Dear all, Should there be a discussion on correspondence/distance education as a relatively inexpensive way to get that piece of paper. Since I am non-US, I can only talk of schemes like these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMIE
In this scheme, you can simply apply for exams (a really small price to pay) and once you pass, you are just as good as another Engineer who's jumped hoops in the traditional college system.
There is also the famous http://cce.iisc.ernet.in/Proficience/CCE-PROFICIENCE-AD2011.html from IISc, an institution that carries a lot of "ranking clout". Then there are all the conventional Universities that offer correspondence courses as well, which are less costly than if you attended the same course in their campus.
I am aware of Cooper Union's excellent record: http://cooperunion.augusoft.net/
But I feel an American, more specifically, someone from NYC (Hint:M741? ;-) ) would be better in speaking of something specific like the Cooper Union and costs associated with it.
I know nothing about any of these distance learning schemes... so while I'd like to contribute to that, I really don't feel qualified.
--M741 04:30, 12 October 2011 (MDT)
I don't expect you to talk about the Indian ones for sure :-).
How about the last one? Cooper Union? It is a reference wiki, you don't need to spend too much time on it. People can chase it forward if they wish to. As an NYCer, would you be able to ask in your circle about a few sketchy details and put in a skeleton. I am sure things will pick up from there with other people contributing other parts of the World.
My original intent was to have one US and one non-US material here to add balance to the discussion. Cooper Union is quite famous for this scheme and your being from NYC "could" make it relatively easy to collect info and add it here?
--Surio 04:53, 12 October 2011 (MDT)
Surio - I'll see what I can do :)
--M741 04:58, 12 October 2011 (MDT)