Do you think distance education is not the same as classroom education? Let’s begin by breaking this widespread perception about distance education. Distance learning is chosen by some of the most creative and intelligent people around the world. From Steven Spielberg, Nelson Mandela and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Deepika Padukone, Sudipta Chakraborty, and General Deepak Kapoor, all have pursued distance learning to fulfil their ambition of learning.


If you too are thinking of pursuing a distance education course in India, then our list of achievers will encourage and inspire you to take that decision and make a fruitful career out of it.


5 famous celebrities who pursued distance education





General Deepak Kapoor


General Deepak Kapoor served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 2007 – 2010. Despite being the alumnus of prestigious institutes like Sainik School, Defence Services Staff College, the Army War College, and the National Defence College, learning never stopped for Gen. Kapoor. He has also completed his Master’s in Business Administration from IGNOU.





Arnold Schwarzenegger


Despite earning the titles like Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia, Governor, and super-star actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger never under estimated the value of education and earned a BA in Business and International Economics through distance learning from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.





Nelson Mandela


While working as a clerk in a Johannesburg legal firm, Nelson Mandela realised that education is the best investment. He attained a degree in Bachelor of Arts through correspondence from the University of South Africa. What is impressive is that he did not just stop there, while in prison, the Nobel Peace Prize winner studied for a Bachelor’s in Law through External Degree Programme of the University of London.


“Education is the most powerful weapon you can choose to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela





Deepika Padukone


Deepika Padukone is a name synonym to success, talent, and beauty. She is listed as one of the highest-paid actresses in the Indian film industry currently. Deepika always valued the importance of education and enrolled in the BA Sociology programme at IGNOU after finishing her schooling.


Deepika proves that even if you are driven by a passion that doesn’t allow you to pursue full time education, distance education is the right choice to keep yourself on a path filled with learning.





Sudipta Chakraborty


Sudipta is an Indian television and film actress who is renowned for her work in Bengali cinema. Hailing from Kolkata, she completed her graduation in English from IGNOU post to which she followed her dream and went ahead to build a career in films.


Enrol for a distance learning course today


Be it Distance BBA or MBA, it is a fact that the students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. These famous celebrities prove that distance learning education is a tried and tested way to excel in any field of choice.



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