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    Validity of Master's degree through distance mode


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    Is open university degree valid for teaching as assistant professor in givernment college? If yes, is there any open university which offers opportunity for pursuing MSc Geography?
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  • Once you are qualified in a course through distance education from a recognised institute you will be eligible for all the posts for which the students who finished the course in regular mode. So once you obtain your M.Sc Geography, from a well-recognised institute, you can go for a teaching job.
    You can do M.Sc Geography also in distance mode. Many recognised institutes are offering this course by distance mode. The following are some of such institutes.
    1. Nalanda open university,
    2.Karnataka State open university
    3. Indira Gandhi national open university
    4. Uttarakhand open university
    5. Andhra university distance education school
    5. Nethaji Subhash open university
    For admission to this course, you have to have a B.Sc degree in the concerned subject and you have to qualify in the written test conducted by the concerned university. The fee structure and other details can be obtained by going through the website of the university that you have selected.
    Once you are qualified in your PG, you have to appear for the NET examination and get qualified in that to become a professor. There is a proposal that a PhD is a must for a teaching post. In that case, you have to do your PhD also.

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  • Distance learning studies have only one meaning that you have completed your studies from a distance university and have also sometimes given the exam online. It never means that your degree will not be valid. Distance learning is a major medium that is helping many people to give their degrees easily, especially those who are not able to leave their places and study.

    If you take any degree or post-degree through distance learning, it will be considered valid for any exam or job. You can apply for any organization or post, whether private or government.

    Most of the people who are unable to study due to jobs or cannot go to college due to any responsibility, those people choose the distance education system. By the way, they provide courses in all subjects, but even once you contact the concerned university and get more information.

    There are some subjects in which not only book knowledge is enough but practical knowledge also has importance, so while taking course information, keep in mind that classes are being provided systematically or not. Many times Internet issues come up in online classes, so be ready for them. Nowadays, you can clear your doubts about the topics of any subject through YouTube also.

    Regardless of the degree, you show at any university, the final decision of your job selection depends on your knowledge during your interview, so you should have a stronghold in your subjects. Take your degree to increase knowledge and not only to show the degree, only then you will prove to be a good teacher in the future.

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  • Distance education was started with a view to imparting education to the needy aspirants interested to acquire education through the distance mode due to paucity of time as a result of their involvements in their regular jobs. These plateforms take care of the aspirants by providing them course materials for which the aspirants have the passion. However, the aspirants should ensure that those open universities are recognised through UGC.
    There are many such universities providing distance education and at the same time their quality of education is superb. Some of reputed institutions in these lines are as follows -
    1) Indira Gandhi National Open University
    2) Karntaka Open University
    3) Manipal University of Distance Education
    4) Utkal University for Distance Education
    5) Uttarakhand Open University etc
    To persue your education in any one of such universities for post graduation course in Geography, you will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the admission such as minimum aggregate mark of your graduation while persuing Geography in the graduation stage apart from your clearance of the written and oral tests being conducted by the admission committee.
    However, I would suggest you to opt for IGNOU for undergoing your post graduation course in Geography since they maintain a session of doubt removal of the aspirants while undergoing for a particular course and in that way, your concept relating to the subject would be more clear.
    Once you clear the course through the distance education, you would be eligible to take up NET test so as to be selected as a lecturer in a constituent college provided you qualify the same. For most of the government jobs, there is no discrimination in the selection process irrespective of the source of the qualification -regular course or otherwise.

  • There are many institutions in our country which provide distance learning in Geography leading to a M.A. Geography degree. These degrees are valid just like the regular ones. The classes are held in a virtual environment and syllabus is similar to that of the regular course. For applying to this distance learning course, one should have at least 50% marks in ones UG degree and should had Geography as one of the subjects in UG course. Generally admission is granted based on that though some institutes take an online test also for admission for seeing the capability of the student for the said course. Generally the fees for these courses range from Rs 8000 to 15000 per year.

    Some of the institutes where one can contact for further details and admission process are Netaji Subhas Open University, Jiwaji University, The University of Burdwan, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Maharishi Dayanand Open University, IGNOU, Annamalai University, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, and Maharishi Markandeshwar University.

    After completing the PG course in Geography, one has to go for NET (National Eligibility Test) and only after qualifying in that one becomes eligible to apply for lectureship / Assistant Professor post in Geography. Alternatively one can go for PhD after which the condition of NET is not required for applying for these posts.

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  • There are many UGC recognised university which offer post graduate degree programme in distance mode in almost all subject. If you complete postgraduate degree in geography subject through distance mode then you would be eligible for NET exam as there is no restriction on the students who have completed post graduation via distance mode.
    One should have minimum 55% marks in post graduation for appearing in NET exam. NET is done on same subject from which you have completed your post graduation. After completing post graduation, you can apply for NET.
    For applying in PG correspondence course,one must have 50% marks in UG course. It is two year degree programme. There are different admission procedure for taking admission. Some university take admission on the basis of UG marks whereas some conduct entrance test for admission.
    Here are some university which offer post graduate degree programme in distance mode:-
    1.Nalanda Open University
    2. Netaji Subhas Open University
    3. Jiwaji University
    4. The University of Burdwan
    5. IGNOU

  • You may do P.G. in Geography under Distance Education Programme from the following universities:
    1) IGNOU
    2) Karnataka Open University
    3) Uttarakhand open university
    4) Utkal University for Distance Education
    5) The University of Burdwan
    6) Manipal University of Distance Education
    7) Netaji Subhas Open University
    8) Nalanda Open University

    Having completed your PG, you have to appear for the NET examination.

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