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/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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in ARUNACHAL PRADESH.

University/Institution Category Approval Upto Website
Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar Central University 2017-18 www.rgu.ac.in

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in HIMACHAL PRADESH.

University/Institution Category Approval Upto Website
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla State Government University 2014-15 www.hpuniv.nic.in

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

list of approved Distance Education universities 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

list of approved Distance Education universities in WEST BENGAL.

list of approved Distance Education universities in ODISHA.

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

list of approved Distance Education universities in NAGALAND.

University/Institution Category Approval Upto Website
The Global Open University, Dimapur State Private University  2014-15 www.nagaland.net.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in MIZORAM.

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

list of approved Distance Education universities in PONDICHERRY.

University/Institution Category Approval Upto Website
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Central University 2014-15 www.pondiuni.edu.in

list of approved Distance Education universities in 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

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