Distance Learning (Correspondence) Top 10 Best Universities in India

If you want to get Degree without living your job or without attending College, distance education or correspondence course is best option for you. The Degree from open university is not as effective as regular full time course Degree, but it can help you to some extent. Here is the information of some well known universities of India for Distance education.

1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) – Right Now IGNOU is the largest and most popular university in India for distance learning courses and certificates courses. It offers largest numbers of courses including MBA and MCA. Some courses of IGNOU requires to attain few class room session also. For most of the subject or stream candidate need not to go through any entrance test, but some courses like MBA and MCA, candidates need to clear entrance test. The fee is low, MCA in IGNOU will cost a max of Rs. 32000.00 (approximate), Payable in installment of close to Rs. 5000.00, half yearly. Overall, the quality of education by IGNOU is low, IGNOU has still a long way to go. Get more detail about IGNOU at www.ignou.ac.in

2. Annamalai University– Popular courses at Distance Learning Courses at Annamalai University are M.B.A courses, M.Phil courses, Hotel Management Studies, Fashion Design Studies, I.T Programmes, Health Science Programmes. All the programmes of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi.

Contact Info-

Annamalai Nagar – 608 002
Tamil Nadu
t : 91 – 4144 – 238248/263/796
f : 91 – 4144 – 238080
e : info@annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
w : www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
v : +91 – 4144 – 237356/237357
/237358/237359 (Voice-net)

3. Osmania University– Ever since the Osmania University established the Centre for Distance Education, the Centre has witnessed phenomenal growth and emerged as a pioneering institution in the field of Distance Education, with potential for excellence. Candidates from all over India will be admitted without age and area restriction and without any entrance test [Except for MBA & MCA ]provided they fulfill the requisite conditions of eligibility to various courses.

4. Sikkim Manipal University– The courses include Master degree programs, Bachelor degree programs, Diploma and Post Graduate diploma programs, both in Information Technology and Management category.

5. NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (NOU)– The Nalanda Open University is the only University in the State of Bihar meant for imparting learning exclusively through the system of distance education.

Nalanda Open University Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001, Bihar, India

6. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning(SCDL) , Pune – Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning(SCDL) is a centre of excellence offering quality Distance Education.

7. Karnataka Open University – Total Enrollment in the year 2000 were 27231; Enrollments in 2004 are over 30,000 students

8. University of Madras Institute of Distance Education (University of Madras IDE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu

9. Mahatma Gandhi University – School of Distance Education, Kottayam, Kerala

10. ICFAI University – A number of educational programs are offered in management, finance, banking, insurance, accounting, law, information technology, arts, commerce, education and science and technology at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels on full-time campus and flexible learning formats. Examinations are conducted at over 168 test centers all over India, four times a year. The University has no study centers outside the authorized jurisdictions.

Some other-

Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade – Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade (IICT), Lucknow offer autonomous 2 year MBA (Foreign Trade) ,MBA (Finance ),MBA (Marketing),MBA (HRD),MBA (Pharma Marketing ),MBA (Tourism ),MBA (Software Marketing ),MBA (Hospital Management),MBA (Insurance management), MBA (Banking) ,MBA (IT),MBA (Operations Management),1 year Post graduate Diploma / 6 month Advance Diploma and 4 month Diploma , through correspondence / Distance Education,

Comments (132)

  1. neeraj says:

    please let me know about IICT lucknow university for executive mba

  2. alok tewari says:

    i am interested in a supplychain/materials management course.pl help.

    alok tewari

  3. balaji says:

    can u tell me the ranking of mba distance education of Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu. i thought its one of the top 10. pl. clarify.

  4. nazli hasnain says:

    Does madurai kamraj university provide MBA (INDUSTRY INTEGRATED) as a distance learning education ?

  5. bindu says:

    in top 10 list Bharathiar university is there or not?

  6. Muthu says:

    I am willing to do BBA in your university

  7. sunita says:

    1.) please tell me about jaipur national
    university. I want to do research in
    information tecnology.
    Is this university in valid for me.
    2.) Is a P.hd. person elegible for guide
    before five yearfrom P.hd. award.

