Strengthen Your Career With Online Studies In India

A higher education degree is very helpful for a person in climbing up the corporate ladder more smoothly. But time, location and sometimes financial constraint do not allow one to study for a regular course. To address the problems of such candidates central and state governments have started number of universities that teach wide range of courses for through distance mode, on many occasions through online mode).

Online Universities in India

Top distance learning universities in India

Here is a list of universities in India that offer online Degree:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
  • Annamalai University (DDE)
  • IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
  • The ICFAI University Sikkim
  • Amity University (E-learning)

Courses offered by these universities

The above mentioned universities offer online course in various streams. Some of the popular curriculums are:

  • Literature
  • Management
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health and Diet
  • Education

Online courses are more convenient than regular classroom ones. Course structure and study materials are crafted by highly qualified people. Besides, you can study for the course at your pace and your convenient time.

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What is a Certified Guest Service Program?

Certified guest service program is offered in many countries but the course offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AH LEI) is among the most reputed, in fact across the globe. The Waterfront Shaw in Lavas is the first property in India that has been awarded with the Certified Guest Service Property honor. For winning this title 47 staff members of the hotel had to complete the Guest Service Gold Training program offered by AH LEI.

Similar programs

Other institutes also offer similar programs. These courses focus on improving the skills of a person who are already working in the hospitality industry.

Education requirements

Bachelor’s or online master’s degree is the minimum educational qualification required for this course. In fact, such courses are best suited for working professionals in the industry.

Course structure

The programs comprise of customer service procedures, business communications and general management. Some institutes offer these programs through online mode.

Advantages of certified guest service program

Many top hotels and institutions in the hospitality industry are getting their staff certified with AH LEI Guest Service Gold Training or similar programs. It helps in improving the reputation of the organization besides adding to the skills of the employees of an organization.

As a professional in hospitality industry you can enroll for these programs to improve your employ ability.

Top Distance Education Universities in India

Distance education and online study undoubtedly is the next best thing in Indian education. Fact is distance education has successfully reached a certain section of the society, unfortunately still wrapped in old customs and beliefs about not sending girls and womenfolk out to study.

Most online degrees courses and distance education programs target beginners and those living in remote areas with limited means for attending school and college education.

A List of Top Distance Education Universities in India

Karnataka State Open University, Mysore

This accredited university offers a number of degree, diploma and certificate courses in a number of courses and fields of study. The university is accredited and recognized by the University Grants Commission and the Distance Education Council and is also a permanent member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.ksoumysore.com/

Phone Number: 0821-2512471

Sikkim Manipal University

Is a public-private university that was set up in the year 1995 and is accredited by the UGC and AIU; and offers 69 different study programs in 9 different disciplines. The university employs a group of highly qualified core faculty besides inviting guest faculty from some of the best institutions in the country and abroad to instruct students.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.ksoumysore.com/

Phone Number: 0821-2512471

Nursery Admissions in India

In February 2013, the Delhi High Court announced that the Right to Education Act (RTE) was not applicable for nursery admissions in India. This means that private unaided schools have the power to set their own admission criteria for admissions. The Centre had pleaded to the court that the RTE was valid only for children in the age group of 6 to 14. This decision comes against the PIL that was filed by NGO Social Jurist.

Nursery Admission in India

Admission Process in Nursery

Parents need to follow certain steps when they want to enroll their little bundle of joy in nursery. The first procedure is to make a list of the selected schools which provide the best education. The next steps that are to be followed:

  • Get an application form at the right time so that you do not miss out on the last date of issue.
  • Many schools enroll students on the basis of lottery. Know about the process in details for every school.
  • Prepare your child for the interview which is conducted to check if your kid’s behavior is suitable for the school environment. 
  • Prepare yourself next. The school authorities will conduct interview for the parents to know about the background of the kid.
  • Examine the environment of the school and make your choice. Finally, you have to choose the school which you find has a good surrounding where your kid will be able to get the basic education.

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Top Nursery Schools in India

There are numerous nursery schools in different cities in India. A selected few have been mentioned here:

  • Don Bosco School
  • Tagore International School
  • DAV Public School
  • Apeejay School
  • Amity International School

However, competition has increased tremendously in the past few years. So, it’s better to get prior information about issue of application form, starting date of admission, etc well ahead of the entire admission process.

Competitive Exams in India

Competitive exams in India are venerated especially by those with a traditional mindset, after all who wouldn’t consider cracking the ‘UPSC’ prestigious!

Competitive exams in India are evolving and setting new standards for the techno savvy gen-next. Almost everyone has access to smart phones, E-pads, ipads, androids et al. Search engines, content marketing and mobile internet together have changed the very foundation of how students look for information on subjects. 

