Top Distance Learning Institutes in Delhi

Top Distance Learning Institutes in Delhi, India: Delhi imparts distance education mainly through its two distance learning institutes; which are among the best in India.

Feb 3, 2011 16:12 IST
Top Distance Learning Institutes in Delhi

Delhi has a fast-paced life and the youth of today is not satisfied with just pursuing studies. Here people start following their dream profession early in their career and this is where the role of distance education comes in. it helps students to pursue higher education while doing something full-time too. Moreover, it is beneficial for those who wish to attain a professional degree, diploma or certificate simultaneously with their conventional degrees. The University of Delhi also provides the provision to migrate from correspondence courses to regular ones, if one wants to but for that one needs to score high in the examinations.

There are two top distance learning institutes in Delhi, which have taken education beyond the walls of a campus. The variety of courses offered at these institutes is quite vast and caters to the needs of the Delhi students, who are set to make a niche for themselves in the market. Though there are certain other institutes, no-one can compete against these two due to the quality of education, courses offered, course material provided and medium of education.

1. The School of Open Learning Delhi University Previously known as The School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, it was founded in 1962 and is an integral part of the University of Delhi. Owing to the reputation of the Delhi University, this school is considered one of the pioneer distance learning institutes in India.

One reason why students of this school are, at times, among the toppers in their field is because the admission process followed for distance learning courses follows the Delhi University’s norms and moreover the curriculum remains the same as is for regular courses. In some special cases, such as MA English, students of distance learning courses are allowed to attend the lectures with other regular students.

At present, the School of Open Learning works through North Study Centre and South Study Centre; each of them located within the North Campus and South Campus area respectively. It offers Undergraduate as well as Post Graduate degree programs different disciplines including Arts, Humanities and Commerce. Besides providing the study material and conducting personal contact programs, the School also has a well-stocked library.

2. Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU is considered the best Open University of India and has maintained a track record of being among the top five distance learning institutes in the country for last many years. It was started in 1985 and with its headquarters in Delhi, it has its affiliated colleges and study centres all over the country and abroad.

Also known as the ‘People’s University’, IGNOU has added considerably to the development of higher education in India through the medium of Open and Distance Learning. It offers complete freedom and flexibility in terms of duration of a course, entry qualification and place of study. Its learner-centric approach has made it one of the most sought-after Open universities of the nation. It offers more than 3,500 courses through its various study centres to over 30 lakhs of students. The programs are offered at bachelors, masters and doctorate level. Also, many certificate programs are available for short-term courses.

IGNOU promotes, coordinates and maintains the standards of distance education by continuous assessment and accreditation of its institutes. It combines the role of a conventional University and an apex body. IGNOU has literally changed the way people thought about distance learning education.

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