Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU with millions of students enrolled every year is claimed to be the largest university in the world. It is a central university, with 67 regional centers. It indirectly helps to grow the resources and strength of India by providing distance learning. It is a national resource center providing teaching, training, research, and extensions to millions of students. They offer numerous courses -online programs, non-credit programs, certificate, PG and advance certificate, PG and Diploma certificate, PG Diploma, Diploma, Bachelor's degree, Master degree, M.phil, and doctorate degree.
•Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra open university
University has various virtual centers, and has established courses like EDUSAT supported by ISRO, audio, and video communication. The professors can not only teach them through live lectures but also interact with the students, and clear their queries easily. With maintenance of quality and services, the institution provides courses from certificates to PG, which are recognized by the UGC (University Grant Commission).
•Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
It is a public domain university with 38 varieties of diploma, bachelor's, and master's courses in different mediums for the ease of the students all over India. This institute makes an extra effort to reach out to their students, they are determined for the quality academic opportunities at affordable costs in both rural and urban areas. They always invite creativity and support innovation in you. They have collaborative programs with several other institutions of the country for the advancement of skills and knowledge.
•Amity School of Distance Learning
Amity offers programs for various bachelor's and master's courses approved by DEB-UGC
( Distance Education Bureau). The faculties are highly qualified and experienced. They guide you throughout your course. Communication between faculties and students is always appreciated and initiated by the university. Various virtual interaction events and exhibitions are held for the academic improvement of the students. In virtual education all the academic-related programs, events are quality assured. Job fairs are available virtual so that students get equal opportunities. For admissions, applicants can apply online and submit their documents on the official site.
•Jaipur National University- Distance Learning
University offers 19 courses from BBA, MBA, pharmacy, law, science, BCA, b.com, and many more. Education has always been the power system of society, it has the unique ability to face challenges and overcome them with the appropriate techniques. The institution follows the same agenda to train its students. They tried their best to provide services to their students. Without time and place restrictions, one can easily get a high-quality education and enhance their knowledge. Not only live lectures, several e-videos, e-books, but an e-library are also available for the students. They follow the bilateral student communication channel system. Placements are provided on the basis of theoretical and practical knowledge, and companies like global MNCs recruit the students.
•Institute of Distance and open learning (IDOL)-University of Mumbai
Institutions provide creativity and freedom to their students so that they can emerge very well not only theoretically but practically also. Opportunities are provided with the best faculties who guide students to become successful. Distance learning is the best way to sit in a comfortable place and learn a global thing just sitting in one place. Technologies are improvised these days. The institution uses the best technology for their students.
•IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute
It is the best course in the management stream, approved by the AICTE. It has a world-class learning program system known as EDUGENIE, which gives the freedom of learning anytime anyone can learn despite being anywhere. Learning schedules, videos, study materials are so well prepared and made available for the students. It benefits the students in the most feasible way.
•Sikkim Manipal University
It is one of the leading institutes for distance education in BBA, MBA, etc. For those who cannot attend live lectures, it comes with a solution for those willing learners with the help of the technology name EDUNXT. The learning portal is open 24x7, students can join live lectures, record videos, chat with faculties and communicate (weekly with mentors) regarding their studies. A student dashboard is also available.
•Acharya Nagarjuna University
ANU has adopted a system i.e. learner-centred and theory of continuous learning. There is no limit to time to learn. It offers courses like B.A, MBA, BBA, BSc, MSc, in several streams. Facilities are of doctorate level, they are readily available for the students and highly dedicated to academics and knowledge.
LPU has its own way to connect to its learners. They have highly developed LPU E-connect, any time anywhere, secure e-learning platforms for their students. University allots ID and passwords to their respective students, one can use credentials to login and utilize the technology to learn 24x7, whenever the time is feasible, all the student's queries will be sorted by the faculties in a practical and theoretical way. They can record their classes and watch them later when they want.
In this time of pandemic, and isolation, e-learning platforms are working as a boon to the education system all over the world, these deemed Universities are trying their best to provide services for the learners.
By Mithila Rathod
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