Hyderabad: Prof. B Raja Shekhar, a senior school inside the School of Management Studies at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor 2 of the college in 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 that its inception (June 1999) and he is likewise coordinating a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management supplied 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 completely 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 be able 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, and not only in the developing countries but in the highly developed countries too. 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 is 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, across the continent, distance learning is rapidly overtaking classroom study, with predictions that by the year 2010 there will be over 10 million working professionals studying by distance learning. In 2004, students enrolled on 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 around the world are accepting distance learning qualifications as equally credible with classroom ones. In most of the 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 the acceptance of employers have become is 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 courses delivery by classroom and by distance learning. 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!).