List of approved Distance Education universities in India

Distance learning institutes in India have witnessed a remarkable rise in student enrolment crossing the 10 million mark. While experts in the distance and online education domain agree that this mode is amongst the best to increase the gross enrolment ratio in higher education (30 percent by 2020), it is the quality aspect in offering such courses which is of prime concern. Hence Careers360 is bringing to you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India.

 

In accordance with the directions of the Central Government in December 2012, the responsibility of undertaking the regulatory functions of the Distance Education has been transferred from Distance Education Council (DEC) to University Grants Commission (UGC). Thus, UGC is the sole regulating body in the country for distance education and it has been granting approval to the institutes to offer courses that must follow certain standards and guidelines.

 

While choosing the institute for distance education, you must keep in mind to select the approved ones. For that, having a list of approved Distance Education universities in India is necessary.


We have prepared the list of approved Distance Education universities in India that follow a three-tier process; that of scanning institutional information comprising infrastructure, faculty, delivery system, student support system etc; visit to institutions by experts; and approval of programs evaluated for content, quality and self-instructional nature of the course.

 

The following table gives you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India (as on 5 May, 2015):

ANDHRA PRADESH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

State Government University

2014–15

www.nagarjunauniversity.ac.in

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

State Government University

2014–15

www.andhrauniversity.info

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad

State Open University

2014–15

www.braou.ac.in

Dravidian University, Kuppam

State Government University

2014–15

www.dravidianuniversity.ac.in

Gitam University, Visakhapatnam

Deemed University

2014–15

www.gitam.edu

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

State Government University

2014–15

www.jntu.ac.in

Kakatiya University, Warangal

State Government University

2014–15

www.kuwarangal.com

Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

Central University

2014–15

www.manuu.ac.in

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

State Government University

2014–15

http://nalsar.ac.in

Osmania University, Hyderabad

State Government University

2014–15

www.oucde.ac.in

Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad

State Government University

2014–15

http://teluguuniversity.ac.in

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati

Deemed University

2014–15

http://rsvidyapeetha.ac.in

Rayalseema University, Kurnool

State Government University

2014–15

www.rayalaseemauniversity.ac.in

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur

State Government University

2014–15

www.skuniversity.org

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati

State Government University

2014–15

www.spmvv.ac.in

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

State Government University

2014–15

www.svuniversity.in

University of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad

Central University

2014–15

www.efluniversity.ac.in

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Central University

2014–15

www.uohyd.ernet.in

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad

Deemed to be University

2014-15

 www.ifheindia.org

National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad

Central Government Institute

2015-16

www.nird.org.in

 

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar

Central University

2017-18

www.rgu.ac.in

 

ASSAM

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh

State Government University

2015-16

www.dibru.ac.in

Guwahati University, Guwahati

State Government University

2014-15

www.gauhati.ac.in

Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati

State Open University

2014-15

www.kkhsou.org

Don Bosco University Global, Guwahati

Private State University

2014-15

www.dbuglobal.com

Assam University, Silchar

Central University

2014-15

www.aus.ac.in

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

State Private University

2015-16

www.adtu.in

Tezpur University, Tezpur

Central University

2014-15

www.tezu.ernet.in

 

BIHAR

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur

State Government University

2014-15

www.brabu.net

Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga

State Government University

2014-15

http://lnmu.bih.nic.in

Magadh University, Bodh Gaya

State Government University

2014-15

www.magadhuniversity.org

Nalanda Open University, Patna

State Open University

2014-15

www.nou.ac.in

Patna University, Patna

State Government University

2014-15

www.puonline.bih.nic.in

Jai Prakash University, Chhapra

 State Government University

2014-15

 www.jpv.bih.nic.in

 

CHHATTISGARH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Dr. CV Raman University, Bilaspur

Private State University

2014-15

www.cvru.ac.in

MATS University, Raipur

Private State University

2014-15

www.matsuniversity.ac.in

Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur

State Government University

TCV

www.prsu.ac.in

Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur

State Open University

2014-15

www.pssou.ac.in

 

