What is It?


We need to first understand what traditional education is. Traditional Education or ‘On-Campus’, classroom instruction and full-time university study method often block the path to higher education for large number of people. There are thousands of people who are hard working, intelligent and have gained invaluable knowledge as skills through various sources other than university education. They contributed a great deal to society; even through they do not have a university degree. And yet, the social and economic advancements of these people have been thwarted in part by the emphasis that is put on the possession of credentials, namely those obtained through a traditional university education.

Discrimination under any pretext is unjust. The traditional education system has failed in providing an affordable education plentifully. Governmental agencies are perhaps deliberately creating shortages with a view to perpetuate reservations of various kinds based on religion, caste, creed and sex the only way to perpetuate corruption. If Higher Education sector is opened up, to Indian and foreign players, there will be plenty of it and no scope for corruption.

Education system in India is by far unjust, unfair and discriminatory. Government must rather aid individuals who deserve and not the Universities. Each University must become a profit canters and compete within each other in quality standards and Technology adoption. Otherwise Indian Universities will never reach the top 500 league in world rankings. Today’s situation is disappointing. Most Universities have been created to perpetuate the cast and creed system in India with a view to retain vote banks. So our universities will never reach there !

Thanks to the ‘Educational Revolution’ in the mid 1970’s in the United States; ‘non-traditional’ education has created a chance for a change for these people, regardless of age,cast or creed to acquire higher education. Since in mid 1970s, there has been a virtual explosion in what is now called “Non-traditional Education” or “Universities without walls”. Since then, more than 2000 non-traditional universities have been established.

Non-traditional education provides an alternative for adults who are seeking further education and degrees without traditional campus requirements. Correspondence study programs with credit applicable toward degrees, and independent study Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral programs are available with little or no residency. It is no longer necessary for the mature adult to leave home, family or employment to further his or her education, or even a degree.

Many institutions encourage students to participate in the development of their own curriculum or study plan, or invite them to suggest courses, which may best serve their needs. With advancements in technology, more and more education providers have now realized value of Non-Traditional Education & started offering it. We look forward for a time when 90% of the education would be non-traditional at the University level.