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Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India

Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India

Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India

Distance Education, is one of the most famous choices for the students living everywhere on the planet and especially for the students, who cannot afford and pursue the regular classroom education due to several factors. To help them finding the correct Institutes of distance education, we’ve appeared up with the LATEST ranking list Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India of 2016.

Being pioneers in ranking Distance Education Institutes in India, we aimed to fine-tune parameters along with worth accorded to every Institute to bring you even faster to the true standing of the Top Distance Education Universities in India.

Powered by its high student strength and infrastructure, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) retains its numero uno position among the different Top top Distance Education Universities in India though a major factor for that gives it a unique status as the only central open institute in the countryside. Today Indira Gandhi National open University claims to be the best and top rated distance learning university in India that was established in 1985. Today it has more than 4 million national and international students making it the greatest university in India.

Indira Gandhi National open University

YCMOU, Nashik; IMT-CDL, Ghaziabad, and SMU, Gangtok own the next spots of highly rated Distance Learning Universities in India in spite of being very different in character. As YCMOU, the state open university of Maharashtra is large like IGNOU specializing in delivering niche programs for several not-so-far-reached segments, IMT-CDL is largely focused on delivering management programs leveraging on its strong lineage in the field and advanced techniques of delivery.

According to close on IMT-CDL’s heels is SCDL, Pune, another private player known for its MBA-equivalent program, which has changed significantly within the last few years.

Ranking Methodology

Ranking Methodology

The institutes in India offering distance learning programs and online courses add to 198, of which we found that there are 28 institutes for which there is no clearness on the credit status, as we cross-checked with the Distance Education Council (DEC) database. Thus, our universe was limited to 170 that are currently offering distance education programs.

Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India of 2016 rankings

Given the type of academic working and need of adequate data with the DEC as also the information available in the public domain. We have short-listed 50 institutions this year by student enrollment data as well as by an online survey that got us over 1200 unique responses.

We then sent messages to these 50 institutions and also visited excellent institutes and study centers to develop a strong database. Meant to the institute’s acknowledgments, secondary stuff such as Executive website, Annual Reports and DEC data, 35 institutes were finally taken for the ranking purpose. Making use of our proprietary input-process-output ranking mode, we arrived at the rankings in three categories (see Table). While the objective data decides to rank, the outcome of the survey-led thought of respondents elucidates the institute’s popularity and display as professed by students.

List of Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India 2016 Rakings

List of Top 10 Distance Education Universities in India 2016 Rankings

Rank Institute Location Input
1. Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi 210.00 258.12 124.25 592.38
2. Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University Nashik 116.63 260.36 158.72 535.70
3. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute Ghaziabad 72.50 285.00 175.45 532.95
4. Sikkim Manipal University Gangtok 139.04 284.96 105.54 529.54
5. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning  Pune  58.88  294.78  135.73  489.39
6. MP Bhoj (Open) University  Bhopal  112.94  238.15  103.77  454.86
7.  Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)  Hyderabad  104.74  210.00  139.98  454.71
8. Netaji Subhas Open University  Kolkata  79.75  240.00  132.89  452.64
9.  University of Mumbai (IDOL)  Mumbai  35.58  262.35  149.59  447.53
10.  Maharishi Dayanand University (DDE)  Rohtak  85.83  195.00  144.64  425.47

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