List of approved Distance Education Universities in India

Distance learning institutes, Colleges, Universities in India is increasing in students enrolment crossing the 12 million mark. While experts in the distance and online education field give servey that it is wooming in the gross enrolment ratio in higher education (30 percent by 2025), it is the quality aspect in offering such courses which is of prime concern. Education After 12th  Team is providing to you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India/World.

In December 2012, Central Government has given the responsibility of undertaking the regulatory functions of the Distance Education  from Distance Education Council (DEC) to University Grants Commission (UGC). Thus, UGC is the main conducting body in the country for distance education and it has been providing approval to the institutes to offer courses that must follow certain norms, condition and guidelines.

It is highly advised that respective students who want to enroll into a Distance Education / Correspondence Course to confirm if the University and the course into which the student wishes to enroll is recognized Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi. The DEC is the body responsible for the direction and coordination of the Distance Education Universities and Distance Learning system, and for the determination of its standards. Students enrolling into courses of universities that are not DEC Recognized might be doing so on their own risk as the course could not be valid for some higher studies / job opportunities.

Advantages of  distance education Universities

The advantages of studying by distance education allow you to:

  • You can make your career after 12th and graduation without regular college wherever you are – rural, metropolitan or overseas
  • You can study with work, social or family commitments. You can even study at home.
  • It will suit your schedule -there is  full-time or part-time distance study available with many degrees
  • You can develop and demonstrate your autonomy through self-motivation and self-direction of your degree
  • You can be in  contact with other students through online learning environment, residential schools and through direct contact with your lecturers via the forum, email or by phone
  • have time to review your study materials without having to rush off to the next class.
  • You have not burden to being at lectures and tutorials at times that may not fit in with your lifestyle
  • have the Facility of course materials being bought and delivered to your home or office
  • In Distance Learning Education both full-time and part-time study options are available.

While choosing the institute for distance education and Learning, you must be careful to select the approved ones. For that, you sholud have a list of approved Distance Education universities in India.

Below Mentioned is list of approved Distance Education universities statewise

list of approved Distance Education universities in Delhi / NCR

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
AIMA, DelhiPrivate Institution2014-15www.aima–ind.org
Delhi University, DelhiCentral University2014-15www.sol.du.ac.in
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, DelhiState Government University2013-14www.dde–ipu.com
Indira Gandhi National Open University, DelhiCentral University2014–15www.ignou.ac.in
Institute of Rail Transport, New DelhiPrivate Institute2013–14www.irt–india.com
Jamia Hamdard, New DelhiDeemed University2015-16www.jamiahamdard.edu
Jamia Milia Islamia, New DelhiCentral University2014-15www.jmi.ac.in
Rashtriya Sanskrit SansthanDeemed University2014-15www.sanskrit.nic.in
TECNIA Institute of Technology, DelhiPrivate Institution2014-15www.tiasindia.org
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New DelhiDeemed to be University 2014-15www.teriuniversity.ac.in
Institute of Management and Development, New DelhiPrivate Institute TCV www.mba.ac.in
National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New DelhiGovernment Institute 2014-15www.nihfw.org

