DL in India

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, May 15, 2014.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Kizmet

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    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It looks like Karnataka is poised to become the next big distance learning provider in India. It also looks like they're interested in pulling up the ladder on all the other universities, or at least as many as possible. The perennial question is "Will they accept admissions from outside of India?" While there are clearly lots of Indian people seeking a quality education, enough to fill the school many times over, if they let in a bunch on non-Indians (paying cash upfront, of course) it could constitute a revenue stream that would allow themselves to grow substantially. I would call it the UNISA model. We'll see.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ksou-staff-support-government-decision-on-distance-education/article30374088.ece

    http://www.karnatakastateopenuniversity.net/

    Oh, and can someone please do something about the KSOU website? And hide that Vice Chancellor somewhere, Yikes!
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Karnataka was well into Distance ed. (including overseas) 12-13 years ago before the big Indian crackdown on DL that now seems to have become a thing of the past. A couple of Indian universities had US-based sites open for business then. I think - not sure - Karnataka may have been one of them.
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the article: "Amity University, a not-for-profit private institution with campuses across India, is launching 24 online programs, including six bachelor’s degrees and four master’s degrees."

    Last I heard, a couple of our members signed up at Amity, which was offering a free DL course or two at the time. Communications were at first OK, then poor, then nonexistent. Not a good advertisement for this school.
     

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