Deciding to apply for a Masters degree entails careful consideration of numerous factors, one of the most important being the type of degree that you are going to take. Would you take conventional campus-based education or rely on the more novel online distance learning courses? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
You are probably not unfamiliar with the term ‘distance learning’, having read about it somewhere or know a friend who is taking one. Well, if you are considering applying for one to advance your career, you are probably making one of the smartest decisions of your life. However, you probably still need to get the right information regarding this new way of learning available to students worldwide.
For one, what exactly are its advantages? Why has it become so popular? Well, two of the most obvious reasons are it’s cheaper and it doesn’t require you to actually go to classes daily just to attend lectures. That’s but the tip of the iceberg, though. And what makes things even better is the fact that most distance learning degrees
This is why if you’re planning to take a distance learning course to acquire a master’s degree, which is one of the keys to advancing your career, then you should take the time to read the following infographic.
In the recent decade, going to the university as a way to get a better paying job has changed from a road to a brighter future to a one way street into the debt swamp. Students face up to their necks debt to attend a decent college hoping for a better job and ambitious career. Up till now, students in the US are loaned up to 1 trillion dollars to attend a university. That is certainly concerning for the minds of the future.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that 44 percent of college graduates are underemployed, taking jobs that don’t require their degree. The student debt slippery slope into oblivion actually has a maleficent impact on the whole economy, especially the housing market. Adding the effect of the recent recession, the young population is still nervous about taking up their economic and social role in the circle of life.
Why Studying Abroad is Worth Your Time and Expense?
Have you been considering the notion of studying abroad but have always ended up putting it off due to various, unclear reasons? Well, if you are even considering the possibility that doing your education abroad is a bad investment, then you should really take the time to learn the facts about how overseas education is providing everyone an inimitable opportunity to shape their education and succeeding life as a career person.
In the infographic that follows, readers would be able to siphon a wealth of information from the well of data that it provides. Majority of the facts that it outlines intend to convince you why you should certainly seize the opportunity of studying abroad once it presents itself. Nonetheless, it does not limit itself to that topic alone, as it also lays out in great detail how students would be able to use the experience and knowledge they learned from studying overseas to leverage their career prospects.
Kalaimathy Kamaraj a student of SRM – Architecture program visited for one sem (SAP) for Spring 16. She is back to Chennai. Her predecessor Aishwarya Karunanidhi (the first student from SRM and not related to our past CM) also went for SAP. Both are in college of Architecture Dean’s list for excellent Scholarly Achievement
I am Kalaimathy Kamaraj pursuing my final year B. Arch in the Department of Architecture. I went to Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, as part of SRM University’s Semester Abroad Program (SAP) during my 8th semester.
Initially, I was scared to go as an exchange student, but little did I know that I would get the time of my life. Being there and experiencing a different culture and a different lifestyle, has changed my perception of life. The program at IIT produces generation of Influential architects. Likewise, I also walked along the campus with a dream of becoming a proficient architect.
Over my period of time at IIT, one of my greatest achievements was being appreciated and awarded a certificate by IIT for having earned a place on the college of Architecture Dean’s list for excellent Scholarly Achievement.
At IIT, I was offered a studio course with three other theory courses. The courses dealt with everyday problems and solutions thereby linking me to the scenario and the situations faced in the current world. One of my courses was Architecture studio VI Neighbourhood. In this I was offered a problem to study the neighbourhood of Chicago and thereby design a building in that neighbourhood. This design problem helped me in conception of the elements of physical environment, along with exploring the interface between buildings and the fabric of the existing city. Learning all these gave me an increase in knowledge on how efficiently a building should be built, which will in turn bring an optimistic remark to the architecture fraternity.
I overcame all the challenges in a creative way, with a very good understanding of the course through the knowledge I gained at SRM University’s studio courses.
So, I performed well thereby, I did earn a good remark from my professor who himself stated me among top 5% of students for recommendation.
In one of my other courses I got an opportunity to start writing about Chicago Earlier Skyscrapers (The Auditorium Building- designed by Ar. Adler and Ar. Sullivan) for a book publication (ARCH 497). So, by making documentation on one of the important buildings of the early modern Architecture I learnt ‘How a historic building, in spite of so many hardships has survived till date’. ‘How the technology has seen its hike over the past decades’. ‘How building materials change took the change over the world to a new dimension’. This made me realise that, Our Indian heritage buildings should also be preserved and should not be let to the verge of extinction. By preserving this we do a significant record to architectural humanity.
