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List of Institutions Offering Courses on Distance Mode and Open Universities In India
(As in January 2001)

All information on this page is from Indian Ministry of Education (Human Resource Development)

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Maulana Azad National Urdu University: DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

The University has initiated its activities right from its year of inception by establishing the Directorate of Distance Education in 1998. The first programme on offer was B.A, with an intake of 2500 students in 18 Study Centres in three states of the country. Presently the Directorate caters to over 56,000 students enrolled in 108 study centres and 10 Programme centers in seventeen States of the country.
The University has established Eight Regional Centres at Delhi, Patna, Bangalore, Srinagar, Darbhanga, Kolkatta, Bhopal and Mumbai; camp offices at Jammu, Hyderabad city and Lucknow to co-ordinate with the study centers and to provide students support services in respective regions.
The Directorate of Distance education is mainly targeted to serve Uneducated Youth, Dropouts, Women, House Wives and Uneducated Adults. Most of the studentís are from middle and lower income socio-economic strata.

PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

Post Graduate Programmes Degree Programmes Diploma Programmes Certificate Programmes
1. M.A. Urdu
2. M.A. History
3. M. A. English
4. Bachelor of Arts
5. Bachelor of Science
6. Bachelor of Commerce
7. Bachelor of Education
8. Diploma in Teach English
9. Diploma in Primary Education
10. Certificate in Food & Nutrition
11. Certificate in Proficiency in Urdu through English
12. Certificate in Proficiency in Urdu through Hindi
13. Certificate in Functional English for Urdu speakers

 

1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (1985)
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
India
Tel.: 91-11-29532321, 29535924-32, 29535062-65 (EPABX), Extn. 2504 & 2508
Fax: 91-11-29536588
E-mail :
rmohan@ignou.ac.in
Website : www.ignou.ac.in
Total Enrollment in 2005 : 1312000 Approx

Courses on the Offer

PHD. Programmes

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

   Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

   Doctor of Philosophy in History

   Doctor of Tourism Studies

    Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

   Integrated Doctoral Programme in Physics & Mathematics

Masters Degree Programmes

     Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration

      Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration

  • Master of Science (Dietetics and Food Service Management)
  • Master of Science (Hospitality Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Masters of Arts (History)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Masters of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts (Rural Development)
  • Master of Arts in Distance Education
  • Master of Business   Administration
  • Master in Computer Applications    
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Library and  Information Science          
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance)     
  • Master in Tourism Management

Bachelors Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Social Works
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing                
  • Bachelor of Science       
  • Bachellor of Sicence (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nautical Science)
  • Bachelor in Computer Applications                          
  • Bachelor of Information Technology                    
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelorís Preparatory Programme (BPP) for
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil (Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil (Water Resources Engineering)

Advanced Diploma Courses

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Water Resource Engineer
  • Advanced Diploma in Tourism Studies     

Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Creative writing in English
  • Diploma in Creative writing in Hindi         
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Diploma in Youth in Development Work
  • Diploma in Management 
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
  • Diploma in Primary Education
  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies

P.G. Diploma Courses

  • P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Right
  • P.G. Diploma in Environmental & Sustainable Development
  • P.G. Certificate in Rural Surgery
  • P.G. Certificate in Writing for Television
  • P.G. Certificate in Copyediting and Proofreading
  • P.G. Certificate Programme in Participatory Management of Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Radio Writing            
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management    
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal & Child Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in   Translation                
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Production and Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Prasaran

 

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Participatory Sahabhagi Vikas Niyojan  in Hindi (SAVINI)

  • Certificate Programme in Disaster Management
  • Certificate in Youth in Development Work
  • Certificate in Consumer Protection
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education
  • Certificate Programme in Environmental Studies  
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition
  • Certificate in Human Rights
  • Certificate in Computing 
  • Certificate in Labour in Development
  • Certificate In Guidance
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
  • Certificate Programme in Participatory Forest Mgt.
  • Certificate in Primary Teaching
  • Certificate in Laboratory Techniques
  • Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics
  • Certificate Programme in Rural Development
  • Certificate in the Teaching of English 
  • Certificate in Empowering Women through Self Help Groups
  • Certificate in Craft & Design
  • Certificate in Womenís Empowerment and Development
  • Certificate in Tourism Studies

