Online learning is becoming increasingly popular worldwide as more people interesting in gaining additional knowledge through self-learning from the comfort of their homes and at their own pace. India is no exception, with the country globally ranked third in terms of online learning market size. The value of the digital learning market in the country is currently $20 billion, according to a recent market report, and that is expected to reach $40 billion by 2017.
Amity, one of the top online education providers in the country, has announced plans to boost Online Certification nationwide. As noted on the official website, Amity currently has 45,000 students, 22 campuses across India, 133 professional programs and is partnered with 70 institutions. It offers a wide range of study programs including Nursery, Engineering, Nano-Technologies, and more. Further to the traditional brick-and-mortar schools, Amity has taken the next step to offer high-quality distance learning education through its Directorate of Distance and Online Education.
The Online Certification platform by Amity is drawing attention among scholars and learners from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. The digital learning platform offers live interactive classes from prominent professors and the curriculum is regularly updated. Furthermore, it is completely synchronized with the needs of the Indian business and economy.
There are several exam modes of examination to satisfy learners' needs. The platform is user-friendly and 24/7 academic and technical support are at students' disposal. Tuition fees are handled through several payment options including installments.
During the last year, Amity Online Education has trained numerous working professionals from many different backgrounds. Amity Online also got hundred of registrations monthly for courses ranging from Web Development and Programming, IT Security Management, Project Management and Financial Management.
Amity Online has recently launched its three-month course in Digital Marketing. It covers emerging topics in the field such as Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics, Content, Mobile, Email, and Social Media Marketing.
The successful completion of any of the Amity's online classes leads to industry-recognized international certification. As mentioned in the official press release, Online Certification allows ambitious students to scale up certification and acquire higher academic degrees.
Ajit Chauhan, Vice-Chairman of Amity Online Education, commented that the enrollment in Online Certificate programs was rapidly increasing each year. Over the last year, it has grown by more than thirty percent:
"Realizing the potential and effectiveness of Online Certification, Corporate India is becoming progressively inclined to utilize e-Learning for employees across professions. As learners increasingly focus on career advancement, we witness strong growth in online professional degree programs. We expect to see accelerated growth in online learning over the next 2-3 years."
When asked about the students' profile and the learners' goals, Chauhan explained that the digital learners were job seekers, working professionals or entrepreneurs, mainly aged 21-45, mostly from metropolitan areas. Amity is also trying to encourage applications from outside major cities, said Chauhan. Applications from people wanting to rejoin the workforce, females on maternity leave, or professionals struggling with their careers were also encouraged, said Amity Online Education's director.