Top 10 M-Tech Distance Education Courses in India

Higher degrees in all fields of education have become mandatory and is often required in all job profiles. There are numerous colleges that offer these courses as regular or correspondence. Distance education degrees are apt for people who are working and find it difficult to attend regular classes. Again post-graduation degrees like have limited number of seat for candidates in colleges so non selected students can always pursue their degree through distance learning.

The development in IT field and good number of job opportunities have made a popular course. To opt this course you need to complete your degree with a specified cutoff rate mentioned. Some universities do conduct online tests for admission while others go for academic credentials. Distance education gives you flexibility and allows you attend classes as per your free schedule. You can also get access to voice chat, video chat, and call conferencing to communicate with faculty as part of your learning program.

A full time program may give more in-depth knowledge and practical training. But with the advance of technology and online modes of study has made it easier. To be assured of a valid degree make sure you opt for a course that is approved by the Distance Education Council. You can opt for Masters degree program in the following streams:

– Civil Engineering
– Quality Engineering and Management
– Electrical Engineering
– Computer Science and Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Chemical Engineering
– Electronics and Communication Engineering

Here are the 10 best MTech distance education courses in India..

1. Annamalai University

Annamalai University was founded in the year 1929 by late Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. It is one of the university to get A+ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Aspiring candidates can opt for part time programs in which is for a duration of two years. Their courses in M.Tech include Industrial Biotechnology, Industrial Safety Engineering. The course will have 6 semesters and it will have an entrance examination. The university has specified that for the part time program it will only commence once sufficient application has been received. Again they also require the candidates to  within 90km of the campus.

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Address : Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India- 608002


2. Amity University

Amity University has number of distant education programs for candidates who wish to go for higher studies. They have two modes of distance learning: Correspondence method (without personal contact) and Distance Learning mode (with personal contact).The college has study centers all across India including Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Jaipur. In case of the traditional correspondence course the students get the printed self-study materials and they will be required to submit their assignment, projects, synopsis online. In case of online distance learning method the university uses some of the most advanced technology as teaching modes The students have access to soft copy of study material, recorded video lectures and even academic activates are done online.


3. Indira Gandhi Open University

Indira Gandhi Open University also offers distance education to students who wish to pursue their higher studies. The medium of instruction can be in English or Hindi.. Courses offered includes Advanced Certificate in Information Security and  Power Distribution Management,  Certificate in Communication & IT Skills and Competency in Power Distribution, Diploma in Civil and Mechanical, PG Diploma in Information Security


4. Karnataka Open University

Karnataka Open University is one of the best distance learning programs being offered. It started in 1996 and has made a good record by imparting degrees to aspiring candidates. The university has an M.Sc program in Computer Science which is for a period of 2 years. The course has 4 semesters each of 14-16 weeks. The maximum duration for completing this course is 4 years. The medium of instruction is English as well as Kannada.

Address : Karnataka State Open University, Mukhtagangotri, Mysore -570 006.


5. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology has been providing distance education programs for IT since 2007.It is located Patiala and their course has been designed to effectively reach students anywhere across the globe. They use some of the most advanced communication as well multimedia technology in teaching the candidates. The institute offers postgraduate programs in M.E (Power systems), M.Tech(VLSI),M.E(electronics and communication),M.E(Wireless communication).

Address: Department of Distance Education, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University Patiala, P.O Box 32, Patiala, Pin -147004


6. Mahatma Gandhi University

Mahatma Gandhi is a leading institute that offers some of the best courses in research and higher studies. It was established in Meghalaya State legislative Act, 2010 to promote better quality education. They have numerous courses in information technology both graduate as well as post graduate. The post graduate course of Master in Science is a two year program which has to be completed within a maximum time of 4 years. Eligibility is graduation in any stream or equivalent.


7. Indian Institute of Knowledge Management (IIKM)

Located in Chennai the IIKM offers numerous distance education courses. The course offered is affiliated to Karnataka University and the duration of the course is 2 years. The course includes Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronics and Communication. The candidates who wish to pursue this must be B.E or pass out in computer science, civil, or mechanical as per the subject requirement. Those candidates who wish to pursue (research) must also submit necessary documents as specified by IIKM. There will be an entrance exam and the candidates will be selected purely on the merit basis.

