India comprises of 28 states and 7 union territories, some of which are located across the most dangerous and inaccessible terrain which means setting up permanent infrastructures is not the solution. How to set up colleges that can accommodate more than half a billion youth? It’s neither feasible nor practically possible. The only ray of hope is distance education. Distance learning mode has come of age and can reach anyplace at anytime.
Distance education is without barriers, time or space and involves no economic constraints. In India itself we have pioneers in this field namely Sikkim Manipal University, Symbiosis Institute and IGNOU. Of these top 3, Sikkim Manipal University reaches across 310 towns in the country and has more than 4 lakh students on its rolls. The statistics indicate the power of distance education and is a role model for others to follow. Technology has helped increase interactivity and recognition of education through the distance mode. Sikkim Manipal University leads on this front as well with its interactive next generation learning system EduNxt. Winner of 'Digital Learning ICT Enabled University of the Year,' 2009, EduNxt allows students to access video lectures, industry presentations, counselling, industry mentor chats and online library at any time of their convenience.
To be the next superpower we need to educate our youth so that they can be the effective leaders of tomorrow. Education empowers to take on responsibility and get grounding in life. In India’s scenario distance education is the most viable alternative to reach a sustainable development in all aspects of the nation’s growth and prosperity in the years ahead.
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Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education was established in 2001
The University is recognized by DEC, UGC, & Ministry of HRD to offer program in 9 discipline to provide courses in these discipline Example:- IT, Management, Commerce etc