list of approved Distance Education universities in ANDHRA PRADESH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Acharya Nagarjuna University, GunturState Government University2014–15www.nagarjunauniversity.ac.in
Andhra University, VisakhapatnamState Government University2014–15www.andhrauniversity.info
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, HyderabadState Open University2014–15www.braou.ac.in
Dravidian University, KuppamState Government University2014–15www.dravidianuniversity.ac.in
Gitam University, VisakhapatnamDeemed University2014–15www.gitam.edu
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, HyderabadState Government University2014–15www.jntu.ac.in
Kakatiya University, WarangalState Government University2014–15www.kuwarangal.com
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, HyderabadCentral University2014–15www.manuu.ac.in
NALSAR University of Law, HyderabadState Government University2014–15http://nalsar.ac.in
Osmania University, HyderabadState Government University2014–15www.oucde.ac.in
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, HyderabadState Government University2014–15http://teluguuniversity.ac.in
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, TirupatiDeemed University2014–15http://rsvidyapeetha.ac.in
Rayalseema University, KurnoolState Government University2014–15www.rayalaseemauniversity.ac.in
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, AnantapurState Government University2014–15www.skuniversity.org
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, TirupatiState Government University2014–15www.spmvv.ac.in
Sri Venkateswara University, TirupatiState Government University2014–15www.svuniversity.in
University of English & Foreign Languages, HyderabadCentral University2014–15www.efluniversity.ac.in
University of Hyderabad, HyderabadCentral University2014–15www.uohyd.ernet.in
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, HyderabadDeemed to be University2014-15 www.ifheindia.org
National Institute of Rural Development, HyderabadCentral Government Institute2015-16www.nird.org.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in ASSAM.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Dibrugarh University, DibrugarhState Government University2015-16www.dibru.ac.in
Guwahati University, GuwahatiState Government University2014-15www.gauhati.ac.in
Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, GuwahatiState Open University2014-15www.kkhsou.org
Don Bosco University Global, GuwahatiPrivate State University2014-15www.dbuglobal.com
Assam University, SilcharCentral University2014-15www.aus.ac.in
Assam Down Town University, GuwahatiState Private University2015-16www.adtu.in
Tezpur University, TezpurCentral University2014-15www.tezu.ernet.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in ARUNACHAL PRADESH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Rajiv Gandhi University, ItanagarCentral University2017-18www.rgu.ac.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in CHHATTISGARH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Dr. CV Raman University, BilaspurPrivate State University2014-15www.cvru.ac.in
MATS University, RaipurPrivate State University2014-15www.matsuniversity.ac.in
Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, RaipurState Government UniversityTCVwww.prsu.ac.in
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, BilaspurState Open University2014-15www.pssou.ac.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in BIHAR.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, MuzaffarpurState Government University2014-15www.brabu.net
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, DarbhangaState Government University2014-15http://lnmu.bih.nic.in
Magadh University, Bodh GayaState Government University2014-15www.magadhuniversity.org
Nalanda Open University, PatnaState Open University2014-15www.nou.ac.in
Patna University, PatnaState Government University2014-15www.puonline.bih.nic.in
Jai Prakash University, Chhapra State Government University2014-15 www.jpv.bih.nic.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in GUJARAT.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, AhmedabadState University2014-15www.baou.org
Gujarat Vidyapith, AhmedabadDeemed UniversityTCVwww.gujaratvidyapith.org
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, VadodaraDeemed UniversityTCVwww.sumandeepuniversity.co.in
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, AhmedabadPrivate Institute2014-15www.ediindia.org
Saurashtra University RajkotState University2014-15www.saurashtrauniversity.edu

list of approved Distance Education universities in HARYANA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Chaudhary Devilal University, SirsaState Government University2014-15www.cdlucse.org
Guru Jambheshwar University, HisarState Government University2014-15www.gju.ernet.in
JK Business School, Gurgaon, HaryanaPrivate Institution2014-15www.jkbschool.org
Kurukshetra University, KurukshetraState Government University2014-15www.kuk.ac.in
Maharishi Dayanand University, RohtakState Government University2014-15www.mdudde.net
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, AmblalaDeemed UniversityTCVwww.mmumullana.org
Manav Rachna International UniversityDeemed UniversityTCVwww.mriu.edu.in
IILM Institute of Higher Education, GurgaonPrivate InstituteTCVwww.iilm.edu

list of approved Distance Education universities in KARNATAKA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Gulbarga University, GulbargaState Government UniversityTCVwww.gulbargauniversity.kar.nic.in
Kannada University, HampiState Government University2014-15www.kannadauniversity.org
Karnataka State Open University, MysoreState UniversityTCVwww.ksoumysore.com
Karnataka University, DharwadState Government UniversityTCVwww.karnatakaeducation.net
Kuvempu University, ShimogaState Government University2014-15www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org
Mangalore University, MangaloreState Government University2014-15www.mangaloreuniversity.ac.in
National Law School of India University, BangaloreState Government University2014-15www.nls.ac.in
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, BangaloreDeemed University2014-15www.vyasa.org
Visvesvaraya Technological University, BelgaumDeemed UniversityTCVwww.vtu.ac.in
Bangalore University, BangaloreState UniversityTCVwww.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in
Manipal University, Manipal [Formerly Manipal Academy of Higher Education]Deemed to be UniversityTCVwww.manipal.edu

