Distance Learning Courses in Science: Courses, Eligibility, Application Form

Neha Kumari
Neha KumariPublished On: July 08, 2020

Distance learning in Science course is the best option for students unable to attend regular classes. Check the list of universities and colleges offering online distance learning B.Sc/M.Sc courses (ODLP) along with eligibility criteria and admission process. 

List of B.Sc Distance Learning Courses & Universities

Distance learning in B.Sc/ M.Sc is one of the most preferred options for students who are unable to attend regular classes due to several factors such as geographical restrictions, health issues, and time & financial constraints. Many major Science specializations in India are approved by UGC, which can be offered in distance learning mode. However, courses such as B.Sc Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, and associated courses are not available in distance learning/ online distance learning (ODLP) mode due to the nature of its course which involves practical learning and experimentation. In recent years, UGC has also given approval for online B.Sc courses where the students are provided with online study materials and contact sessions. The exams for online B.Sc courses are conducted online where all the questions will be objective or MCQ-based. Before seeking admission distance or online B.Sc courses, it is advisable to check the UGC recognition of the respective universities.

In fact, UGC has recently approved that a student can pursue two dual degrees simultaneously with the condition that one of the degree programmes must be in the distance learning mode.

Moreover, the 2020 pandemic situation has further urged students & aspirants to take up online distance learning programmes on priority. While there are many top Distance Learning Institutes in India that offers courses in various streams, this article focuses on B.Sc Online Distance Learning Programmes.

Table of Content

List of Top Distance B.Sc Courses Approved by UGCList of Top M.Sc Courses Approved by UGC
List of Top Universities Offering Distance B.Sc CoursesList of Top Universities Offering Distance M.Sc Courses
Admission Process for B.Sc/ M.Sc Distance Courses-

List of Top UGC Approved B.Sc Open & Distance Courses

Here is the list of top distance B.Sc courses, which have the UGC approval -

B.Sc Botany, Zoology and Chemistry (BZC)B.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (MPC)
B.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (MPCS)B.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Electronics
B.Sc Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceB.Sc Information Technology
B.Sc YogaB.Sc (Hons) Zoology
B.Sc (Hons) BotanyB.Sc (Hons) Chemistry
B.Sc (Hons) GeographyB.Sc (Hons) Home Science
B.Sc (Hons) MathematicsB.Sc (Hons) Physics
B.Sc BiologyB.Sc Computer Science (CS)
B.Sc Computer Science ApplicationB.Sc Industrial Drug Science
B.Sc GeologyB.Sc Livelihoods and Sustainable Development

List of Top UGC Approved M.Sc Open & Distance Courses

Here is the list of top distance M.Sc courses, which have the UGC approval -

M.Sc BotanyM.Sc Chemistry
M.Sc Food and Nutritional SciencesM.Sc Mathematics
M.Sc MicrobiologyM.Sc Physics
M.Sc StatisticsM.Sc Zoology
M.Sc Information Technology (IT)M.Sc Economics
M.Sc ChemistryM.Sc Disaster Management
M.Sc Environmental ScienceM.Sc Geography
M.Sc Home ScienceM.Sc Counselling and Family Therapy
M.Sc Food NutritionM.Sc Biochemistry
M.Sc BiotechnologyM.Sc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

List of Top Universities Offering Distance B.Sc Courses

Here is the list of some of the top universities offering distance B.Sc courses -

Disclaimer: The UGC recognition for various distance courses keep changing from time to time. Therefore, the list of courses mentioned below keeps changing.