  8. vikram says:

    plz suggest me which collage let me chose for mba correspondance/distance learning.

  9. Nisha pal says:

    could u plz tell something about M.Phil.?

  10. janaki says:

    please give me some idea about msc vis com in distance education and which univ provides this course in correspondence

  11. ANAMIKA SAHA says:

    want to know about ICFAI’S M.COM in correspondance/ distance larning

  12. DIN says:

    is it worth doing Madras university distance learning degree programme -BBA.

  13. jigyasu says:

    all above courses are merely fake…..minting money is the only concern…..be careful guys….only go for a university degree

  14. Wasala says:

    Please let me know best distance learning university of India for MBA.

  15. Ramapati Chakraborty says:

    could u plz tell how to study on correspondence system & list of indian university who are provide courses about diploma/degree.?

  16. Abhinav Singh says:

    dear please tell me about Panjab Technical University (PTU) for MCA in Distance learning.

  17. Harjinder Singh says:

    Subject: Regarding MBA(correspondance) in operation management

    Repected Sir/Madam

    My name is Harjinder singh. I had completed graduation(B-Pharmacy) in may 2006. I am working as production officer in pharma company from last three years.Now I am interested in MBA so please give me information regarding MBA (correspondance) in production or operation management aboute fee structure,duration of time, admission procedure,examination centre and any relaxation in time based on experience in production on my mail ID – harjinder_bhaini2@rediffmail.com.

    Harjinder Singh

  18. gagan says:

    i wnt 2 knw abt d top universities for MCA through distance learning!!!!
    cn u mail me the same!!! once!!!

  19. imran samani says:

    can you tell abt alagappa university. would it be better for MBA

  20. sushil kumar says:

    plz tell me name of the university which provide master in social work in distance leanring mode

  21. POONAM says:


  22. Bharat Chandra Mahal says:

    I am a commerce gratuate. I want to do distance MBA under PTU is it right or pls tell me from which University is more preforable for me in distance learning

  23. shivani dadwal says:

    hi iam want to know that which university is best for me to do degree for journalism

  24. sanjay agarwal says:

    PLS tell me from which university i can do MCA through Distance Learning.

  25. Isteyak Ahmad says:

    dear sir,
    please give me the name of the university
    from which i can take admission in B.tech
    through distance education mode????????

  26. PRAVEEN SINGH says:

    Dear Sir
    Please advise me name of university which would suitable for working executives ( Armed Forces Officer ) to perssue correspondence course of MBA in either Aviation Management or HRM

    requesting e-mail liveheart_01@yahoo.com

  27. raj says:

    i m willing to do mba could anyone tell me which university is best all above.plzzzzzzz reply

  28. sudip says:


  29. subeen singh says:

    dear sir/ madam ,
    my self subeen singh from alwar rajsthan my qualification is 10+2 with pcm . now iam doing the job due to family problem ,i want to continued my study .
    so please give me some detail which courses are best for my futer .

  30. mohit maheshwari says:

    i want to know that what is the rank of punjab technical universitie,jalandhar for distance mba.

  31. ankit says:

    plz suggest me which collage let me chose for mba correspondance/distance learning.

  32. Krishan Gopal Munshi says:

    dear sir
    i want to do mba from distance learning university. plz.tell me about best university..
    I have completed my m.com.Now i working in hitech solutions (delhi)from Six month…

  33. sonali says:

    i will do masters in fashion management through distance learning from annamalai university.

  34. please send to list of distance education for purpose of franchiese. university Study for(BCA, MCA, B.A, M.A, B.Com, M.Com, B.sc,M.Sc, And computer diploma course)
    Pleaze send to details :
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  35. Univ says:

    Annamalai University is a very popular distance education in India.

  36. upendra says:

    Subject: Regarding BE chemical eng(correspondance)

    Repected Sir/Madam

    My name is upendra. I had completed graduation(Bsc chemistry) in may 2006. I am working as Safety officer in construcation company from last three years.Now I am interested in BE chemical eng so please give me information regarding BE (correspondance) in Chemical engeeni aboute fee structure,duration of time, admission procedure,examination centre and any relaxation in time based on experience in production on my mail ID – uppu.26@gmail.com.


