The transformation that is taking place in the education industry is making education easily accessible. One major element that is con-tributing accordingly to these ever-changing stages of education is Distance Learning. The distance education system is growing at a pace in India because, today's generation, is more inclined towards the concept of being more creative, innovative and productive. The present population of the country believes that attending physical classes for six to eight hours every day is waste of time, getting a degree from any part of the country or world without attending any classroom lectures is turning as a new form of getting higher education.
Gradually, the number of universities and colleges that are offering distance learning courses to the students across India is increasing at a high speed. Every year millions of students are enrolling for distance learning in various colleges and universities across the countries. This form of education is helping the students in excelling their education beside their profession, students or employees are able to add strong educational values to their profile along with the job. The degrees and certifications provided by distance learning universities and colleges are considered equivalent to conventional degrees offered by full-time colleges. Today, class room learning is being considered as an old school learning pattern, the education system has transformed learning beyond the walls of a classroom.
Considering the flexibility and convenience that distance learning offers, today, more and more learners are opting to achieve their educational goals by enrolling in prestigious distance learning centers. In fact, top-notch companies are suggesting their employees to keep on re-skilling themselves via pursuing a course on distance education mode, which along with giving them the facility to completing the course according to their own pace, also lets them get a highly accepted degree with-out having to compromise with their respective jobs. We at Higher Education Review, recognizing a handful of distance learning institutes, that are contributing exceptionally to Indian education landscape, have come up with the 'Top 10 Most Promising Distance Learning Institutes 2019'. The listing has been developed by our team of expert panel and researchers after contemplating deeply on the quality of content, the value of certification and support services that are been provided by the featured distance learning institutes.
|Alfa Education Consultancy||Borival West, Mumbai||AEC welcomes the students from all over the world and aspires to provide them with skills necessary to function within the diverse cultural, religious and social parameters.|
|IMT Centre for Distance Learning||Ghaziabad||Leading in preparing managers of tomorrow with a distinct vision, blended with technology and skills, this institution strives to create allround leaders in management and entrepreneurship by helping its students acquire the necessary skills.|
|Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)||New Delhi||Serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions.|
|Karnataka State Open University||Mysore, Karnataka||Promoting and developing distance education in India KSOU is also offering need based academic Programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the students.|
|Lovely Professional University||Punjab||Creating versatile and competent Open & Distance Learning system to cater to the educational aspirations of the society to deliver affordable quality Education for higher education aspirants.|
|Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University||Madhya Pradesh||Maintaining and promoting standards of Distance Education through various flexible means suited to the open and distance education mode using emerging information and communication technology.|
|MIT School of Distance Education||Pune, Maharashtra||MIT is among the first in professional education, offering academic programs at more than 72 institutions and 4 universities across India.|
|Netaji Subhas Open University||West Bengal||Working in collaboration with other State Open Universities and the national open university, with the aim being the promotion of ODL as an effective avenue of educational outreach.|
|Sikkim Manipal University||Sikkim||Providing the basic objective to strengthen the close link of education to skill development and the making the youth educated, skilled and employable, giving them the capacity to harness diverse opportunities.|
|Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning||Pune, Maharashtra||Symbiosis has made rapid strides in providing quality education to many students - making it one of the few large and most sought after distance learning institutes of India.|