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LPU eConnect Bagged WES Award 2014

LPU eConnect Won WES Award
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has many great things that makes it one of the top 10 universities offer distance education courses and one of them is its online Learning Management System, “LPU e-Connect”.  It is a 24x7 online portal which brings Students, Study Centres and the University even more closer. During the recent WES award ceremony LPU won the World Education Summit Award (WES) 2014 for its online education portal i.e eConnect.

The Awards ceremony was held in New Delhi which was organised along with UNESCO,AICTE, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Hon’ble Minister Dr Najma Heptulla was also a part of this award ceremony and address the keynote session.Lovely Professional University has won this award 4th time in a row.

LPU eConnects links students and university from different geographical locations and automates various administrative and academic processes used in providing distance education courses. The portal offer all in one platform to students that they need to study online. Using the portal students can manage everything at one place and need not to visit university.

To know more about LPU eConnect, you can have a look at one of our previous article.

Lovely professional university is one of the fastest growing university in India for distance education. The university is recognized by distance education bureau. Lovely Professional University offers various courses in the field of Management, IT & CS, Arts, Commerce and Library and Information Sciences. Distance Education MBA is one of the most popular course offered by the university.

The university runs some international centers as well to promote distance education. One of the latest center was opened in Accra (Ghana).

LPU believes in providing quality education in digital rich environment at an affordable fee. The university targets working professional, house wives & people who can't join regular courses for any reason with its distance education courses.
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Career Opportunities after MBA in International Business

Career in International Business After MBA
With the introduction of FDI in retail in India and liberalization in the rules regarding foreign trade, International Business Studies have become much more relevant. All MNCs now require management graduates to have global exposure.

As globalization has caught pace, borders do not matter in business, and as a result, International Business has been introduced as a stream of MBA in the recent past. In such a scenario, it becomes imperative that sound knowledge of foreign trade, international finance, and export and import must be prevalent in the managers. All these changes in the market dynamics have made International Business an important stream of MBA.

Career opportunities

There are immense career opportunities available in International business in today’s scenario. MBA in International Business leads to lucrative careers such as Management Analyst and Administrative Service Manager. Specializing in MBA in international business serves as a gateway to global career and international exposure. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), median annual wage as on May 2012 included $78,600.

Several career opportunities also exist with banking sector, aviation, hospitality industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. The degree program develops business competency and cultural skills to prepare students for global job market. As the students of international business receive specialized training during MBA curriculum, they are more likely to be hired in different roles and organizations requiring international exposure such as international marketing, export-import department, and logistics.
Businesses are becoming global and with the introduction of newer business methodologies like e-commerce stores, multi-national presence, and other similar practices, one can easily target global audience. With the changing scenario, the demand for professionals who understand the ethics and challenges of international businesses is also growing. International business ensures bright career as the current market scenario demands it.

The knowledge of how business works overseas is of great importance to the companies looking to operate worldwide. Students while choosing the right institute for pursuing an MBA in international business must ascertain that the college has a good reputation and will be able to give global exposure to the students. As long as the faculty does not have a global outlook, they will only be able to impart theoretical knowledge to the students, which will not be of great help.

Some colleges offering MBA in International Business:

Several MBA colleges in India offer an MBA degree in International Business. Some of them include:

1. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade: The College is one of the most revered colleges when it comes to international business. Located in Qutab Institutional Area in New Delhi, the college is specialized in the study of International business and foreign trade. The college is AICTE approved and UGC recognized. It is an autonomous college and has been ranked 21st by the QS Global 200 Business Schools in 2012 and ranked 7th by Business today 50 best B-schools in 2011. The faculty of the college is renowned and trains the students on these fronts:

  • Export and import management rules and documents related to them.
  • Management of foreign Exchange, which deals with currency conversion, currency rates, etc.
  • International finance, elaborating on raising capital from international market. 
  • Management of international logistics that deals with the distribution network and transporting goods efficiently to foreign countries. 

2. MDI, Gurgaon: Management Development Institute, Gurgaon is one of the oldest management colleges in India. The name of the course in this college is Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGP-IM). The duration of the course is 2 years and successful completion of the course will help you get a job with hefty pay package. Top recruiters visiting the campus of the company for recruitment are Agrotech, Asian paints, Britannia, CTS, etc.  

3. K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research: K.J. Somaiya is ranked among the top business schools in India. The institute is NBA accredited and is also ISO 9001:2000 certified by the Bureau VERITAS Certification. The top CAT score holders prefer to study at this reputed institute, which is located in Mumbai.

Many other premier colleges offer an MBA degree in International business such as Symbiosis Institute of International business Pune, Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, etc. An MBA in International business is similar to the normal MBA program with additional skills and knowledge about international business. The course teaches similar concepts like supply chain management, marketing and finance, etc., but in global context.

This is the era of globalization. Many small companies try to venture into other countries; therefore, the requirement of MBA professionals with specialization in international business is ever growing. These companies will naturally select candidates with an international business degree for global positions.    
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Punjab University Correspondence B.Ed Course Admission 2014

Punjab University Correspondence B.Ed
Punjab University Chandigarh has started the process of admission into its 2 years correspondence B.Ed course. The course is being offered by University School Of Open Learning for In-Service teachers.The 2 years course has four semesters and has been recognized by NCET. The total number of seats in Punjab University Correspondence B.Ed Course are 800. Out of 800 seats, 500 seats are reserved for teachers serving in a recognized school/+2 level institution located in the State of Punjab and U.T, Chandigarh. Rest of the 300 seats are open for all India including Punjab & Chandigarh.

Some Important Information:

  • The last date for online application form through http://usolbed.puchd.ac.in/ is August 8, 2014.
  • The fee for online application form is Rs 500/- for General and Rs 250/- for SC/ST/BC categories.
  • Face to Face counseling will be held during 3-5 Sept,2014.

Eligibility Criteria

(A) Teaching Experience

For 500 Seats

First 500 seats are reserved for teachers serving in a recognized school/+2 level institution located in the State of Punjab and U.T, Chandigarh and having minimum 2 years of teaching experience as on 30th April.

For 300 Seats

The rest of 300 seats are open for teachers serving in a recognized school/+2 level institution located anywhere in India including the State of Punjab and U.T, Chandigarh and having minimum 2 years of teaching experience as on 30th April.

To be eligible for admission into the course, students will be required to submit an experience certificate at the time of counseling.

(B) Education Qualification


(1) Bachelor’s degree of this University or any other recognized University with at least 50 per cent marks in the aggregate, provided the candidate has offered at least two school subjects at the first degree level. 

OR

(2) M.A. or M.Sc. or M.Sc. (Hons. School) or M.Com. degree of this University or any other recognized University with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate, with combination of at least two school subjects at the first degree and postgraduate degree level.

OR

(3) B.A. degree of the University through modern Indian Languages and English only examinations, in which case the aggregate of 50 per cent marks shall be calculated by taking into account the marks obtained in English and the elective subjects taken together. 

OR

(4)Any other qualification recognized as equivalent to (1), (2) or (3) above.

The admission will be based on the merit which will be formed on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying examination. We strongly recommend you to download and read the Information Brochure before your apply for the programme.

Admission Procedure

Taking admission into the B.Ed course is really simple. All you need to do is to follow the following instructions.

  1. Register yourself at http://usolbed.puchd.ac.in .
  2. Note your Login ID & Password for future reference
  3. Download bank slip and take printout.
  4. Deposit fee with bank slip in any branch of SBI.
  5. Login with your user name & password and submit fee & other details.
  6. Take printout of application form and send to along with documents to Assistant Registrar(Establishment) Room no. 103, Ground Floor, University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh through registered post/speed post or by hand.
  7. Check merit list on University website on August 25, 2014.
  8. If your name appears into the list, attend the counselling on September 3 to 5, 2014.
Note: The fee has to be given in four installments. The first installment has to be given at the time of admission on the day of counselling.
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Beware: B.Tech Distance Education Trap

Engineering is one of the top most career option after 10+2 in India. Every year thousands of students dream of becoming an engineer. Universities like IIT, VTU etc are top most choices among engineering aspirants. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) is the most popular degree course that students wants to pursue after their 10+2. Usually students prefer to go for a regular degree program but there are a large number of students who consider to join B.Tech through distance education mode and got trapped by universities running B.Tech courses which are not recognized by any legal authority in India. Our today's post is dedicated to educate B.Tech aspirants, why they should not join a B.Tech degree course through distance education.

AICTE is the epic body which recognize technical courses running in regular study mode but up till now distance education technical courses are not being recognize by AICTE. Institutions including some universities which are running those technical courses are running them on the basis of perpetual approval given by MHRD. Recently the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has withdrawn its decision of recognizing these courses in perpetuity for equivalence in Central Government jobs. After this decision of MHRD, AICTE will form the new regulations for all of these courses.

MHRD Order For Distance Education

Currently no body in India is regulating these courses. Although AICTE has started working on new regulations but as per AICTE chairman Dr SS Mantha, By March AICTE should be able to release the handbook of procedures and regulations for the conduct of technical education either in distance or hybrid or blended mode.

All the institutions which have got affected are shocked with this decision of MHRD. The institution has got no chance except to apply to AICTE for approval. All institutions has started working towards applying to AICTE for an approval to run these technical courses but we don't think AICTE will approve any of the institution before they come up with clear guidelines for distance education courses.

It is our advice to all the students who are planning to get enrolled in any of the distance education technical course should wait un-till the new guidelines comes up and institutions got an approval from AICTE to run these courses. As we mentioned earlier that the new guidelines may come by coming March, till then students should keep an eye on AICTE Website to check the approval status.
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You Can Be The Next Victim Of Distance Education

Distance Education
In the recent past frauds in distance education has been increased significantly. As an admin of a distance education blog it is my duty to inform you how you can prevent yourself becoming the next victim of distance education.

UGC has already issued a notification stating that from the session 2014-2015 no degree course offered by any institute will be valid if it is affiliated to a university outside the state. That means if you lives in the state of Maharashtra, you can not join a course offered by a University located in Tamil Nadu or any other state outside Maharashtra.

So if you're planning to take admission into any of the distance education course, you must confirm that the university you're going to choose should be from your own state. Don't join any course through any institution which is being offered by a University located outside your state.

We've also seen that Institutes are offering B.Tech courses through distance learning. Be aware, No B.Tech course through distance education is valid. In 2009 B.Tech through correspondence was banned completely in India. If you would like to join an engineering program, join it through regular mode.

MBA in Interior Designing, M.Sc in fashion communications, B.Sc in Airlines & Hospitality may look attractive at first but in reality they are not approved through distance education council or UGC.

It is highly advisable you should go to UGC, DEC, or DEB website to check about all the approved programs through distance education before you take an admission.

Although it has been a long time since UGC issued the statement that no distance education University will be allowed to offer courses outside its territory but still it is look like people don't have any awareness about this. Institutes are still offering courses affiliated to a university outside their state and students are taking admission without even having an idea that how bad it could be for their future.

Recently a famous fashion institute in Delhi, which was offering degree courses affiliated to a university located in Karnataka has been barred offering distance education courses from that University. The University write a letter to the institute mentioning that they're restricting themselves from offering any distance education courses outside Karnataka and the Institute is required to immediately stop offering any course offered by the University.

In near future we may seen many other such cases so it is my advise to all the students to not to take any admission into a course offered by a University which is not located in your state.
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