1. How does Virtual Campus program work?
This program allows you to learn from anywhere you are. The need to come to Male’ will be unnecessary. Teachers and students interact regularly through email, voice mail, telephone conversations, and instant messenger and video conferencing.
2. Is the quality of virtual courses the same as campus-based courses?
Yes. Virtual classes are held to the same standard as our campus-based courses, and are taught by the same lecturers teaching at Mandhu College. Discussion boards and interactive tools help students feel they are a part of a dynamic learning experience, just as in a traditional campus-based classroom. You will be studying in the same classes as your counterparts on campus.
3. Do I have to come to Male’ and visit Mandhu College campus frequently?
No, you would be asked to visit the Mandhu College campus for the orientation only, which is usually held on a weekend. You will take a pre-course live session to familiarize with the course and will be briefed on the basic procedures to follow. An exception to this requirement is participation in Diploma in Teaching (Primary and Middle School) programme where students will be required to come to Male’ for the final semester.
4. What do I need to get started in Mandhu College Virtual Campus?
Computer or a laptop will be required to login to the Virtual Campus.
5. Do I need special software to participate?
No. Mandhu College Virtual Program runs on both Mac and Windows operating systems. The software needed to access the college portal will be provided by the College.
6. Do I need special equipment to participate?
Yes. You will need a dongle, a webcam and a headset. All this equipment will be provided to all students, free of charge. This is required so you can listen to the instructor and other students and speak to them as well, and to connect to the College Portal.
7. How do I Enrol in Virtual Campus?
Fill the application form online and attach the scanned certificate copies (attested and accredited) and submit it through the website. Alternatively, you can download the application form (from www.mandhucollege.edu.mv) or collect from the College counter in Male’, and submit it to the College.
8. What courses are currently available for enrollment?
All courses offered by Mandhu College are available on the virtual campus. Click here for the list of available courses.
9. What computer skills do students need?
Students should possess a basic understanding of computer as well as the internet. Students should be familiar with basic computer features and email communications. These will be covered in the orientation session as well.
10. Do I have to come to Male’ for examinations?
Those students residing in Male’ and Male’ atoll will be doing exams in Male’. There are 19+ exam centres throughout the Maldives, at least one in each atoll. Hence, students can register in an exam centre of their choice for their examinations.
For students who have extenuating circumstances, special arrangements to do examinations in their own island can be made provided the student is prepared to meet the additional costs.
11. What is the attendance policy for Mandhu College Virtual Classroom Campus?
Just as with any traditional classroom, students are expected to maintain regular attendance to all sessions to receive course credit. Students who do not maintain an 80% average in attendance may not be eligible for final examinations. Some modules require 100% attendance.
12. How are course materials provided?
All course materials are provided online for download to your computer or for printing. Course materials are available in the student portal. As soon as you receive your email from the College with your log-in information and password you will be able to access the student portal.
13. What hours of the day are scheduled for classes?
To provide you the greatest flexibility most classes will be offered in the evenings. A scheduled time table will be given prior to the commencement of the semester.
14. Do students get actual live lectures?
Yes. You will be connected to the actual classroom of Mandhu College.
15. How are assignments completed/ submitted?
Students must submit their assignments via the College Portal. Lectures will be marking the assignments and giving each student the feedback and marks through the College portal, or during sessions.
16. How do I pay fees to the College?
Fees can be paid either at Mandhu College Male’ campus, or through internet banking facilities, directly to the College account held with the Bank of Maldives.
We hope you have found all the information you need. If we haven't answered your questions or if you would like further information, please contact 3330055, or email to info.virtual(@)mandhucollege.edu.mv