This consumed considerable time of students and those who were working or were housewives and could not attend full-time lectures had to give up on their educational dreams.
The traditional mode of education involved attending classes at a brick and mortar university. This consumed considerable time of students and those who were working or were housewives and could not attend full-time lectures had to give up on their educational dreams. Working professionals had to take a break from their jobs or attend evening lectures which was also always not feasible. Attendance was an important issue, in this case, and students who were working had a hard time maintaining attendance. Online education makes it convenient for students to attend lectures as there are no attendance issues and students have the freedom to access lectures 24x7 anywhere. Online education, offers greater flexibility to students.
Universities like the UGC (University Grants Commission), DEC (Distance Education Council) recognized Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, which is also approved by the tripartite committee of UGC, DEC and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), is conducting online lectures in different disciplines. This university offers online courses with Self learning materials for students making it convenient for students to study. A course taken at Mahatma Gandhi University is valid abroad also as the university is a member of IAU (International Association of Universities) and PhD chamber. Mahatma Gandhi University is set up to make a difference in the field of education and now it has collaborated with Jaro education a premier institute in the field of education. This institute offers innovative online programs in the field of management. Jaro education and MGU together will leave a mark in the field of education as both widen their platform for launching educational programs by collaborating with each other.
Because of online education traditional education is now taking a backseat, as more and more universities are offering online educational programs and increasing number of students are enrolling for these programs as it is more convenient to them. These online programs are also more affordable as universities which have virtual classrooms save on overhead costs and hence charge lesser fees from students. Exams are also conducted online at a nearest centre which is convenient to the students. The growing demand for online education comes chiefly from working professionals who have paucity of time and housewives who earlier did not dream of pursuing higher education.
Some mid-career professionals also seek to upgrade their education to get better job prospects and a hike in their salary. A degree like MBA whether it is achieved from a traditional university or an online university holds equal weightage. Multinational companies are increasingly hiring professionals who have completed their MBA online. Today online education is taking precedence over traditional education as the requirement of educated and skilled professionals is growing day-by-day.