Distance Learning provides access to learning when the source of information and learner are separated due to reasons like distance, time or both. Distance education is a mode of education which delivers information to those students who are unable to attend regular classes in colleges due to certain reasons. Distance education has a very long history, but due to advancement in technology the popularity and use has grown exponentially in India. In starting of 20th century , distance education is used to reach rural people but now distance education is as famous as regular colleges. The widespread use of computers and the internet have made distance learning easier and faster.
Distance education has many benefits such as it expand access to education and training for both general as well as business populace since its flexible scheduling structure lessens the effects of the many time-constraints imposed by personal responsibilities and commitments. The cost of courses in distance education is cheaper than regular college. Distance learning enable students who are unable to attend a traditional school setting, due to disability or illness to get a good education. There are many distance learning universities in India which provide many distance learning courses for the students. Some of the famous distance learning universities are Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Osmania University, Sikkim Manipal University, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, Mahatma Gandhi University, Annamalai University etc.
MBA is one of the most famous programme in India. It is also available in distance learning mode. Part time MBA is a mode of learning famous among those students who wants to do MBA for greater success in their job. Those students who want to do MBA but are unable to attend regular colleges can apply for online MBA. Online MBA is another mode made for the purpose for the students. In online MBA, students receive their study materials and projects on internet and they have to submit those projects via internet. Examinations are also organized online. Distance education opens many path of success for their students.A