Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

For Most Promising Distance Education! Join These 5 Universities!

Due to changing times,there is a shift of trend in the education sector. As you can find more and more corporate employees completing their educational thirst by enrolling for a distance education program. This has caused even the top universities like Symbiosis, Kerala University, Annamalai University, etc. to come up with distance education programs. These are designed in such a way that they help students in skill enhancement, with the ease to learn the program in a convenient manner.

Your reason to choose distance education can vary such as finances, time or difficulty to commute to a far-off place. But this list will help everyone in choosing the best university for distance education.

We have compiled twoseparate lists one for the top 5 universities for MBA in distance education and one which shows the universities which offer off-beat programs in distance mode.

So, instead of checking at multiple websites, just go through the article below and find out more about the trends of distance education, new courses etc.

Top 5 MBA universities offering MBA program in regular and distance education mode

MBA being the most famous program as it can be pursued irrespective of your graduation subjects and is always demanded. Check out the list of best universities for MBA.

  1. Symbiosis centre of Distance Learning, Pune:Topping the list, Symbiosis is known for its quality MBA program both in regular and distance education mode. Some quality programs offered by the institute are Post Graduate Diploma/Diploma/certificate course in Business Management, International Business, Banking and Finance, Supply chain management, customer relations management.
  2. Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU, New Delhi: World’s largest Open University offers diverse kinds of programs and has served more than 35 lakh students. Its distance education MBA program is the most “demanded” program. Total course fee is just INR 31, 500 and it further gets broken down for each semester. The specializations it offers are Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management and Financial Markets Practice. These programs can be pursued easily in both regular as well as distance education programs.
  3. Kerala University or University of Kerala: In north IGNOU is famous and if you move towards south Kerala University has banged no. 1 rank for its quality distance education programs. It’s MBA programs are customised so that you can do evening classes, weekend, full time or part time classes for completing your MBA degree. One unique specialization you can find in Kerala University is MBA Travel and Tourism, which makes people from all over India travel to the coast and enrol for the program. Since this program has received high recognition from Government, so more students are enrolling every year in this program. Other MBA specializations offered by University of Kerala are Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Systems operation. The seats are limited though so best to apply the earliest and study well for the entrance test.
  4. Sikkim Manipal University, SMU: With ISO 9001:2000 certification received SMU’s MBA programs are also in huge demand. SMU offers specialization in Marketing management, information systems management, human resource and finance management sectors. Per semester fee comes to be around INR 18,250.
  5. Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu: Annamalai University is a brand name for distance education in MBA as well as other offbeat courses Retail Management, Twinning program, program on health science, etc. MBA program has got approval from Distance Education Council, New Delhi so one can be sure of the quality education in distance education. MBA specialization is offered in E.Business, International Business, Human Resource, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Information Management and Hospital Management. The medium of instruction is English or Tamil and course fee comes to be around 12- 13K per year.

Top 5 Universities offering off beat courses

Off-beat courses aredistinct unique courses offered by various universities. These courses are generally certificate course or PG diploma courses. The duration of the course can vary between 3-6 months and max can go up to a year. Some of the offbeat courses like Spa management, tea tasting, art & design, adolescent health course, adult education, etc.

  1. University of Kerala: A unique specialization of Masters in Visual Arts (History & Painting) is offered only at Raja Ravi VermaCentre for Excellence for Visual arts.
  2. IGNOU, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi Open University offers a plethora of courses which are related to health and non- formal education streams likecourses in adult education, acupuncture, business skills, etc. These courses are certificate programs and can help you in finding better jobs. Studies pertaining to diabetes mellitus, cyber law, consumer protection, distance education, district health management are also offered at IGNOU.
  3. YCMOU, (YashwantraoChavanMaharashtra Open University) Maharashtra:Being one of the oldest universities offering education through distance learning courses, YCMOU offers certificate programs like language certificate in (French/German/Arabic), beauty parlour management, tailoring etc. Diploma courses such as Saloon techniques, interior design and decoration, animation etc can be opted. All programs as mentioned are quite different from the regular programs offered at various colleges/universities.
  4. NOU (Nalanda Open University), Bihar: University has been known for some of the quality certificate courses offered in distance mode, some prominent courses include abolition of child labour, artificial insemination & minor veterinary services, child and women rights, Christian studies, Hindu studies, clinical dental techniques, floriculture technology, Maithili language, etc. These certificate programs hold importance as they are duly approved by Govt. of India.
  5. KSOU (Karnataka State Open University), Karnataka: Along with Annamalai University KSOU has a fair share of students who are pursuing some of the prominent certificate courses such as language course in Kannada, course in Library & Information science, Marketing Management, Nursery management. These courses can help students get a better job as their sole purpose is to enhance your skills.

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