In this age of specialized and dynamic learning, education at several levels has become a necessity. A working professional might not prefer to pursue a full time course in a traditional institute. Many might have surpassed the age or eligibility and some might be living in a place where traditional colleges are inaccessible. Distance learning specially e-learning, therefore, is sought after and there are numerous courses to choose from. As laptops or personal computers and internet connectivity are easily available, online colleges are attracting students remarkably.
In India, some of the leading business schools like have taken the initiative of offering online MBA courses in India are:
- IIM Ahmedabad
- IIT Delhi
List of Online colleges:
- Manipal University
- PTU online
- IIT Mumbai
- IIM Kozikode
While selecting an online college, you must keep in mind to check its accreditation from a recognized university or organization. Accreditation is done after ensuring whether a set of standards are in place or not. This will not only assure you of the quality of the course, it will also help in your future career prospects. You can study courses in the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral levels. Professional diploma and advanced diploma courses along with short term certificate courses are also available.
All information about the online colleges including their prospectus, registration and admission procedures, course curriculum and related details, information about fees, duration and validity of the course durations are given in the official websites. Many of the online colleges may also offer placement assistance and scholarships. It is better if you consider all these parameters before choosing a course in a virtual college.