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friends...and respected seniors...i have done MBA in HR under SMU but we had regular classes in our city learning centre...(though its a distance education course)
i want to pursue my career in academics ...
so please tell me...will this mba degree from Sikkim Manipal help me....
or do i need to do get some other added qualification to become eligible for a good lecturer?
I am preparing for NET also..
please help me...what i need to do now...

adding to the above post....- also...tell me if regular diploma (PGDHRM) course...would help in academics?....

See, you have done your MBA and were attending regular classes which implies you have had fair chances to acquire good learning and knowledge, now I want to know from you first, about your knowledge, learning that you have earned so far. And

Are you confident with whatever knowledge and experience you have gain while your distance study?

Please share yourself.

I don’t remember how many time but on a regular interval im having discussion on the same topic “Distance Learning and value” and the comparison what member have presented with regular study.

But one thing that I always have indicated that students/candidates must not see or consider what other people are saying about Distance Education and get distracted bcz Distance Study in some context has more value than regular. That you can also get by reading the following discussions. Please read them carefully. thread #18

for further, study and to enhance your knowledge & skills related to your work functions, you need to spend your time as much as you can by getting engage yourself in learning, reading thread/discussions here. We daily discussion the real life (professional/career) issues and share our experience and knowledge that will certainly help you if you try to be a sincere student.

Go to this : where you can get all the Indian Acts and hope you'd find them helpful

Interesting question.

While learning from a 'Distance Learning Course' reading the material provided by the course conductors is useful, as it is more likely to be prepared by a faculty. However, there is no substitution to live lectures because here you can interact and get your queries answered through personal interaction. Apart from the lecture content, a lecturer is able to share live examples or case studies which go a long way in understanding the subject. Having attended classes as well, you have adequate learning.

Further in such a faculty as yours, i.e. HR (like engineers/doctors), a teacher or a professor is more likely to excel only when he/she has actual work experience.

Even for Law or in colleges for some commerce subjects, a professional practitioner is called upon to take some lectures. This takes the boys knowledge miles ahead in a short span as they know practical aspects of the subject.

With your inclination for academics, you start with an advantage to join the profession. However, weaning from the job by associating as a professor with a part time course may help. Such a blend of experience of industry & academics (which keeps on update with the latest trends) can develop one as a consultant as well in future.

A long term perspective and a potentially designed approach may help design your own career.

Dear friends,

Just I wish to share my thought.

Days are changing and that too quite fast. I think pupil listening lectures at the class room scenario is on the wane. Though I'm not an MBA but had been guide to MBA/ MA/MSW/M.Com/BE candidates during my long corporate stint but had the first hand impression when my son did his MBA and my daughter M.Tech. from very reputed institutions in the city. In all these experiences I could get an impression that their real time class room days could easily be numbered. In the sense most of their academic days there were out either on corporate exposure, or some seminars, fests,, market survey or projects. Thus I wonder what these poshy AC class rooms, well equipped libs./labs. highly rated/paid prof. etc.etc.actually or how much these would have contributed to their academic requirements. In fact most of the costly books bought remained unopened for the simple reason whatever they wanted they all got from the net including plates, projects and what not ?. When I asked them whether they would require any private tuition, they just like that retorted 'what for,why to waste money ?' When they were to sit for CET I did admit them for coaching classes paying hefty fees, despite the facts that there any no.of solved notes or DVDs/CDs. Even online class rooms. Of course they passed out with distinction. I by hindsight provoked to say, with due respect to the Learned lot, many would think, instead of sitting there in the class rooms for much less returns, better pursue in Distance Learning and such persons may be blessed to gainfully utilise the day time for either to do multiple degrees or get employed, earn while you learn ! Only hitch is the mini.attendance to qualify for U'sity exams. Nowadays, students are so brilliant (?) by the time they bag a degree, they also simultaneously either employed or concurrently complete other courses as well. I also know some pupil simultaneously doing ACS, CA, ICWAI, AMIEE, Diplomas while they do B.Com or B.Sc., by virtue of the Distance Learning, evening/part time courses. I don't deny many employers and/or institutions don't take the degrees acquired thro' Distance Learning not so seriously. But, Already there is a move to permit Engg. and other Prof. courses as well in these medium. All said and done as we live in a world of hi fi and highly charged electro-magnetic atmosphere days are not far the Distance Learning courses would gain better value added curriculum than its counter part, atleast for higher studies.

kumar.s. ,

Hi Pmon,
I liked the views expressed by s.kumar and anil arora.They are absolutely correct.I did my MBA through correspondence and week-end counseling in 1992.Some of my managers use to look down upon it as a professional degree ! However I competed in an exam where MBA'S from IIM and other so called leading biz schools were also there and came out with flying colours.It all depends how much you love the subject.Although nearing retirement now ,and once upon a time being obsessed with the desire of becoming an engineer now I have no regrets what so ever for doing MBA.In fact the more I read about real life case studies on management subjects the more i feel like reading ! I can rest assure you that if you study hard and take acute interest you shall feel confident of discussing/debating any management topic with even graduates from Harvard and IIM's.

Dear Friends,
Your situation require to be location specific. In Ghana, the minimum qualification for one to lecture in a university is a PhD. This means that if you were to be in Ghana, whatever qualifications you have without the PhD would not qualify you to become a lecturer.

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Subject - future scope for distance mba

friends...and respected seniors...i have done MBA in HR under SMU but we had regular classes in our city learning centre...(though its a distance education course)

i want to pursue my career in academics ...

so please tell me...will this mba degree from Sikkim Manipal help me....

or do i need to do get some other added qualification to become eligible for a good lecturer?

I am preparing for NET also..

please help me...what i need to do now...

Appreciate And Validate

Dear Friend

I am fully agreed with Anil sir’s statement. He has given some attachments when you read those, you would get answer of your question/doubt. I also did my MBA through the correspondence, but I was not aware about the actual problems and cases which you find as a HR person. This CiteHr platform provides the real problems of this field and we always try to find the solutions. In this way we can judge how much we got from our study (MBA degree).

Best wishes


Thank you alot sir....specially for encouring students like us..who did mba from distance learning....otherwise most people/interviewer just try to underestimate us.. ...thank you alot
yes i am quite confident of my knowledge......and yes i will try to brush them visited this cite frequently
thank you aton....also for sharing the links...

Thanks alot for sharing...:-)...nice post... yes ...i appreciate your post......thanks for writting so many words to encourage students like us...amidst your busy schedule :-)
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