DELHI

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

AIMA, Delhi

Private Institution

2014-15

www.aima–ind.org

Delhi University, Delhi

Central University

2014-15

www.sol.du.ac.in

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

State Government University

2013-14

www.dde–ipu.com

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi

Central University

2014–15

www.ignou.ac.in

Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi

Private Institute

2013–14

www.irt–india.com

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Deemed University

2015-16

www.jamiahamdard.edu

Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

Central University

2014-15

www.jmi.ac.in

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

Deemed University

2014-15

www.sanskrit.nic.in

TECNIA Institute of Technology, Delhi

Private Institution

2014-15

www.tiasindia.org

TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

Deemed to be University

 2014-15

www.teriuniversity.ac.in

Institute of Management and Development, New Delhi

Private Institute 

 TCV

 www.mba.ac.in

National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi

Government Institute 

 2014-15

www.nihfw.org

 

GUJARAT

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad

State University

2014-15

www.baou.org

Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

Deemed University

TCV

www.gujaratvidyapith.org

Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara

Deemed University

TCV

www.sumandeepuniversity.co.in

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad

Private Institute 

2014-15

www.ediindia.org

Saurashtra University Rajkot

State University

2014-15

www.saurashtrauniversity.edu

 

HARYANA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa

State Government University

2014-15

www.cdlucse.org

Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar

State Government University

2014-15

www.gju.ernet.in

JK Business School, Gurgaon, Haryana

Private Institution

2014-15

www.jkbschool.org

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

State Government University

2014-15

www.kuk.ac.in

Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak

State Government University

2014-15

www.mdudde.net

Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Amblala

Deemed University

TCV

www.mmumullana.org

Manav Rachna International University

Deemed University

TCV

www.mriu.edu.in

IILM Institute of Higher Education, Gurgaon

Private Institute 

TCV

www.iilm.edu

 

HIMACHAL PRADESH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

State Government University

2014-15

www.hpuniv.nic.in

 

J&K

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

University of Jammu, Jammu

State Government University

2014-15

www.jammuuniversity.in

University of Kashmir, Srinagar

State Government University

2014-15

www.kashmiruniversity.net

 

KARNATAKA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

State Government University

TCV

www.gulbargauniversity.kar.nic.in

Kannada University, Hampi

State Government University

2014-15

www.kannadauniversity.org

Karnataka State Open University, Mysore

State University

TCV

www.ksoumysore.com

Karnataka University, Dharwad

State Government University

TCV

www.karnatakaeducation.net

Kuvempu University, Shimoga

State Government University

2014-15

www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org

Mangalore University, Mangalore

State Government University

2014-15

www.mangaloreuniversity.ac.in

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

State Government University

2014-15

www.nls.ac.in

Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Bangalore

Deemed University

2014-15

www.vyasa.org

Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

Deemed University

TCV

www.vtu.ac.in

Bangalore University, Bangalore

State University

TCV

www.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in

Manipal University, Manipal [Formerly Manipal Academy of Higher Education]

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.manipal.edu

Bhartiya Vidya Foundation, International School of Business & Research, Bangalore

Private Institute 

TCV

www.vidyapatha.in

Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur

State University

2015-16

www.kswu.ac.in

Tumkur University, Tumkur

State University

2015-16

www.tumkuruniversity.ac.in

IFIM, Business School, Bangalore

Private Institute 

2015-16

www.ifimbschool.com

 

KERALA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Kannur University, Kannur

State Government University

2014-15

www.kannuruniversity.ac.in

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

State Government University

2013-14

www.mguniversity.edu

University of Calicut, Kozhikode

State Government University

2014-15

www.universityofcalicut.info

University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

State Government University

2015-16

www.keralauniversity.edu

 

MADHYA PRADESH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Awadhes Pratap Singh University, Rewa

State Government University

2014-15

www.apsurewa.nic.in

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

State Government University

2014-15

www.bubhopal.nic.in

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

State Government University

2014-15

www.dauniv.ac.in

Dr Harisingh Gour V V , Sagar

Central University

2014-15

www.sagaruniversity.nic.in

Jiwaji University, Gwalior

State Government University

2014-15

www.jiwaji.edu

M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot

State Government University

2014-15

www.ruraluniversity–chitrakoot.org

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal

State Open University

2014-15

www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Katni

State Government University

2014-15

www.mmyvv.com

Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur

State Government University

2014-15

www.rdunijbpin.org

 

MAHARASHTRA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

Deemed University

2014-15

www.bharatividyapeeth.edu

Dr. D Y Patil University, Pune

Deemed University

2014-15

 

Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi Mumbai

Private Institution

2014-15

www.iimm.org

Indira International Distance Education Academy, IGI, Pune

Private Institution

TCV

www.indiraidea.com

International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

Deemed University

2014-15

www.iipsindia.org

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha

Central University

2014-15

www.hindivishwa.org

NMIMS University, Mumbai

Deemed University

2014-15

www.nmims.edu

Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai

Deemed University

2014-15

www.dypatiluniversity.org

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

State Government University

TCV

www.sgbau.ac.in

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

State Government University

2014-15

www.unishivaji.ac.in

Shreemati Nathibai Daodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, Mumbai

State Government University

2014-15

www.sndt.ac.in

Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune

Private Institution

TCV

www.sinhgad.edu

Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded

State Government University

2014-15

www.srtmun.ac.in

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune

Private Institution

TCV

www.scdl.net

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Deemed University

2014-15

www.tiss.edu

Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

Deemed University

TCV

www.tmv.edu.in

University of Mumbai, Mumbai

State Government University

2014-15

www.mu.ac.in

Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

Private Institution

TCV

www.welingkar.org

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik

State Open University

2014-15

www.ycmou.com

Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune 

Private Institute

TCV

www.bimmpune.com

Mumbai Education Trust, Mumbai

Private Institute 

TCV

www.met.edu

Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha

Private Institute 

2014-15

www.rbpsgm.com

MIT School of Distance Education, Pune

Private Institute 

2014-15

www.mitsde.com

PSB Educational Foundation, Pune

Private Institute 

TCV 

www.psb-academy.edu.sg

 

MEGHALAYA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Mahatma Gandhi University, Khana Para

Private State University

2014-15

www.mgu.edu.in

NEHU, Shillong

Central University

TCV

www.nehu.ac.in

 

MIZORAM

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

ICFAI, Aizawl

State Private University

TCV

www.iumizoram.edu.in

 

NAGALAND

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

The Global Open University, Dimapur

State Private University

 2014-15

www.nagaland.net.in

ODISHA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar

Private Institution

2014-15

www.asbm.ac.in

Berhampur University, Berhampur

State Government University

2014-15

www.bamu.nic.in

Fakir Mohan University, Balasore

State Government University

2015-16

www.fmuniversity.nic.in

North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj

State Government University

TCV

www.nou.nic.in

Sambalpur University, Sambalpur

State Government University

2014-15

www.sambalpuruniversitypgc.in

Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

State Government University

2015-16

www.utkal–university.org

PUDUCHERRY

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Central University

2014-15

www.pondiuni.edu.in

 

PUNJAB

 

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

State Government University

TCV

www.gndu.ac.in

Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

Private State University

2014-15

www.lpu.in

Panjab University, Chandigarh

State Government University

2015-16

www.puchd.ac.in

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar

State Government University

TCV

www.ptu.ac.in

Punjabi University, Patiala

State Government University

TCV

www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in

Thapar Instt. of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Thapar University)

Deemed University

2014-15

www.thapar.edu

 

RAJASTHAN

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Bhagwant University, Ajmer

Private State University

2014-15

www.bhagwantuniversity.com

Jagan Nath University, Jaipur

Private State University

2014-15

www.jagannathuniversity.org

Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun

Deemed University

2015-16

www.jvbi.ac.in

Jaipur National University, Jaipur 

Private State University

2014-15

www.jnujaipur.ac.in

Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur

Private State University

2014-15

www.jvwomensuniv.com

JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur

Deemed University

TCV

www.jnrvuniversity.com

NIMS University, Jaipur

Private State University

2014-15

www.nimsuniversity.org

Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota

State Open University

2014-15

www.vmou.ac.in

Institute of Advance Studies in Education, Sardarshar

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.iaseuniversity.org.in

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.bits-pilani.ac.in

Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur

State University 

2014-15

www.gyanvihar.org

Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur

State University 

2015-16

www.jodhpurnationaluniversity.com

 

SIKKIM

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

ICFAI University, Gangtok

Private University

2014-15

www.iusikkim.edu.in

Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok

Private State University

TCV

www.smu.edu.in

EIILM University, Jorethang

State University

TCV

www.eiilmuniversity.ac.in

Vinayaka Mission’s Sikkim University, Gangtok

State University

2014-15

www.vmsu.in

 

