The School of Distance Education of Andhra University would soon launch teaching through e-learning modules, its Director N.L. Narasimha Rao said on Sunday.

Speaking at a meeting conducted by final year students of Master of Journalism and Mass Communications here to mark conclusion of contact classes, he said e-learning was useful for understanding basic concepts. Observing that there was a skill gap for want of professional qualifications, he said distance mode education had become the only way to acquire various industry-relevant degrees. This would also help in making use of the country’s demographic dividends.

Head of MJMC Department Prof. D.V.R. Murthy said the MJMC (distance mode) course introduced in 2011-12 had the best study material in the country.