List of approved Distance Education universities in India

Updated On:08-Jan-2014, 10:11 AM IST
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

The sole regulating body in the country for distance education, the Distance Education Council (DEC), 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 by DEC (as of 2012) 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:

 

ANDHRA PRADESH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
State Government University
2012–13
www.nagarjunauniversity.ac.in
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
State Government University
2012–13
www.andhrauniversity.info
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
State Open University
07/04/13
www.braou.ac.in
Dravidian University, Kuppam
State Government University
TCV
www.dravidianuniversity.ac.in
Gitam University, Visakhapatnam
Deemed University
2011–12 
www.gitam.edu
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
State Government University
TCV
www.jntu.ac.in
Kakatiya University, Warangal
State Government University
TCV
www.kuwarangal.com
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
Central University
TCV
www.manuu.ac.in
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
State Government University
TCV
http://nalsar.ac.in
Osmania University, Hyderabad
State Government University
2011–12
www.oucde.ac.in
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad
State Government University
2013–14
http://teluguuniversity.ac.in
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati
Deemed University
2012–13
http://rsvidyapeetha.ac.in
Rayalseema University, Kurnool
State Government University
2012–13
www.rayalaseemauniversity.ac.in
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
State Government University
TCV
www.skuniversity.org
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati
State Government University
2012–13
www.spmvv.ac.in
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
State Government University
TCV
www.svuniversity.in
University of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad
Institute of national importance
TCV
www.efluniversity.ac.in
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Central University
2013-14
www.uohyd.ernet.in

 

 
 
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
Central University
TCV
www.rgu.ac.in

 

ASSAM
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
State Government University
TCV
www.dibru.ac.in
Guwahati University, Guwahati
State Government University
2012–13
www.gauhati.ac.in
Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati
State Open University
7/4/13
www.kkhsou.org
Don Bosco University Global, Guwahati
Private State University
2013-14
www.dbuglobal.com

 

BIHAR
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur
State Government University
TCV
www.brabu.net
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga
State Government University
TCV
http://lnmu.bih.nic.in
Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
State Government University
TCV
www.magadhuniversity.org
Nalanda Open University, Patna
State Open University
7/4/13
www.nou.ac.in
Patna University, Patna
State Government University
TCV
http://puonline.bih.nic.in

 

CHHATTISGARH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Dr. CV Raman University, Bilaspur
Private State University
TCV
www.cvru.ac.in
MATS University, Raipur
Private State University
TCV
www.matsuniversity.ac.in
Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur
State Government University
TCV
http://www.prsu.ac.in/
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur
State Open University
7/4/13
www.pssou.ac.in

 

DELHI
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
AIMA, Delhi
Private Institution
2011-12
www.aima–ind.org
Delhi University, Delhi
Central University
2013-14
http://sol.du.ac.in
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
State Government University
TCV
http://dde–ipu.com
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
National Open University
2014–15
www.ignou.ac.in
Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi
State Government Institution
2013–14
www.irt–india.com
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Deemed University
TCV
www.jamiahamdard.edu
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Central University
TCV
http://www.jmi.ac.in
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Deemed University
2012–13
www.sanskrit.nic.in
TECNIA Institute of Technology, Delhi
Private Institution
2011-12
www.tiasindia.org

 

GUJARAT
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad
State Open University
7/4/13
www.baou.org
Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Deemed University
TCV
www.gujaratvidyapith.org
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara
Deemed University
TCV
www.sumandeepuniversity.co.in

 

HARYANA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa
State Government University
TCV
www.cdlucse.org
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar
State Government University
2011–12
www.gju.ernet.in
JK Business School, Gurgaon, Haryana
Private Institution
2011-12
www.jkbschool.org
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
State Government University
2012–13
www.kuk.ac.in
Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
State Government University
TCV
www.mdudde.net
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Amblala
Deemed University
2012–13
www.mmumullana.org
Manav Rachna International University
Deemed University
2012–13
www.mriu.edu.in