Address: 91, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nunkambakkam (Police Station), Chennai


8. SSK College

SSK College is another educational center that is devoted in providing quality distance education. It is ISO 9001:2008 certified institution that is headquartered in Chennai. 9001:2008 certified institution. They have both B.Tech as well as courses for its students. The courses include Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering. They also offer research facilities for its students too.

Address : City Centre Plaza, Second Floor, No.7, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600  002


9. Excel College of Higher Education

Excel College of Higher Education offers both B.Tech as well as program for higher studies.They have both programs and they offer specialization in Civil, Mechanical, Construction, Production, Electrical, Electronics, Telecom, Computers, IT, Chemical. The course is for a period of 2 year and it has 4 semesters. This course has been designed to suit working professionals who wish to pursue higher studies. The minimum qualification is B.E or B.Tech in respective field.

Address : 153, IInd Floor, Raghuleela Mall, Opp Vashi Railway Station, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703, Indi

10. Ethics Institute of Management & Technology (EIMT)

EIMT offers some of the best post graduate courses in distant education. They have some of the most updated curriculum and study material. They are approved by AICTE, UGC, DEC, AIU, INC, PCI, NCTE, BCI and NAAC. Their post graduate courses include M.Sc  (Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Construction, Production).They also have Master of Technology and Master of Technology(IT).

Address: Block B, Old DLF Colony, Sector 14, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001


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  • Hi, Iam gvsr chowdary completed and want to pursue in industrial safety engineering through distance mode, can u advice me in which institute is best and what are the mthod for joining either admitting for an written exam or direct test. Pls suggest me best university in in industrial safety engineering

  • Hi Mani, How is the WILP BITS Pilani distant MTech program. Is it giving a great value in data science job market and career growth ? Please advise.

  • I want to do ME or M Tech in Civil Engineering Courses through Distance or Correspondence Education. Please suggest me some Universities.

  • I want to do my Mtech(embedded) in distance from Andhra Pradesh I got 482 rank in pgcet which college s University s prefer distance education

  • Even I want Information on through distance education. I want to know the validity of the degree obtained from KSOU?.

  • Hi,i have completed my graduate in BE CSE,i like to join for mtech is it possible to do as distant and which university do you prefer.

  • I am a graduate in electrical engineering I want to do Post Graduation without attending regular classes.Now adequate content is available online. Please guide me without paying any fees for the study and examinations and how to obtain postgraduate valid degree with the help of Internet sitting at home.

  • Hello….
    Is it possible to do after IIIE?
    Distance or Part Time M.Tech is good?

  • sir,i have done my btech and currently working as an assistant engineer in phd department.i want to do mtech by distance from iit .is iits organise distance mtech programme?

  • sir,
    I would like to do M-tech course on Computer Science, so can you suggest any open university that provide the above one

  • Yes, I was in final year in KSOU. They did not even return the fees and degree got void. Even there was no fourth semester conducted for our batch.

  • Hi Karthik ,
    i want to complete the master degree from Agriculture stream either MSC or M. Tech Degree from the distance mode .
    Please suggest the suitable college and university

  • I did my B.Tech from JRN University,Udaipur from 2005 to 2008. Now I am 52.I have deep urge to go for M.TECH.I am an employee with L&T.Suggest me what to do

  • I want to go for M. Tech in Power system by distance education please suggest genuine university for the same

  • Shibu, If you pursue from USA, there are going to be additional charges in postage etc. I’m not sure if any Indian institute will allow you that. However in USA, there are many distant education colleges like e-Cornell. You might want to try them out.

  • Hi Karthk,
    I live in the US being an NRI i wanted to know how i can pursue an MBA distant learning from India, the fee is more economical, I then want to then focus on doing my PhD here in the US

  • Sorry to say, Mostly information provided here is wrong. Now no one is providing M.Tech through distance mode as per UGC guidelines.
    Pls improve your information.

  • I have done B.Tech in Ceramic but doing job in software engineering after some certification courses. Now i want to pursue distance M.Tech in IT or MCA along with working. Plz suggest which university is suitable for me or which course. I am from Kolkata.

  • hi, help out to in providing details about mtech distance education ,like does it have scope and which institute provide valid master degree certificate in it

  • I didn’t any good course. In Thapar there is no distance program available and in Amity too. Please check that and give update, if there is any other wesite/link available for this. I am searching for some good PGD engineering course or course in distance mode.

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