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Don Bosco University’s Convocation 2016


Assam Don Bosco University had its fifth Convocation on September 10, 2016.  Degrees were conferred on 648 students, of which 172 students received the degree of Bachelor of Technology, 31 Master of Technology, 54 Master of Social Work, 23 Master of Computer Applications, 37 Master of Business Administration, 10 MA in Psychological Counseling, 9 MA in Human Rights, 11 MA in Mass Communication, 11 MA in Education and 16 students received M Sc in Physics.

conovocation2016A total of 267 students from around 37 countries graduated in various disciplines through Don Bosco Global centre of Online and Distance Education. Doctoral degrees were conferred to 7 scholars. Students also received degrees for the campus programmes belong to different states of the country – 231 from Assam, 72 from Meghalaya, 15 from Manipur, 14 from Nagaland, 13 from Arunachal Pradesh, 5 from Tripura, 5 from Mizoram, 10 from Kerala, 5 from West Bengal, 4 from Chhattisgarh, 2 from Delhi and 1 each from Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa. Also one student each from Maldives and Myanmar received Masters Degree in Education during the convocation.

Gold Medals under various categories were awarded to 13 outstanding graduates with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in each program. The Chancellor’s medal was awarded for outstanding performance during Post Graduation to Kangkana Barman of the department of social work. The Vice Chancellor’s medal has been awarded for outstanding performance during Graduation to Ankita Patowary of the department of Civil Engineering, for their notable and exceptional contributions to campus life.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, was the Chief Guest at the occasion. In his speech, he said, ‘That day was a great day for Assam Don Bosco University. The outstanding performers of the university have been felicitated and honoured, which is a great inspiration to all. In the field of skill development, I believe Assam Don Bosco University can play a big role in the near future.’

A Realistic Approach To Massive Open Online Courses Could Do Wonders For Skilling India

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In the last two years, the concept of MOOCs has gained traction in India. No surprises there. Learning through Massive Open Online Course can be an effective solution to the problem of education in an economy where learning infrastructure is still in the making, leaving thousands of college graduates underemployed today. Recently RBI governor Raghuram Rajan expressed his views on the need to make degrees more affordable, where outstanding education loans stand at ₹63,320 crore and how online education has failed to make an impact owing to the low completion rates of MOOCs. While Mr. Rajan acknowledges the potency of online learning, he missed noting the fact that this method of learning has indeed grown rapidly, in spite of the MOOCs debate. With the launch of SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has made a concerted effort to push Massive Open Online Courses . The platform will get more than 2000 top-level courses and the certification will help students get entry into institutions. There’s also the IIT Pal portal and app which will be soon launched to help students with JEE preparation.

Today India is home to more than 365 million youth with immense potential to fast-track its growth. The National Policy for Skill Development (NPSD), 2009 has espoused a target of 500 million trained youth by 2022. The aforementioned developments in online learning come after realization of the fact that lack of education infrastructure, up-to-date course curricula and qualified teachers are some of the main reasons behind the unskilled white collared workforce in the country.

A study by MIT and Harvard stated that 95% of learners do not complete MOOCs. The reason behind low completion rate is quite simple: the courses offered target specific skills and come at a price way below what one will have to shell out for a certificate or a diploma from a traditional institute. As opposed to this, most of MOOC programmes do not result in certification. Additionally, people drop out because of no live teacher engagement or assistance and due to low motivation levels. Usually three kinds of learners sign up for a MOOC programs: those who want to continue with their education after leaving a formal institution, those who have never had a chance to go to a formal institution and those who are still in secondary school, but interested in learning more.

Technology does not change things for good always. Its impact on the job market is a testimony to this. For instance, today IT companies are able to downsize with the help of automation. Soon some of the leading companies in this space will be able to save labour costs by dropping some of their employees off the roster. Similar things may happen in other industries. Bottom line: millennials cannot afford to be complacent with their educational qualifications and they must update their skills from time to time. With a plethora of courses, ed-tech companies — which have the attention of venture capitalists finally –are offering long-term solutions to re-skilling. Highly interactive platforms allow professionals to complete courses on-the-go with on-demand assistance from highly-qualified faculty across the globe. Employers’ faith in professional certification is growing by the day. Research shows that 91% of hiring managers consider certification a criterion while recruiting; another 81% of hiring managers believe that certified professionals are far more productive than their non-certified counterparts.

According to market research company ReportLinker, the global e-learning market is estimated to touch $243.8 billion-mark by 2022. The likes of Udacity, Lynda, and Simplilearn among others are transforming the online learning experience through innovative training methods. Digital platforms allow exploration of new ways of learning. For one, gamification ensures a great experience. Today Scrum certification which is crucial for project management professionals is being taught online by incorporating gamification. This helps in reducing course completion time. Online learning platforms are also offering on-demand learning solutions that allow learners to attend unlimited real-time face-to-face online sessions with world-class trainers, regardless of their geographies and time-zones. Besides, new learning management systems are enabling users to customize their study plans to help them sustain their motivation level to learn with frequent updates on their course progress. So, the bottom line is that the learner is never alone.

Online learning is unsettling for believers of education imparted in classrooms. As more traditional institutes incorporate online learning in their curriculum, things will change fast. It goes without saying that broadband penetration is a prerequisite for uptake of online courses. For India, online learning makes complete sense at this point. The MHRD’s New Education Policy will address many challenges in the country’s education system and from the turn of recent events it is clear that online education will be a crucial piece in the ministry’s strategy. This presents a golden opportunity for education technology companies and government departments to collaborate on various skilling projects.

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distance learning programs

Education is what determines our success in the professional aspect of our life. With our busy schedule and other responsibilities, getting a higher education becomes a daunting task. The advancement in the technology sector combined with internet has given us a new opportunity known as distance education.

More and more colleges and institutes are adopting a distance learning program, where the students are given a prospect of educating themselves with the solace of their homes. Don Bosco University is one of the best and most popular university of India, which is opted by thousands of aspirant students every year for its emroless distance learning courses.

Known as one of the top distance education universities in India, U18 is trusted by scholars and parents all over the country. One of the best features of our distance education courses is online delivery of study material and subjects. With accessibility of other traits like one-on-one interaction with teaching experts and the ability to pick your own study timings, we are the best provider of distance learning courses in India. There are no. of courses including Distance learning MBA in Marketing, HR, Finance, Entrepreneurship, etc..

You can choose from a variety courses like , distance under graduate and postgraduate like as distance MBA, BBA, BCA, MCA, which will help you to excel of yiour career. Unlike many distance universities, our faculty is specifically selected to serve the purpose of educating students all over India. They are also highly educated and trained to allow new students get familiar with this new evolving concept of tutoring.

Join hands with finest online education university in India and expand your horizon of education to new limits. We also offer online education for all the students across the world.

Concept of Online Education (Distance Learning)

Online Edcuaton (distance learning) is a modern system of non- formal education. It is imparted through correspondence or postal courses, contact, electronics media like, Internet, radio, television, video and audio cassettes etc. and other audio – visual aids.

Different terms used for distance learning are :-
a) Correspondence Learning
b) Correspondence School
c) Open Education
d) Open Learning
e) Open School
f) Open University
g) University of the Air
h) University without Walls
i) Out of School Education
j) Online Education
k) Distance Education
l) Distance Teaching

Online education is the method of learning at one’s own pace in one’s own time, without the boundaries of the formal class room and without the formal presence of the teacher.

U18 Joins the Digital India Initiative


In early 2013, U18 had pioneered the launch of MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses in India with the launch of uGlobal, in partnership with IGNOU and DBU. uGlobal saw massive traction, with an enrollment of about 5000 students within weeks. As it was meant to be a pilot project, we closed admissions after reaching that 5K number, and promised ourselves that we’d be back with more.
That time has come now, and what better initiative than the ‘Digital India’ Program by Prime Minister Modi to align with. With the launch of ‘Digital India’ this week, we’re proud to announce the U18 Open Ed Initiative, which shall give away 5,00,000 Courses on 100% scholarships to students in India, over the next 2 years. By 2017, we should have enrolled students from all over the country into this program, with our Partner Universities certifying them, again, free of charge!

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Explaining of Online Examinations

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For Universities and Institutions around the world, its always been a challenge maintaining academic integrity when it comes to evaluating and examining hundreds and thousands of students enrolled in continuing education or distance education programs throughout the country, even overseas. But, with the advent of broadband internet, the omnipresent camera in todays devices, and online video technology, educational technology platforms like u18 have found a way to allow students from the farthest corners of the World to literally ‘appear’ for their course exams without moving from their offices or homes!

The Online – Web – Proctored – Examination System, or OWPES as U18 calls it, allows partner universities on the u18 platform to conduct exams delivered to students desktops anywhere in the world, with a proctoring team at u18 monitoring the examination via live video from the students end for the entire duration of the program, ensuring that no student takes liberties with the process. The entire session is also recorded, as is the screen activities, which are also monitored simultaneously. The proctoring team is well trained in invigilations, and can pickup tell tale signs of a student trying to cheat off a sheet of paper or a hidden book , and are authorized and equipped to shut down such exams immediately.

University officials have access to archives of proctoring session videos and transcripts for as much as upto 7 years, and can investigate any exam at any time, making this a much more secure examination system as compared to the traditional brick and mortar – pen paper exams conducted, where there are no recordings or video to validate later.

The technology platform has allowed Universities such as the Assam Don Bosco University, of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the University of Mysore, one of India;s oldest universities, to evaluate students from far corners of the world, while maintaining academic standards and due process.

This great new platform from u18 also allows students who has so far little or no access to courses and programs at these great universities now can enrol from anywhere in the world!

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Online Degree Courses to Fulfill Your Career Needs

Getting preferred higher education course is most important to climb the success ladder in one’s career. And joining an online degree course from University of Mysore for this purpose is very beneficial and highly recommended for working professional and busy people with the comfort of their home.

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Online degree courses are one of the best suitable options for people who are working and wish to renovate their education qualification and employment skills as per industry needs. In modern era, majority of India students are looking for online education programs, said by Dr. Levin – CEO, Coursera. (more…)