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List of approved Distance Education universities in India
Distance learning institutes in India have witnessed a remarkable rise in student enrolment crossing the 10 million mark. While experts in the distance and online education domain agree that this mode is amongst the best to increase the gross enrolment ratio in higher education (30 percent by 2020), it is the quality aspect in offering such courses which is of prime concern. Hence Careers360 is bringing to you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India .
In accordance with the directions of the Central Government in December 2012, the responsibility of undertaking the regulatory functions of the Distance Education has been transferred from Distance Education Council (DEC) to University Grants Commission (UGC). Thus, UGC is the sole regulating body in the country for distance education and it has been granting approval to the institutes to offer courses that must follow certain standards and guidelines.
While choosing the institute for distance education, you must keep in mind to select the approved ones. For that, having a list of approved Distance Education universities in India is necessary.
We have prepared the list of approved Distance Education universities in India that follow a three-tier process; that of scanning institutional information comprising infrastructure, faculty, delivery system, student support system etc; visit to institutions by experts; and approval of programs evaluated for content, quality and self-instructional nature of the course. We have also enlisted ‘Fake Universities’ as per UGC, click here to check the list.
The following table gives you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India (as on 5 May, 2015):