Distance education is also called as e-learning or online learning.  It has become increasingly popular among those who want to gain specialized knowledge while working.  The canvas of it has become broader with the interest of students and housewife who wish to achieve their dreams by pursuing higher education.  It is an excellent platform where students can learn at their own convenience and at their own pace.

Now, different education programs are available by different universities at a very reasonable cost.  Students can choose from a variety of subjects and courses, based on their interests. Students can opt for courses at various levels of higher education. Apart from the undergraduate and postgraduate courses many institutes offer diplomas, PG diplomas, certification courses and research degrees like M. Phil and Ph.D. Many universities also offer many professional courses. The degree or diploma provided by these universities aids them in providing jobs, promotion and growth in corporate.

In distance education place or space is not essential.  Learning material is available online and the person can appear for exams based on the study material provided to them.  Students can take exams online.  In case a student has any queries, then he can get in touch with the teachers locally or online and can use video conferencing technology to interact with the teacher.

Universities are now introducing many new distance-education job oriented courses according to the changing times and student’s requirement.  For those who are not able to find a balance between their learning goals, full-time job and taking care of a family, distance education is the answer to them. It also helps in savings on the fuel costs and time required to commute to classes.

So we can say that distance education mode has become very popular and common because it is catering to a wide range of aspirants, who are willing to upgrade their educational qualifications for various reasons. The Distance education system provides opportunities not only to younger students but also to those from the older age groups. Every person tries to add value to their competence in their bid to advance their carreer further.