Online education offers flexibility, convenience and efficient use of time.
Today online education is preferred and it is moving rapidly from its infancy to a more dominant form. After an overwhelming success in MBA and Engineering education, it now strongly demands coaching in Job entrance exams along with MBA, Engineering entrance exams etc.
International Universities like Cambridge University in England, Harvard University in U and others through their online mode of teaching have achieved huge success by providing multi-disciplinary educational programs which cater to the evolving demands of students and working professionals ensuring the fast track career growth for all. The most appealing aspects of online education is the flexibility scope for utilizing time effectively convenience and reinforcement of learning. In online mode a person can learn from within the comfort of his /her home or any other place that he /she chooses.
How would online education ensure better growth for India?
Toady India’s gross enrolment ratio (GER) is about 13% which is very low. The average for the world as a whole is about 30% and in advanced countries it is 56%. The Indian GER of 13% illustrates a huge need for higher education at affordable prices. A survey revealed that the career growth of many working professionals is stagnated because of not having MBA qualifications and thus management knowledge. Working professionals are not able to pursue ab MBA because of their tight schedule at office, financial constraints, habit of postponing further studies, time consumed in traveling to colleges etc. Many HR managers feel that if their staff has to pursue an MBA program, institutes should offer convenience in terns of time, venue for lectures, finance (payment in installments) and lectures by experienced corporate faculties wherein industry examples and case studies are discussed.
Thus, today with the support of advanced technology we can webcast online lectures of reputed faculty to students all over India including 2-tier , 3-tier cities lie Kolhapur Surat, Patna, Guwahati Kochi etc. Online coaching provides alternatives to traditional face to face coaching and thus offers flexibility in time and comfort to choose the location.
What factors should be kept in mind while choosing an online MBA or other courses?
Weekend lectures and doubt clearing sessions – If possible to supplement an online program, an institute should try to provide weekend lectures or at least have doubt clearing sessions before exams for better learning and understanding.
Credibility of the course: Online course should have recognition or international accreditations to ensure success in the global competitive environment.
Flexibility and better time utilization—Students should be able to attend online lectures at their own convenient time and location.
Faculty – faculty should have corporate experience so that industry examples or experiences can be shared.
Fees – Enabling technology as a back bone, online courses are offered to large a number of students hence they should be affordable.
Examinations – Online exams should be conducted at convenient times and location to benefit the working professionals.
Employment Opportunities – Institutes must try to offer post MBA job opportunities not only in the domestic market but also in the global market.
A correct path takes one to his goal similarly to be successful in MBA entrance exams, the path lies with online coaching of Route 2 MBA.
Not only for cracking CAT, MAT, XAT but also for other job related competitive examination one has to be well versed with online education as almost all competitive exams are already in online mode or moving towards it.
Today because of technology support we can web cast online lectures of reputed faculty from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore etc to students all over India including 2 tier , 3 tier cities like Kolhapur, Chandigarh, Indore, Surat, Guwahati Kochi etc. Online practice is necessary but comprehending online is absolutely essential now and this is provided only by Route 2 MBA.
Excerpts from Education Times