Not just that, by looking at me working hard and performing well, one of my professors was ready to recommend me for a Teaching assistant job and an Internship. Having earned all these, “I still have a long way to go”.
Currently, I am doing my Internship in a firm (government sector) which is running for more than 40 years with excellence in sustainability and low cost housing techniques. I have been getting good remarks and offers. But for now, my future plan is to perceive Masters in Architecture with the same spirit and become a successful architect.
Last but not the least, all these achievements were mainly possible because of SRM UNIVERSITY’s support and my families’ encouragement for which I will always be thankful and respectful.
Department Of Architecture, SRM University
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IIT C) – If you are looking for a distinctive education online, without sacrificing your Career or family routines IIT Online delivers. Few Advantages includes:
• Same eligibility, Course work, teachers, evaluation of assignments/ projects and exams.
• Same degree being granted after completion of the program
• In fact, there are no IIT Online students; there are only IIT students who take their courses and programs online.
• You don’t have to visit US
• Hybrid- You can start off your Program in India and complete it On-campus.
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UGC recently introduced a ban on Technical Education done on distance mode, contrary to directives of HRD Ministry. Such a decision may be relevant to programs and courses that require laboratory and workshop facilities. Quite a few Master’s programs and even a certain undergraduate programs can be done on distance mode, using advanced Software simulation tools where such tools are required. The significant merits in distance education are you get access to lectures by best Instructors, at relatively insignificant cost and enormous flexibility that one does not have to move out to be physically present. Technology enables interaction through conference and video calls. UGC may consider qualifying their statement.
The digital world has kept students, professionals, and universities on their toes with constant innovation that is creating new jobs and opportunities for freshers to explore. Illinois Tech is keen on offering courses and programs that are relevant to today’s career demands. We believe in training students in skills that are the need of the hour to keep them abreast with the present requirements in their field of choice.
After carefully studying and considering new trends in various industries Illinois Tech introduced their programs in Computer Science. We believe that keeping up-to-date with the present scenario is important to not only have the right industry knowledge but to help students make the right decisions in their academic choices.
At Illinois Tech Master of Computer Science is designed keeping the developments and domination of data analytics in mind which is why we offer a Specialization in Data Analytics and also a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. Data Analytics has taken the digital world by storm, making it a valuable skill to add to your job profile. Every industry today is adopting SMAC (Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud Computing) in most of their business processes and the demand seems to be increasing by the minute for experts in the area. Illinois Tech is not only prepared, but is a step ahead in catering to this demand with courses that are designed to train students to be future experts in the area.
Master of Computer Science, formerly known as the Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Information Systems, is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the principles of the design and development of database systems. Whereas the certificate course trains you for intelligent analysis of large amounts of data is a crucial component in numerous business applications and a crucial component in supporting business decisions. It is intended for students interested in learning how to discover patterns in large amounts of data in information systems and how to use these to draw conclusions. Download our view book or contact us at our centres in Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai to know more
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3-year graduates have had to go through the tough ordeal of paying for an extra year to do Masters in India just to be eligible for a Masters Program in the US. Not anymore! Illinois Tech has now incorporated the advice of World Education Services (WES) to enroll 3-year graduates to their Masters Programs.
The eligibility of 3-year degree holders to apply for their Masters in the US along with 4-year graduates brings much relief to many students. This saves a lot of time and money for the 3-year graduates, who otherwise had to study an extra year after their graduation in India to meet the eligibility criteria of having a 4-year degree. Illinois Institute of Technology gladly embraces this advice and is happy to welcome 3-year graduates from Science, Arts and Commerce backgrounds to their Masters Programs.
To eliminate the possibility of discrimination based on degrees, candidates from both backgrounds will be enrolled to the same courses and will also be attending the same classes. With our guidance and training, Illinois Tech is confident that the 3-year graduates and 4-year graduates will be on par with each other and to ensure there is no discrimination in job opportunities, they will also receive the same degree on completion of the course .
Our staff and counsellors are more than happy to help you with the admissions, scholarship and funding processes. You can also visit our centres in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.