 

HIMACHAL PRADESH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
State Government University
TCV
http://hpuniv.nic.in

 

J&K
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
University of Jammu, Jammu
State Government University
TCV
www.jammuuniversity.in
University of Kashmir, Srinagar
State Government University
TCV
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
TCV
www.kannadauniversity.org
Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
State Open University
7/4/13
www.ksoumysore.com
Karnataka University, Dharwad
State Government University
TCV
www.karnatakaeducation.net
Kuvempu University, Shimoga
State Government University
TCV
www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org
Mangalore University, Mangalore
State Government University
TCV
www.mangaloreuniversity.ac.in
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
State Government University
2012–13
www.nls.ac.in
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Bangalore
Deemed University
TCV
www.vyasa.org
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum
Deemed University
TCV
www.vtu.ac.in

 

KERALA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Kannur University, Kannur
State Government University
TCV
www.kannuruniversity.ac.in
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
State Government University
TCV
www.mguniversity.edu
University of Calicut, Kozhikode
State Government University
TCV
www.universityofcalicut.info
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
State Government University
TCV
www.keralauniversity.edu

 

MADHYA PRADESH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Awadhes Pratap Singh University, Rewa
State Government University
TCV
www.apsurewa.nic.in
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
State Government University
TCV
www.bubhopal.nic.in
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
State Government University
TCV
www.dauniv.ac.in
Dr Harisingh Gour V V , Sagar
Central University
TCV
www.sagaruniversity.nic.in
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
State Government University
TCV
www.jiwaji.edu
M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot
State Government University
TCV
www.ruraluniversity–chitrakoot.org
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal
State Open University
7/4/13
www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Katni
State Government University
TCV
www.mmyvv.com
Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur
State Government University
TCV
www.rdunijbpin.org

 

MAHARASHTRA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Deemed University
TCV
www.bharatividyapeeth.edu
Dr. D Y Patil University, Pune
Deemed University
2012–13
 
Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi Mumbai
Private Institution
2013–14
www.iimm.org
Indira International Distance Education Academy, IGI, Pune
Private Institution
2011-12
www.indiraidea.com
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
Deemed University
2013–14
www.iipsindia.org
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha
Central University
TCV
www.hindivishwa.org
NMIMS University, Mumbai
Deemed University
2012–13
www.nmims.edu
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
Deemed University
2011–12
www.dypatiluniversity.org
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati
State Government University
TCV
www.sgbau.ac.in
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
State Government University
TCV
www.unishivaji.ac.in
Shreemati Nathibai Daodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, Mumbai
State Government University
TCV
www.sndt.ac.in
Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune
Private Institution
TCV
www.sinhgad.edu
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
State Government University
TCV
www.srtmun.ac.in
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune
Private Institution
TCV
www.scdl.net
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Deemed University
2013–14
www.tiss.edu
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Deemed University
2013–14
www.tmv.edu.in
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
State Government University
2012–13
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
7/4/13
www.ycmou.com

 

MEHGALAYA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Mahatma Gandhi University, Khana Para
Private State University
2013-14
www.mgu.edu.in
NEHU, Shillong
Central University
www.nehu.ac.in

 

MIZORAM
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
ICFAI, Aizawl
Private State University
TCV
www.iumizoram.edu.in

 

ODISHA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
Private Institution
2013-14
www.asbm.ac.in
Berhampur University, Berhampur
State Government University
TCV
www.bamu.nic.in
Fakir Mohan University, Balasore
State Government University
TCV
www.fmuniversity.nic.in
North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj
State Government University
TCV
www.nou.nic.in
Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
State Government University
TCV
www.sambalpuruniversitypgc.in
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
State Government University
TCV
www.utkal–university.org

 

PONDICHERRY
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
Central University
2012-13
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
2012–13
www.lpu.in
Panjab University, Chandigarh
State Government University
TCV
www.puchd.ac.in
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
State Government University
2011–12
www.ptu.ac.in
Punjabi University, Patiala
State Government University
2012–13
www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in
Thapar Instt. of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
Deemed University
2011–12
www.thapar.edu

