E-learning, Distance Education Programs (DLP), and correspondence courses have become essential as most executives can pursue these while on the job and earning. After completion of their Diploma, Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Degree they can seek suitable promotion in the firm they are working or find out a suitable job outside. Correspondence course has become out dated but other courses on internet are pursued by many.
A case of FIM’s contribution to education adopting modern methods: Future Education Ltd (FIM) is a joint venture between Future Group and NET HR. Future Group has created reputed brands like Big Bazaar, Pantaloons, e-Zone, Food Bazaar under its umbrella.
FIM has a tie up with various reputed, recognized, world class institutes and universities. The management program offers specializations in areas of HR, marketing, Finance and Retail Operations with a special focus on Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The course is focused on developing students into business managers and future leaders and entrepreneurs.
E-learning could play a very crucial role in imparting quality education with the help of the latest technology. The main advantage of e-learning is that a student or an executive can gain knowledge and skills without any time barriers or geographical boundaries. This creates immense possibilities of learning and development. E-learning is now estimated to represent about 5% of the overall training and educational market. In India, there are about one million online learners. In future, the potential of online e-learning is very promising.
They offer distance Learning Programs (DLP) like BBA, MBA and PGDBA along with 6 months / 1 year diploma certificate courses. DLP could improve your career and enhance promotion opportunities for professionals. DLP is a boon for working professionals as they need not leave their existing job and yet get them empowered through knowledge, ensure good talent and groom future managers.
There is a huge difference between Correspondence course and DLP program. In correspondence a student only gets study material but in DLP there is a Personal Contact Program wherein students can solve their queries and there is the Virtual Classroom Facility where students can attend live classroom sessions sitting at home at flexible hours and then attempt a test after every lecture to confirm their understanding and parents can also monitor the learning.
Graduating students pursuing certified management courses are better positioned to get admission in PG programs of top B-schools like the IIMs. Also they are preferred by recruiters for offering good jobs. House wives pursuing DLP courses are enabled to provide valuable business insights in family business and take up a job or start their own business. DLP plays a significant role in increasing over all productivity of a person by making him a better planner, negotiator and an efficient business manager.
They conduct regular lectures to improve soft skills. Students take active part in group discussions, seminars and presentations based on which they are evaluated and groomed to develop their overall personality.
They organize seminars regularly, wherein industry experts, CEOs and CFOs of reputed companies share their valuable insights with their students. They web cast lectures given by IIM faculties along with faculties from top international B-schools. They believe in providing industry integrated curriculum which enables managers to acquire skills pre-requisite to the corporate world.
They believe in identifying nurturing, grooming and transforming today’s students and executives into future leaders and entrepreneurs.
In their full time MBA program they have focused on grooming students on subjects relating to leadership and entrepreneurship. They would like to position into a factory whose end products shall be next generation leaders and entrepreneurs influencing lives of hundreds of people instead of just a few.
Future Education is coming up with a 17 acre campus spread 54000 sq ft at Karla near Lonavala in Maharasthra which shall offer two years Post Graduate Management Programs with focus on Entrepreneurship & Leadership along with regular specializations like HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations etc. It shall be a residential campus with ultra modern amenities like hostel, sports club, world class auditorium, gymnasium; Wifi enabled campus, centrally air conditioned digital library, tennis court, basement car parking, multi cuisine cafeteria.
There are a few other institutes like FIM who are contributing to educational field particularly management. FIM is mentioned here due to its diversified activities in the field of modern education.