Friday August 4' 2000
" Click to download 'a degree"
An Internet degree? Sit at home and get yourself an education
R JAYACHANDRAN reports
You can get-a degree via the Internet from the comforts of your home. This
will be made possible with the launch of the site, OpenlearningWorld.com.
It is all set to offer a new class of online education and training portal
for medium to large corporations, professional training institutions and
university academic institutions, in the first week of August. The portal
is especially de- signed to facilitate an interactive, cost effective,
anytime, anyplace –convenience to its customers.
The portal offers services ranging from easy and quick access to various
as e-Commerce, Customer
Relationship Management, Knowledge Management, Attracting Venture Capital
Funding, Diploma in Network and Internet Technology, Multimedia, etc.,
class content, enhanced communication between
faculty/students through personal chat sessions and e-mail
facilities every week along with submission of assignment and inquiries
and application to buy books and supplies on-line, would also be
Further, OpenlearningWorld.com has a "subject expert channel" through
can get maximum knowledge,
information and practical and theoretical experience from a team of
distinguished people from the corporate and academic institutions.
It also offers a personal page to each student to enable him to access any
information on any course on our portal.
The job desk of the company would also help the students with placements,
by posting their resumes online.
Elaborating on the rationale -behind the introduction, Anurag Jain, Chief
Executive Officer, said, "Our constant and conscious effort is to provide
up-to-date information on various courses and other maximum exposure to
customers, enabling them to get a degree via the Internet from the comfort
of their homes. Additionally, Open-learningWorld.com is a highly
customised portal to benefit and suit the needs of the
students/universities/institutes by offering modules "for bringing their
degrees, diplomas and certificates courseware online with rich multimedia
for a better e-learning experience. Facilities for online registration,
admission and other procedures are also being provided. Apart
this, OpenlearnirigWorld.com has also tied up with leading
institutes in India and is launching their degrees/certificates/diplomas
It is claimed that the arrival has been appreciated and approved by
institutes such as All India Management Association, Manipal Academy of
Higher Education, National Institute of Advertising, National Institute of
Fashion Technology, etc.