  37. Suganya says:

    Dear Sir,
    i completed my bsc(computer sci) in 2008. Nw i like to do mba in correspondence
    Please advise me a best university and best brach under mba.i’m interested in financial & marketing developement.
    pls reply

  38. Manita Sharma says:

    I am completing my MSW this year.Further i want to do M.Phil in social work from distance education.Please guide for the right choise and the admission procedures.

  39. i mean there is institute by the name nibm in south-ex, address is e-20, south ex , near levis store , new-delhi , is it recognised by govt of india or not plz let me know ,
    contact number -9818259060,(abhijit)

  40. can u plz let me know about nibm institute in delhi southex e=20

  41. Deepa Yadav says:

    Dear Sir,

    Plz tell me the name of some good universities which provide correspondace MSW course.

  42. kuldeep says:

    Dear Sir
    would you like to let me know about more program M.B.A. and also its fee

  43. Sunil Chauhan says:

    Is sikkim manipal UGC , Dec approveled or not

  44. Sathish says:

    Can you pls let me about IGNOU university to do my MBA or even Annamalai University. I am working and cannot do a regular course and hence opting for correspodance. I would prefer crash classes if any on Sunday as I am have 6 days a week.

    Pls send your valuable reply asap.

  45. ashish sharma says:

    admasion from iase uni. in BA

  46. Santosh says:

    Can i know the top institutes for pursuing MS in distance mode

  47. rajnish raj says:


  48. karna says:

    can any one inform me when IGNOU is going to conduct entrance test for MBA through distance mode……

  49. Prakash says:

    can i know the top institutes in delhi for mba (only in distance education) Please send full profile

  50. rajit says:

    can u tell me what is the last date of filling MCA forms session 2010(new admissions)
    universities-sikkim manipal university,symboises university,annamalai university,maharshi dayanand university.
    plz send info as soon as possible

  51. arvind sharma says:

    sir, i want to know about vinayaka mission university for its distance education program.getting certificate from this universityis valueable or not for future aspect. plz sir send me some information about this university by mail

  52. DEEPAK SINHA says:


  53. k. sanjay says:

    sir please tell that B.ed admisson in bharatiy shiksha parishad up, that is best to me in our maharashtra yes or no

  54. anchal says:

    hi m student of sikkim manipal university m study in smu bsc it what will do

  55. ROHIT BIJALWAN says:

    hiiiiii.i am graduate…………i want to do MSW through correspondence.please let me know some good institutes where i can apply……….
    warm regards

  56. tashi says:

    dear sir/madam,
    i am comerce graduate and working in one of the manufacturing company since 2007, and i am planning to upgrade my qualification.does it possible to do my study through online.what are the requirmentin doing distance education in MBA(Finance), does it recognize by other institute/co.

  57. rahul soni says:

    can i done mba from ignou in a majour specialisation eg finanace or banking

  58. rahul soni says:

    what specialiasation provided by the ignou for distance learning.

  59. jayesh says:

    I want to information of CDAC…and also civil engg.

  60. suneethi says:

    I have completed my B. A (Hindi) from Bhasha Praveen Examination of Karnataka Mahila Hindi Prachar Seva Samithi, Bangalore, It is equivalent to degree. Can I do M.A (Public Administration.

  61. vandna says:

    i want to know the that what is the rank of Madurai Kamraj University for distance MBA.

  62. vandna says:

    I want to know the that what is the rank of Madurai Kamraj University for the distance MBA

  63. Soumya Subhra Gupta says:

    i want to do mba in correspondence. can you please inform me what position does indian school of business management holds

  64. Mustafiz Ghalib says:

    i am interested to study for health & environment safety.please help me ASAP. as i am working in Saudi Arabi. hope i will get reply soon.thanks

  65. Mustafiz Ghalib says:

    i am interested to study for health & environment safety.please help me ASAP. as i am working in Saudi Arabia. hope i will get reply soon.thanks

  66. could u tell me about d information about d B.SC. IT correspondence course n with it i wanna do something new along with these courses such that Cyber Security , and some networking related corses.plzzzz tell me the whole informaion with whole fee structure
    i’ll b very thankful

  67. salu t says:

    is sikkim manipal is good for distance education in mba

  68. Komal says:

    I wanna do Correspondence MBA..but i don wanna do diploma course, i wanna get MBA Degree.
    So Plz let me know, for which institute i shud go for?
    Tell me the details with fee structure.


