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Coursera expects to bring hundreds of Indian universities & institutes on board over next three years

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 11:00 IST “We expect hundreds of Indian universities to use Coursera in the next three years,” said Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff MaggioncaldaOnline education platform Coursera on Thursday said it expects to bring on board its platform hundreds of Indian universities over the next three years. The company has partnered with 10 Indian universities and institutes, including Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and Manipal Global Education Services, to offer courses available on its platform.”We have 10 universities who have purchased Coursera for the campus. In every case, the cost is being absorbed by universities. They may decide to include it at some point of time in tuition cost. There are 911 universities in India. We expect hundreds of Indian universities to use Coursera in the next three years,” Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff Maggioncalda said on the sidelines of an event here.Coursera claims that it has 4.8 million registered learners and is adding over 1 lakh learners per month in India.’India is our second-largest market outside the US,’ Maggioncalda said.Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff Maggioncalda said the government has expressed its desire to increase gross enrolment ratio to around 30 per cent by 2020 from 25 per cent at present.”We estimate to meet this target, India would require to build around 250 new universities or increase capacity of existing universities. The government has been kind enough to allow 20 per cent course credit to be pursued online,” Maggioncalda said.He said that if demand rises in India, the company will build a national training centre in the country to help universities adopt online studies.NMIMS Vice-Chancellor Rajan Saxena said the institute has started offering 20 credits to their students who successfully completed some courses available on Coursera. “On completion of these 20 credits, we offer B.Tech (Honour) degree to the student,” Saxena said.advertisementREAD | Houston University receives USD 2 million commitment to support Tamil language, cultureALSO READ | Delhi government to open ‘Sports University’: Chief Minister Arvind KejriwalGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPuja Kumari Yadav Tags :Follow CourseraFollow Indian universities Coursera expects to bring hundreds of Indian universities & institutes on board over next three yearsCoursera an online education platform expects to bring on board its platform hundreds of Indian universities over the next three years.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Austrian squad for German test

Austrian head-coach Patrekur Johannesson announced the squad for the upcoming friendly match against Germany on March 4. Icelander on the Austrian bench called the most of the players who played at Men’s EHF EURO 2014, where Austria played in the Main Round, with two newcomers Sebastian Frimmel and Boris Zivkovic.BAUER, Thomas (TBV Lemgo)HERMANN, Alexander (SG INSIGNIS Handball WESTWIEN)HERMANN, Maximilian (Bergischer HC)ZIURA, Vytautas (Raiffeisen Fivers WAT Margareten)SCHMID, Dominik (Alpla HC Hard)WÖSS, Richard (Bergischer HC)MAYER, Lucas (Bregenz Handball)MARINOVIC, Nikola (Frisch Auf Göppingen)SZILAGYI, Viktor (Bergischer HC)POSCH, Fabian (SC kelag Ferlach/I.)FRIMMEL, Sebastian (Union West Wien)SCHLINGER, Roland (HBW Balingen Weilstetten)WAGESREITER, Markus (SG INSIGNIS Handball WESTWIEN)WEBER, Robert (SC Magdeburg)BAMMER, Dominik (Sparkasse Schwaz HANDBALL TIROL)EDELMÜLLER, Christoph (Raiffeisen Fivers WAT Margareten)ZIVKOVIC, Boris (Alpla HC Hard)SANTOS, Raul (VfL Gummersbach)PHOTO: ÖHB/SteffenWollmann AustriaBoris Zivkovic.Sebastian Frimmel ← Previous Story BATTTLE FOR BUDAPEST: Larvik in Podgorica – Gyor waiting Krim Next Story → Barca smash PSG! read more