Like Bangladesh, other South Asian countries’ scene is as like as the same in Bangladesh. For higher education, students are growing rapidly. According to reports in The Economist 2000, students in higher education in the world were increased but the rate of 12. 15 percent is in this region.
However, the rate of students in these areas is growing; the rate of increase is not going to the center for higher education. Struggles to get into admitted to these universities becoming very tougher. Taking advantage of the growing students, private university is coming forward but many of these universities have no qualms about the quality of education.
In South Asia region, number of ‘A’ level or higher-level students is much more than the seats. Higher levels of university students in Afghanistan are nearly more than four for each seat. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, is almost five. Nepal more than two. India and Pakistan, more than one. According to The Economist, the state of higher education in the South Asian countries has started exploring the new concept. Play of the higher education “Massive Open Online Courses becomes most essential for them each.
Meanwhile, at the beginning of the new system, it began to get popularity among the juvenile and young people, especially in India. Renowned Harvard University online courses HarvardX testified its initiatives what it has taken once. In this course the students from around the world admitted and among them, more than eight per cent is from India. Number of Bangladesh is point3 percent while Pakistan’s point 1 percent and other South Asian countries, are not so sound. Expanding the online world of higher education in the Asian region, we should be active in the areas to raise the education growth rate of 17 percent. E learning for more than seven of the 10 Asian countries. Nepal and Pakistan, the rate was 30 percent on 2013.
Asked about the background of Dhaka University Prof Syed Manjurul Islam, said the prospect for higher education in on-line in Bangladesh is very encouraging. Here are the weak infrastructures. Halls violence, traffic congestion on the roads. Though the menace will be on rise in future, students once will be released from all of these. The growth of information technology, government and the private sector is the way to work, the internet connection is being made available online higher education should not be hard. In addition, there is the tradition of remote learning or distance learning. Open University is making it.
The Manjurul Islam further added, online education system once reduces pressure on the universities and increase research. In his view, the two goals of higher education. It is an established life. Another is the beacon. Maybe those who are interested in a job or to establish higher education and those who teach them to read online, the traditional universities would be interested in this kind of research.