CODE, the e-learning arm of Hindustan Institute of Technology & Sciences (HITS), Chennai, has prepared to welcome its students for the 2022-23 academic year with an aim to tap into the evolving Edtech market.
Launched in early 2021, CODE (Centre for Open and Digital Education) offers graduate and postgraduate programmes, accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, through online learning and open distance learning.
Setting the context for future education, CODE head Ami Agarwal said, “The spectrum of the teaching and learning process has changed to a large extent following the pandemic-led disruption. Traditional learning has been switched over to blended learning. A large section of the population is preferring digital education to upskill and reskill their talents.”
CODE’s goal is to provide a convenient platform for people of all ages to pursue their dreams of higher education in a free environment at their own pace. CODE will work towards the needs, preferences and interests of the students in an attempt to grow and diversify its platform.
It intends to give clarity of concepts, build in-depth functional domain knowledge and practical application using technology in the field of management, applied sciences and life skills to aspiring students and working professionals, thereby equipping them with quantum skills and knowledge to take up future-ready jobs.
Agarwal added, “In the recent Union budget, the finance minister stressed upon the policies and implementation of digital education and skill development. At this critical juncture, we are excited to be part of the nation’s mandate of democratising education with a touch of digital. Through this, we are looking forward to offering our students a platform that is filled with knowledge and true experience so that they attain the confidence to accept the challenges and create opportunities in the New Normal.”
The programmes offered by CODE are designed by HITS. At present, CODE offers new-age specialized graduate programmes in BBA, BCA and B Com with electives in Aviation, Logistics, Tourism, Hospitality Management, Database Management System, Data Analytics, Multimedia & Animation, Fintech, and Banking & Finance.
The postgraduate programmes offered include MBA, MCA and MA with electives in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Tourism Management, Aviation Management, Hospital Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Sports Management, Data Science and English.
CODE aims to reach out to students beyond Tamil Nadu and Kerala to those across the country. It has planned several campaigns and workshops to create awareness regarding online education and its benefits.