Distance MBA Decoded: Pros and Cons

The hefty pays and the sure shot placements offered to the students who pursued MBA attracted a splurge of students years back. These aspirants left no stone unturned to prepare for those MBA entrance exams and get the best possible college and university. However, with the advanced technologies and the available resources right at the doorstep due to the internet, the distance MBA has come into the picture. In spite of the entire eye catching things about the distance MBA there is a set of cons as well that you need to be aware of. Keeping an eye on all the pros and cons of the distance MBA is something that will help you in making this process simplified for you.

At first place when we talk about the distance MBA there are a lot of benefits that ought to be discussed. The time is one of the biggest constraints that push students these days for courses like distance MBA in Marketing, Finance, Operations, Tourism, Insurance, etc.. When you take up these programs you get the freedom to study as per your convenience and in a manner that suits you. Since the teaching happens over the internet, it is available 24/7 and you can study whenever and wherever you want. For all those who missed doing MBA as they had to take up a job in early years, a distance MBA is a perfect option. You can earn and learn simultaneously. With inflation striking everywhere, the education industry also looks affected. The fees that the folks have to pay for MBA is quite a huge amount and a lot of people have no option but to let go of this dream of theirs. Since the fees of distance MBA are quite less in comparison to the traditional MBA it becomes easy for people to grab a management degree these days.

Just like a regular MBA program the aspirants have to give exams and do all the other things as well that happen in a traditional college. But in spite of this, there is a set of cons that are associated with the distance MBA. Even if you save your time, money and energy by opting for distance MBA you miss a big deal of things. The hands on classroom experience are one of the most important things that you would miss out here. When you study in a group you learn a lot of things but this isn’t possible in distance MBA. Another factor that makes distances MBA less preferred is the opportunity of grabbing the best job placements and packages that are offered in the traditional MBA colleges.

Self-control and some level of self-discipline are the must qualities that you ought to possess when opting for distance MBA. No matter what thing or topic you talk about there will always be a darker side. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is the way you overcome that side and make the most of the shining one. Choose wisely your purpose and then make a choice of distance MBA keeping all the pros and cons in mind.

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The BURNING Ghats of Varanasi

 Death has an important meaning in Varanasi.The ghats of Varanasi are important for bathing and burning!!

Ghats are embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. Ghats in Varanasi are an integral compliment to the concept of divinity represented in physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. Varanasi has at least 84 ghats. Steps in the ghats lead to the banks of the River Ganges, including the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the Manikarnika Ghat, the Panchganga Ghat and the Harishchandra Ghat (where Hindus cremate their dead). Many ghats are associated with legends, and several are now privately owned. Many of the ghats were built when the city was under Maratha control. Marathas, Shindes (Scindias), Holkars, Bhonsles, and Peshwas stand out as patrons of present-day Varanasi. Most of the ghats are bathing ghats, while others are used as cremation sites. Morning boat ride on the Ganges across the ghats is a popular visitor attraction. The extensive stretches of ghats enhance the riverfront with a multitude of shrines, temples and palaces built “tier on tier above the water’s edge”.

These Ghats are also Launchpads of some unique initiative :

A unique initiative to address the problem of illiteracy in India is taken. An  NGO, GURIA, under the leadership of Ajeet Singh and some enterprising people have launched  ‘school on boat’ for providing education to the children of the economically backward community who could not otherwise enroll in schools. Boys and girls are being provided informal education on  the boat at the Rajghat. It is considered a stepping stone in the world of learning, the children spend two hours after their regular school day and study, play or revise without any pressures or tensions. It is magical to see these students doing their lessons on waves. It is a floating dream indeed! Hope floats on waves of Ganga here.

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10 Common Tech Myths

Originally posted on Free Thoughts by Ranjit Singh:

Much of information available on the internet is not exactly true. Putting information on the Internet is easy. Some information is deliberately spread by the vested interests to sell their products.

In case of smart gadgets like mobile phones, tablets and personal computers which are common and most popular and owned by most people also many myths about viruses, battery and chargers and data security are commonplace. Here are some myths.

  1. Mac computers are immune from viruses: This claim by Apple was debunked when a Trojan virus affected thousands MacBooks in 2012.
  2. Private/incognito browsing keeps you anonymous:this kind of browsing can keep your browsing secret from the users on same machine. Your IP address is completely known to the sites you visit as well as your Internet Service Providet (ISP).
  3. Leaving your phone plugged destroys its battery: Batteries used in modern smartphones are lithium based and as soon…

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ARTICLE: Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record

Originally posted on The Dispersal of Darwin:

In the journal Historical Biology (online first):

Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record

Warren D. Allmon

Abstract Charles Darwin’s empirical research in palaeontology, especially on fossil invertebrates, has been relatively neglected as a source of insight into his thinking, other than to note that he viewed the fossil record as very incomplete. During the Beagle voyage, Darwin gained extensive experience with a wide diversity of fossil taxa, and he thought deeply about the nature of the fossil record. That record was, for him, a major source of evidence for large-scale transmutation, but much less so for natural selection or single lineages. Darwin’s interpretation of the fossil record has been criticised for its focus on incompleteness, but the record as he knew it was extremely incomplete. He was compelled to address this in arguing for descent with modification, which was likely his primary goal. Darwin’s…

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A real Reflection on Reality : Facts and Figures on East Jerusalem 2015

Originally posted on nadiaharhash:

This is what makes a real reflection on Reality : A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) provides a concerning overview of the human rights situation for Palestinians in Jerusalem. The report – East Jerusalem: Facts and Figures 2015 – paints a picture of persistent neglect and increasing violence.

Facts and Figures: East Jerusalem 2015

• Number of residents: There are 300,200 Palestinian residents in Jerusalem, who constitute 36.8% of the city’s population.

• Separation Barrier: More than ¼ of residents reside in Jerusalem neighborhoods that are disconnected from the rest of the city due to the construction of a separation barrier. These residents suffer from a severe lack of basic services and infrastructure.

• Residency status: Palestinians in Jerusalem are not citizens, but rather permanent residents; in 2014, the residency status of 107 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem was revoked.

• Living below the poverty…

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