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

Private InstituteTCVwww.vidyapatha.in
Karnataka State Women’s University, BijapurState University2015-16www.kswu.ac.in
Tumkur University, TumkurState University2015-16www.tumkuruniversity.ac.in
IFIM, Business School, BangalorePrivate Institute2015-16www.ifimbschool.com

list of approved Distance Education universities in MAHARASHTRA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, PuneDeemed University2014-15www.bharatividyapeeth.edu
Dr. D Y Patil University, PuneDeemed University2014-15
Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi MumbaiPrivate Institution2014-15www.iimm.org
Indira International Distance Education Academy, IGI, PunePrivate InstitutionTCVwww.indiraidea.com
International Institute for Population Sciences, MumbaiDeemed University2014-15www.iipsindia.org
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, WardhaCentral University2014-15www.hindivishwa.org
NMIMS University, MumbaiDeemed University2014-15www.nmims.edu
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi MumbaiDeemed University2014-15www.dypatiluniversity.org
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, AmravatiState Government UniversityTCVwww.sgbau.ac.in
Shivaji University, KolhapurState Government University2014-15www.unishivaji.ac.in
Shreemati Nathibai Daodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, MumbaiState Government University2014-15www.sndt.ac.in
Sinhgad Technical Education Society, PunePrivate InstitutionTCVwww.sinhgad.edu
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, NandedState Government University2014-15www.srtmun.ac.in
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, PunePrivate InstitutionTCVwww.scdl.net
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, MumbaiDeemed University2014-15www.tiss.edu
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, PuneDeemed UniversityTCVwww.tmv.edu.in
University of Mumbai, MumbaiState Government University2014-15www.mu.ac.in
Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, MumbaiPrivate InstitutionTCVwww.welingkar.org
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, NashikState Open University2014-15www.ycmou.com
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, PunePrivate InstituteTCVwww.bimmpune.com
Mumbai Education Trust, MumbaiPrivate InstituteTCVwww.met.edu
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, WardhaPrivate Institute2014-15www.rbpsgm.com
MIT School of Distance Education, PunePrivate Institute2014-15www.mitsde.com
PSB Educational Foundation, PunePrivate InstituteTCVwww.psb-academy.edu.sg

list of approved Distance Education universities in KERALA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Kannur University, KannurState Government University2014-15www.kannuruniversity.ac.in
Mahatma Gandhi University, KottayamState Government University2013-14www.mguniversity.edu
University of Calicut, KozhikodeState Government University2014-15www.universityofcalicut.info
University of Kerala, ThiruvananthapuramState Government University2015-16www.keralauniversity.edu

list of approved Distance Education universities in J&K.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
University of Jammu, JammuState Government University2014-15www.jammuuniversity.in
University of Kashmir, SrinagarState Government University2014-15www.kashmiruniversity.net

list of approved Distance Education universities in MADHYA PRADESH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Awadhes Pratap Singh University, RewaState Government University2014-15www.apsurewa.nic.in
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, BhopalState Government University2014-15www.bubhopal.nic.in
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, IndoreState Government University2014-15www.dauniv.ac.in
Dr Harisingh Gour V V , SagarCentral University2014-15www.sagaruniversity.nic.in
Jiwaji University, GwaliorState Government University2014-15www.jiwaji.edu
M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, ChitrakootState Government University2014-15www.ruraluniversity–chitrakoot.org
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, BhopalState Open University2014-15www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, KatniState Government University2014-15www.mmyvv.com
Rani Durgawati University, JabalpurState Government University2014-15www.rdunijbpin.org

