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Scope and limitations of Distance Education

Distance education is the new lamppost of education. One need go to college but to acquire degrees sitting at home. This article provides you with the clue as to how to act for this, what the opportunities are laying beneath it as well as its limitations for your benefits.

"Experience comes handy in taking important decisions in life but the irony is better experience is gotten by the wrong decisions". ---Berry Lautner

While there are prospects galore in distance education system of education, there are its limitations too. Its greatest advantage is that there is no annoyance of attending to a regular course and one gets the top up of the present of experience in job.

Study essential after getting the job

According to one report of 'ASSOCHEM', there is acute dearth of professionals in our country since last 10 years. Whatever youths are working on at their job, they are not proving to be asset for their sectors in absence of value addition unto them. After the passing off of the course of slow down, opportunities for jobs in the entire countries of world have enormously multiplied manifolds. But in order to encash those opportunities; it's necessary for you to have professional degrees along with the job experience.

Distance education system- possibilities and limitations

IN the preceding years of the 20th century and after the beginning of the IT revolution, exercises were started to impart higher education sitting at home, on less expense and on easier terms and conditions. The long pending dream of imparting secondary and university level education through correspondence courses under the scheme of things of new education policy turned into a reality. This actually was given the name of distance education. For the purpose of providing secondary and intermediate education, the Indira Gandhi national Open University (IGNOU) for university and technical education purposes and National Open University (now the National institute of Schools) were established.

In addition to the above, several open universities of many states were opened up amongst which is the also the Nalanda Open University. Many correspondence courses are also being conducted through numerous regular universities and through umpteen study centres.

Types of courses under distance education

Under the distance education scheme, both the formal and informal types of education are made available to the aspiring students. Its degrees and diplomas are recognised. Several universities including the 'IGNOU' conduct the studies of graduation informally. In such syllables, 10+2+3 education pattern is not adopted. The student above 18 years of age can do the courses without doing intermediate. This is expected from him that he has the knowledge of Hindi and English. Besides he should possess the mental ability to study and grasp the subjects of the graduation level.

Distance education- admission procedure

Prior to admission into the graduation courses, universities generally conduct preparatory programme of 6 months duration. In which, passing out is a must. Admissions are carried out in arts, science and commerce streams through this procedure.

National institute of Schools (NIOAS)

In order to conduct secondary and intermediate level education and examination, National Institute of Schools (NIOS) in the country was established. This institute conducts the matriculation and intermediate examinations under the system of Distance education in which students could admission in the 10th and 12th standards even after crossing the age limits. The certificates of 10+2+3 thus attained from the distance education are recognised universally. The students are eligible to sit at any competitive or entrance examinations with its certificates.

Question mark raised on the distance education?

Earlier on, questions were raised on the quality of the distance education but much improvisation has happened in its quality by virtues of advertisements through the TV and Radio. Now the scientific and technical degree /diploma courses are being run in greater numbers through this distance education system. Lacks of students take admission in IGNOU alone every year round. IGNOU really is the people's university.

Transfer of credit- NIOAS

Transfer of credit given to students is such a facility, the assumptions of which is not in any board excepting of course the' NIOAS', under this plan, any student failing from any recognised board can give examination of merely 3 subjects in the 'NIOAS'. The NIOAS declares the students passed out by crediting up the marks of the original board's results of the passed out subjects of the failed student. The failed students of 2012 board examination can take admission in NIOAS to appear at its examination to be commenced in the months of October-November.

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Website: www.nios.ac.in.

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Guest Author: saroj satyal17 Nov 2014

I want to be known that distance education graduate are not given priority as same to regular student. is it? and I heard that abroad study is also not granted to those student. I will be helpful if you could notify me about that.

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