1. What do you mean by Distance Education?
Distance Education refers to the education which is imparted over long distances with the help of modern technology and communication facilities. The NIMS offers Distance Education programs as part of its effort to provide quality education to students who, for various reasons, cannot join the formal education system. Postgraduate, Graduate degree/diploma level programs are offered in various disciplines such as Information Technology, Management Studies, Paramedical and applied Sciences.
NIMS programs are Learner-centric, using many delivery methods i.e. Self Learning Materials, Counseling at guidance& Learning resources Centers.
2. What is the difference between Correspondence Course and Distance Education?
In a correspondence course, a student is expected to study on his/her own using the Self Learning Materials provided by the University. A student does not have the benefit of a teacher for most part of the learning process, who can provide him/her with academic counseling.
Distance Education is more structured and allows learners to learn at their own place and pace. Two-way communication permits the students to contact the teachers through electronic media. Well established student-support services like practical lab facilities, group interactions, mentor chats, counseling and advising sessions at Authorized guidance& Learning resources Centres. Help Desk etc ensure quality learning outcomes.
3. Is the NIMS recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC)?
Yes, THE NIMS UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR, established under THE NIMS UNIVERSITY ACT, 2008, enacted by the Government of Rajasthan, is duly recognized by the Government of India under the provisions of Sections 2 (f) and 22 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
4. Is the NIMS recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC)?
Yes, THE NIMS UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR is recognized by the DISTANCE EDUCATION COUNCIL which offers various programs in distance education vide recognition letter dated 9-9-2009.
5. Are the NIMS Distance Education Programs approved by the DEC?
Yes, all programs offered by the NIMS in Distance Mode have been approved by the DEC vide recognition letter dated 9-9-2009.
6. Is it Compulsory to attend classes under Distance Education Mode?
Attendance is not mandatory. However, the guidance& Learning resources Centres will provide students a platform to interact with the counselors, other students and use of library facility at the GLRCs. Students may also receive hands-on training at designated GLRCs. Students are well advised to attend such classes/sessions to get their doubts clarified.
7. To obtain admission under Distance Education programs of the University, do I need to go through an entrance examination?
At present there is no entrance examination for admission to any of the programs offered under distance mode. The admission to various programmes is purely based on eligibility criteria, as prescribed in the prospectus.
8. Does NIMS DDE have guidance& Learning resources Centres?
Yes, NIMS DDE has a strong nationwide network of guidance& Learning resources Centres that enables the students to choose the one that is easily accessible to them. These guidance& Learning resources Centres act as access points for advice, counseling various student support services as required for the purpose of NIMS DDE.
9. Do I have to pay an extra fee to join NIMS guidance& Learning resources Centres?
No, you do not need to pay any extra fee. You need to pay the Programme Fee and Examination Fee, late fee (if applicable) or any other fee as prescribed by the University. Please refer the Prospectus/ Website for details on fee structure.
10. What are the various programmes offered through NIMS DDE?
NIMS DDE is offering various Degree and Diploma programmes in Computer Applications / Information Technology (IT) /Management, paramedical, applied sciences and Library & Information Sciences.
11. Can I take admission through NIMS DDE website?
Yes, you may take admission through the NIMS DDE website. The Application Form is available on the website, which can be downloaded and submitted through online or post, along with all the relevant documents, at the University or at the guidance& Learning resources Centres of your choice.
12. What would be the cost of the Prospectus?
The prospectus for July 2012 session costs Rs 1000/ including admission fee.
13. From where I can get the Prospectus?
You can get the Prospectus from the University and guidance& Learning resources Centres.
14. How do I know that I am eligible for a Programme under NIMS DDE?
An eligibility criterion is specified in the prospectus/ as well on university website for all the Programmes. You need to study it carefully before filling up the Application form. Also, you can seek the help of our Counselors in our University campus/guidance& Learning resources Centres to verify if you are eligible for a Programme or not.
15. What are the documents that I need to attach with the Application Form?
- Attested Photocopy of 10th or equivalent certificate bearing testimony to Date of Birth.
- Attested Photocopy of Mark Sheet of 10+2 or equivalent Examination.
- Attested Photocopy of Marks Sheet of Diploma or equivalent Examination.
- Attested Photocopy of Marks Sheet of Graduation or equivalent Examination.
- Attested Photocopy of Marks Sheet of Post Graduation or equivalent Examination.
- Two additional recent passport size colored photographs.
- Proof of Residence (Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID Ration/PDS photo card/ Aadhaar Number/ UID Card/ PAN card).
- DD Receipt pertaining to payment.
16. What is Lateral Entry?
If a student has done a Diploma in a particular field, he can take admission in the 2nd year of the corresponding programme. This is applicable for Graduate, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria prescribed by the University for the same.
17. Can I migrate from other University to NIMS DDE?
Yes, NIMS DDE provides option to migrate from other recognized Universities. A student may take admission in 2nd/ 3rd year of a programme but the student attached original migration certificate with application form.
18. From where I can get the Information about the status of my admission?
An email/ SMS will be sent to the applicant by the University on the email ID/ mobile number specified by the applicant in his Application Form, providing the status of his admission, within 3 months of his submission of Application Form to the GLRC/ University Campus or by post.
In case an applicant does not receive such email/ SMS from the University, he must contact his allotted GLRC/ University and get his admission confirmed.
19. Where will the End-term Examinations be held?
The End-term Examinations will be conducted held at the guidance& Learning resources Centres of the University.
20. What are the types of questions in End-term Examination?
The End-term Examinations may carry Subjective type Questions. Please refer to the Examination Pattern in Website.
21. How will I get the Schedule of End-term Examination?
Schedule of End-term Examination would be uploaded on the website and the same will also be displayed on the Notice Board in the guidance& Learning resources Centres.
22. When are the End-term Examinations held?
for the schedule of End-term Examination, please refer the Academic Calendar which will be uploaded on NIMS website. Also, please contact your allotted guidance& Learning resources Centre for the actual schedule of End-term Examination.
23. What is the maximum duration of a Programme under NIMS DDE?
For the maximum duration of all the Programmes under NIMS DDE, please refer to Programme details.
24. Where will the Classes held?
The Classes will be held at the guidance& Learning resources Centre.
25. When will I receive the Identity Card?
Identity Card will be provided to you, after the confirmation of the admission by the University. You may collect the Identity Card from the guidance& Learning resources Centre allotted to you.
26. What if I lose my Identity Card?
In case of loss of Identity Card, a duplicate card shall be issued to you on payment of fee as prescribed by the University.
27. What are the types of study material provided to the students?
The study material is available in the form of
a. Self Learning Material (Printed material).
b. Digital content accessible via the LMS(Learning Management System).
28. Do I need to come to the University to collect the Study Material?
No, you need not to come to the University to collect the Study Material. Study Material will be provided to the students by the guidance& Learning resources Centre allotted to the students.
29. When do the students receive the study material?
Study Material is provided to the students, subject to payment of Programme Fee and Exam Fee of the respective term of the programme. Study Material will be given to the students on allotment enrollment no. or after the commencement of session.
30. How many times in a year admissions are taken?
There are two programme (admission) cycles:
31. Where do I get my roll Number?
Your roll number will be uploaded on our website before 1 month of examination.