Other Courses

  • Commonwealth Youth Programme
  • Awareness course on Intellectual Property Right
  • Computer Literacy Programme
2. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (1982)
Road No.46, Jubilee Hills, 
Hyderabad - 500033, Andhra Pradesh, India

Tel.: 91-40-3544910
Fax: 91-40-3544830
E-mail : braouap@hdl.dot.net.in  
Website :
Total Enrollment in 2000 : 318650
  • Ph.D in Development Studies

  • M.Phil. in Development Studies

  • Masterís Degree in History

  • Masterís  Degree in Economics

  • Masterís Degree in Public Administration

  • Masterís Degree in Political Science

  • Masterís Degree in Mathematics

  • Masterís Degree in Business Administration

  • Masterís Degree in Library Science

  • Bachelorís Degree in Arts

  • Bachelorís Degree in Commerce

  • Bachelorís Degree in Science

  • Bachelorís Degree in Library & Information Science

  • Bachelorís Degree in Public Relations

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

  • Diploma in Writing for Mass Media

  • Certificate Programme in Food &  Nutrition

  • Certificate Programme in Mushroom Cultivation

  • Certificate in Computing

 

3. Kota Open University (1987) Rawatbhata Road, Akhelgarh, Kota-324010, 
Rajasthan, 
India
Tel.: 91-744-421254
Fax: 91-744-421769
E-mail : 
Website :

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 8793
  • Ph.D.

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Master of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelorís Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • B.Ed. for (In-service Teachers only)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Post Graduate  Diploma in Financial Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law, Industrial  Relations and Personnel Management

  • Diploma in Management

  • Diploma in Library & Information Science

  • Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education

  • Diploma in Computers in Office Management

  • Certificate course in Computer Programme

  • Certificate in Food & Nutrition

  • Preparatory Course for BA/B.Com.

4. Nalanda Open University (1987) 
Camp. Office, 9 , Adarsh Colony, Kidwaipuri, Patna - 800001, Bihar, 
India
Tel.: 91-612-234330
Fax: 91-612-228513
E-mail : 
Website :

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 641

  • M.A. in Political Science

  • M.A. in Psychology

  • Master of Education

  • Bachelor in Library & Information Science

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management

  • Certificate in Computing

  • Certificate in Food & Nutrition

5. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (1989) 
Dnyanagangotri, Near Gangapur Dam, Nashik-422005, 
Maharashtra, 
India
Tel.: 91-253-340228
Fax: 91-253-341716
E-mail : ycmou@vsnl.com 
Website : www.ycmou.com 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 397881

  • Ph..D. Programmes in Communication; Educational Communication; Distance Education

  • M.Phil

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Commerce

  • Master of Science

  • Master of  Business Administration

  • Master of Education

  • B.Ed (for In-service Teachers) Bachelor of Education

  • Bachelor of  Library Science

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Diploma in Computerised Business Computing

  • Diploma in Office Automation

  • Diploma in Computerised Financial Accounting

  • Diploma in Business Computing

  • Diploma in Advance Software Technology

  • Diploma in Computer  Operations

  • Diploma in Computers in Office Services

  • Diploma in  Software Technology  for Exports

  • Diploma in School Management

  • Diploma in Computer Technology

  • Diploma in Communication Engineering

  • Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering

  • Diploma in Industrial Electronics

  • Diploma in Fruit Production

  • Diploma in Vegetable Production

  • Diploma in Floriculture & Landscape Gardening

  • Certificate course in B.Ed/B.P.Ed.Third Method

  • Certificate in Programme in C

  • Certificate in Programming in Foxpro

  • Certificate in Word Processing (word)

