Distance education or distance learning is a form of education where the teachers and students are physically separated at the time of instruction. Various technologies are used for aiding student-teacher and student-student communication. Traditionally, Distance learning was focused on non-traditional students like housewives, college dropouts, full-time workers, military personnel, etc. In this article, we will see how to apply for Distance Education Program.

Also read: Difference between distance education and regular education

With the advent of technology and the number of courses being available through distance education, today distance learning has become an integral part of the educational world. In India, several students are able to complete their education only till high school or intermediate.

They need to discontinue their studies and take up a job to support their families. Most of the time these students wish to complete their education and earn a degree to enhance their job prospects. It is difficult for full-time employees to manage their studies along with their busy schedules to complete their education.

However, by pursuing higher education through distance education these students who are deprived of access to education are also able to complete their graduation in one year.

Aspiring candidates who cannot take part in the formal education system as it requires regular attendance in colleges can take admission to such distance education courses to complete their graduation in the field of their choice. Distance education empowers individuals to complete their education and enhance their skills while they earn too.

Distance Education Programmes

In India, all distance programs need to be approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of the University Grants Commission (UGC.) One can access the list of all the Online and Distant Learning Institutes approved by the DEB.

The recognition status for each university and college is updated every year. Hence one should check the recognition status of a particular course or university before enrolling for the same. The year-wise recognition status of universities approved to offer education through distance mode along with the approved programmes can be accessed at the UGC website.

How to Apply for Distance Education?

Before you apply for a distance education program in any college and university follow the below steps:

  1. Decide on a Distance education course that you wish to pursue.
  2.  Check out which universities or colleges are offering the course through distance learning.
  3.  Check whether the program is approved and recognized by UGC.
  4.  Check out the admission deadlines and eligibility criteria for the programme.
  5.  Compare the top courses and universities with regards to the curriculum, the fees structure and placement prospects.

Apply for a distance education program through CIIS

CIIS India (Cognitive Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies) offers several distance education programs to students across the globe.

Over the years, through our distance learning courses, we have educated thousands of students and working professionals. All the courses offered are through UGC, AICTE, Ministry of HRD Govt. of India approved national and internationally acclaimed Universities.

CIIS has collaborated with leading universities and colleges across the globe to provide world-class education through quality resources in terms of academic structure, faculties and study materials.

All our courses are affiliated to Universities recognized by UGC, AICTE, DEB, AIU, MPSC, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Councils, hence after completing their course from CIIS, the candidates are ready to take on the corporate world.

The quality of knowledge and learning received from the courses assure quality placement for these candidates in the public as well as the private sector.

CIIS offers various courses in different streams at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Examinations for the courses are held at various centres across the country, this provides the candidates’ flexibility and ease. Students complete their course and study with the help of online books, webinars and other forms of provided study material.

The elimination of conventional classroom infrastructure allows students even from remote areas to pursue higher education professionally. CIIS India offers distance education courses from top universities like the University of Mumbai, Singhania University, Sri Satya Sai University of Technology & Medical Sciences and many more global universities.