A system and a process that connects learners to distributed learning
resources other than attending courses in person, students may
communicate at times of their own choosing by exchanging printed or
electronic media, or through technology that allows them to
communicate in real time. Distance education courses that require a
physical on-site presence for any reason including the taking of
examinations is considered to be a hybrid or blended course or

India has a large number of Distance education programmers in
Undergraduate and Post-Graduate levels. The trend was started
originally by private institutions that offered distance education at
certificate and diploma level. By 1985 many of the larger Universities
recognized the need and potential of distance education in a populous
country like India and launched degree level programs through distance
education. The trend caught up, and today many prestigious Indian
Universities offer distance programs. Two such universities are;

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, centered in Bangalore,
India, is a unitary university set up in 1996 by the government of
Karnataka, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in
health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka. About 276 colleges
throughout the state are placed under the Rajiv Gandhi University in
order to establish uniform standards in academics and administration.

MGR Medical University, Chennai, India deals with all medical and
paramedical degrees. Both of these and many private and public, non-
profit and for-profit institutions offering courses and degree
programs through distance education.


After a thorough examination & analysis of the requirements,
ValueFirst (a global leader in “Enterprise Mobile Messaging Services”)
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complex database environment. It provides highly reliable automated
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ValueFirst application enabled the universities to send their critical
messages on a Just-In-Time (JIT) basis onto the mobile phones of
The mobile messaging suite in addition, offers complete automation of
various communication processes such as College to Student
communication, College to Parent communication etc at these

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