Bharat Vs India: The Great Divide

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Over the years a part of the country has seen unparalleled growth across different parameters. This is the new India that has left behind the other part of the country often referred to as Bharat. A level where higher education is yet to reach and tap some of the budding talents that lies therein. 70% of the country’s population resides in Bharat where higher education still remains a distant dream. How do we make Bharat the new India? The answer is affordable and easily accessible higher education. There are 21,000 institutes for higher education in India, the highest in the world. The gross enrolment ratio for higher education stands at about a mere 10%, one of the lowest rates in the world when it comes to people signing up for higher education. Many factors contribute to such a skewed ratio. Reasons such as low quality of education offered, lack of industry related teaching methods, abnormally high fees and a basic lack of information are the main culprits. Add to this the lack of good quality higher education, lack of teachers to take care of individual students (1 teacher for every 26 students) and rigid timings of such places that do not allow someone to study while they work and earn. But times have changed now. Sikkim Manipal University gives you the best choice to avail higher education from anywhere while you work and earn. Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE) offers Post Graduate, Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma programs across 10 disciplines mentored by the best of faculty and industry experts. The disciplines include Allied Health Sciences, IT, Mass Communication & Journalism, Biotechnology, Apparel & Fashion Designing, Hospitality, Telecom Technology, Commerce and Management. In addition, SMU-DE has recently launched new and advanced specializations in Total Quality Management, Operations Management and Project Management for its MBA program. The entire education pattern at SMU-DE is totally based on student choices keeping in mind all the difficulties that Bharat faces so that they can be overcome permanently. Regular appraisal of course structure, individual attention to students, timely delivery of course materials, experts from the industry for guidance, placements and counselling are some of the highlights. It is time for Bharat not to lag behind but merge with India and our aim at SMU-DE is to give that chance to all students without any barriers. About Manipal Education

Manipal Education is a pioneering and leading academic & education services provider in India. With over 50 years in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua - and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. Sikkim Manipal University is a unique public-private initiative between the Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Education. SMU, a state University, is recognized by the UGC, Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Associations of Indian Universities. The Distance Education Council has granted recognition to all Distance Education programs offered under the aegis of SMU (Sikkim Manipal University). The SMU Directorate of Distance Education is ISO 9001:2000 certified. In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also offers Distance Education, Professional & Skills Education across multiple genres. SMU-DE is recognised & appreciated by students for its efficient processes like – prompt delivery of study materials to students, EduNxt initiative, conduct of scheduled examinations, on-time declaration of results & swift dispatch of certificates & degrees. Our students number more than 3,00,000 across 52 countries points to the success of our program. For further information just visit or call 1800 266 7979 toll free. You can log on to the site and find more such articles that explain in easy steps how to get into SMU-DE.

SMUDE (talk)22:24, 28 April 2010