list of approved Distance Education universities in HIMACHAL PRADESH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Himachal Pradesh University, ShimlaState Government University2014-15www.hpuniv.nic.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in UTTAR PRADESH.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Aligarh Muslim University, AligarhCentral UniversityTCVwww.amu.ac.in
Amity University, NoidaPrivate State UniversityTCVwww.amity.edu
Dayalbagh Education Institute, AgraDeemed University2013-14www.dei.ac.in
IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, GhaziabadPrivate Institution2012-13www.imtcdl.ac.in
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UPState Government Institution2011–12www.iict.ac.in
NIMT, Greater NoidaPrivate Institution2013-14
Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., MeerutDeemed UniversityTCVwww.shobhituniversity.ac.in
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, MeerutPrivate State University2011–12www.subharti.org
U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, AllahabadState Open University2012-13www.uprtou.org.in
University of Allahabad, AllahabadCentral UniversityTCVwww.alldunivpio.org
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (Deemed

University), Allahabad [Formerly, Allahabad Agricultural Institute]

Deemed to be University2014-15www.shiats.edu.in
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, AgraState UniversityTVCwww.dbrau.ac.in
Jagadguru Rambhadrachary Handicapped University, ChitrakootState Private UniversityTVCwww.www.jrhu.com
BLS Institute of Management, GhaziabadPrivate InstituteTVCwww.blsim.org
NIMT Institute of Technology and Management, GhaziabadPrivate Institute2014-15www.nimt.ac.in
Teerthankar Mahaveer University, MoradabadState Private University2014-15www.tmu.ac.in
Integral University, LucknowState Private University2014-15www.www.integraluniversity.ac.in
Graduate School of Business and Administration, Greater NoidaPrivate Institutes2014-15www.gsbaindia.org

list of approved Distance Education universities in TRIPURA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
ICFAI University, AgartalaPrivate Institution2014-15www.iutripura.edu.in
Tripura University, AgartalaCentral University2014-15www.tripurauniversity.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in UTTARAKHAND.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, HaridwarPrivate State University2014-15www.dsvv.org
ICFAI University, DehradunPrivate State University2014-15www.iuuttarakhand.edu.in
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, DehradunPrivate State University2015-16www.upes.ac.in
Uttarakhand Open University, HaldwaniState Open University2015-16www.uou.ac.in
Kumaun University, NainitalState UniversityTCVwww.kunainital.ac.in
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, HaridwarDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.gkv.ac.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in TAMIL NADU.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Alagappa University, KaraikudiState Government University2014-15www.alagappauniversity.ac.in
Annamalai University, AnnamalainagarState Government University2014-15http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Bharathiar University, CoimbatoreState Government University2014-15www.b–u.ac.in
Bharathidasan University, TiruchirapalliState Government University2014-15www.bdu.ac.in
Karpagam University, CoimbatoreDeemed UniversityTCVwww.karpagamuniversity.ac.in
Madurai Kamaraj University, MaduraiState Government University2014-15www.mkuniversity.org
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, TirunelveliState Government University2015-16www.msuniv.ac.in
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

(Meenakshi University), Chennai

Deemed UniversityTCV
Mother Teresa Women’s University, KodaikanalState Government University2014-15www.motherteresawomenuniv.ac.in
Periyar University, SalemState Government University2014-15www.periyaruniversity.ac.in
St. Peter’s University, ChennaiDeemed UniversityTCVwww.stpetersuniversity.org
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, CoimbatoreState Government University2014-15www.tnau.ac.in
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, ChennaiState Government University2014-15
Tamil Nadu Open University, ChennaiState Open University2014-15www.tnou.ac.in
Tamil University, ThanjavurState Government University2014-15www.tamiluniversity.ac.in
University of Madras, ChennaiState Government University2014-15www.unom.ac.in
Vinayaka Missions University, SalemDeemed UniversityTCVwww.vinayakamission.com
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, ChennaiPrivate InstituteTCVwww.bharathuniv.ac.in
Gandhigram Rural Institute, GandhigramDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.ruraluniv.ac.in
Shanmugha Arts Science, Technology & Research Academy, ThanjavurDeemed to be University2014-15www.sastra.edu
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswamahavidyalaya, KanchipuramDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.kanchiuniv.ac.in
Sri Ramachandra University, ChennaiDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.sriramachandra.edu.in
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology, ThanjavurDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.prist.ac.in
Periyar Maniammai University, ThanjavurDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.pmu.edu
Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, CoimbatoreDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.karunya.edu
Confederation of Indian Industry of Logistics, ChennaiPrivate InstituteTCVwww.ciilogistics.com

