Distance Education & Universities in India

Distance Education
Approximately 15 lakh fresh students enrolled every year with the Open Universities including IGNOU and Distance Education Institutions (DEIs) in dual mode Universities. In all 55.18 lakh students were enrolled in ODL system. The Open Universities offer all kinds of programmes ranging from vocational to general to professional and technical, barring those which are not allowed by the respective statutory councils. IGNOU has been implementing the following programmes:

Regular two-way Audio and
one-way Video
Interactive Radio Counseling
Gyan Darshan
Gyan Vani

EDUSAT or Educational Satellite
A Pan- African Satellite hub During the current year, 92 new academic programmes have been launched and about 6,10,000 students have been admitted during the January and July 2010 sessions of the University. In order to strengthen the regional network services, the University has set up 210 new study centres, making it to a total of 3,107 Study Centres and 61 Regional Centres.

Distance Education, or distance learning, is a field of education that focuses on the pedagogy and andragogy, technology, and instructional systems design that aims to deliver education to students who are not physically “on site”.

Distance Education “is 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.” In other words, distance learning is the process of creating an educational experience of equal qualitative value for the learner to best suit their needs outside the classroom.

Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is considered to be a hybR&D or blended course of study. This emerging technology is becoming widely used in universities and institutions around the globe. With the recent trend of technological advance, distance learning is becoming more recognized for its potential in providing individualized attention and communication with students internationally.

The list of Universities for distance education

Acharya Nagarjuna University Center for Distance Education (CDE)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Alagappa University Directorate of Distance Education
Sivanagar, Tamil Nadu

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Chennai Centre for Distance Education
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Coimbatore Directorate of Online & Distance Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Andhra University School of Distance Education (AU SDE)
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Bangalore University Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education
Bangalore, Karnataka

Bharathidasan University Center for Distance Education
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Bharathiar University School of Distance Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Institute of Open & Distance Education
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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