Distance education is considered to be a very modern way of learning and gives more emphasis on self-study by the learner himself. This method is remarkably different from correspondence education as students learn sitting at home with the means of communication technology. The students can interact, debate, evaluate and give their feedback despite the barriers of distance and time.
Distance education is one of the most popular options for students who cannot attend regular classes. Whether it be due to a job or any other factor, students can now continue their college education with the help of distance learning.
With new, efficient and widely available technology, this education method has gained popularity among the youth. Understanding the need of the hour, a number of elementary schools, secondary school and universities have started to offer distance education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in India.