Open universities provide facilities for those people who are unable to pursue
regular studies as they lack ample time for a regular course. They are also
helpful for aspiring learners beyond the borders of the country. The Top
Open Universities in India offer diploma, certificate courses,
undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various streams of higher education.
Apart from academic, professional and technical subjects, conventional areas
like environment, disaster management, women empowerment and child development,
nutrition and other areas of study that comes under the distance education
program. These open universities also execute literary programs for community
awareness and training in need based areas.
The Top Open Universities in India are regulated, promoted and
coordinated by Distance Education Council of India. They maintain standards of
Open and Distance education in India. The council encourages state governments
and universities to set up distance education centers for expanding the reach of
open universities. Along with assessment and accreditation, arranging funds for
these open universities is done by Distance Education Council of India. The
Indira Gandhi National Open university (IGNOU) one of the biggest open
universities, offers about 338 courses through a well-established network of
regional, sub regional and study centers all over the country thus providing
great support services and easy access for the learners.