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List of approved distance/correspondence/open education universities in India

Distance education has seen an immense rise in student enrollment that has crossed the 1 crore mark in the last 5 years. While there are lot of study centres and offline campuses that are mushrooming across the country, not all of them provide quality education and have the required approvals from UGC. Here we have collated a state-wise list of UGC approved universities that may offer distance education courses.

Also, note that UGC has come out with a Public Notice, that clearly states that any State University (both public or private) cannot setup their off-campus/study centre outside the state where they have been established. Read more about it here.

In accordance with the directions of the Central Government in December 2012, the responsibility of undertaking the regulatory functions of the Distance Education has been transferred from Distance Education Council (DEC) to University Grants Commission (UGC). Thus, UGC is the sole regulating body in the country for distance education and it has been granting approval to the institutes to offer courses that must follow certain standards and guidelines.

The following table gives you the list of approved Distance Education universities in India (as on 5 May, 2015):

State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Andhra Pradesh Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur State Government University 2014–15
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam State Government University 2014–15
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad State Open University 2014–15
Dravidian University, Kuppam State Government University 2014–15
Gitam University, Visakhapatnam Deemed University 2014–15
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad State Government University 2014–15
Kakatiya University, Warangal State Government University 2014–15
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad Central University 2014–15
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad State Government University 2014–15
Osmania University, Hyderabad State Government University 2014–15
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad State Government University 2014–15
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati Deemed University 2014–15
Rayalseema University, Kurnool State Government University 2014–15
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur State Government University 2014–15
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati State Government University 2014–15
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati State Government University 2014–15
University of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad Central University 2014–15
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Central University 2014–15
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad Deemed to be University 2014-15
National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad Central Government Institute 2015-16
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
ARUNACHAL PRADESH Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar Central University 2017-18
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
ASSAM Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh State Government University 2015-16
Guwahati University, Guwahati State Government University 2014-15
Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati State Open University 2014-15
Don Bosco University Global, Guwahati Private State University 2014-15
Assam University, Silchar Central University 2014-15
Assam Down Town University, Guwahati State Private University 2015-16
Tezpur University, Tezpur Central University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Bihar Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur State Government University 2014-15
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga State Government University 2014-15
Magadh University, Bodh Gaya State Government University 2014-15
Nalanda Open University, Patna State Open University 2014-15
Patna University, Patna State Government University 2014-15
Jai Prakash University, Chhapra State Government University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Chattisgarh Dr. CV Raman University, Bilaspur Private State University 2014-15
MATS University, Raipur Private State University 2014-15
Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur State Government University TCV
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur State Open University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Delhi AIMA, Delhi Private Institution 2014-15
Delhi University, Delhi Central University 2014-15
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi State Government University 2013-14
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi Central University 2014–15
Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi Private Institute 2013–14
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi Deemed University 2015-16
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi Central University 2014-15
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Deemed University 2014-15
TECNIA Institute of Technology, Delhi Private Institution 2014-15
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Deemed to be University 2014-15
Institute of Management and Development, New Delhi Private Institute TCV
National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi Government Institute 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Gujarat Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad State University 2014-15
Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad Deemed University TCV
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara Deemed University TCV
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad Private Institute 2014-15
Saurashtra University Rajkot State University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Haryana Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa State Government University 2014-15
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar State Government University 2014-15
JK Business School, Gurgaon, Haryana Private Institution 2014-15
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra State Government University 2014-15
Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak State Government University 2014-15
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Amblala Deemed University TCV
Manav Rachna International University Deemed University TCV
IILM Institute of Higher Education, Gurgaon Private Institute TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla State Government University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
J&K University of Jammu, Jammu State Government University 2014-15
University of Kashmir, Srinagar State Government University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Karnataka Gulbarga University, Gulbarga State Government University TCV
Kannada University, Hampi State Government University 2014-15
Karnataka State Open University, Mysore State University TCV
Karnataka University, Dharwad State Government University TCV
Kuvempu University, Shimoga State Government University 2014-15
Mangalore University, Mangalore State Government University 2014-15
National Law School of India University, Bangalore State Government University 2014-15
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Bangalore Deemed University 2014-15
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum Deemed University TCV
Bangalore University, Bangalore State University TCV
Manipal University, Manipal [Formerly Manipal Academy of Higher Education] Deemed to be University TCV
Bhartiya Vidya Foundation, International School of Business & Research, Bangalore Private Institute TCV
Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur State University 2015-16
Tumkur University, Tumkur State University 2015-16
IFIM, Business School, Bangalore Private Institute 2015-16
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Kerala Kannur University, Kannur State Government University 2014-15
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam State Government University 2013-14
University of Calicut, Kozhikode State Government University 2014-15
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram State Government University 2015-16
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Madhya Pradesh Awadhes Pratap Singh University, Rewa State Government University 2014-15
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal State Government University 2014-15
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore State Government University 2014-15
Dr Harisingh Gour V V , Sagar Central University 2014-15
Jiwaji University, Gwalior State Government University 2014-15
M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot State Government University 2014-15
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal State Open University 2014-15
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Katni State Government University 2014-15
Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur State Government University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Maharashtra Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune Deemed University 2014-15
Dr. D Y Patil University, Pune Deemed University 2014-15
Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi Mumbai Private Institution 2014-15
Indira International Distance Education Academy, IGI, Pune Private Institution TCV
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai Deemed University 2014-15
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha Central University 2014-15
