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    Does B.Com have the same value if done in correspondence or regular mode

    Confused about the value of full time versus correspondence UG program? Looking out for knowing the difference between both degrees in terms of job opportunities? On this Ask Expert page get advice to your worries.

    I am going to do in correspondence through a deemed university. I am already working past from 7 years after my 12th class completion. Will it be valued as a regular B.Com? Can I apply for bank jobs?
    If not what can be the better way of education? But I am unable attend the regular university as I am already married and need to look after the family.
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  • If you plan to go for correspondence mode of education (in this case, B.Com.), I would strongly advise you to for UGC-recognised universities like IGNOU, State Open University (Open University of your State) or other UGC-recognised universities whose correspondence courses are well-recognised (for example: Delhi University, University of Calcutta, University of Madras, etc.). The degree from Open Universities and Distance Education wing of UGC-recognised universities is fully recognised everywhere. You can appear in any recruitment examination on the basis of the degree offered by those universities. The correspondence courses from these universities are cost-effective also.

    I strongly advise you against studying in any of those deemed-to-be universities mushrooming everywhere in India. The recognition of their degrees is always a very big issue. The degrees issued by these deemed universities could be cancelled later also, as seen in the recent judgement in respect of engineering degrees issued by such deemed universities.

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  • Since you are already working for seven years and have your own family, it would be better for us to know what job are currently doing, your experience and strengths, then the advise given would be more useful.

  • Perusal of education through distance mode is not a bad idea provided you do certain home work such as - its recognition through UGC, course - content, session for the doubt removal and their consistency in supply of the course - material.
    If you go through the net, you will get a lot of universities imparting courses in and each university claims that their courses are superior in terms of quality. However, I would suggest you a few and any one of these can be chosen as a safer option. To name a few- IGNOU, Manipal - distance Education, Karnataka Open University, Delhi University etc. However, I would strongly recommend IGNOU as your ultimate destination for the perusal of your B.Com course. This one university maintains excellent rapport in terms of cirriculam and have wide recognition of its education within both educational fields and service sectors. Moreover, it is a UGC recognised degree. This university conducts doubt removal session where your confusion relating to studies are addressed instantenously.
    Once you acquire this degree, it will be recognised in all the sectors including the Banking job.
    Regular courses of the recognised universities have distinct advantages in the sense you get plenty of oppurtunities to interact with your professors to wipe out your confusion in relation to your studies but since you cannot join such courses because of your family - pressure, IGNOU would be the best option.
    Lastly, beware of the degrees offered by the deemed universities. All the deemed universities are not the genuine ones.

  • can be studied either in regular mode from a good college recognised and affiliated to a good university. The same course you can do by correspondence course. Here also you have to go to a university which is having UGC recognition. For all purposes both the degrees are same. You can go for a job with this qualification. You can go for higher studies with this course. Even government jobs also there is no difference. So only thing you should be careful is a selection of college and University. Once you have done it, you will rest assured.

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  • Whether you do B Com in regular mode or by correspondence mode there is not much difference but only thing is when you go for correspondence mode you should ensure that the college or institution or university is recognized by UGC and is not simply deemed to or affiliated or fake.

    Unfortunately in our country there are many fake institutions which are minting money by cheating the gullible people. We should be aware of this and should not fall in their trap.

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  • It is advisable to go for regular course. By having regular course, you can able to learn a lot when compared to correspondence course. Let see the difference between regular and correspondence course.

    1. In regular course, you can attend maximum class and it will help to clarify all your doubts where as in correspondence course, you will have limited class.

    2. You will have regular touch with your subjects as you are attending daily class, whereas in Correspondence, it is not so and sometimes, you will open your book only during exams.

    3. You can use college library and other resources when doing in regular course but it is not so in correspondence. There is no assurance of using most of the resources when doing correspondence.

    If you are facing any difficulties to do regular course and something make you to stop doing regular course, then only you can think about correspondence course. Then selecting a good university will also play a vital role. So analyse the above said points and decide.

  • Degree obtained by correspondence courses usually help in career enhancement in the same organisation . They also are well accepted in small and medium concerns, where there is no organised system of recruitment or wages and are more concerned about the work knowledge and skill. However most general jobs of the state and central government also do not distinguish between regular and correspondence course obtained from recognised universities.Sometimes they clearly say so also.

    The main point you have to bear in mind is that you should take the course and degree from a recognised, established and reputed university- not from a deemed university. Taking it from a deemed university can become like "a post dated cheque on a crashing bank" - (as Gandhiji commented on a different matter.)
    Read the brochure or details of the concerned university and ensure that it is recognised by central government and stat governments as equivalent to B.Com for all purposes of higher education and jobs.

    As you have work experience, you can enhance your knowledge by a related degree course and improving better job chances. Even if it a correspondence course put your sincere efforts, use facility of contact classes and study well.

    You may first refer to the UGC web site( to know the recognised approved universities. You may also refer to the list of 'fake universities' given in the site.

  • First of all, I would like to bring certain things to your knowledge. The main point of difference between a regular and distant education system is the classroom setup which is missing on distant education. Now you may wonder what is so special in it. Let me explain. The most important aim of education is making the person better - more social. The part where a student mingles with his friends therefore is an essential part in education, or I believe so.
    However, you are currently on your job and wants to make your work more safe by getting a degree. Thus a distant education will be a convenient choice for you. The next part is the university. Let me give you an example.
    You are offered a product at a reliable online store (say flipkart or amazon) for a certain price. And at the same time you are offered the same thing at a new site which you came over facebook at a much reduced rate. Which one of the sites will you prefer? The trustworthy site or new one? Will the increased cost make you forgo the trustworthy sites? For me, I will choose the reliable trustworthy one, as I could get a better customer service in case of any issues.
    So the point is, trust and value. You have opted for distant education. And make sure what you do is beneficial to you by doing it from some universities with some value. Let the cost be a secondary factor. All the Best Satish!

  • You are currently working and looking to complete your education and or gain a new degree that would enhance your career prospectus.It is the common dream of many who want a career growth.
    The options you can choose depends on your aptitude and desire to compelte a course. Regular education has a teacher or a professor to guide, regular classess and peridoic exams are their to ensure that you can study and complete the course in time. Many people who choose distance education or correspondence course lose interest or focus after some time and lag behind in their projects are study completion.
    You can either choose a good evening college close to you or go for the correspondance courses offered by many popular univeristies that are mentioned above. Once you select, set a target in terms of the time and the resources you need to complete the studies. Have periodic assessments as to how you are progressing in your course related study.Maintain the enthusiasm and tempo from beginning so that you are in time for exams.These online courses have question banks, help topics and a point of contact you can get back to if there are any study related issues.
    I would suggest have a talk with people for whom or with whom you are currently working and choose a course that would give you a chance for a promotion or a raise in the same field rather than venturing out into something new.

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