Top Distance Education Universities of India

Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024

Distance Education universities in India have experienced a remarkable hike in the number of enrollment by students. This is a good sign; things are improving and growing effectively for higher education and its importance.

The advantage of distance education is flexibility with it; you can study along with your work. And, this is not limited with a particular course or certifications; you have a range of courses available. The IT and management programs of Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE) have best curriculum among all.

There are so many fake and fraud universities in India, so better to save your future, money and time with such illegal universities. The Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education programs are really effective among. You can find a perfect course for your interest and career growth.

You can refer this state wise list of distance education universities in India recognized by UGC of India from the year 2016-17 onward. Students are advisable to get admission in any of these recognized universities.


  • Andhra University
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth
  • Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • Sri Padmavati Mahila Vishwavidyalayam
  • Rayalaseema University
  • Sri Venkateswara University


  • Rajiv Gandhi University


  • Tezpur University
  • Assam Down Town University
  • Dibrugarh University
  • Assam Don Bosco University
  • Gauhati University
  • Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open


  • Magadh University
  • Lalit Narayan Mithila University
  • Nalanda Open University


  • Pt. Sundarlal Sharma Open University
  • MATS University, Raipur
  • Dr C.V. Raman University, Kota


  • Institute of Rail Transport
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  • University of Delhi
  • All India Management Association
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthana
  • TECNIA Institute of Advanced Studies
  • TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
  • Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi


  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University


  • Kurukshetra University
  • Maharshi Dayanand University
  • Guru Jambeshwar University of Science & Technology
  • Choudhry Devi Lal University, Haryana


  • University of Kashmir
  • University of Jammu


  • IFIM Business School
  • Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
  • National Law School of India University
  • Kuvempu University, Karnataka
  • Bangalore University


  • Kannur University
  • University of Calicut
  • University of Kerala


  • Indian Institute of Materials Management
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Dnyangangotri
  • University of Mumbai
  • Welingkar Institute of Management, Research & Development
  • Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth
  • MIT School of Distance Education
  • Shivaji University
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
  • Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University
  • International Institution for Population Sciences (IIPS)


  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
  • Jiwaji University
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
  • Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya
  • Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya
  • Barkatullah University
  • Awadhesh Pratap Singh University
  • Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya


  • Asian School of Business Management
  • Utkal University
  • Odisha State Open University, Odisha
  • Fakir Mohan University
  • North Orissa University


  • Pondicherry University


  • Lovely Professional University
  • Punjab University
  • Punjabi University
  • I.K. Gujaral Punjab Technical University
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology


  • Vardhman Mahaveer Open University
  • Suresh Gyan Vihar University
  • Jagannath University
  • Jaipur National University
  • Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University
  • Jain vishva Bharti Institute, Rajasthan



  • Tamil Nadu Open University
  • Tamil University
  • Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
  • Mother Teresa Women's University
  • Sastra University


  • National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)
  • The English and Foreign Languages University
  • ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
  • Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
  • University of Hyderabad
  • National Academy of Legal Studies & Research University
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Kakatiya University


  • Tripura University
  • ICFAI Tripura


  • U.P Rajarshi Tandon Open University
  • Swami Vivekanand Subharti University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Integral University
  • Dayal Bagh Educational Institute
  • IMT Distance and Open Learning , Ghaziabad


  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  • Uttarakhand Open University
  • Dev Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Uttrakhand
  • Institution of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)


  • University of Kalyani
  • Netaji Subhas Open University
  • Vidyasagar University
  • Rabindra Bharati University
  • University of Burdwan
  • University North Benagal

Distance education has a better future and importance in India. The distance education universities in India are growing rapidly.