Distance Learning is a mode of education which provides education and information from the source to learners who are separated from each other because of reasons like distance and time or both. As the time passes distance education popularity and use has grown exponentially. Advancement of technology also played a very important role in the increasing demand of distance education. At first distance education is a way to reach the rural areas but now it is as popular as regular colleges among students. Widespread use of internet and computers make distance learning access easier. On internet a student can access any information related to distance learning. In distance learning, a student can access education without being present to a traditional setting called classroom. Distance education provides many different courses to students. Not only normal but diploma and professionals courses are also offer to students in Distance education.
Some of the distance learning courses are Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Commerce (B.com.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Application (MCA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), B.Tech, Bachelor of Engineering (BE) etc. MBA (Masters of Business Administration) is the most famous professional post graduate course among students. Same goes for BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications), they are under graduate courses popular among students now days.
There are many distance learning universities in India. Some of the famous of them are Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Annamalai University, Osmania University, Sikkim Manipal University, Nalanda Open University, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, Mahatma Gandhi University, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), ICFAI University etc. There are many opportunities for students after their completion of course from distance learning. Those students who are unable to study due to their jobs can apply in distance learning colleges and continue their studies. Distance learning opens many easy paths in the direction of success.