Mysore, Karnataka, India
There is good news for the higher education students looking for online learning options. Karnataka Government's Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Shri R V Despande inaugurated the much awaited 'Department of Outreach and Online Programs' at the University of Mysore, which gives way to the first Online Education Program offered by the University. The other notable personalities present at the occasion included Smt Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and Karnataka's Minister for Revenue and Mysore district-in-charge, Shri V Sreenivas Prasad. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof K S Rangappa officiated over the function.
To ensure and enhance the authenticity and credibility of the program, the University has collaborated with U18, a renowned online education platform. As of now, U18 serves more than 14,000 students from 132 countries, providing them a chance to get various diplomas, degree and certificate courses from multiple Indian Universities.
The U18 platform gives the students the option to apply to any online course, irrespective of the student's place of residence. The lectures would be uploaded online and the student has the freedom to attend the lectures using his laptop, mobile or tablet. The e-books can also be downloaded by the student.
There are a number of discussion forums which help the students in discussing their doubts with the subject matter experts, or other similar distance learning students. The assessment and evaluation processes are also completely regulated and conducted online.
For the 2014-15 academic year, the University has offered MCom, MIFM, MSc IT, MBA and MCA degrees for the post graduate courses, whereas the graduate courses include BCom, BBA/BBM, BSc IT and BCA. Other than these, the University is also offering a number of Diploma courses.
The best part about these programs is their dirt cheap fees. The fees structure is as follows "“
B.Com "“ Rs 6,000/- per year
BBM "“ Rs 10,000/- per year
MCA "“ Rs 12,000/- per year
MBA "“ Rs 20,000/- per year
The university plans to swell up the number of courses offered in the near future. It is also planning to offer courses in culture, arts, language and other disciplines.
About University of Mysore
The historic University of Mysore came into being in 1916. It was formed by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the erstwhile Mysore Maharaja. Most significantly, this was the first University in India that came up outside the British administration. It became the 5th Indian University to offer correspondence courses, when it offered first such course in 1969. With the centenary within line of sight, the University's new online courses seem an ideal indicator of a University that is coming of age.
Media Contact details "“
Prof B S Vishwanath, University of Mysore, + 91-9845893634, [email protected]