Globalization has revolutionized educational process across the globe with shift from the traditional mode of classroom teaching to distance or online mode of education. The advent of new millennium has led to the greater emphasis on higher education, especially professional education. The years gone have witnessed dramatic changes in educational system. Now women are actively involved in higher education and more and more students are getting enrolled in universities. In modern India, education is becoming an internationally traded commodity and no longer a skill, attitude and values imparting system. Thus today it is understood that educational system is a knowledge industry under service sector with the entire globe as a market where every individual works for profit making. In this industry, students are customers, teachers are promoters and institutions are service providers. In order to cope up with the new technologies and concepts distance mode of education is gaining popularity. A s a result there is mushrooming of institutes offering higher education in India.
Distance learning education has completely changed the way students approach education. It has not just opened up endless avenues for education seekers but offers flexibility, convenience and a learn-at-will opportunity to those who want to study at any age from anywhere. Distance learning means that students can enroll into courses of their choice from the institute or university that is offering that course irrespective of its location. The study material and other reading stuff are dispatched to the students so that they can read and learn at their own place.
For a country as huge as India, correspondence education is nothing less than a boon. For those who want to pursue any particular course at any particular age irrespective of where they live, opting for distance learning programmes is always a very attractive option. Firstly, it gives one the flexibility to adjust study timings as per one’s schedule. So, for instance, if someone is a working professional and wants to enhance his/her skills but doesn’t have time to spare for regular. Secondly, distance learning programmes let you take up any course that you want to even if it is not offered in the area that is accessible to student. One can pursue as many programmes as you want from the convenience of your location which saves the time and money.