Is Distance Education Degree Valid In USA

Is Distance Education Degree Valid In USA

Is Distance Education Degree Valid In USA?

Yes, Distance Education Degree Valid in USA or any part of the country, but there are some specific approvals required to get validated in the United States of America (USA).

Before applying for distance education degree admission in any universities of India or any part of the world you must check the competent authority approval.

What are Approvals Required for Running Distance Education Degree Courses?

  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

University Grants Commission (UGC)

The University should be approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under any level either State or Central or Private or Autonomous University in India.

Directorate of Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

The University or Distance Education Degree should be approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of New Delhi.

IMPORTANT: – the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) will give approval to universities programs/course wise, session wise,

So your particular course or specialization should be approved by the UGCDEB.

For Example:-

If the university approved by UGCDEB for running Bachelor of Arts (General) then only B.A (General) Degree will be approved not Honors degree like B.A(History) or B.A (Economics) so on.

So before applying you must check the above details to save your precious’s year or money.

Association of Indian universities (AIU)

According to my knowledge, this is very important and mandatory for those who are looking or willing to study in the USA or any part of the world.

The university should be a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), for applying in other countries or to apply other country students in India, the Equilancy certificate must require issued by the Association of Indian universities.

How to Check UGC DEB Approved Universities List in India?

Check the below procedure to check UGCDEB recognized/approved universities in India.

  • Ugcdeb window you will find online / distance mode separate university list.
  • Click on which session list you want to check.
  • You will get university along with permitted course list.

Is IGNOU Degree Valid In USA?

Yes, all Indian universities whether regular or correspondence, distance education, distance-learning, or online learning courses are valid in the USA and also worldwide.

But make sure the university should be approved by UGC and Member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and other councils whenever required.

Is distance education degree valid for abroad jobs?

Yes, make sure first check the recruitment notification of the recruiting agency, and also your degree should be approved by the UGC & AIU.

Can I Study Online From Another Country?

Yes, according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Distance Education Bureau (DEB) the territorial jurisdiction will not apply for online courses of Indian universities.

Distance Education in Hyderabad for Degree?

The below Distance Education in Hyderabad available for Degree and PG, and Diploma courses.

  • Osmania University, Distance Education, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Dr.B.R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Kakatiya University, Warangal, also called SDLCEKU (Kakatiya Open Degree)

Can I Do B.Tech from Distance Education?

No, B.Tech or Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), M.Tech, Diploma in Engineering courses are not approved to conduct under distance education mode in India.

NIOS valid in USA (National Institute of Open Schooling)?

Yes, NIOS, National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi is the World Largest Open Schooling Board, the certificates awarded by the NIOS stand valid for the all over the world.


The most important thing is you must check with the concerned USA universities or any job notification whether they mentioned in their notification Only Regular Degree or Any Degree.

Some Universities or recruiting agencies are clearly mentioned only regular degree or full-time degree only eligible.

This you have to check while applying in anywhere in the world.

I hope you got the clarity of the Distance Education Degree Valid in USA or not.

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6 thoughts on “Is Distance Education Degree Valid In USA”

  1. Hey, I am a Hospitality Graduate from Ignou and I wish to pursue my Master’s from USA but the issue I am facing is they are wanting 16 years of education whereas I have on 15 years of education with me. I don’t know whether I should enroll myself in a distance learning program from IGNOU or a Regular one? Could you please suggest as to what all can be done? It would be of a great help. Thankyou

    1. Hi Dhriti,

      Both options are okay, but better if you do regular ones because you will also gain regular class knowledge compare to distance mode. so the subject and depth of knowledge are most important to build your career.
      and in case if you cannot afford or have time to study regularly then one and the only option is Distance Education You can go with IGNOU or any UGC & Distance Education Bureau Approved University.

      Most Important:- the course which you are doing under distance mode should be recognized by the DEB (means not university course with subject also should be recognized).

      we wish you all the best.

  2. First of all , I would like to say you thank you for this blog on the distance education valid on us I got the exact news from this. Thank you very much.

  3. Can I get PHD in clinical psychology in USA with my Msc psychology in distance education from Dr BR AMBKAR UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD

  4. Hi. I have done B.COM from IDOL (Mumbai University). Am I eligible to apply for Masters’s programs (Masters in finance programs) in the USA? Also, wanted to know does having this vs a full time BCOM hamper job opportunities?

  5. I too have same doubt.Is your doubt cleared and are you doing Ms finance? I want to do Ms finance in USA but I want to know which university accepting distance education in bachelor for masters. Can u help me with this?

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