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How Online Manipal has empowered women by giving access to flexible & accessible online degrees 


The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is aligned with the fact that innovation and technological change combined with education in the digital age is key to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls.   

The digital age provides a great opportunity to come up with effective solutions and innovations to help women and girls unleash their potential and rise to become leaders, entrepreneurs and create a distinct identity for themselves.   

Digitalization of the education sector has benefitted women from all walks of life. From homemakers, working women, entrepreneurs, to new mothers and women who dropped out of school or college, online degrees have empowered them to build a future of their dreams.   

Homemakers & new mothers  

As homemakers, women can pursue online degrees from the comfort of their homes, without hindering their household chores. Flexible learning opportunities allow them to study at their own pace and earn a degree from the safety of their homes.   

Working women  

Career breaks are daunting, but with an online degree, working women can pursue an online degree or certification to upskill themselves. A recent report suggested that women are upskilling more than ever today, thanks to technological innovations. Moreover, working women can get to network with professionals from across geographics, enabling them to build professional connections within their industry. Since online degrees are more affordable than traditional on-campus degrees, working women don’t have to face cost as a barrier.   


Online degrees are a great choice for women entrepreneurs who want to enhance their technical knowledge and apply them practically in their business. It also helps them build a greater network that will help them expand business connections.   

School or college dropouts  

Many girls and women dropout of school or college due to personal commitments. Thanks to online degrees, they are empowering women who want to continue their education without having to travel to college. They can study anywhere, anytime and get the degree of their dreams.   

Even though the gender gap in our society is narrowing, most women are responsible for household chores and other family commitments. Online learning caters to women from all walks of life who want to achieve their goals and unfulfilled aspirations.   

Online Manipal is proud to have made a difference in the lives of women, by giving them access to online degrees and certifications from premium institutes including Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT). Our online degrees are flexible, affordable and we aim to provide a hassle-free experience to all our learners.   

Hear from our female learners, who are from diverse backgrounds, about how online degrees are helping them fulfill their dreams and how Online Manipal is empowering them.   

Alisha Shaw, online MBA  

“Online education has empowered me by giving me the opportunity to continue my job without a career break. Pursuing an online degree through Online Manipal has helped me maintain work life balance. Online Manipal’s social networking app Epic.U has helped learners explore common interests on a single platform. I personally feel that women should be encouraged to achieve their dreams and career goals and online learning is paving the way for that.”   

Jyothi Jitesh Kumar, online MBA  

“Thanks to Manipal University Jaipur, I’m soon going to graduate with my dream MBA degree. The faculty at MUJ are supportive and make extra efforts in responding to our doubts and queries. Online Manipal’s Ekam event was very exciting, as we could meet our faculty members and peers in person. This International Women’s Day, I take pride in the fact that I was able to pursue my higher education in the online mode. Online degrees have given the opportunity to women to rekindle dreams and Online Manipal has played a key role in my life. The mantra is to be bold and confident!”  

Menka Sharma, online MCA  

“I feel proud to be pursuing my online MCA through Online Manipal, as team MUJ has been extremely supportive. Through flexible learning opportunities, I was able to study at my own pace. Online education has largely benefitted women, especially those who are tied by family commitments. Women can pursue their higher education in the online mode without hindering their personal life. Never give up on your dreams and work towards becoming self-reliant.”  

Sivaranjini B, online BCA  

“I had to drop out of school since I was married off. After becoming a mother of two children, I lost hope. However, an online degree has given me wings to pursue my dream degree. The online degree has empowered me by making me feel more confident about myself. It has enhanced my perception in multiple ways. Thanks to Online Manipal, my mentor constantly helped me with my assignments and exam preparation. The learning material includes in-depth concepts. In today’s digital age, women must make use of technology to fulfill their dreams.”  

While we believe we have played a small role in empowering our women learners, we are happy to renew our efforts on this International Women’s Day. Online Manipal is offering a 25% scholarship to selected women on all online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered by Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ). An effort to celebrate your passion and perseverance, our #EmpowerHer scholarship aims to make online degrees accessible to women from all walks of life. Click here to know more about how you can apply for the scholarship. 


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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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