Double Major FAQ

FAQ SecondMajor

How different is an online programme from a regular classroom programme?
In an online programme all your learning happens completely online. Your assessment also happens completely online. While classroom programmes offer students time for discussion in person, online programmes use internet-based learning tools, discussion forums, learning analytics, instant feedback, online activities, audio and video lessons and lot more to improve learning effectiveness.
How do EduCentral SecondMajor programmes help me?
Our SecondMajor programmes are designed to significantly improve your placement and higher education options after college.
What certificate do I receive?
On successful completion, you will receive a EduCentral-certified Graduate Diploma in the selected specialisation. This is awarded to students pursuing their under-graduation. A Post-graduate Diploma Programmes like this one do not come under the purview of UGC (that recognises Universities) or any other regulatory body.
Is an Online programme as effective as attending a classroom programme?
Yes! We would say it is even more effective than attending classes in campus. Unlike in a classroom where it is possible for students to passively receive information, in an online classroom, one has to actively participate in the process. Active participation results in better learning. In addition, because the learner controls the pace, the time of study and the intensity of work, learning is more effective.

Unlike in the regular class room where the faculty has no idea if the students are learning (till an examination is conducted), the analytics software tells the student how well he/she is performing and hence self-correction is possible. The other advantage is that audio and video lessons can be listened to again and again. Apart from this, the student can participate in discussion forums where hundreds of students come from different industries and locations unlike theregular classroom programmes where the interaction is only with a given set of students from the same city or town. Several qualifications such as CA, ICWA and ACS are respected by employers in spite of the fact that they are earned without attending any face to face classes.
Will employers in India value this online programme?
Most employers value a programme based on the comprehensiveness and the relevance of the curriculum, academic rigorousness of the programme, credibility of the assessment process and the nature of the degree granting institution.
Will this programme really make a difference in my career?
If you take the programme seriously and complete all the exercises and assignments, a programme of this standard will make lasting changes in your knowledge, understanding and managerial behavior. The network of social and professional contacts you build during the programme will make a significant difference in terms of finding a better job opportunity.
How is a EduCentral programme more effective?
The curriculum offered by EduCentral is academically rigorous and industry relevant. EduCentral'sprogramme is interactive; you get constant feedback on your performance. You can discuss with your fellow students on the discussion forums. You can study from anywhere and anytime and even on your smart phone. You can watch the videos and listen to the audio lessons repeatedly for better understanding.

FAQ Admission

What are the admission deadlines?
You can enroll anytime of the year.
How do I apply?
Click on the 'Apply Now' button that appears on the programme page. You will be led to an application form. Fill up your details and get started.
Who is eligible for this programme?
This Programme is available to school students, college students, working professionals and all those interested in learning this language.
How many students are allowed in a batch?
Our online programmes are structured for individual study with asynchronous methodology of learning. Hence we do not have a concept of a batch. You can participate in discussion forums and network with all students at any point in time.

FAQ Online Learning

What are the advantages of eLearning?
eLearning is student-centred, flexible and convenient. With the ease of online delivery, the emphasis in the educational process shifts from teaching to learning. You do not have to follow a prescribed pattern and there is more scope for learning according to your own preferred style. In the online environment, everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in class discussions.
Will I be missing the give and take of a conventional classroom setting?
EduCentral offers a highly personal and interactive learning experience. In fact, you may find the EduCentral programme more interactive and engaging than sitting in a classroom! There are no lectures and no 'last benches'! Everyone participates.
Can I expect to have any synchronous classes?
No. The main advantage of online learning is that it allows you to study anytime, anywhere and hence we do not have synchronous classes.
Do you have any contact classes?
No. You do not have to attend any contact classes for this online programme.
What time are classes held?
You can participate in course discussions at any time, day or night, wherever you have an internet connection. Most students will log on several times each week to participate in discussion, but there is no set class schedule so you can attend classes at any time of day.
How much time should I set aside for studying?
Typically, you will have to spend about 30 hours for a coursespread over a two to four week period. The actual time spent would depend on your pace of reading and prior knowledge of the subject.
Do classes have specific start and end dates?
We will certainly suggest start and end dates for each course.
Do I have to log in at certain times or a specific number of times each week?
You can log in anytime you want. We require students to log in at least 4 days a week.
If I have any doubt related to the subject matter, whom should I contact?
Our courses are detailed and we do beef up the content whenever we receive clarifications/ doubts from the students. We, therefore, think that you may not have the need to raise any doubts. However, if you need to raise any questions, you may do so through our Student Support Form and you will hear from us within 24 hours.

FAQ Assessment

How will I be evaluated?
You will be evaluated on the basis of your performance in the online tests, completion of activities, quality of assignments and project work submitted and participation in discussion forums.
What are the passing marks?
A student should get 40% of the marks in a course to pass.
Do I have to buy other books besides the course material?
No, each course contains all the material required to pass the examination. However, we recommend additional reading material that will supplement your education.
Will EduCentral provide me with text books?
No. No text books are provided with the programme. The online content (textual content, audio and video lessons) is quite exhaustive. In addition, there are additional resources such as annotated articles and other web-based resources.

FAQ Technology

What kind of hardware should I have to pursue this online programme?
You need the following minimum hardware.
  • 512MB of RAM.
  • Broadband Connection (Minimum 112Kbps).
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 recommended.
  • Headphone / Speakers.
What are the software requirements?
  • Windows 2000 / XP / Vista, or Linux or MAC.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+, or Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, or Google Chrome 1.5+, or Safari 3+, or Opera 9.1+.
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
What kind of mobile phone should I have to take advantage of the mobile access?
All tablets are internet-ready. Hence, you can use any tablet to access our course. As long as you have a phone that has data/internet access, you will be able to access our course on the move on your mobile device. Of course, you can connect to wi-fi wherever possible and save on data costs.
Do I need to buy additional software to complete the assignments?
You just need Microsoft Office or Open Office suite of software for each course, to do the assignment/project work.
How much computer expertise do I need?
You just need to be a beginner level user of computers. No special computer skills are required.
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