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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Go Ahead With Distance Education

Career paths are no longer so streamlined that an individual can bid goodbye to textbooks once he or she is done with their post graduation. The options for education are today limitless and it becomes difficult to anticipate all that you would require in your working life.
It is only after you begin work that you begin to realise the areas you need more knowledge about. Distance education presents itself as an excellent solution to qualifying yourself without leaving the confines of a job you don’t wish to lose.

The Sikkim Manipal University of Distance Education (SMUDE) provides flexible form of distance education. “Close to 65% of the students are working professionals. We have around 3 lakh students on roll. As per government provisions, an individual is allowed 6 years to pass an undergraduate distance education program and 4 years for a post grad course. You get double the time as a fulltime course because our regulators know that this form of education is often done alongside a job,” explains V. Sivaramakrishnan, Principal Officer – Distributed Learning and Chief Marketing Officer, Manipal University. Enunciating on the benefits of a distance learning course he says, “There are two main reasons why one should go for a distance education program.
Firstly, for working people, an additional degree is a stepping stone for promotion or for a better career in another organization.
Secondly, it poses an opportunity to pursue additional courses other than one’s primary degree. For example, a graduate in marketing may eventually find that he or she needs further qualification in finance or computers.”

Source: PR Log