Hyderabad: Prof. B Raja Shekhar, a senior school inside the School of Management Studies at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor 2 of the college the area of Prof. P Prakash Babu, whose time period ended on July five.
Prof. Shekhar has a track file within the area of better education as an academician and educational administrator. He is associated with the School of Management Studies, considering its inception (June 1999). He is likewise coordinating a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management by using the Center for Distance Education and Virtual Learning, UoH.
As the Dean of the School of Management Studies, UoH, Prof. Shekhar has performed a sizable function in launching a unique MBA program in Business Analytics, a press release delivered. All professional sectors now demand that their internal managers and specialists, and their external consultants and advisors, are appropriately experienced and hold up-to-date qualifications. This is the world of continuous professional development. If you are a manager, expert, specialist, working for an organization, public, private, charity, NGO, family-owned, small, or large, this is expected of you. If you are an entrepreneur, consultant, independent, freelance, you are expected to demonstrate that you are keeping up to date, that you are continuously developing your background knowledge and your specialist skills. Distance learning is a good first choice for continuous professional development.
The growth of distance learning has area has been exponential. The Unesco report from 2002 highlighted the role that distance learning is playing, not only in developing countries but also in highly developed countries. It describes distance learning “as a force contributing to social and economic development, open and distance learning is fast becoming an accepted and indispensable part of the mainstream of educational systems in both developed and developing countries” In the USA, distance and open learning are now well established, not only for working, mature, students but interestingly, for school students also. In 2003 it was estimated that “more than 30% of schools are offering courses over the internet and through video conferencing.” US Education Department analysts predict a doubling of this within 5 years, to over 60% of US schools offering courses by distance learning.
In Africa, distance learning is rapidly overtaking classroom study across the continent, with predictions that by the year 2010, there will be over 10 million working professionals studying by distance learning. In 2004, students enrolled in distance learning courses with the Indira Gandhi Open University in India totaled over 400,000. In addition to the evidence provided by the exponential, massive growth that is happening and is forecast to continue, employers worldwide accept distance learning qualifications as equally credible with classroom ones. In most professions, such as accountancy, engineering, teaching, distance learning is already firmly established. In disciplines such as project management, quality management, supply chain management, marketing, distance learning is growing rapidly as a highly credible alternative to classroom delivery.
In fact, for professionals in project management, consultancy, quality management, and accountancy, a study by distance learning now dominates and is the preferred choice of most professionals. Examples of how well established employers’ acceptance have become provided by the global giants, such as Microsoft, Dell, British Airways, General Motors, Reliance, HSBC, and Nissan, all of whom readily recruit those with distance learning qualifications. In Education, most leading universities on all continents are now offering classroom and distance learning courses. Colleges, universities, business schools in the private and public sectors are all accepting distance learning qualifications as satisfying entry requirements for students to move on to higher levels of study (which can often be by distance learning!).