Right from the Gurukul to MOOCs, the Indian education system over the years has seen major transformations. Alongside, the country is also witnessing a population explosion, which is giving birth to the explosion of knowledge as well. People today, prefer to be lifelong learners; they have a thrust of keeping themselves informed. Contrast to this, there is also a part of the population which doesn't get accessed to higher education, after completing their basic education. Putting a full stop to such issues, Distance Learning in India came into being in the form of Correspondence Courses in 1962. Later, encouraged by the success; the Education Commission (1964-66) recommended the expansion of correspondence education for various purposes.
Gradually, year after year, the number of Indian Universities kept on adding and the appearance of distance education on the educational scene came as a boon for the aspirants of higher education. This form of education not only facilitates the professionals in acquiring added skills, but also enables the learners who do not even have the facility of the internet to complete their studies through study materials, which are generally couriered by the distance learning institutes. The certificates provided by the affiliated Universities on the completion of a particular distance course is considered equivalent to the conventional degrees. Given this, the sharing of knowledge presently has gone beyond the four walls of the classroom, breaking the shackles of age-old approaches for disseminating knowledge.
Considering the flexibility and convenience that the distance education offers, more and more learners today are opting to achieve their educational goals by enrolling in a prestigious distance-learning center. 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 without having to compromise with their respective jobs. We at Higher Education Review, recognizing a handful of distance learning center, that are contributing exceptionally to the Indian education landscape, have come up with the 'Top 10 Promising Institutes for Distance Learning '. The listing has been developed by our team of expert panel and researchers after contemplating deeply on the quality of content, the value of certificate and support services that are been provided by the featured learning centers.