list of approved Distance Education universities in SIKKIM.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
ICFAI University, GangtokPrivate University2014-15www.iusikkim.edu.in
Sikkim Manipal University, GangtokPrivate State UniversityTCVwww.smu.edu.in
EIILM University, JorethangState UniversityTCVwww.eiilmuniversity.ac.in
Vinayaka Mission’s Sikkim University, GangtokState University2014-15www.vmsu.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in RAJASTHAN.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Bhagwant University, AjmerPrivate State University2014-15www.bhagwantuniversity.com
Jagan Nath University, JaipurPrivate State University2014-15www.jagannathuniversity.org
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, LadnunDeemed University2015-16www.jvbi.ac.in
Jaipur National University, JaipurPrivate State University2014-15www.jnujaipur.ac.in
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, JaipurPrivate State University2014-15www.jvwomensuniv.com
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, UdaipurDeemed UniversityTCVwww.jnrvuniversity.com
NIMS University, JaipurPrivate State University2014-15www.nimsuniversity.org
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, KotaState Open University2014-15www.vmou.ac.in
Institute of Advance Studies in Education, SardarsharDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.iaseuniversity.org.in
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, PilaniDeemed to be UniversityTCVwww.bits-pilani.ac.in
Suresh Gyan Vihar University, JaipurState University2014-15www.gyanvihar.org
Jodhpur National University, JodhpurState University2015-16www.jodhpurnationaluniversity.com

list of approved Distance Education universities in PUNJAB.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Guru Nanak Dev University, AmritsarState Government UniversityTCVwww.gndu.ac.in
Lovely Professional University, PhagwaraPrivate State University2014-15www.lpu.in
Panjab University, ChandigarhState Government University2015-16www.puchd.ac.in
Punjab Technical University, JalandharState Government UniversityTCVwww.ptu.ac.in
Punjabi University, PatialaState Government UniversityTCVwww.punjabiuniversity.ac.in
Thapar Instt. of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Thapar University)Deemed University2014-15www.thapar.edu

list of approved Distance Education universities in WEST BENGAL.

list of approved Distance Education universities in ODISHA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Jadavpur University, KolkataState Government University2014-15www.jadavpur.edu
Netaji Subhas Open University, KolkataState Open University2014-15www.wbnsou.ac.in
Rabindra Bharati University, KolkataState Government University2014-15www.rabindrabharatiuniversity.net
University of Burdwan, BurdwanState Government University2015-16www.buruniv.ac.in
University of Kalyani, KalyaniState Government University2014-15www.klyuniv.ac.in
University of North Bengal, DarjeelingState Government University2014-15www.nbu.ac.in
Vidyasagar University, MidnaporeState Government University2014-15www.vidyasagar.ac.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in NAGALAND.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
The Global Open University, DimapurState Private University 2014-15www.nagaland.net.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in MIZORAM.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
ICFAI, AizawlState Private UniversityTCVwww.iumizoram.edu.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in PONDICHERRY.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Pondicherry University, PondicherryCentral University2014-15www.pondiuni.edu.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in MEGHALAYA.

University/InstitutionCategoryApproval UptoWebsite
Mahatma Gandhi University, Khana ParaPrivate State University2014-15www.mgu.edu.in
NEHU, ShillongCentral UniversityTCVwww.nehu.ac.in

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