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Here’s why online degrees were the top choice among our learners 

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The acceptance of online learning has grown massively in recent years. Online learning has become a go-to option for learners worldwide for multiple reasons. The cutting-edge technologies offered by EdTech firms have improved the online learning experience and has brought a near on-campus experience in the virtual world.  

Online degrees are so flexible that right from the admission process, study materials, to examinations, universities provide end-to-end online delivery of programs. This flexibility allows learners from all walks of life to customize their learning experiences without having to intervene in their daily routines or personal commitments.  

There might be several reasons why learners choose to pursue online degrees. It could be greater accessibility, affordable pricing, personal commitments, career progression, or other reasons. While Online Manipal has been catering to learners from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, cultures and geographical locations, we found out the various reasons that made online degrees the perfect choice for them.  

To gain domain expertise 

Today, working professionals worldwide are upskilling more than ever. With tons of certification courses and in-demand degrees available online, they can enhance their domain knowledge without quitting their jobs.  

One such learner at Online Manipal is Nishant Chaturvedi, who is pursuing his online MBA program from Manipal University Jaipur. “In order to fill gaps in my domain knowledge, I opted for an online MBA,” he says. With over 10 years of experience in the IT field and in-depth technical knowledge, he chose to pursue an online MBA degree to understand the business side of his job and improve his overall communication skills while interacting with clients.   

“The course structure and e-learning material is very helpful, and the faculty are knowledgeable. It is also great to interact with my peers who are from varied backgrounds. We get to learn from each other and gain diverse perspectives,” Nishant Chaturvedi adds.  

To get a degree without a career break 

For those who want to study or pursue a degree without quitting their job, online learning is just the perfect pick. With flexible classes and customized learning experience, working professionals need not quit their jobs to get a degree of upskill themselves.  

Our learner Deepak Kumar has 6-7 years of work experience in the supply chain industry. He wanted to pursue his undergraduate degree without quitting his job. “I wanted to get an online undergraduate degree without quitting my job. With MUJ, I’m able to study at my own convenience and attend weekend classes without impacting my full-time job. I hope to pursue my online MBA in supply chain management after the completion of this program.” Deepak says.   

Through Online Manipal’s enhanced digital learning platform, Deepak can attend live classes and access recorded lectures anytime during the day.   

To climb the career ladder  

Online degree programs not only help working professionals enhance their knowledge and brush up skills, but also enable them to explore leadership roles and make them eligible for promotions. With this, working professionals can climb up the career ladder with better salaries.   

Our learner Dhananjay has been working with a tech giant for a few years and is pursuing an online MCA program from Manipal University Jaipur to advance his career.   

“I needed to pursue a master’s degree to get a promotion and advance in my career. I decided to pursue an online MCA degree because I didn’t want to quit my job. Thanks to flexible classes by Online Manipal, I was able to attend weekend classes without any hassle. Moreover, the online proctored examinations were helpful as we didn’t have to go to a center to write our examinations,” he says.   

To switch careers   

Professionals who are looking for a career switch prefer taking an online degree, as they don’t have to take a break or quit their jobs. Many online programs are designed with a strong focus on practical skills and industry relevance. They often incorporate real-world case studies and hands-on projects, allowing professionals to gain valuable experience and make industry connections while earning their degree.   

Our learner, Thakur Simran Sunil, who has been into aeronautical engineering wants to make a career switch to business analytics.   

“Studying online MSc in Business Analytics is aiding my career transition from aeronautical engineering to full time business analytics. I’ve had a great experience with Online Manipal. The modern curriculum, live classes, faculty and mentorship are helping me in enhancing my knowledge,” she says.   

To upskill  

There is a dire need to upskill today more than ever. Working professionals need to constantly upskill themselves to stay in the game in today’s competitive job market. Today, online degrees and certifications have gained popularity and are the best tools working professionals use to upskill themselves, considering flexible learning opportunities and the fact that they don’t have to quit their jobs.   

Our learner Mayank is pursuing his online MSc in Data Science from Manipal Academy of Higher Education to upskill and brush up his skills.   

“With over 10 years of work experience in IT, I wanted to upskill myself and expand my knowledge in data science to meet the needs of my job and advance my career. MAHE’s online MSc in data science program has helped me improve my knowledge and in my career progression” he says.

Another learner, Advik Athreya, who is pursuing his MSc in business analytics wants to improve his knowledge and hone his skills in the domain.   

“Coming from an accounting background, I wanted to leverage my knowledge of business analytics in my profession. Today, even the field of commerce uses business analytics tools like Power BI. I wanted to improve my skills in this domain, and I chose to pursue this online degree from MAHE,” he says.   

This online degree from MAHE is allowing Advik to study and progress at his own pace.   

To get an affordable degree 

One of the biggest boons that online degrees possess is affordable pricing. Since learners can study anywhere, anytime without having to attend physical college and make use of university infrastructure, the cost of online degrees is low compared to traditional on-campus degrees. However, this does not mean the quality of education is compromised. The curriculum of online degrees is very similar to that of regular offline degrees and the mode of delivery is excellent, as universities make use of enhanced digital learning platforms to deliver classes and provide exhaustive e-learning material.   

Sahana, who is a working professional pursuing her online Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree with Online Manipal, chose Manipal University Jaipur, considering the quality education the university offers at an affordable price. Hailing from Karnataka’s Krishnarajpet, Sahana works as a tele calling executive at a real estate company from 9am to 5pm every day. After 5pm, she switches to her data entry job for a couple of hours to earn extra money- all of this to pursue the degree of her dreams and provide financial support for her family.   

“My father is a farmer, and mother is a homemaker. My family’s financial burden lies with me. I have a younger brother who is in 10th grade. Along with paying my college fees, I’m funding his education too,” she says.   

Thanks to Online Manipal, through affordable education and easy financing options, Sahana is pursuing her dream degree from a premium university. She also chose to pursue an online degree as it is recognized at par with an on-campus degree.  

Funding my undergraduate degree and my younger brother’s education has been possible only because of Manipal University Jaipur’s affordable online B.Com degree. Thanks to Online Manipal, I’m able to manage my work and academics through flexible learning opportunities. I believe this online degree will help me become personally and financially independent.  

To learn flexibly 

Flexibility is one of the biggest boons that online learning offers. Learners can attend classes that are flexible and study at their own pace and convenience. Whether you are a fresher, working professional, entrepreneur or belong to any other background, you can pursue an online degree or certification through flexible learning opportunities.   

Our learner Syed Abdul Faizan chose to pursue his online M.Com degree from Manipal University Jaipur not only to boost his career, but also to learn at his own pace. “Thanks to Online Manipal, I’m able to manage my work life and academics through flexible live classes and recorded sessions which are available on the student portal,” he says.  

Wrapping up  

Individuals opt for online degrees for various reasons, and virtual learning has proved its effectiveness in helping them accomplish their career goals. We’ve only given you a glimpse of the various reasons why our learners chose to pursue online degrees to fulfill their career aspirations. The flexibility and convenience of online degrees has allowed individuals from varied backgrounds to learn at their own pace to fulfill their desired outcomes.  


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Additionally, information like fee, eligibility, scholarships, finance options etc. on offerings and programs listed on Online Manipal may change as per the discretion of respective universities so please refer to the respective program page for latest information. Any information provided in blogs is not binding and cannot be taken as final.

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