Best Distance Education Universities in Maharashtra

Are you a distance education aspirant from Maharashtra? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best distance education Universities in Maharashtra!

Distance Universities Maharashtra

The whole point of distance education is – to help students pursue academic programs from anywhere in India. Going by this point, students from Maharashtra may use distance education to pursue academic programs from Universities in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala or other parts of India!


But many students prefer Colleges/Institutes/Universities from their own state! Similarly, students from other states may also be interested in Universities and Colleges in Maharashtra!


For more details about such programs, check out this article – distance education courses in India. It is a detailed guide. You’ll be able to find list of courses and other details about distance education.


Come, let us move to the meat of the matter – best Distance education Colleges/Universities/Institutes in Maharashtra. Here they are –


List of Distance Education Universities/Colleges/Institutes in Maharashtra

  • Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra
  • International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
  • NMIMS University, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • PSB Educational Foundation, Pune, Maharashtra
  • SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Indian Institute of Material Management, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • YCM Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • MIT School of Distance Education, Pune, Maharashtra
  • TM Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
  • SRTM University, Nanded, Maharashtra
  • Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Sant Gagde Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra
  • Indira International Distance Education Academy, Pune, Maharashtra


The above mentioned list consists of Deemed Universities, Government Universities and Self Financed Institutes. Government Universities are known to charge relatively lower fees that their Private sector counterparts.


The above Universities are known to offer UG (undergraduate), PG (postgraduate) and Doctoral level academic programs. Thus, they are of help to 12th passed students, Graduates and Postgraduate candidates!


Here are some of the popular course formats offered by these Universities –

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