  69. Netha says:

    Then, wat about IIBMS. is it a fake institute?

  70. Respected, sir. I have 12th with pcm and i want make my career in the field of COMPUTER HARDWARE NETWORKING ENGINEERING, and for that i am doing Diploma in hardware networking. But i want also do degree for add value in it. So can you please tell me that which B.SC DEGREE CORRESPONDENCE IN GOOD ME for me the career in this field? Please reply as soon possible. Thankyou

  71. darshan says:

    i want to do part time management course i have done m.com. i am looking for maharshi dayanand university and mumbai university. which university is good for part time management course. mdu rohtak provide lateral entry for post graduate student.
    but quality wise which university is good?

  72. Jignesh G Koshti says:

    Dear Sir,
    I need to do Correspondence MBA..but i dont wont to do diploma course,as such i am having diploma degree, i want to get MBA Degree.
    So Plz let me know, for which institute/university i should go for?
    Tell me the details with fee structure.

    Best Regards
    Jignesh Koshti

  73. prashant shukla says:

    i am IT proffesional& needed to do correspondence MBA (IT).plz let me know who is the best university with fee structure.

    Thanks & Regards
    Prashant SHUKLA

  74. Dr. Abu Hasan Sheikh,b.ed,m-com,m-phil,Ph.d says:

    dear all

    i think so above presented are good universities but some good universities like maduai kamaraj univ,Bharithiar University,and many other are omitted.

  75. Mustafiz Ghalib says:

    I willing to study in health &environment safety so if there is 3 year diploma in the related field through correspondence please inform me via mail. Thanks.

  76. Anand says:

    I working in one of the manufacturing company since 2007 HR depat,i am PGDM(IR&PM)& I wantUpgrade my qualification, so i am doing distance education in MBA(hr)or MSW, plz advies me.

  77. latha says:

    I have completed b.com in 2009.I wanna do mba in correspondence.plz advise me a best universities and best branch under mba.tell me the details with fee structure.thanks.

  78. latha says:


    I have completed b.com in 2009.I wanna do mba in correspondence.plz advise me a best universities and best branch under mba.tell me the details with fee structure.thanks.

  79. amit kumar pant says:

    I have post graduate I want to do mba in correspondence. Pls give me details with fee structure

  80. sadhan murmu says:

    is vinayak mission universities ugc granted

  81. spurti says:

    in top 10 list alagappa university is there or not?I m wishing to do MBA correspondecne from this univercity?

    and what about amety univercity aslo?

  82. Zain says:

    i have degree in science bzc and 10+2 with bi,p,c i want to do mca from OSmania hyderabad distance and i didn’t write i-cet also is it possible to do mca from osmania distance, kindly advice asap.

  83. Pankaj says:

    i would like to do P.hd in finance so plz give me the guidance about P.hd Programme.



  84. ranjit narayan jadhav says:

    Dear Sir/madam

    iam inersted to do M.A.english ( honur)

    please giude me.


  85. ranjit narayan jadhav says:


    i am intersted to do M.A. english

    please tell me related universsites


  86. Hemalatha says:

    Hello Sir/Madam

    I have done Diploma in CS 3 years. I wanted to do MCA now, can you you please suggest which unniversity offers it. But Anna University is a best one too. But that is not present in the list.