  • Certificate in PC Data bases (Access)

  • Certificate in spreadsheets (Excel)

  • Certificate in PC Data bases Programming

  • Certificate in DTP

  • Certificate in CAD

  • Certificate in computerised  Financial Accounting

  • Certificate in Computer Basics

  • Certificate in Word Star

  • Certificate in Spreadsheets 1 Spread Sheet

  • Certificate in PC Data Bases 1 PC Data Bases

  • Certificate in Office Computing

  • Certificate in Programme in Journalism

  • Certificate  Programme in Gardenerís Training

  • Certificate Prog. in Engineering Vocation: Mason

  • Certificate Prog.in Engineering Vocation :Plumber

  • Certificate Prog.  in Engineering Vocation : Fitter (General)

  • Certificate Prog. in Engineering Vocation :Two Wheeler Mechanics

  • Certificate Prog.  in Engineering : Vocation :Domestic Wireman

  • Certificate  Prog. in Engineering Vocation : Lathe Operator

  • In Service Teacherís Training Programme

  • Certificate Prog. in Engineering Vocation :  Radio & Tape-recorder

  • Certificate Prog. in Industrial Painting Technician

  • Certificate Prog. in Preparatory for entry to degree

6. Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (1991) 
Red Cross Bhawan, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal-462016, 
Madhya Pradesh,
India
Tel.: 91-755-550606
Fax: 91-755-550606
E-mail : rr@rbubhop.mp.nic.in 
Website : 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 55912
  • Master of Computer Application

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Computer Application

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Mathematics National Programme

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application

  • Diploma in Business Administration

  • Diploma in Management

  • Diploma in Computer Applications

  • Diploma in Communicative English

  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Application

  • Certificate in Computer Operations

  • Certificate in Computer Applications

  • Certificate in Computing

  • Certificate in Communicative English

  • First Certificate in Communicative English

  • Advanced Certificate in Communicative English

  • Knowledge and Skill Upgradation of Rural Doctors and Paramedical (Funded by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt.of India)

7. Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (1994) 
Govt. Bungalow No.9, Dafnala, Shahi Baug, 
Ahmedabad-380003,
Gujarat, 
India
Tel.: 91-79-2869690
Fax: 91-79-2869691
E-mail :
Website : 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 24700
  • Bachelorís Preparatory Programme

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Certificate in Food & Nutrition

  • Certificate in Computing

  • Certificate in Tourism Marketing

  • Certificate in Tourism Management

  • Certificate in Child Care & Development

  • Certificate in PC Software

8. Karnataka State Open University (1996) 
Manasagangotri, 
Mysore - 570006, 
Karnataka, 
India
Tel.: 91-821-515149
Fax: 91-821-500846
E-mail :
Website : 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 27231
  • Ph.D

  • M.Phil.

  • Master of Business  Administration

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)

  • Master of Arts in English

  • Master of Arts in Kannada

  • Master of Arts in Hindi

  • Master of Arts in Urdu

  • Master of Arts in Sanskrit

  • Master of Arts in History

  • Master of Arts in Political Science

  • Master of Arts in Economics

  • Master of Arts in Sociology

  • Master of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of  Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in English

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Diploma in Kannada

  • Diploma in Journalism

  • Certificate Course in Kannada

9. Netaji Subhas Open University (1997) 
1, Woodburn Park, 
Kolkata -700020, 
West Bengal,
India
Tel.: 91-33-2873145
Fax: 91-33-2871082
E-mail : nsou@cal2.vsnl.net.in 
Website : 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 434

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Science 

10. U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University (1999) 
17, Maharshi Dayanand  Marg (Thornhill Road), 
Allahabad -21100, 

Uttar Pradesh, 
India
Tel.: 91-532-621839
Fax: 91-532-621839
E-mail : sanyal@nde.vsnl.net.in  
Website : 

Total Enrollment in 2000 : 3307

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies

  • Bachelor of Library & Information Science

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Diploma in Tourism Studies

  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English

  • Diploma in Creative Writing in Hindi

  • Diploma in Health Education & Nutrition

  • Diploma in Financial Management

  • Diploma in Computers in Office Management

  • Diploma in Accountancy through Computers

  • Diploma in Desk Top Publishing

  • Certificate Programme in Tourism Studies

  • Certificate in Nutrition & Food

  • Certificate in Child Care & Nutrition

  • General Certificate Course in Computers

  • Certificate Course in Desk Top Publishing


Distance Courses Institutes

 

S.No.

