To meet satisfactorily the ever-increasing demand for distance learning courses in all across the whole country, the number of institutions offering such programs and degrees too has been growing constantly in most of the major and developing cities of India. At present, there are over 175 distance education institutions in India, which provide a variety of accredited and highly prolific courses in an extensive range of fields and subjects. Among these distance learning institutions, some 30 are of immense nationwide and international repute, and fall under the categories of Open Universities, Open and Distance Learning Institutes (ODLIs), and private online institutes and colleges. Information about these most reputed online institutes and universities of India, is given in other articles of this website, under the similar titles.
Distance Learning Courses in IndiaThe distance education courses in India are provided under the broad categories of the diploma courses, associate degree courses, undergraduate level courses, graduate level courses, post-graduate level courses, and doctoral level courses. Several prestigious institutes of India like IIMs, IITs, ISB (Hyderabad), NMIMS (Mumbai), XLRI (Jamshedpur), IMT (Ghaziabad), etc., also offer some online courses in business management, sciences, and engineering and technology. Thus, distance learning courses are definitely great boon to all busy students, working professionals, and occupied businessmen, in diverse fields of business, profession, and service.
The following are the most common and popular fields or subjects for recognized distance learning courses in india:
Diverse disciplines of Engineering and Technology; all Science subjects; Arts and Humanities subjects; Accounts and Commerce; Social Sciences; some streams of Medical science; Industrial Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship; Distribution and Supply Chain; Sales and Marketing; Human Resource Management; Business Management; Clerical, Secretarial, and Administration; Business and Commerce; e-Business; Health and Nutrition; Healthcare and Medicine; Insurance; Pharmacy; Nursing; Medical Assisting; Hospital Administration; Pharmaceuticals; Biotechnology; Genetics; Industrial and Public Relations; Advertising; International Business; Global Logistics; Law and Criminal Justice; Education and Teaching; Journalism and Mass Communication; Media; Entertainment Media; Sports; Fashion; Internet and Multimedia; Animation; Telecommunication; Information Technology; Computer Hardware and Software; Culinary and Hospitality; Travel and Tourism; Languages and Literature; Religious Studies; Music; Scientific Research; Banking and Finance; Vocational and Professional Training; Fine Art and Design; Horticulture; Floriculture; and various other scientific, technical, and non-technical fields.