Name of the UniversityList of Distance B.Sc Courses Offered (Tentative)
Graphic Era University
  • B.Sc IT
MATS University Raipur
  • B.Sc CS
  • B.Sc Biology
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Amity University Jaipur
  • B.Sc IT
Amity University Nodia
  • B.Sc IT
Chandigarh University
  • B.Sc TTM (Travel and Tourism Management)
Amity University Gwalior
  • B.Sc IT
Lovely Professional University
  • B.Sc IT
Jaipur National University
  • B.Sc
Integral University
  • B.Sc Computer Science
Swami Vivekananda Subharti University
  • B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, mathematics
  • B.Sc Zoology, Botany, Chemistry
Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • B.Sc Botany, Zoology and Chemistry
  • B.Sc Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
  • B.Sc Maths, Physics, Computer Science
  • B.Sc Maths, Physics, Electronics
Gauhati University
  • B.Sc IT
Nalanda Open University
  • B.Sc Yoga
  • B.Sc Zoology
  • B.Sc Botany
  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc Geography
  • B.Sc Home Science
  • B.Sc Mathematics
PT. Sundarlal Sharma Open University
  • B.Sc Mathematics
CV Raman University - Chhattisgarh
  • B.Sc Biology
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • B.Sc Programme
  • B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration
Kuvempu University
  • B.Sc
Mysore University
  • B.Sc IT
Jain Deemed University - Bangalore
  • B.Sc Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Kerala
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Calicut University
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Yashwantra O Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  • B.Sc Media Graphics and Animation
  • B.Sc MPC
  • B.Sc Computer Science Application
  • B.Sc Industrial Drug Science
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth - Mumbai
  • B.Sc Hospitality Studies
  • B.Sc Culinary Studies
MP Bhoj Open University
  • B.Sc IT
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vidyalaya
  • B.Sc Computer Science
MG Chitrakoot Vishwavidyalaya
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Geology
  • B.Sc Biology
  • B.Sc Information technology
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Orissa State Open University
  • B.Sc Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
VMOU Kota
  • B.Sc
University of Madras
  • B.Sc Mathematics
  • B.Sc Psychology
Tamil Nadu Open University
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Botany
  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc Geography
  • B.Sc Mathematics
Kakatiya University
  • B.Sc Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • B.Sc Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
  • B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
BRAOU Hyderabad
  • B.Sc
Uttarakhand Open University
  • B.Sc
Aligarh Muslim University
  • B.Sc Computer Science
Netaji Subhash Open University
  • B.Sc Botany
  • B.Sc Geography
  • B.Sc Mathematics
  • B.Sc Zoology
  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc Physics
University of Mumbai
  • B.Sc IT
Up Rajashri Tandon Open University
  • B.Sc
  • B.Sc Human Nutrition

List of Top Universities Offering Distance M.Sc Courses

Here is the list of top universities offering distance M.Sc courses -

Disclaimer: The UGC recognition for various distance courses keep changing from time to time. Therefore, the list of courses mentioned below keeps changing.

Name of the UniversityList of M.Sc Courses Offered (Tentative)
Graphic Era University
  • M.Sc IT
Jain University
  • M.Sc Psychology
MATS University
  • M.Sc Computer Science
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Mathematics
VMOU Kota
  • M.Sc Botany
  • M.Sc Zoology
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Geography
Lovely Professional University
  • M.Sc IT
Amity University Gwalior
  • M.Sc IT
Jaipur National University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • M.Sc Botany
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Microbiology
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Statistics
  • M.Sc Zoology
SPMVV Tirupati
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Zoology

Assam Don Bosco University

  • M.Sc IT
Gauhati University
  • M.Sc IT
  • M.Sc Economics
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Dibrugarh University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Lalit Narayan Mithila University
  • M.Sc Zoology
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Nalanda Open University
  • M.Sc Disaster Management
  • M.Sc Botany
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Environmental Science
  • M.Sc Geography
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Zoology
  • M.Sc Home Science
PT Sundarlal Sharma Open University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
CV Raman University
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc IT
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Computer Science
Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • M.Sc Counselling and Family Therapy
  • M.Sc Food Nutrition
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Hospitality Administration
Chaudhary Devi Lal University
  • M.Sc Computer Science
Maharishi Dayanand University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology
  • M.Sc Computer Science
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Himachal Pradesh University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Kashmir University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Karnataka State Open University
  • M.Sc Environmental Science
  • M.Sc Biochemistry
  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • M.Sc Computer Science
  • M.Sc Geography
  • M.Sc IT
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Microbiology
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Psychology
Bangalore University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Kuvempu University
  • M.Sc Botany
  • M.Sc Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Environmental Science
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Zoology
Mysore University
  • M.Sc IT
University of Kerala
  • M.Sc Computer Science
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Calicut University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
Shivaji University
  • M.Sc Mathematics
MP Bhoj Open University
  • M.Sc Zoology
  • M.Sc Information Technology
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Physics
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya
  • M.Sc CS
  • M.Sc Mathematics
MG Chitrakoot Vishwavidyalaya
  • M.Sc IT
  • M.Sc Maths
  • M.Sc Remote Sensing and GIS
Orissa State Open University
  • M.Sc Cyber Security
Punjabi University
  • M.Sc IT
Uttarakhand Open University
  • M.Sc Botany
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Environmental Science
  • M.Sc Geography
  • M.Sc Mathematics
  • M.Sc Physics

Admission Process for B.Sc/ M.Sc Distance Courses 2020

You can check the admission process for some of the top universities that offer B.Sc/ M.Sc distance courses. Along with the admission process, you can check the details about eligibility criteria and application form.

