In India, many universities, be it central, state or deemed offer distance learning programs. These universities/colleges provide degrees/certifications courses relating to many fields.
However, it is less likely that completing degrees and certifications from many such colleges, may lead to any constructive gains in terms of job enhancement, salary increase or for that matter finding a job for yourself at entry level.
Here we try to cover some distance universities and programs which has best industry acceptance and offers placement assistance:
Top Distance Universities With Placement Assistance
1 – IGNOU, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Est in 1985, by an act of parliament. IGNOU is central university. There are many courses which university offers ranging from liberal arts to science to management programs.
Its offers programs for all levels starting from undergraduate to PhD.
It also offers placement drives to its learners from time to time via messages.
Packages offered are modest around 3 lakh per annum.
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2 – Sikkim Manipal University
A University of Manipal group separately dedicated to distance learning program. This university is recognised by UGC. It offers range of courses related to commerce and Management.
Offers both graduation and post-graduation courses.
Has a dedicated placement cell for students. Companies which have hired from Manipal distance learning are Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Lenskart, Kotak Mahindra, Vodafone, Wipro, Genpact and many more.
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3 – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
NMIMS is institute. NGA-SCE (Global access school for continuing education). It is recognised by UGC (University grants commission).
Mainly offers programs in Business management.
It has the best corporate acceptance, where companies like American express, Jet airways, Vodafone, IBM and others are likely to hire you.
4 – Distance learning from Amity University
Amity University offers Distance learning programs, which have good corporate acceptance as well as its own tie ups with companies such as Airtel, LG, Wipro, Indian Oil, American express, Samsung etc.
Your chances of getting placement from here is better that other open/distance learning Universities.
It has wide ranging courses from Bachelors/Diplomas to Masters/PG diplomas to short term certificate courses.
Amity university is recognized by UGC.
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5 – Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), is a distance learning school which provides management and other demand driven courses in its ODL (open distance learning) program.
It is UGC recognized. The school offers placement assistance where a student is offered to participate in interviews.
Better for those who cannot leave their jobs but strive to increase their credentials to get placed higher.
As doing a course from SCDL, has good industry acceptance and is considered valuable.
There are many other universities offering attractive distance learning or correspondence but it less likely you would get any placement assistance.
Best of luck!