  87. hello, i have done bcom and 3 year computer deploma from accp aptech. and i want to do mba it form distence learning. pls give me suggestion.

    pradeep kandpal

  88. hello,sir

    i have done bcom and 3 year computer deploma from accp aptech. and i want to do mba it form distence learning. pls give me suggestion.

    pankaj singh negi

  89. Arjun Mayekar says:

    Sir, i have done diploma in nursing. & has 4yrs 9mnt expirence. I want to do Bsc in occupational health nursing (correspondance). is there any collage near Goa. Also tell me about fees & duration.
    Thank you

  90. chandansingh says:

    i have done bca from ignou. can i get best job

  91. patel paras natvarlal says:

    i want to study in MCA as an Externasl Student. Suggest me about universuty or institutes which should be approved or available in foreign country. i mean , is there any university which is approved in foreign country like america , canada , britain for what i can study living in india.

  92. meena says:

    i want to study MCA in correspondence pls help me which university s best. In IIBM they provide certificate like regular whether it s gud institute ah tat certificates r worth ? pls guide me.

  93. Ambica Singh says:

    Can you provide me the Census of calculation for Distance Learning (Correspondence) Top 10 Best Universities in India by latest/for 2010.

  94. sreejesh says:

    I want to study mba in correspondance so please help me which is the best way should i go? i have already done 3 yr diploma in chemical engineering.

    thanking you

  95. Amit Ranjan Singh says:

    i want to that which university is sutabul for

    university should be ugc recognist

    should fee is less

  96. Amit Ranjan Singh says:

    I want to study mba in correspondance

  97. pragnesh says:

    is M.phil through Global open university Nagaland
    In distance mode valid or not?

  98. RAM says:

    Hello, I have done BBA thru correspondence in Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Centre (Bharath University). I understand offlate there are some allegations and Bharath University is disowning the degree certificate issued by them. Can anyone help to throw some more light on this ? Is BBA thru correspondence in Bharath University valid or not ?

  99. vivek sharma says:

    i want study mba in distance education so plz help me which is the best university. and iwant get job early do this.

  100. mahendra says:

    am interested in a shiping manegmet /materials management course.pl help.


  101. muhammed irshad says:

    am searching for doing MBA as a corespondece course so which university shall i take

  102. garima says:

    plz tell me m.sc. it from c. v. raman university through distance mode is recognised by ugc or not?

  103. Was wandering around a few of the (pre?) university forums earlier today, and I thought it was interesting to see that there’s still the same old arguments going on about which uni’s better, NTU vs SMU, blah blah blah.

    I guess I never really thought about it, way back when I applied. I remember that all I knew about SMU was that Stephie was in it and doing well, and it was supposed to be the “ang moh pai” school. Heh. Not very much research done at all! I guess then, as now, I never really believed that which university you chose here would make enough of a difference as to affect what job you were going to get. If you were good, and had the capacity to work for it, you’d do well, and employers would notice that. This is, of course, barring the prestige given to degrees from Oxbridge or the US Ivy League. I somehow doubt that the differences between SMU, NUS and NTU are in that range. (Oh god, and don’t get me started on ‘difference’. That has still yet to be defined to my satisfaction.)

  104. JITHIN.A says:

    plz tell me b.sc IT. it from vinayaka mission university (salem,tamilnadu)through distance mode is recognised by ugc or not?

  105. Labh Singh says:


    I want to study MBA distance Course which university provide easily admission. Plz help me.


    Labh Singh

  106. Dinesh says:

    Dear Sir,

    Please let me know the which University offers Ph.d Courses in Distance learing.

    Please provide me the list of Universities


  107. jitender says:

    I want to study MBA distance course which is the best university that offers this course. Is symbosis distance learning is good. and also tell me about the fee structure.
    Jitender Lamba

  108. Abhijit Bnaerjee says:

    SMU Have any distance learning in Chemical Engineering {B Tech.}I am the final year student of M.Sc EE From SMU. If Chemical Engineering is available then i am elegible for that. kindly inform me.

  109. vikah says:

    i want to know aboutt top universities for MCA through distance learning?

  110. neeraj says:

    plz. tell me Dr.Ambadker open university is UGC approved…

  111. Umar says:

    I’ve done BCA this year and want to do MCA Lateral Entry. Plz tell me which univ is best with fee structure? How is PTU or SMU?

