims an increasing acceptance from the population of the value of lifelong learning, beyond the normal schooling age, and that institutions can benefit financially from this by adopting distance education. Courses for business executives as being "more lucrative than traditional markets".
    • Catalyst for institutional transformation: the competitive modern marketplace demands rapid change and innovation, for which she believes distance education programs can act as a catalyst.

  • Three modes of Exams (Centre exam, online examination and open book exam). In Centre exam a student has to come down to the centre allotted. In online examination a student will be provided a link which he/she can access from anywhere and can give the exam. In open book exam, the papers will be sent to the student's address. The paper will be descriptive type. Student has to submit the paper within the given timeframe.
  • Online Form and Fee submission- Several universities has give option to student's that, they can submit his/her admission for and fees online. A student is not required to come down to the study centre physically to enroll himself/herself for a course.
  • Wide range of Courses- In distance education more than 200+ courses related to management, engineering, humanities, computer science, teacher's education, law, research, hospitality and tourism, health and hospital and many more technical, academic and professional courses as per the student requirement.
  • The vision and mission of the Distance Education is to improve the literacy rate of India by providing quality education with no bar of age, distance, religion and nationality.
  • Working for education up gradation of weaker section of society by providing various scholarships to the needy student.

Courses offered in Distance Education mode:

  • Under Graduate Programmes:Some of the common courses are:
    • B.B.A.
    • B.Com.
    • B.C.A.
    • B.A.
    • B.Sc.
    • B.Lib.
    • B.M.S.
    • B.A.( Mass Communication & Journalism)

  • Post-Graduate Programmes:Some of the common courses are:
    • M.A.
    • M.Com.
    • M.C.A.
    • M.B.A.
    • M.Sc.
    • M.Lis.
    • M.M.M.
    • M.A.(Mass Communication & Journalism)
    • Master of Social Work(MSW)

  • Diploma Programmes:
    • Diploma in Computer Application
    • Diploma in Business Management
    • Diploma in Library Science
    • Diploma in Mass Communication
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Universities in Distance Education in India:


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