Supported by the Government of India as well as the state governments, the country is home to both public and private universities. In addition, there are many private universities that are supported by different societies and bodies. Universities in India are controlled and recognized by the UGC.

Universities in India are controlled and recognized by the UGC or University Grants Commission. Over and above, there are sixteen professional councils monitoring various aspects of coordination and accreditation. Universities are judged in terms of recognition, ambiance, infrastructure, placement assistance etc. Your marks are also a determining factor when it comes to seek admission in universities of India.

There are three kinds of universities that the students can opt from while planning their higher education. Universities can be divided into three categories, namely: Central, Deemed and Open universities.

1. Central Universities are the ones that are set up by the Department of Higher Education, usually through the act of the Parliament.

2. A Deemed University on the other hand has an autonomous status and is granted by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s Department of Higher Education. Autonomy means the university will have full freedom to chalk out its own syllabus, eligibility for admission, fees and other rules and regulations for the students.

3. Open Universities are the ones that facilitate distance learning for students. Both undergraduate as well as postgraduate degrees are offered by these universities.

Under Graduation Degree

Distance learning has become a suitable alternative, if not a replacement for the traditional forms of education. This format has found a lot of favor with teachers and students alike due to the convenience as well as the flexibility that it offers to the both the parties. Prestigious universities throughout India as well as abroad are catching on with the trend and introducing distance learning courses in their curriculum to facilitate students from far and wide to gain knowledge outside the classroom. As this form of education does not require the students to attend full fledged lectures in classrooms, working professionals can get themselves enrolled for the courses without having to quit their current jobs. An internet connection is all that the student requires and commitment towards the subject for the successful completion of the courses.

Take a look at the list below to have a better idea regarding the distance education courses offered by the universities in India:

Post Graduation Degree

The reason why distance learning has become so popular is the fact that it provides the option of education without being confined within the four walls of the classrooms. In case there are working individuals who are interested in going for higher studies and want to carry on with their professional lives as well, distance learning is the perfect choice they can make. Take a look at the table below that provides information about the various open universities in India and the Post Graduate degrees they offer.A post graduation degree (M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.B.A and M.C.A, M.Phil, and PhD) in any subject can be pursued only after the students have completed the graduation or B.A degrees in the relevant subjects. Opting for a post graduation course is definitely a good idea because it adds to the knowledge base of the students besides giving them an added advantage in the job market. PG courses are available for Arts, Commerce as well as the Science subjects and they can be pursued through traditional forms of education as well as distance learning.


  • Universities-Proposed Associates to select from
  • Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM)
  • Chandra Mohan Jha University (CMJ)
  • Jaipur National University (JNU)
  • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)
  • Manonmaniam Sunderanar University (MSU)
  • Singhania University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU)
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, Jabalpur –MP