UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar reveals that as per official data of UGC, Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA) are two of the most popular online undergraduate courses.
BBA course counts an enrollment number of 13,764 students while 5,166 students enrolled for BCA and 4,028 for Bachelor of Arts. There has also been a significant increase in the number of students who enrolled in online courses from 2020-21 to 2021-22. In 2020-21, a total of 25,905 students registered for online programmes which nearly tripled to 72,400 enrolments in 2021-22.
In the meantime, the most preferred post-graduate course in online mode is Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a total of 28,956 students enrolled. A total of 5,430 students enrolled in the Masters of Computer Application followed by Masters of Commerce with 3300 students enrolled. India and abroad both applicants are included in the enrolment data.
Jagadesh Kumar took to Twitter and wrote, “Online programmes provide a window of opportunity to many students who are unable to join physically in a college or University. There is a steady increase in the number of enrolments in online programmes. However, this will pick up further once we announce the National Digital University together with flexible online education regulations.”