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    Need advice on B.Tech distance

    Want to opt for B.Tech in distance mode? Unsure about scope after this degree? Find advice from experts on this page.

    I am 21 and have joined civil engineering 3 years back after my 12th. But I failed in 1st year onl. Now I am going to dropout and want to join B.Tech distance because I think it is the only option to pursue my dream to become a civil engineer. While practicing on field I can complete B.Tech. Can you provide advice?
    I have read on many sites that B.Tech distance has lots of drawback but no other way.
    Awaiting correct advice.
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  • B.Tech is a technical course and that is the main reason for avoiding distance course for it. By distance education, you will be able to learn about the theoretical part of the subject, but will not be able to have a grip over the practical aspects of the subjects.
    Even recruiters also discourage candidates who have pursued their through distance learning as they cannot match the capabilities a regular candidate may have.
    The regular course includes equal part of the theory as well as its related practicals and candidate get the opportunity to learn each and everything. Regular classes also provide opportunity to clear your doubts within class itself.

    So, it is obvious that a candidate who has done in regular mode will be having excellent grip over the subject.

    Even if you get selected by any company, you will not be getting good package compared to the regular degree.


    Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!

  • In case the author intends to start his own venture like construction work etc. after learning civil engineering then learning through distance learning mode may also prove sufficient. However, in case he intends to join a job in some organization as a civil engineer, then knowledge of the subject matter is required and merely completing a degree course may not prove sufficient. Serious studies are required both in regular classroom program as well as in distance learning program for understanding the subjects fully. It is not that the students who are not able to clear the course in the regular classroom mode can pass it easily through distance learning mode.

    Also, the most important aspect is that whether such civil engineering degree courses are recognized by the AICTE or not. As far as I know, the AICTE has not recognized any B.Tech. course in civil engineering through distance learning mode.

    The students can join AMIE course as a technician member.after passing 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects with minimum 45% marks.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • The following universities/institutes offer B.Tech degree in distance education mode. However, the standards, job prospects and arrangement of practical classes are required to be checked and verified before admission:-

    1. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Directorate of Distance Education, Shantiniketan, Ground Floor, 8 Camac Street, Calcutta 700017.
    2. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - B.Tech in Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical Engineering.
    3. Andhra University offers B.E or B.Tech in Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.
    4. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi-110068 - IGNOU offers Vertically Integrated Engineering Programme and Advanced Diploma leading to B.Tech (Civil) in following branches: Construction Management, Water Resources Engineering.
    5. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth offers Bachelor programmes in Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication and in Mechanical Engineering.
    6. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University offers B.Arch and B.Tech in Marine Engineering.

    I feel that IGNOU and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University are the most reliable among the universities/ institutes mentioned in the above list. Alternatively, the author can also take the AMIE route. However,before taking the plunge, the author must ensure the availability/facility of practicals and approval of the course by AICTE.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • Distance education in Engineering is not bad provided done through a recognised institutions having approval from UGC or AICTE such as IGNOU, Andhra university, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University etc.
    In case, one is already employed such addition of qualification would make the aspirant entitled for additional monetary - incentives by a way of promotion or through additional increments in the existing emoluments. The other advantage is the enrichment of knowledge in the stream. In your case, you may be benifited with advanced knowledge in the Hydraulics, Tunnel - engineering, Strength of materials etc. So it would be benificial for you to opt for this course.
    There would not be any dislocation of your work with the suitable adjustment of your timings between your work and studies.
    The other alternative rout would be to take up AMIE course which is fully approved by ministry of HRD and have its acceptance from all the industrial sectors.

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