PG Diploma in Human Rights through Distance Learning

Job opportunities for human rights have increased to a significant level in the recent past. So, there is a growing demand for pursuing a correspondence PG diploma in human rights amongst Indian students and working professionals. Social esteem and decent salary packages are also two important factors that attract people to this profession.

List of Institutes that Offer PG Diploma in Human Rights through Distance Learning

Some of the popular and AICTE approved institutes that offer PG diploma courses in human rights through distance education method are as follows:

University Contact Details
Indian Institute of Human Rights A 50, Paryavaran Complex,Saket-Maidangarhi Marg,

New Delhi 110030, India

Phone: 91 (011) 2953 2930, 2953 2850

Fax: 91 (011) 2953 4609



Kakatiya University School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education,Kakatiya University, Warangal.


Phone : 439992, 439993

Email :

Website :

Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg,Road No. 46 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh-500003

Phone : +91 040 3546271/ 3546272 / 3546616

Email :

Fax : +91 040 3544830

Website :

Kuvempu University Jnana Sahyadri,Shankaraghatta – 577 451

Shimoga, Karnataka

Phone – 08282-256246, 256450

Fax : 08282-256370


National Law School of India University P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,Bangalore – 560 072

Karnnataka, India

Ph: 080-23160532 / 33 / 35 / 24 / 29

Fax: 080-23160534



University of Hyderabad, Centre for Distance Education Golden ThresholdP.O. Central University Nampally Station Road,

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – 500

Phone: 040-24600264, 24600266



Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi,New Delhi-110068


Tel.: 91-11-29532321, 29535924-32, 29535062-65 (EPABX), Extn. 2504 & 2508

Fax: 91-11-29536588

E-mail :

Website :

Kota Open University Rawatbhata Road, Akhelgarh, Kota-324010,Rajasthan,


Telephone: 91-744-421254

Fax: 91-744-421769

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) UniversityWebsite : Red Cross Bhawan, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal-462016,Madhya Pradesh,


Phone.: 91-755-550606

Fax: 91-755-550606

E-mail :

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (Karnataka) Post Bag No. 7201, Nagarbhavi , Bangalore (Bangalore (Bengaluru) Dist.) – 560072
S.N.D.T. Womens University, Mumbai (Maharashtra) Mumbai Churchgate Campus:Nathibai Thavkersey Road,

New Marine Lines, Mumbai, 400020.

Tel Nos. 022-2203 1879, 2203 2159, 2203 2328, 2203 2025

FAX: 2201 8226

Mumbai Juhu Campus:

Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar, JUHU Road,

Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400049.

Tel: 022-2660 8493, 2660 8462, 2660 4164, 2660 6648

FAX: 2660 4759

Pune Campus:

Maharshi Karve Vidyavihar

Karve Road, Pune 411038

Tel No. 020 – 2542 1678

FAX: 2544 7336


Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar Juhu, Santa Cruz (West) , Mumbai (Mumbai Dist.)
The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (Delhi) Bhagwan Das Road , New Delhi (Delhi) – 110001
University of Calcutta, Kolkata (West Bengal) Senate House, 87 /1 College Street , Kolkata (Kolkata Dist.) – 700073
Karnataka State Open University Manasagangotri,Mysore – 570006,



Tel.: 91-821-515149

Fax: 91-821-500846

Bharati Vidyapeeths New Law College Educational Complex,Erandwane, Paud Road ,

Pune (Pune Dist.) – 411038

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (Delhi) Maulana Mohammad Ali Johar Marg,Jamia Nagar , New Delhi (Delhi) – 110025
M.S. (Maharaja Sayajirao) University of Baroda Faculty of Law, Vadodara (Gujarat)University Campus, Sayajigunj , Vadodara (Vadodara (Baroda) Dist.) – 390002
Bundelkhand University Babu Jagjivan Ram Institute of Law, Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)Bundelkhand University, Kanpur Road , Jhansi (Jhansi Dist.) – 284128

List of Overseas Institutes Offering this Course

If you want to have an international degree in human rights, then pursuing this course through distance learning from an overseas institute can be done. Some popular overseas institutes that offer PG diploma in Human Rights are as follows:

University Contact Details
The Open University  Student Registration & Enquiry ServicePO Box 197

Milton Keynes


United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)845 300 60 90

Fax: +44 (0)1908 654 914



King’s College London  Centre of European LawStrand




Telephone +44 (0) 20 7848 2387

Facsimile +44 (0) 20 7848 2443



Eligibility Criteria for the Course

Admission is offered to applicants who have completed a bachelors degree with a minimum of 50% in aggregate. Some institutes also conduct entrance examination and/or personal interview. Some universities require at least 2 years of working experience. The admission procedure varies from one institute to another.

Duration of the Course

The duration of this course is 1 to 2 years (depending on the institute), in case of regular mode. However, students under distance learning programs have the flexibility to extend the time, as per their suitability.

Career Prospects for Human Rights

After completion of the course, employment opportunities are available in many private and government organizations. One can even join social service organizations like NGOs, Age Care Centers, and Old Age Homes and work for the rights of society.

One can get employment in international organizations and bodies like United Nations, WHO, CRY, UNESCO, UNDCP, JICA, NORAD, UNFPA, UNHCR, Amnesty International, YMCA, UNICEF, Ford Foundation, UNHCHR, Red Cross, DANIDA, ILO, US Aid, CARE, IDRC, WFP, Action Aid, Lutheran World Service, YWCA, Oxfam, and UNIFEM. One can also get employment in multinational organizations and corporate houses, to implement their human and social responsibilities of business.

After completion of the course, the various roles in different fields include:

  • Research analyst
  • Marketing executive
  • Fundraiser
  • Public relations officer
  • Campaigner
  • Administrative officer
  • Human rights manager

For a fresher the salary can range from INR 7,000 to INR 16,000. This increases with job experience and personal skills and knowledge.

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