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Open Universities in India


Nowadays distance education has become very much important for our busy and fast growing society. One who has not completed his/her education earlier, because of the financial condition or occupation; he/she can fulfill his/her dream from open universities as a student of distance education. Often in the service life, it has been seen that higher degree is needed for the next promotion, but you can’t join in a regular course, because the time and age matters. So the distance education from open universities is the only solution. Open universities in India offer weekend classes and flexible learning and examination system for many undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are so many open universities in India, which offers distance education. Now here is the listing and details of top 5 best Open Universities in India.

1. Indira Gandhi National Open University


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established in 1985. Today, it serves as the top Open University in India. Presently IGNOU has a strength of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centers, around 2,667 learner support centers and 29 overseas partner institutions. They have nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centers and about 33,212 academic counselors from conventional institutions of higher learning and professional organizations. The University has been tied up with reputed public institutions and private enterprises for boosting up the educational opportunities.

IGNOU, the top Open University in India, is well reputed for their excellent performance in higher education, community education and continual professional development. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programs. IGNOU has various unit or cells named as Campus placement cell (CPC), Distance Education Program — Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (DEP-SSA), Educational Development of North East Region Unit (EDNERU), Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC), Hindi Cell (HC), Horticulture Cell (HC), Inter University Consortium for Technology Enabled Flexible Education and Development (IUC-TEFED), National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS), National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education (NCIDE), National ODL Centre for Local Governance (NOCLG), Public Information Unit (PIU), Research Unit (RU), Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), Student Service Centre (SSC) and Vigilance Cell (VC).

Website: www.ignou.ac.in
Address: # RZ-A-44, Road Number 4, Block B, Mahipalpur Extension, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Phone: 011 2953 3869

2. Annamalai University


The Annamalai University is a was founded by late Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai in 1929. It is a unitary, teaching, and residential university. During the last eighty six years the University has grown rapidly and has unified its position as a unitary and residential University. Annamalai University has forty-nine Departments of Study and over 3240 members on its teaching staff. The Directorate of Distance Education was established in 1979.

This University offers graduation and post graduation in various wings like English, History, Economics, Commerce, Sociology, Political Sci. & Public Admin, Library & Information Science, Population Studies, Law, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Education, Tamil, Psychology, Engineering, etc. They have 90 study centers and 78 numbers of Information centers in all over India. They have also 16 numbers of overseas centre. The Directorate of Distance Education of Annamalai University is also offering the Programs on Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology Programmes, Retail Management, Twinning Program, Programs on Health Science, Commonwealth Youth Program, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical and Taxation Programs.

Website : www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Contacts :
Address: Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu 608002
Phone: University Office Operator Service (Exchange) : 04144 238 282
May I Help – Desk Ph : +(91)4144-238348 +(91)4144-238349

E-mail ID
1. Controller of Examinations auexamdde.W@gmail.com
2. Director, Directorate of Distance Education ddedirector2013@gmail.com

3. Symbiosis centre for distance learning


Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) was founded in the year 2001. Through that 14 years of journey they have made a good reputation in providing quality education to thousands of students in India and abroad. Today, the total student strength of SCDL is more than One Lakh across 48 countries, including India, US, UK, Middle East, Russia, Germany, Singapore, Japan and many more – making it one of the top in distance learning institutes of India. They have 30 numbers of study centers in all over India.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) offers Post Graduate , Diploma and Certificate programs across industry sectors including Business Management, International Business, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Insurance Management, Education Management, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Development. SCDL also offers single courses, candidates can enroll themselves for maximum of 4 single courses. The choice of single courses ranges across functional areas including Business, Management, IT, Education and Law.

Website : www.scdl.net

Contacts :
Pune (Main Campus)
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Bhavan,
1065 B, Gokhale Cross
Road, Model Colony,
Pune – 411016
Phone: +91-20-66211000 (Hunting lines)
Fax: +91-20-66211040/66211041

4. Sikkim Manipal University


The Sikkim Manipal University was established in 1995. SMU is recognized by the University Grants Commission, Medical Council of India (MCI), Nursing Council of India, Indian Association of Physiotherapy, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Distance Education Council. They are approved by the Government of India. It is the first ever Public Private Partnership (PPP) in India for higher Education and Health Care services.

They offer the Undergraduate and postgraduate and doctorate distance course on Allied Health Sciences, Basic and Applied Sciences, Commerce, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences, Management, Medicine, Nursing, etc. The total number of the offered course by SMU is 57. With their best quality faculty and wide range of distance courses SMU is one of the top open university in India.

Website: www.smu.edu.in

Contacts :
5th Mile, Tadong Gangtok, East Sikkim Pin – 737102
Ph: 03592 – 270294; Fax: 03592 – 231147
Email: info@smu.edu.in
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Majitar, Rangpo, Pin – 737132, East Sikkim
Phone: Admission Office: 03592 – 246466, 246020
EPABX: 246216, 217, 219, 220 extension: 247, 457 Fax: 03592-246112
Mobile No: +91-9635527557, +91-8900388724
E-mail: admission.smit@smu.edu.in / smit@smu.edu.in
Office of Dy. Controller of Exam-Tech, SMU, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar Rangpo, East Sikkim-737136
STD CODE: 03592
EPABX Number: 246216, 246217, 246219, 246312; Extension No: 235, 688 & 689
5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok- 737102, Sikkim
Telefax: +91 3592 270389
E-mail: admission.smims@smu.edu.in

5. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University


Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University was established in 1982. The University focuses specially to women, working people and those who want to improve their academic qualifications and professional skills. The University gives special attention to socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated people who never had access to higher education earlier. The total number of students on rolls in all the programs is about 4,50,000 and the total numbers of study centre is 200 across all over India.

BRAOU, one of the top Open University in India, has provision of Research, Post-graduate, P.G. Diploma, Undergraduate, Certificate and professional programs through the distance mode. They offer three mediums of learning – English, Telugu and Urdu. BRAOU also includes the facility of online learning for their registered candidates.

Website : www.braou.ac.in
Contacts :
Address: Prof.G.Ram Reddy Marg, Road No:46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
Phone: 040 2368 0333

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