Jain University, Bangalore partners with Schoolguru to offer ODL program

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Bangalore: Jain University, Bangalore, a top ranked University (India Today Nielsen Best Universities Survey), announces its partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Technology-led online learning services organization, to launch its premium Open Distance Learning program with Online Learning for the benefit of the students in the State of Karnataka. The University, with its vision of ‘fostering human development through excellence in Education, Research and Entrepreneurial development’ has carved a niche for itself in the field of Education by providing access to a large number of heterogeneous learners, by bringing in innovation in the course design, by offering unique upskilling courses both for the students as well as for the working professionals.

In the first phase, the University is launching 7 Degree programs, 9 PG Diploma Programs, 10 Certification programs for the students. Under this flagship initiative taken by the University, students will also get access to unique Employment Linked Skilling Program (ELSP), designed by Schoolguru. The Employment Linked Skilling Program (ELSP) initiative is India’s first ever finishing skills training program with a placement assurance. The program will enable students of the university with essential finishing skills that would create more job opportunities for them in the corporate world. The students can register for this course at just Rs. 100 and can start learning immediately. Once the students successfully pass the assessment, they will be provided with on-the-job learning and placement opportunities.

Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Chairman – JGI Group; President Jain University Trust, said, ‘Jain University has been a hallmark of quality education in the state. We shall carry our legacy and create one of the finest ODL programs of the country. We are excited about our partnership with Schoolguru who shall provide the technology and other infrastructure support to the University.’

Mr. Shantanu Rooj, Founder and CEO of Schoolguru, said, ‘Schoolguru shall support the University in all respects while it launches its distance education programs using ICT. Schoolguru is working with about 20 Universities in the country and has tremendous experience in the domain. We are also working with the University to ensure that the programs guarantee high learning outcomes and employability to its students.’

Jain University is the first private universities in Karnataka to launch Degree, Diploma, Post-graduate Diploma and Executive programmes in the online mode. The course material, replete with videos lectures, audio books, textual study material and animated content, created by veteran professors and industry experts, provide the type of interactivity the students have been looking for. The students of these courses are provided with their unique user Id and passwords, using which they can access their personalised course pages on the University Learning Management System. The students shall be able to rewind and revise the lectures at their own will.

The University has also launched its mobile app which needs to be downloaded by the students on their smart phones, thereby making m-learning a reality. Students shall be able to access the full course content and also chat with the professors online on their smart phones. The students shall be able to access the digital content without the need for any Internet connection. This feature of the online programs shall be beneficial for the students of the state who hail from remote and far-flung areas with little or no Internet connection. The courses provide full interactivity through the LIVE classes feature on the app where the students shall be able to attend live lectures by the course faculty and also interact with them.