  112. CvS Prasad says:

    I am working at the senior management level as Group Manager in a TATA concern. I am 54 years, I am a science graduate with 2 years Symbiosis PGDBM in operations management.I have 5-6 years of German,Swiss, France work experience.

    I am good at counseling, and can able to bring energy back into their life.

    In next 5-6 years I will be retiring. with my knowledge and human skills I want to work and contribute my bit to the society. Earning is not my motto. Rest of my retirement life I can dedicate to a social cause. I am ready to learn and get ready for that during these 5 years.

    Pl suggest what is suitable

    CvS. Prasad.

  113. amit raj says:

    right now i have done graduation in B.A.Engligh(H). So i want to do MCA in ignou to distance.
    Then can u tell me it better for me or not.

  114. anantha murthy M G says:

    BBA course in ICFAI of Tripura based in Bangalore i would like to join for is it approved be UGC, since whatever the certificate provided by them it should be accepted in Central Goverment, since i am working for Central Government organisation from past 30 years for future promotion and up-gradation i am interested to join for corrospondence couirse in ICFAI Bangalore plz let me know.

    earliest reply is highly solicited,

    thaank u
    anantha murthy M G
    +91 94492 43285

  115. nilofar says:

    plz help me to choose the best univercity for BCA
    is IGNOU or ICFAI plz reply me

  116. subhadra Prasad says:

    i want to do m.A. in Education, ihave already done MEd.Please let me know from where can I do correspondence course . Iam unable to find it in the internet.

  117. jagjit says:

    plz. tell me illam uni. is ugc provid

  118. shweta says:

    hello sir,
    i have complited our bsc it from distance (sikkim manipal university). i want to do mca from distance. it’s good for me. can i get the good job in feature.
    pleaes tell me ..

  119. sahana says:

    pls do inform me about top universities to do MBA in correspondance.

  120. Rakhi says:

    Dear Team,

    I have done M.COM & I Wish to do B.ED. but now all the clleges have filled up teh seats. I have appoched to some cemtre & they have offered to do the courseof B.ED. thru SINGHANIA UNIVERSITY–Rajasthan.

    Pls. guide me should i opt the B.ed. course from this university or not


  121. shekhar says:

    hi kindly let me know which are the good institutes that provide 1 year MBA degree

  122. irfan hameed says:

    i am in saudi iwant to study mba or m.com.

  123. irfan hameed says:

    i am in saudi arabia, intersted to study mba or mcom from arecognise university for my promotion.

  124. Suresh says:

    Hi sir, i did 10 nd HS from board of secondry education madhayabharat gwaliar(M.P). SITE .WWW.bsegwaliar.com
    sir can you tellme is it recognized board nd with this will i join in graduation ?

  125. rituraj bhardwaj says:

    Is vinayaka mission distance learning university , fake university or not?

  126. Byresh says:

    hi, i am an civil enigineering graduate & have a work exp.. in a construction company more than a 4 years now i wanted to purse my higher education through distance learning pls let me know the details of top distance learning institutions.

  127. M.Maqbool Mir says:

    I am very excited to see that SMU is in the top 10 universities. But it is unfortunate for J&K students that they are made to suffer for want of promotion & recruitment for studyingin SMU. Necessary action in this regard may kindly be taken or the matter may please be taken with j & K Govt.School Education Department for the promotion of inservice masters/teacers who passed their PG in EE from this university.

  128. sayantan chatterjee says:

    please tell me the ranking of pinnacle school of business management among distance education college in india offering mba course and the value of the certificate provide by the school.

  129. r.m.rebello says:

    I am interested in M.Phil through distance learning. Please reply.

  130. anoop kumar srivastav says:

    sir ,
    I would like to know that board of secondry education madhya bharat , gwalior , MP is recognized board or not. please reply me.

  131. anoop kumar srivastav says:

    Bhartiya shiksha parishad is fake university for B.ed or not .
    Pls reply me soon.

  132. rohitbhowar says:

    sir i have nt completed my ssc because of accident i was at home for 5 year’s is ther any source to do future mean’s i am interested to work on automobile & marine engine’s am i able to do automobile or marine engeneering pls guide me or suggest any university…

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