Top 5 Distance Learning & Education Universities in India

Universities in IndiaIndia provokes variety of distance education offering universities. These distance education universities provide the amazing and innovative online educational courses at affordable rates. Distance education is that mode of learning acquired by means of internet through different universities. The top five indian distance education universities are as follows

  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University

Indira Gandhi National Open University is one of the biggest universities in India. It is the most famous university. The university provides online courses for most of its courses. These online courses are available at very cheap rates. This university has attained number one position for offering the most detailed online courses.


Undergraduate Courses: Arts, Engineering, Science and Information Technology

Postgraduate Courses: Diploma in management, marketing and development of rural areas

Semester Dues: Following the fee structure for online courses here

  • For diploma program the fee per semester is Rs 12,500.
  • For degree program, the fee per semester is Rs 25000.
  1. Annamalai Universitylogo-Annamalai-University


Annamalai University was established in 1929 and is rated as second best for offering the distance education programs. There are 49 different departments covering different educational fields.


The online courses offered by this university are

  • Diploma in Fashion Designing
  • Textile Designing
  • Interior Designing
  • Subjects regarding management i.e. hotel, retail

Semester dues: Following are the semester dues for online courses

  • Application fee is Rs 2500. For undergraduate diploma programs the semester fee is Rs 2000. For certification the semester fee is Rs 1000.
  • The fee for undergraduate course is Rs 2000 per course.
  1. Osmania UniversityOsmania University-logo


Osmania University was founded in 1918. This university is seventh oldest university in India. It is the oldest university which is offering distance education. The university seeks up quality and excellence from their online courses.


Following are the online courses which are offered by the university

  • Masters of information system
  • Diploma in Bio – informatics
  • Diploma in insurance and risk

Semester Dues: Given below is the fee structure of online courses

  • For diploma in master programs, the cost of each course is Rs 250.
  • For diploma in computer courses the fee per semester course is Rs 250.
  • The fee of diploma in bioinformatics is Rs 100.
  1. University of MadrasUniversity_of_Madras


University of Madras was found by British in 1857. The university is running on the lines of London University. It is the number one university which is offering best and professional distance education.


The courses of distance education offered by University of Madras are

  • Diploma in various subjects of Biochemistry, criminology, botany
  • Diploma in geology and economics

Semester Dues: Given below is the fee structure for online courses at University of Madras

  • For post graduate master in mathematics the semester fee is Rs 4150.
  • For online masters in psychology the semester fee is Rs 6550.
  • For business online programs the semester fee is Rs 8000.
  1. Mahatma Gandhi UniversityMahatma_Gandhi_University_emblem


Mahatma Gandhi University was established in 1983. There are eighteen colleges which are affiliated by this university. It is one of the best universities of India who are offering distance education courses.


Following online courses are available in this university

  • Undergraduate courses of BA, LLB, BBA and BSC.
  • Postgraduate courses of masters in arts, economics and biotechnology.

Semester Dues:

Given below is the fee structure for online courses offered at Mahatma Gandhi University

  • For undergraduate subjects the semester fee per credit is Rs 5000.
  • For postgraduate subjects, the semester fee per credit is Rs 8000.

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