TAMIL NADU

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

State Government University

2014-15

www.alagappauniversity.ac.in

Annamalai University, Annamalainagar

State Government University

2014-15

http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

State Government University

2014-15

www.b–u.ac.in

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli

State Government University

2014-15

www.bdu.ac.in

Karpagam University, Coimbatore

Deemed University

TCV

www.karpagamuniversity.ac.in

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

State Government University

2014-15

www.mkuniversity.org

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

State Government University

2015-16

www.msuniv.ac.in

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

(Meenakshi University), Chennai

Deemed University

TCV

 

Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal

State Government University

2014-15

www.motherteresawomenuniv.ac.in

Periyar University, Salem

State Government University

2014-15

www.periyaruniversity.ac.in

St. Peter’s University, Chennai

Deemed University

TCV

www.stpetersuniversity.org

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

State Government University

2014-15

www.tnau.ac.in

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai

State Government University

2014-15

Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

State Open University

2014-15

www.tnou.ac.in

Tamil University, Thanjavur

State Government University

2014-15

www.tamiluniversity.ac.in

University of Madras, Chennai

State Government University

2014-15

www.unom.ac.in

Vinayaka Missions University, Salem

Deemed University

TCV

www.vinayakamission.com

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

Private Institute

TCV

www.bharathuniv.ac.in

Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.ruraluniv.ac.in

Shanmugha Arts Science, Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur

Deemed to be University

2014-15

www.sastra.edu

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswamahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.kanchiuniv.ac.in

Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.sriramachandra.edu.in

Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.prist.ac.in

Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.pmu.edu

Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Coimbatore

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.karunya.edu

Confederation of Indian Industry of Logistics, Chennai

Private Institute 

TCV

www.ciilogistics.com

 

TRIPURA

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

ICFAI University, Agartala

Private Institution

2014-15

www.iutripura.edu.in

Tripura University, Agartala

Central University

2014-15

www.tripurauniversity.in

 

UTTARAKHAND

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

Private State University

2014-15

www.dsvv.org

ICFAI University, Dehradun

Private State University

2014-15

www.iuuttarakhand.edu.in

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Private State University

2015-16

www.upes.ac.in

Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani

State Open University

2015-16

www.uou.ac.in

Kumaun University, Nainital

State University

TCV

www.kunainital.ac.in

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

Deemed to be University

TCV

www.gkv.ac.in

 

UTTAR PRADESH

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Central University

TCV

www.amu.ac.in

Amity University, Noida

Private State University

TCV

www.amity.edu

Dayalbagh Education Institute, Agra

Deemed University

2013-14

www.dei.ac.in

IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad

Private Institution

2012-13

www.imtcdl.ac.in

Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UP

State Government Institution

2011–12

www.iict.ac.in

NIMT, Greater Noida

Private Institution

2013-14

Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., Meerut

Deemed University

TCV

www.shobhituniversity.ac.in

Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut

Private State University

2011–12

www.subharti.org

U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad

State Open University

2012-13

www.uprtou.org.in

University of Allahabad, Allahabad

Central University

TCV

www.alldunivpio.org

Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (Deemed

University), Allahabad [Formerly, Allahabad Agricultural Institute]

Deemed to be University

2014-15

www.shiats.edu.in

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra

State University

TVC

www.dbrau.ac.in

Jagadguru Rambhadrachary Handicapped University, Chitrakoot

State Private University

TVC

www.www.jrhu.com

BLS Institute of Management, Ghaziabad

Private Institute 

TVC

www.blsim.org

NIMT Institute of Technology and Management, Ghaziabad

Private Institute 

2014-15

www.nimt.ac.in

Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad

State Private University

2014-15

www.tmu.ac.in

Integral University, Lucknow

State Private University

2014-15

www.www.integraluniversity.ac.in

Graduate School of Business and Administration, Greater Noida

Private Institutes 

2014-15

www.gsbaindia.org

 

WEST BENGAL

University/Institution

Category

Approval Upto

Website

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

State Government University

2014-15

www.jadavpur.edu

Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata

State Open University

2014-15

www.wbnsou.ac.in

Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata

State Government University

2014-15

www.rabindrabharatiuniversity.net

University of Burdwan, Burdwan

State Government University

2015-16

www.buruniv.ac.in

University of Kalyani, Kalyani

State Government University

2014-15

www.klyuniv.ac.in

University of North Bengal, Darjeeling

State Government University

2014-15

www.nbu.ac.in

Vidyasagar University, Midnapore

State Government University

2014-15

www.vidyasagar.ac.in

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