Top Universities Offering Distance Learning PHD In India

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With huge shortage of lecturers for different subjects in colleges and universities all across the country, a PhD degree holder has great future prospect. But research degrees such as PhD need long term commitment which may not be possible in for all. People who want to continue working while studying for the course or those who cannot visit a university campus for attending classes can opt for correspondence PhDs. Distance learning programs in PhD are offered by many universities in India.

Top universities offering correspondence program in PhD

Indira Gandhi National Open University

IGNOU is a pioneer in the field of distance learning education in India. The courses offered by the institute are very affordable and hold high reputation. The university is considered as the best among institutions providing distance education. IGNOU also offer PhD programs in number of subjects, here is are few of them:

•Commerce
•Economics
•History
•Sociology
•Education
•Public Administration

Adhering to the criteria set by the University Grants Commission, IGNOU admits students to its PhD programs who have secured at least 55% marks in their post graduate course.  

Contact Details- Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068, Phone: 29535714
Website: http://www.ignou.ac.in
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

The university came into existence in the year 1989 by an act of State Legislature (Maharashtra). Earlier the jurisdiction of the university was only limited to Maharashtra but now people from any corner of the world can study for degrees offered by it.

Minimum eligibility criteria for PhD courses are similar to IGNOU's policy. Aspirants must have postgraduate degree with 55% or more marks.

International institute of Information Technology

IIIT Hyderabad conducts as distance research program under the name "External PhD Programmer". The course focuses on outstation and highly meritorious students. A candidate enrolling for this course can complete research from an institute close to his or her place.

Indian Institute of Science

Science and engineering departments of the IIS take on different kind of research works from time to time.  Some of these programs are structured in a way that candidates from industry can participate in the research work. These courses are of longer duration than regular programs. A candidate having completed the course is awarded masters or doctorate degree by the institute.

Indian Management School and Research Centre

If you want to have a doctorate degree in management through distance mode then Indian Management School and Research Centre can be a good option. The institute was founded in the year 2001 under the aegis of Shri Ganesh Seva Trust (registered with Government of Maharashtra). It has partnered with many other institutions in the country. Duration of the program is 2 or 3 years depending on the approval of thesis by IMSR. You need to hold a post graduate degree or work experience of 15 years with graduate level program. The institute also offers research programs in other subjects.
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