Name of the Institution

Enrollment in 2000
1. School of Correspondence & Continuing Education, University of Delhi 121438

2.

Institute of Distance Education, University of Mumbai 38425

3.

International Centre for Distance Education& Open Learning, HP University, Shimla 35587

4.

Directorate of Distance Education,  Kamraj University,Madurai 119936

5.

School of Distance Education, University of Calicut 23777
6. Department of Correspondence Studies , Punjab University, Chandigarh 15902

7.

Prof.G.Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education Osmania University, Hyderabad 19402

8.

Directorate of Correspondence Courses, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 31003

9.

Directorate of  Distance Education, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 36689

10.

School of Continuing & Distance Education, JNTU, Hyderabad 0
11. Bharathidasan University, 8106

12.

Directorate of Distance Education, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad 3853
13. National Law School of India, Bangalore              557
14.

School of Distance Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala

2689
15. Department of Distance Education, University of Kashmir  
16.

Distance Learning Progs. Div., Birla Institute Of Tech.& Sc., Pilani.

 
17.

Institute Of Distance Education, Dr.Harishing Gour Vishwavidyalay, Sagar, M.P.

618
18.

School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

4171
19.

Central Institute Of English & Foreign Language, Hyderabad

543
20. P.G.C.S., Gauhati University 668
21.

Deptt. Of  Extra  Mural Studies, International Institute for Population Sc., Deonar, Mumbai.

53
22. Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 14
23. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun, Rajasthan  810
24.

Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya  Viswavidyalaya, Satna, M.P.

 
25.

Centre for Distance Education, B.R.A., Bihar University

175
26.

Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University, Tripura 

191
27. Sambalpur University 161
28.

Directorate of Correspondence Course, Universityof Burdwan, West Bengal

14733 
29.

Directorate of Distance Education, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar

2264
30.

Directorate of Distance Education, Patna University, Patna

4869
31.

Institute of Distance Education, Patna University, Patna

5074
32.

Institute Of Distance Education, Jiwaji University, Gwalior

8000
33.

Centre for Distance Education, SNDT Womenís University

11701
34.

Directorate of Correspondence Courses & Distance Education, Bangalore University 

8359
35.

Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala 

6297
36. Centre for Distance Education, University of Hyderabad  1265
37. Distance Education Centre,  1941
38.

Institute of Correspondence Education, University of Madras

145235
39

Directorate of  Distance  Education,  Vidyasagar University

7270
40. School of Distance Learning & Contg. Edu., Kakatiya University 17689
41. Gujarat Vidyapith 148
42. Mukta Vidya Kendra, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth               4282
43.

School of Distance Education, Mother Teresa Womenís University

564
44.

Directorate of Distance Education, Sri Venkateswara University

6519
45.

Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu

6570
46. School of Distance Education, Andhra University 62107
47.

Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga

 
48.

Institute of Correspondence Course & Contg. Education, University of Allahabad

8539
49.

Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University

250686
50.

College  Development Council, Utkal University

4360
51.

Department Of Correspondence Course, Punjabi University

8921
52.

Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University

24664
53. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 2500
54. NEHU, Shillong   

For any clarification on the above list or for the latest list please contact Distance Education Council, IGNOU, K-76, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.
Tel. : 91-11- 6569668, 6511934
Fax : 91-11-6861340
E-mail : dec@nde.vsnl.net.in