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Coursera partners with top universities to make learners job-ready

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Posted on 06 May 2022
14:42 PM
Coursera has partnered with universities and industry educators to make learners job-ready.

Coursera has partnered with universities and industry educators to make learners job-ready.

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Summary
Coursera has partnered with 14 premier institutes like ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad and IISc Bangaluru to provide degrees and specialised courses
Degrees offered range from MSc in Data Science to Global Management Programs in Infrastructure and in Operations and Supply Chain

EdTech platform Coursera has partnered with 14 premier institutes across India to create specialised courses that help learners be job-ready.

The list of institutes includes the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore.

The Executive MBA at IIT Roorkee, MSc in Data Science at IIIT Bengaluru and the Global Management Programmes in Infrastructure and in Operations and Supply Chain at ISB are among the degree programmes Coursera has partnered for, the online learning platform has said.

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“The Indian education system is going through an important phase of reform and re-calibration. Online learning is now seen as a critical pathway towards building a more inclusive, accessible, and affordable education model,” said Betty Vandenbosch, the chief content officer of Coursera.

"We are honoured to partner with the country's top higher education institutions and industry educators to widen our portfolio of job-relevant credentials, which will make learning on Coursera even more rewarding for learners in India and across the globe," she said.

Other new employability-focused courses launched by the platform include post-graduate certificate programmes in Machine Learning for Finance, Strategic Supply Chain Management with AI, Cloud Computing Applications, Deep Learning for Computer Vision and Extended Reality, UX Design and HCI, Digital Manufacturing, Robotics and Mechatronics, and Natural Language Processing.

“We are excited about India's new education policy, its ambitious target to achieve 50 per cent gross enrolment ratio by 2035, and to upskill India's working population. In order to do this, we will have to enrol another 35 million higher-education students in India by 2035. They can't all be taught on campuses,” said Vandenbosch.

Last updated on 06 May 2022
14:42 PM
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