Consequently the method of study, research and learning has undergone a major paradigm shift. The concept of digital interactive learning is catching up. Students needn’t spend lakhs on preparatory courses or feel desperate looking for relevant information on subjects or topics.

Competitive exams are different from entrance exams as they help successful candidate’s kickstart their careers. Entrance tests on the other hand are standardized tests that help students join different undergraduate or postgraduate courses of study.

More students are choosing humanities at the intermediate level because of the increasing realization that the stream helps form a very good base for those interested in appearing for competitive exams such as civil services, legal services et al.  The mindset of students should be changed from the school itself. It is not necessary for a student to pursue Science stream only. In fact, these exams can prove to be the best platform for Arts students who haven’t pursued the conventional medical or engineering courses.

Competitive Exams

Different Competitive Exams

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

  • Combined Defense Services Exams
  • Civil Services IAS Exam
  • National Defense Academy Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Competitive Exams

  • Clerical Grade Exam
  • Stenographers Exam (Grade C, D)
  • SSC Combined Matric Preliminary Exams

Competitive Exams for Defense

  • Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Exam
  • IAF Airman Exams
  • Indian Army Soldiers General Duty Exams

Banks Exam

  • Reserve Bank Officers Exam
  • SBI Probationary Exams
  • IBPS Clerical Grade Exams
  • IBPS PO Exam

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria vary for different exams. However, reservation of seats is there for the SC/ST/OBC candidates. Candidates with physical disabilities also have reserved seats.

Competitive Exams India

Preparing for These Exams

Here are some quick tips for preparing for these exams:

  • Have the determination to give your best.
  • Devote sufficient hours for studying.
  • Choose the right study materials.
  • Create a suitable strategy for studying that does not hamper you other studies.
  • Do not panic and try to remain stress free.
  • Before the exam day, rest properly.

Here is wishing you all the luck. Study hard, give your best in the exam and secure a lucrative job for yourself.

Join a Company Secretary Course After Class 12

Do you wish to build career as a company secretary? Join company secretary course that is conducted by Institute of Company Secretaries of India and secures a good placement in a reputed organization. Have you passed 10+ 2 or equivalent examination? You are eligible to take up the course. You do not have to study commerce at high secondary (+2) level. Even student who have studied Humanities or Science may seek admission to this course.  Gather more information about this course before you decide to join it.

Know more about this CS course:

Remember, Institute of Company Secretaries of India is the only institute that offers this kind of course for suitable candidates. In other words the whole program is divided into three levels. These are namely Foundation, Executive and Professional. The duration of first course is eight months. Only students who have qualified foundation course may apply for second course.  Once a candidate qualifies the second level, that is, Executive program, he or she has to complete practical training. The next level is to pursue professional course.  Students who have qualified professional course gain membership to ICSI.

Company Secretary Program

How do you prepare for this type of course?

Pursuing first level of company secretary course after class 12 is not an easy task. You need to prepare yourself thoroughly.  Completing the course curriculum within stipulated time is necessary. First of all you have to clear concepts and ideas and for that you may even take help of experienced CS professionals. The next step is to enhance your writing skilling. Time management is crucial and it is important that you write the paper properly and complete all your papers on time. For better preparation you may seek admission to one of the popular CS coaching centers in India.

Learn more about the company secretary course. Take admission to CS course now.

Controversy over AICTE approval for running MBA courses in India

Recently a controversy happened regarding the actions of AICTE on various MBA courses that they approve in different Indian colleges. An educational group has filed a petition to the Supreme Court claiming that some private institutes in Tamil Nadu and Association of Management of Private Colleges have stopped MBA programs from many of AICTE approved colleges claiming that these management courses are non technical.

Presently the state Government are running the universities like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and so on and the deemed to be universities like Symbiosis International University, Mumbai Narsee Monjee, IIFT, Delhi. But SC claims that they are not supposed to be kept on the same level. It is now found that AICTE has less impact on these institutes. Rather AICTE is working more with the government approved colleges and universities following the guidelines of the committees set up by UGC.

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Whether MBA courses are technical:

There is still some confusion whether MBA programs are technical and if AICTE is the right body to offer approval to these universities. Now, some of the b-schools are still confused whether PGDM programs are technical too. If not, then AICTE will not vet these colleges. This contradiction is still in the air.

Finally the fate of the CMAT is also completely depending on the court orders. Some interviewers asked Dr SK Mahajan, the head of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Marashtra about this question, he answered that -even he is also not very sure about what will be finally implemented by the court.

AICTE says:

The legal representative of AICTE commented that when the universities are directly governing the approved colleges then where lays the importance of this body. AICTE will only approve and will support to those institutes those are solely governed and affiliated by this body.

This is the contradiction regarding MBA courses in different B schools in India.