EDUCATION FOR ONE AND ALL
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”…
The 9 lettered word “education“, holds its significance , stretching beyond numbers , letters, words and sentences. It’s the only means which can lift the society from sheer darkness to rays of hope. Education brings consciousness, with consciousness comes realization and with realization, one acquires the ability to judge between right and wrong. True to the famous quote by Sir Mandela, education is the most trusted and powerful weapon to fight against malignancies of all sorts, poverty being the greatest among them all! From Vivekananda to Tagore to Vidyasagar to Ambedkar and Dr Kalam, each one of them has delineated the importance of “education” or “man-making” education for a better India to thrive upon relentlessly. And truly , without an “education for all“, a better , happy India can never , ever prosper. Hence on this 130th Birth Anniversary of Dr B.R Ambedkar, let our vision be of an “inclusive education” or an education that embraces all , irrespective of the hindrances.
Dr Ambedkar considered education as a means for self-expression, for building self-esteem . He believed that only through education people can cultivate the values of freedom and equality amongst themselves. An Indian Jurist, Economist, Political and Social Reformer and the Chief Architect of India’s constitution, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was a prolific student and a great Educationist too. His ideas of education were for an “inclusive development”. His pragmatic views on education delineated that education and primary education must be accessible to all. This brings us to the question of relevance of “Online Education” , which undoubtedly focuses on the mission of “inclusive education”.
ONLINE EDUCATION IN INDIA : TOWARDS THE PATH OF AN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
“Online Learning can be a lifeline to those who have obstacles , such as geographical distance or physical disabilities “: Paul Levinson
The world is increasingly becoming smaller and smaller. The fast pace of globalisation and liberalisation have brought in revolutionary sweeping changes in the field of education and has opened the windows for alternative modes of traditional education system. We know that education is meant for an all-round development of an individual. And thus the new input of “Online Education” perfectly justifies to this , since it combines education , learning , technology , accessibility into one holistic approach. This very type of education can be accessed by students residing at anywhere and anytime by just switching on the internet options available to them via computers and smart phones.
As per a report released by KPMG India and Google Online Education in India: 2021, the market for Online Education in India is expected to witness a magnificent growth of 8 times in the 3 years.
We are all going through the toughest phase of human existence. The pandemic named as COVID-19 has nearly put our lives to a standstill. In the lockdown situation of the past year and the present pandemic situation being still on, the online education and e-learning classes have come as a boon for the learners. The students can continue their education, practise and assessments even in this acute crisis , thus facilitating the path of education without hindrance. Infact Online education system has proved that the way of learning and knowing are relentless and ceaseless and no way it can be stopped. With the active initiative of the concerned authorities online education is now helping thousands and lakhs , be it in urban , semi-urban and rural areas in the lockdown period and its aftermath situation.
Keeping this in mind and the ongoing scenarios , we at VMC have launched ,’VMC ONLINE ’, the best online learning platform for students with a mission and vision. An unique method in its own way , this ‘learn from home‘ side is for educating students , who want to study completely online for IIT-JEE and NEET. Our Correspondence and Distant learning courses have been one of the most sought after courses for years, benefitting some thousands of students. Therefore, we at VMC decided to launch our online educational platform VMC ONLINE as a part of this distant or E-learning. Infact, For the past few years , we were getting students from cities where we have centres and also from cities where we currently don’t have operations but have a high demand for VMC courses and the learning facilities. Also this method of learning and preparation is way more convenient and the students can get the best of the faculties from all over India.
Further, At VMC , we believe strongly that practice should go on ,hence VMC has also offered 35% Anti-COVID scholarships on all NEET and IIT-JEE preparatory courses to provide quality education to the students at a minimum cost amidst the COVID – 19 pandemic situations. Students shall also be eligible up to 100% merit based scholarship depending on the aptitude of the individual and the marks obtained in the National Admission Test conducted by the institute.
VMC continues to bring quality learning at the doorstep of NEET and IIT-JEE aspirants through its online classroom programmes during this COVID -19 crises. VMC has strived to go an extra mile and designed a unique pedagogy system for delivering online classes successfully. VMC took a prompt step in providing online classes as soon as the lockdown started and till now around 6300 students are being benefitted from the same. One can just visit our website for a glance on all these :
To conclude, Therefore we can safely say that online education is the new path to learning and for a developing country like India, it certainly should stay for each and every individual has the basic right to education. Hence, let us pledge for an inclusive education, an education that promises to make smile each and all!