NMIMS University, Mumbai Deemed University 2014-15
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai Deemed University 2014-15
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati State Government University TCV
Shivaji University, Kolhapur State Government University 2014-15
Shreemati Nathibai Daodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, Mumbai State Government University 2014-15
Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune Private Institution TCV
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded State Government University 2014-15
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune Private Institution TCV
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Deemed University 2014-15
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune Deemed University TCV
University of Mumbai, Mumbai State Government University 2014-15
Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Private Institution TCV
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik State Open University 2014-15
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune Private Institute TCV
Mumbai Education Trust, Mumbai Private Institute TCV
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha Private Institute 2014-15
MIT School of Distance Education, Pune Private Institute 2014-15
PSB Educational Foundation, Pune Private Institute TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Meghalaya Mahatma Gandhi University, Khana Para Private State University 2014-15
NEHU, Shillong Central University TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Mizoram ICFAI, Aizawl State Private University TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Nagaland The Global Open University, Dimapur State Private University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Odisha Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar Private Institution 2014-15
Berhampur University, Berhampur State Government University 2014-15
Fakir Mohan University, Balasore State Government University 2015-16
North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj State Government University TCV
Sambalpur University, Sambalpur State Government University 2014-15
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar State Government University 2015-16
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Puducherry Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Central University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Punjab Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar State Government University TCV
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara Private State University 2014-15
Panjab University, Chandigarh State Government University 2015-16
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar State Government University TCV
Punjabi University, Patiala State Government University TCV
Thapar Instt. of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Thapar University) Deemed University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Rajasthan Bhagwant University, Ajmer Private State University 2014-15
Jagan Nath University, Jaipur Private State University 2014-15
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun Deemed University 2015-16
Jaipur National University, Jaipur Private State University 2014-15
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur Private State University 2014-15
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur Deemed University TCV
NIMS University, Jaipur Private State University 2014-15
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota State Open University 2014-15
Institute of Advance Studies in Education, Sardarshar Deemed to be University TCV
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani Deemed to be University TCV
Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur State University 2014-15
Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur State University 2015-16
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Sikkim ICFAI University, Gangtok Private University 2014-15
Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok Private State University TCV
EIILM University, Jorethang State University TCV
Vinayaka Mission’s Sikkim University, Gangtok State University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Tamil Nadu Alagappa University, Karaikudi State Government University 2014-15
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar State Government University 2014-15
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore State Government University 2014-15
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli State Government University 2014-15
Karpagam University, Coimbatore Deemed University TCV
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai State Government University 2014-15
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli State Government University 2015-16
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Deemed University TCV
Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal State Government University 2014-15
Periyar University, Salem State Government University 2014-15
St. Peter’s University, Chennai Deemed University TCV
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore State Government University 2014-15
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai State Government University 2014-15
Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai State Open University 2014-15
Tamil University, Thanjavur State Government University 2014-15
University of Madras, Chennai State Government University 2014-15
Vinayaka Missions University, Salem Deemed University TCV
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai Private Institute TCV
Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram Deemed to be University TCV
Shanmugha Arts Science, Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur Deemed to be University 2014-15
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswamahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram Deemed to be University TCV
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai Deemed to be University TCV
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur Deemed to be University TCV
Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur Deemed to be University TCV
Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Coimbatore Deemed to be University TCV
Confederation of Indian Industry of Logistics, Chennai Private Institute TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Tripura ICFAI University, Agartala Private Institution 2014-15
Tripura University, Agartala Central University 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Uttarakhand Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar Private State University 2014-15
ICFAI University, Dehradun Private State University 2014-15
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun Private State University 2015-16
Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani State Open University 2015-16
Kumaun University, Nainital State University TCV
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar Deemed to be University TCV
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Central University TCV
Amity University, Noida Private State University TCV
Dayalbagh Education Institute, Agra Deemed University 2013-14
IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad Private Institution 2012-13
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, UP State Government Institution 2011–12
NIMT, Greater Noida Private Institution 2013-14
Shobhit Institute of Engg. & Tech., Meerut Deemed University TCV
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut Private State University 2011–12
U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad State Open University 2012-13
University of Allahabad, Allahabad Central University TCV
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences Deemed to be University 2014-15
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra State University TVC
Jagadguru Rambhadrachary Handicapped University, Chitrakoot State Private University TVC
BLS Institute of Management, Ghaziabad Private Institute TVC
NIMT Institute of Technology and Management, Ghaziabad Private Institute 2014-15
Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad State Private University 2014-15
Integral University, Lucknow State Private University 2014-15
Graduate School of Business and Administration, Greater Noida Private Institutes 2014-15
State University/Institution Category Approval Upto
West-Bengal Jadavpur University, Kolkata State Government University 2014-15
Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata State Open University 2014-15
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata State Government University 2014-15
University of Burdwan, Burdwan State Government University 2015-16
University of Kalyani, Kalyani State Government University 2014-15
University of North Bengal, Darjeeling State Government University 2014-15
Vidyasagar University, Midnapore State Government University 2014-15

 

 
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  • sisir pradhan
    Reply

    Ab m.Phil from distance mode valid or not?

  • samay singh
    Reply

    Sir,
    I am complete pg maths dde alagppa university tamilnadu. Kya ye degree rpsc rajasthan mai valid h?

  • rajendra kumar
    Reply

    is Karnataka state open university approval from ugc and is period give me

  • Manish Choubey
    Reply

    Good information source.

    Need to know one thing that since when Sikkim Manipal University is recognized by UGC i.e. from which year?

    plz reply

    Thanks

    Manish Choubey

  • baluramsihag
    Reply

    1-what is the full form of TCV,TVC ? 2- Is this univ.affilited by state goverment raj?

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