NMIMS Global Access, the distance and online arm of SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be university, makes qualitative education accessible through-ought India

• Every eligible candidate from across country gets an opportunity to enroll for the best graduate programs from SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

• Online delivery of Bachelor’s Degree programs breach the existing barriers of geography, financial affordability, and infrastructure to provide for quality education for students

• The move will also improve the high student dropout rate of over 40% between Grade 12th and Bachelor Programs

Mumbai, 24th August 2020: NMIMS Global Access, the continuing education arm of SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University, has forayed into graduate degree programs with two programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). Aspirants in urban, rural, and remote locations can now access programs from SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University which stands amongst India’s Top-10 universities.

India is currently facing an arduous challenge with a cascading dropout rate of students. According to available data, the dropout percentage is undoubtedly a matter of grave concern. This statistic entails that only a minuscule fragment of students enroll for an undergraduate program. Several reasons contribute to this phenomenon; lack of quality education, faculty, and infrastructure as well as access to education and affordability are the biggest contributors to the sharp increase in these student dropout rates. The Indian Government not only wishes to address the drop-out rate but also increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) to 50% from the current 27%.

Therefore, degree programs by NMIMS Global Access will empower every aspiring and eligible candidate from distant corners of the country to have access to quality education. The programs will be delivered via live-interactive-lectures-online which will break the innumerable barriers of infrastructure and also address safety concerns which are particularly valid during the current times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Mr. Rajiv Shah, CEO & Director, NMIMS Global Access: “No barrier should come in the way of students seeking the best possible option for education, no matter who they are or from where they are. The team at NMIMS Global Access has diligently created the B.Com and BBA programs to meet the current industry requirements. Students will have access to an expert faculty pool consisting of over 300 academicians and industry veterans. The intuitively home-grown learning management platform and the extensive learning resources available provide a one-stop solution for all learning requirements.”

The student portal lets a student ‘study and revise anytime, anywhere’. Students will be provided with textbooks as well as e-books and recordings of all live lectures will be available on the student portal. They have an option to connect with their faculty even when the classes are not live and thus have the flexibility to interact with them whenever they need support and guidance. They will also have access to an e-library through the portal, during, and after completion of the program.

Dr. Shalini Kalia, Chief Academic Officer – NMIMS Global Access states that “COVID 19 led many education institutes to experiment with online education and assessment evaluation, a domain that NMIMS Global Access, with its legacy of over a decade, has already mastered. The B.Com and BBA Degree programs offered by NMIMS are unique as they are focussed on nurturing the young minds with contemporary domain knowledge and include a module on employability skills. This would make the students job-ready even for the post-COVID era which requires dynamic skillset to excel!”

Moreover, the Bachelor’s Degree programs of NMIMS Global Access ace on multiple fronts: the school provides learners with best-in-class support services for all queries, concerns, and doubts. At the same time, the NMIMS legacy and its established track record as one of the country’s topmost educators are the biggest assurances of the quality and robustness of the Bachelor’s Degree programs.

NMIMS university stands as a citadel of quality education and has been accredited with the prestigious Grade A+ (3.59 CGPA) NAAC rating and Category 1 Autonomy by the Indian University Grants Commission. Moreover, NMIMS Global Access is India’s largest online and distance education provider today serving over 55000 active students with their Post-Graduate programs.