 

RAJASTHAN
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Bhagwant University, Ajmer
Private State University
2013-14
www.bhagwantuniversity.com
Jagan Nath University, Jaipur
Private State University
2012–13
www.jagannathuniversity.org
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun
Deemed University
TCV
www.jvbi.ac.in
Jaipur National University, Jaipur 
Private State University
2011–12
www.jnujaipur.ac.in
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur
Private State University
2013-14
www.jvwomensuniv.com
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur
Deemed University
TCV
www.jnrvuniversity.com
NIMS University, Jaipur
Private State University
2011–12
www.nimsuniversity.org
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
State Open University
7/4/13
www.vmou.ac.in

 

SIKKIM
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
ICFAI University, Gangtok
Private University
TCV
www.iusikkim.edu.in
Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok
Private State University
2011-12
www.smu.edu.in

 

TAMIL NADU
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Alagappa University, Karaikudi
State Government University
2012–13
www.alagappauniversity.ac.in
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
State Government University
14/02/2012
http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
State Government University
TCV
www.b–u.ac.in
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
State Government University
2013-14
www.bdu.ac.in
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai
State Government Institution
2013-14
www.dbhps–chennai.com
Dr. MGR University, Chennai
State Government University
TCV
www.tnmmu.ac.in
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
Deemed University
2011–12
www.karpagamuniversity.ac.in
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
State Government University
2012–13
www.mkuniversity.org
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
State Government University
TCV
www.msuniv.ac.in
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research
(Meenakshi University), Chennai
Deemed University
2013–14
 
Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal
State Government University
2013-14
www.motherteresawomenuniv.ac.in
Periyar University, Salem
State Government University
TCV
www.periyaruniversity.ac.in
SASTRA University, Thanjavur
Deemed University
TCV
www.sastra.edu
SRM University, Kanchipuram
Deemed University
TCV
www.srmuniv.ac.in
St. Peter’s University, Chennai
Deemed University
2011–12
www.stpetersuniversity.org
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
State Government University
TCV
www.tnau.ac.in
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
State Government University
TCV
Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
State Open University
7/4/13
www.tnou.ac.in
Tamil University, Thanjavur
State Government University
TCV
www.tamiluniversity.ac.in
University of Madras, Chennai
State Government University
TCV
www.unom.ac.in
Vinayaka Missions University, Salem
Deemed University
2013–14
www.vinayakamission.com

 

TRIPURA
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
ICFAI University, Agartala
Private Institution
2012–13
www.iutripura.edu.in
Tripura University, Agartala
Central University
TCV
www.tripurauniversity.in

 

UTTARAKHAND
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
Private State University
2012–13
www.dsvv.org
ICFAI University, Dehradun
Private State University
2013-14
www.iuuttarakhand.edu.in
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Private State University
2011–12
www.upes.ac.in
Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani
State Open University
7/4/13
http://uou.ac.in

 

UTTAR PRADESH
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Central University
TCV
www.amu.ac.in
Allahabad Agricultural Institute , Allahabad
Deemed University
2011–12
www.aaidu.org
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
University of Lucknow, Lucknow
State Government University
TCV
www.lkouniv.ac.in

 

WEST BENGAL
University/Institution
Category
Approval Upto
Website
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
State Government University
2011–12
www.jadavpur.edu
Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
State Open University
7/4/13
www.wbnsou.ac.in
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
State Government University
TCV
www.rabindrabharatiuniversity.net
University of Burdwan, Burdwan
State Government University
TCV
www.buruniv.ac.in
University of Kalyani, Kalyani
State Government University
2011–12
www.klyuniv.ac.in
University of North Bengal, Darjeeling
State Government University
2012–13
www.nbu.ac.in
Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
State Government University
2013-14
www.vidyasagar.ac.in
Published On: 25-Jul-2013, 03:51 PM IST
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