Graphic Era University

Admission for B.Sc IT: Graphic Era University offers Distance B.Sc IT course. Candidates who have passed Class 12th are eligible for admission in the respective course. The candidates can either submit the online or offline application form with all the documents such as Class 10th and 12th marks sheet, photograph and signature. The total fee for the B.Sc IT course is Rs. 49,500.

Admission to MSc IT: Candidates who have passed B.Sc, BCA or B.Sc IT/ CS are eligible for admission in M.Sc IT. The total fee for M.Sc IT course is Rs. 48,700.

Sikkim Manipal University

Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is the leading university in the country for distance education The university started offering distance education in 2001 by setting up the Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE).

Since then, over 4 lakh students have benefitted from distance education from SMU. The courses are UGC Approved and industry-oriented. The distance learning programme from SMU-DE help students boost confidence and help them pursue a career and get a desired job.

SMU- DE B.Sc (IT) Eligibility Criteria

SMU offers B.Sc (IT) programme under distance learning. It is one of the best and the most popular course offered at SMU-DE. The eligibility criteria to apply for B.Sc. (IT) Programme at SMU is as follows:

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th from a recognised board.

  • Those who hold a 3 years Diploma from a State Board of Technical Education can also apply.

  • Students from any part of the country can apply.

SMU B.Sc (IT)- Distance Learning Application Form

Candidates who want to apply for B.Sc (IT)- Distance Learning programme must first register at with the university by entering details basic details like name, contact number, email ID and city. Further procedure is explained below:

  1. After registration, one of the counsellors of the university will contact the candidate through their contact details. The candidate will receive an online application form on their registered email ID.

  2. The applicant can take help from the counsellor while filling in the application. All required documents must be uploaded with the application.

  3. Once the application is filled completely, the candidate must make the online payment for the application and submit the application.

  4. All application received by the university is processed and details are verified before the final confirmation of application.

  5. The university will notify the admission status to the candidate through registered email ID or mobile number.

SMU B.Sc (IT) Fees

The fees for B.Sc (IT) Program at SMU is Rs. 16,250 per semester (including exam fees of Rs. 5,000). The fee is revised from time to time. Students can also make one-time full payment of course fee of Rs. 97,500.

Also Read: Distance Learning Courses in Commerce Stream

IGNOU

IGNOU School of Sciences (SOS) started offering courses in 1986 in four major science disciplines namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences.

The programme was initially designed to offer a B.Sc. (General) degree, but later it was upgraded to offer a B.Sc (Major) degree in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology.

All details related to B.Sc admission at IGNOU School of Sciences (SOS) can be checked here:

IGNOU B.Sc Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must have passed Class 12th (Science) or equivalent for B.Sc admission at IGNOU.

IGNOU B.Sc Application Form

Candidates seeking admission in B.Sc degree programme at IGNOU must register at the university and fill in the online application form. The last date to apply for the academic session 2020-21 is July 31, 2020.

Candidates must upload following documents along with the application:

  • Scanned Photograph

  • Scanned Signature

  • Age Proof Document

  • Certificate of Educational Qualification

  • Experience Certificate (if any)

  • Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC

  • Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

IGNOU B.Sc Fee

The fees of B.Sc degree programme at IGNOU is Rs. 12,600 (excluding examination fees). The year-wise fees is Rs 4200/-

The candidate will have to pay Rs 200/- as the registration fee at the time of admission in the First Year.

University of Mumbai

The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), University of Mumbai offers distance learning programmes for students who cannot attend regular classes. Students from the state of Maharashtra can easily apply for admission at the university by filling in the online application form. However, students who apply for admission on the basis of qualifying exam passed from a state other than Maharashtra State Board must get approval from IDOL.

The University of Mumbai- IDOL offers B.Sc in various disciplines like IT, Computer Science, Maritime Science, Biotechnology, Aviation and Nautical Science

The eligibility criteria for admission in B.Sc(distance learning) course, the candidate must meet the following eight criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the main subjects.

