What is Distance Learning?
Distance learning are the educational programs wherein students and teachers do not meet in the classroom and teachers do not conduct daily physical classes. The mode of teaching in distance learning could be via online teaching, via e-mails or via correspondence by providing study material. Study material is the main material for the distance learning courses. This study material is usually prepared by the university that offers the distance learning courses and this study material is provided to the students who enrol themselves in the distance learning courses.
This study material is sometimes provided in hard copies to the students and sometimes it is provided through online via e-mail or by uploading on the university website. Distance learning courses is a very good option for many students who cannot come for regular classes due to any reason. It is a good option for working people also. Many working people opt for higher education courses via distance learning because they cannot attend regular classes due to their job. The best part about the degree of the distance learning courses is that it holds equal weightage from eligibility point of view for higher studies as comparing to the other degree offered by other universities that conduct regular courses.
From Bachelors to PhD these universities offer a wide range of courses from all disciplines. Many students in India completes their education through distance learning universities. These universities are a backbone and very prestigious part of the education system of India. Though there are many universities that offer wide range of online education courses in multiple disciplines in the present time but the top ten universities which are imparting the distance education from a very long ago are enlisted below:
The list of the top ten universities of India that imparts distance learning education in India is listed below: