State Open University for skill based training

Bhubaneswar: Dr. Tapan Chand, CMD, NALCO, has sought the collaboration of OSU for rendering skill-based schooling to the teens of western Odisha. “We are inside the method of drafting a suggestion to beautify the employability of our underprivileged, younger activity seekers” knowledgeable Prof. Srikant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor, OSU, on the eve of fourth foundation day of Odisha State Open University hung on 10th June 2019, at the district auditorium (Tapaswini), Sambalpur.

Open and distant studying doesn’t create discovered people; it creates newbies, contended Prof. Marmar Mukhopadhyay, Director, Educational Technology and Management Academy, New Delhi. Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman cum Managing Director, NALCO, also graced the occasion as its Chief Guest. Among others who attended the celebrations had been Prof. Atal Chaudri, Vice Chancellor, VSSUT, Prof. S. C. Garg, Vice-chancellor, Usha Martin University, and Dr. Raseswari Panigrahi, former MLA. The occasion additionally saw the University signing MOUs with Usha Martin University, Ranchi and Jean Foundation, New Delhi, for a mutual alternate of self-studying substances.
Odisha State Open University, taken into consideration to be a novel challenge of the State Government towards equalizing instructional possibilities, enjoys jurisdiction over the entire kingdom of Odisha. To satisfy its mandate of supplying great training, research and training at lower priced expenses, the University, underneath the able stewardship of Prof. Srikant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor, functions thru a community of local facilities and have a look at facilities, unfold throughout the nation.
Apart from its degree, certificates and modular programs, Odisha State Open University, additionally gives bachelor diploma, master diploma as well as post graduate degree programs in conventional in addition to expert subjects. Last yr the University acquired acclaim for nearly all the Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) programs that it applied for. The distance training bureau of UGC has granted permission to OSOU to provide 26 publications thru open and distance getting to know mode.
OSOU’s swiftly growing alumni base stands well above 2600 as on date, with -thirds of its beneficiaries coming from the agricultural hinterland of Odisha. “In 4 years we’ve got admitted 12,000 college students. 70 percentage of them have come from rural regions”, declared Prof. Mohapatra. The down-to-earth charge structure coupled with a robust community of observing centers masking almost every district of Odisha makes it feasible for the underprivileged to realize their right to training.
One of the hallmarks of OSU is its sizeable use of era to supply training at the doorsteps. In many approaches, its interactive website serves as a digital classroom-cum-library. Students have 24X7 get admission to to online observe substances and uploaded lectures through experts. “Believe me a University can run thru a mobile phone”, stated Prof. Mohapatra. OSU launched its cell utility in Google play save. The identical enables students to apply for admission using their mobile phones. Prof. Srikant Mohapatra additionally insisted on the use of less costly technology, preserving the students in mind, even as presenting training via the remote education mode.
The World Bank had recognized the University for a financial useful resource of Rs 25 crore for first-rate and excellence in better education in the country.The market for distance learning packages is divided into 3 segments namely K-12 Learning, Higher Education Learning, and Corporate Learning. It has to be clear that “distance learning” in today’s exercise includes online learning, eLearning, flexible getting to know and mixed mastering. In 2012, the marketplace for distance learning is predicted by means of analysts to be at US$ninety billion. It is projected that it will reach US$220 billion by means of 2017 wherein the equivalent marketplace share of the three segments might become: K12: 27%, Higher Education: 58%, Corporate: 15%.

Global Market Leaders

In the Higher Education phase, online guides are typically presented by pinnacle online universities internationally. The Open University in London, one of the pioneers in distance schooling, is currently one of the largest carriers of distance learning applications to both local and global college students in Europe. In the US, the Harvard Extension School and the University of Phoenix are recognized for offering an extensive range of distance training packages. These packages are added within the form of video, live internet convention, and hybrid (aggregate of on-campus and online shipping models). At gift, U.S. And Europe markets account for greater than 70% of the global distance mastering enterprise.