Best Distance Education Universities in West Bengal

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

Distance Universities in West Bengal

The whole point of distance education is – to help students pursue academic programs from anywhere in India. Going by this point, students from West Bengal may use distance education to pursue academic programs from Universities in Delhi, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka 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 West Bengal!


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 West Bengal. Here they are –


List of Distance Education Universities/Colleges/Institutes in West Bengal

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
  • University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal


The above list consists of Government Universities, Self Financed Universities and Deemed Universities.


Government (State and Central) Universities are known to charge relatively lower fees. They provide subsidized education to students. Also check – list of courses after 12th in India & online courses after 12th.


Here are some of the main advantages of pursuing distance education programs from the above mentioned colleges –

  • Opportunity to study from the comfort of one’s home
  • No need to attend regular classroom lectures
  • Very flexible learning schedule
  • Availability of wide variety of courses (UG & PG)
  • Affordable fees
  • No need of additional expenses like hostel, canteen etc (which occurs in case of regular courses)
  • Many good Institutes to choose from
  • Affordable fees
  • It is very easy to access study material (online or by post)
  • Evaluation tests are hassle free
  • Opportunity to acquire advanced skills and knowledge without having to compromise with one’s job


Distance learning Universities in West Bengal are known to offer programs spanning disciplines such as –

  • Science
  • Law
  • Social Science
  • Languages
  • Arts


You may also check –

Medical colleges in WB

Engineering colleges in WB


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!

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