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How online degrees empower learners from diverse backgrounds

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Online learning has become a powerful tool for learners from diverse backgrounds to pursue their dreams and achieve their educational goals. The digital landscape has opened doors to countless individuals who were previously unable to access higher education due to various circumstances. In this blog, we will explore the different kinds of learners from various backgrounds who are pursuing online degrees and how these degrees are empowering them to reach new heights. 

Working professionals 

The role of online degrees in upgrading the careers of working professionals cannot be overstated. It provides them with the tools they need to unlock their full potential, achieve personal and professional growth, and make significant strides in their chosen fields. Thousands of working professionals have chosen Online Manipal to pursue their online degrees from premium universities like Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI). Working professionals have their own reasons to pursue online degrees, and here’s a look at why our learners have chosen us to elevate their careers.  

Jyothi Jitesh Kumar, online MBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“Taking a career break to do a postgraduate course or master’s was out of the question as I needed my current job to survive. That’s when I heard about Online Manipal, and the Online MBA offered by MUJ. This gave me hope that I could give my career and myself a second chance.” 

Thakur Simran Sunil, online MSc in Business Analytics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 

“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.” 

Vishal Purty, online BBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“Working as a business associate in a bank and with 10 years of work experience, I want to improve my skills in marketing and sales. An online BBA degree was the best choice considering the flexible learning opportunities that Online Manipal offers. The curriculum of the online BBA program is very good and the mentorship we receive from course coordinators is excellent.” 

Married women/ stay-at-home parents 

For married women and stay-at-home parents, online degrees offer a transformative opportunity to further their education without sacrificing their role as caregivers. Balancing parental duties with studies becomes more manageable with the flexibility of online learning. Stay-at-home parents can pursue their passions, explore new fields, and gain the qualifications necessary to reenter the workforce or enhance their existing skills while still being present for their families. Here’s how our learners are managing their personal commitments & academics with Online Manipal.  

Sirisha C, online MBA, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 

“I couldn’t pursue my master’s degree after my marriage. Now that my son is grown up, I realized it was time to restart my career. With technical experience in data science, I needed the right set of managerial skills to climb the career ladder. I believe this online MBA program will give me the necessary career boost.” 

Botsa Anitha, online MBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

After being married off, I couldn’t fulfill my dream of continuing my studies. With a bachelor’s degree in hand and one and a half years of experience in accounts, I chose to pursue an online MBA degree from the comfort of my home. With Online Manipal, I’m able to study at my own pace and convenience. So, I’m easily able to balance my academics and personal commitments.” 

Defense personnel 

An online degree can enhance career prospects within the defense sector. It can equip defense personnel with the knowledge and skills needed for promotions or specialized roles within the military. Furthermore, online degrees can also broaden career opportunities outside the military, providing options for a smooth transition into civilian life after service. Online Manipal is proud to have defense & military personnel pursuing their online degrees from premium universities. Here’s a glimpse of their experience with us.  

Shalabh Singh, online MBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“Pursuing an online MBA from Manipal University Jaipur will add to my existing qualifications and skillset to secure a stable career after my retirement. For a working professional like me, earning an online MBA at Online Manipal is a good fit because I can attend/catch up on the sessions via live or recorded videos without quitting my job. Also, Manipal University Jaipur provides special scholarships to military veterans to pursue their higher education dream which is a great opportunity for all of us” 

Metta Ravi Kumar, online B.Com, Manipal University Jaipur 

“I would advise all my juniors and subordinates to maximize their time by enrolling in some interesting courses of their choice at Manipal University Jaipur and enhancing their career. The online degree courses offered by MUJ also include free access to paid Coursera content, which allows you to choose content from universities abroad. I found this a wonderful opportunity for me to upskill and suggest to my military fellows to join various courses of their choice which are offered by MUJ with special scholarship programs.” 

High school graduates/undergraduate students 

Online degrees have not only become the preferred choice for working professionals or those with other commitments, but also for fresh graduates. Pursuing an online degree can be more cost-effective compared to traditional on-campus programs. Online degrees eliminate geographical barriers and allow graduates to access high-quality education from institutions worldwide. Graduates can choose from a wide range of programs and disciplines that may not be available locally, ensuring they can pursue their desired field of study or explore new areas of interest. Here’s a look at why graduates chose to pursue online degrees from Manipal University. 

Velari Kalpana Danabhai, online B.Com, Manipal University Jaipur 

“I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur and pursuing an online B.Com degree through Online Manipal has given me the confidence to start my own business.” 

Learners from remote areas 

Remote areas often have limited educational institutions or may lack access to quality education. Online degrees bridge this gap by providing access to high-quality education from reputable institutions around the world. Learners from remote areas can access courses and programs that may not be available locally, ensuring they receive a comparable education to their urban counterparts. Here’s how our learners, who are small towns, have benefitted by learning online degrees through Online Manipal.  

Khatija Iqbal, online BBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“I’m from Dapoli, a town in Maharashtra. I was married off at a young age and couldn’t continue my studies further. After my 12th grade, I couldn’t study for over 5 years. But I was very passionate about academics and wanted to fulfill my career aspirations. Women like me must make use of online learning as it is a boon to those who want to pursue their career dreams and aspirations.”   

Sahana K, online B.Com, Manipal University Jaipur 

“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. Thanks to MUJ, the online B.Com degree is very affordable and I’m able to manage my expenses well.”  

International students 

Online degrees have become a gateway for international students to access education without the need for physical relocation. Obtaining visas, uprooting one’s life, and dealing with the costs associated with studying abroad can be overwhelming. Online degrees eliminate these barriers, enabling international students to pursue their desired qualifications remotely. Here’s how learners from other countries are pursuing their online degrees from Manipal University.  

Mohammed Shoib Shaik, online BCA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“Online degrees are the best option in today’s time as they are affordable and flexible. Located in Behrain, I chose to pursue an online BCA from Manipal University Jaipur. This program is benefitting me with industry ready skills, and I would be better prepared to find a suitable career option in today’s competitive job market.”   

Sabin Lamichchane, online MBA, Manipal University Jaipur 

“As a working professional, I wanted to enhance my domain knowledge and move to managerial roles. I found Manipal University Jaipur’s online MBA program as the right opportunity to climb up my career ladder. Located in Nepal, I couldn’t attend a full-time on-campus degree. The program has helped me build new skills required to thrive in the industry.” 

Conclusion 

Online degrees have emerged as a powerful force for inclusivity and accessibility in higher education, empowering learners from diverse backgrounds to realize their academic ambitions. By breaking down barriers of time, location, and circumstance, online education is transforming lives, opening doors to opportunities, and fostering a more inclusive educational landscape. As we continue to embrace diversity, let us celebrate the immense potential that online degrees hold for learners from all walks of life. 

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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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