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Top Online Universities in India

Online programs are getting popular in India with each passing day. It gives huge flexibility to people who want to study for higher degrees while continuing their work. The last few years have seen formation of number of online universities in India. Universities that were operating, solely, as distance learning institutions have taken the online route for the benefit of computer savvy population.

Top online universities in India

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

As per a recent survey conducted by a reputed publication house, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is the best online university in the country in terms of learning experience. It is the largest institute in India for education through correspondence mode. The institute is recognized by the Distance Education Council, Government of India. It was founded in the year 2001 and within this short duration, SCDL has reached to 48 countries and is one of the hottest destinations of distance learning in the country.

Subjects offered by SCDL

The institute offers course at certificate, diploma, graduate and post graduate level. Some of the subjects are Business Administration, International Business, HR Management, Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship Development, English Language Teaching, Creative Writing, Cyber Laws etc.

Sikkim Manipal University

This is another university which is known for its providing good quality of education. Besides having study centres all across India, SMU makes huge use of online mode. It offers wide range of courses in various disciplines.

Subjects offered- Some of the most sought after courses are Journalism and Mass Communication, Allied Health Sciences, Information Technology, Apparel & Fashion Design, Commerce, Biotechnology, Hospitality etc. SMU also has overseas in 20 countries.

Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

IGNOU is the largest Open University in the world in terms of number of students registered with it. The university was established in the year 1985 for providing higher education opportunities to disadvantaged sections of society. It has study centres all across India and some in foreign locations as well. Though majority of the courses are offered through correspondence mode, the university is picking up with modern technology. Now a good number of programs are also conducted through online mode as well.

Subjects offered- IGNOU has more than 20 schools that conduct around 1100 courses at certificate, undergraduate and post graduate level. The best part about IGNOU is that course structure is of high quality as it is prepared under the guidance of highly experienced teachers of national and international repute. Please refer to the official website of the university for detailed information about different programs conducted by it.

IMT (Centre of Distance Learning)

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad is one of the top management institutes in India. Its distance education wing - Centre for Distance Learning is also ranked highly for providing high quality of education. It is basically an institute that offers management education. You can choose from around 10 business administration courses.

Some other offering online universities in India are UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Netaji Subhas Open University, Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University, University of Mumbai (IDOL), etc.

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