Correspondence degree is especially designed for those who cannot join regular classroom programs due to lack of sufficient time. Through a correspondence degree, an individual can complete his study in his own pace. It is specially a boom for those individuals who are living at places where there is no privilege for classroom training (like in villages).
A correspondence degree has no difference from the regular classroom degree especially for those subjects which do not require any practical or human exposure. The course content of a correspondence degree is identical in all respects to a regular classroom degree. The only difference between a correspondence and a regular classroom degree lies in the fact that in correspondence degree, the exposure is comparatively less.
Different correspondence degree Courses
The demand for correspondence degree has increased many folds in recent years and is still increasing at a good rate. Due to the great demand for correspondence course, institutes have started offering a wide range of regular classroom programs in correspondence format.
The correspondence courses are generally categorized as Science, Commerce, or Arts. The most common correspondence course for bachelor’s degree includes:
• B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Geography etc.
• B.Com in Accounts, Finance, Trading etc.
• B.BA( Bachelor’s of Business Administration )
• BCA( Bachelor’s of Computer application )
• B.Lib( bachelor’s of library science )
• B.hm( bachelor’s of hotel management )
• Bachelor’s of tourism
One may also avail a master’s degree through correspondence course. The general master’s degree offered as correspondence is:
• MBA( master’s in business administration )
• MCA( master’s in computer application )
• M.Sc( master’s of science )
• M.Com( master’s of commerce )
Even some of the doctorate degree courses are also available as correspondence course. One can opt for diploma in various subjects as a correspondence course.
Some of the institutes like the Institution of Engineers offer study materials to students on correspondence basis and take exams twice a year. If an individual passes the exam for all the subjects, he receives a bachelor’s of engineering degree.
If the rate at which the demand for correspondence course is increasing would increase in the same manner as now, then in a few years from now, all the courses would be made available as a correspondence course as well.