The candidate must first register at the University of Mumbai by creating a user ID and password. Further procedure to complete the application process is explained below:

  1. Login to the account and fill in the details like personal details, communication address, academic details etc.

  2. The candidate must upload the following documents along with the application:

  • Passport-sized photograph

  • Scanned Signature

  • Marksheet of the qualifying examination

  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

  1. The applicant must make online payment of the application to complete the application process. The candidate should preserve admission form and receipt of application fee for future reference.

University of Madras- Institute of Distance Education

Institute of Distance Education (IDE), Madras University was established in 1981 and today it is a one of the best Institute for distance education with more than 1 lakh student enrolment in distance learning course. The objective of the Institute of Distance Education (IDE) is to help students achieve personal and career-oriented goals.

University of Madras- IDE offers a degree programme under two disciplines B.Sc Mathematics and B.Sc Psychology course. The candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria for admission in B.Sc course at the University of Madras- Institute of Distance Education:

  • The candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination (Academic or Vocational Stream).

  • Those who hold a Pre-degree Examinations/Pre-University Examinations or any other Board under the pattern (10+2)/ (10+3) /(11+1) /(11+2) pattern conducted by Government of Tamil Nadu or other States or UT or an examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the Syndicate of the University of Madras are also eligible for admission.

  • Students who have passed Class 12th from National Open School are also eligible.

  • The candidate who has passed the Pre-Technical Examination conducted after 11 years of Study by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Chennai can also apply.

  • The candidate who has passed two years foundation course examination (as equivalent to 12th Std) of Annamalai and Madurai Kamaraj Universities after passing Class 12th can also apply.

University of Madras- Institute of Distance Education B.Sc Application Form

Admission in B.Sc degree programme at the University of Madras- Institute of Distance Education is open for Indian applicants. The application must be filled carefully and necessary payment must be done online.

The original certificate and the photocopy of Provisional Intimation slip and passport size photograph must be sent at the postal address of the university.

The admission of the candidate is confirmed after the verification of details and documents. The Identity Card (ID) and study material is sent on the postal address of the candidate.

Also Read: Distance Learning Courses in Management

Kuvempu University DDE

The degrees offered by the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) Kuvempu University are equivalent to the regular degree programmes. Students enrollment in DDE programmes at Kuvempu University has increased over the years.

Kuvempu University DDE ensures to offer need-based courses in collaboration with various reputed institutions. Quality education is offered to students to ensure their overall growth in academics.

Kuvempu University DDE B.Sc Eligibility Criteria

Kuvempu University DDE offers 3 years B.Sc degree programme with a specific syllabus defined for each year. Following are the eligibility criteria for admission in B.Sc degree programme at Kuvempu University DDE:

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th/ Pre-University examination or equivalent in science stream.

  • Students who have passed Class 12th from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) can also apply.

  • A Candidate who has passed ITI / JOC / vocational course from a recognised institute of Karnataka are also eligible to apply for B.Sc course.

Kuvempu University DDE Application Form

Applicants from across the country can apply for the distance learning programme by filling in the online application form by selecting Kuvempu University-Main Centre (KUDDE).

The candidate must carefully fill details in the online application form like personal details, academic details and contact details. Following documents must be uploaded along with the application form:

  • Scanned copy of the photograph.

  • Scanned copy of the signature.

  • Marksheet of qualifying examination.

Once the application is filled successfully, the applicant must make payment of the application to complete the application process.

The candidate must take a printout of the application and application fee payment for future reference.

Kuvempu University DDE B.Sc Fee Structure

The year-wise fees for B.Sc degree programme at Kuvempu University DDE is as follows:

Year

Fees

Year I

Rs.10730

Year II

Rs. 9890

Year III

Rs. 9190

Netaji Subash Open University

Netaji Subash Open University offers B.Sc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Botany and Zoology. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria and application process to apply here:

Netaji Subash Open University B.Sc Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent from a recognised board.

  • He/She must have scored at least 40% marks

Netaji Subash Open University B.Sc Admission

Candidates seeking admission in B.Sc programme at Netaji Subash Open University can visit the www.bdp.wbnsouadmissions.com website and apply online. The application fees must be paid to complete the application process.

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