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IIM-C Partners with Coursera, Unveils New Global Offerings

IIM-C Partners with Coursera, Unveils New Global Offerings

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), the oldest IIM in the nation, has partnered with Coursera, the world’s driving online learning platform, to launch new online projects and accreditations for a worldwide group of spectators. “We are embedded in the world market and an important aspect of our strategy going forward is building our international presence and reach audiences beyond India,” said IIM-C Director Anju Seth. 

IIM-C at first intends to launch two MasterTrack endorsement programs on appeal subjects like Management Science and Supply Chain Analytics so as to further grow its online program portfolio on Coursera as a feature of a promise to make the organization open to students around the globe. 

A note on this says:

“The programmes on Coursera will be IIM C’s first offerings delivered fully online, representing the institute’s foray into asynchronous learning. With this partnership, IIM Calcutta joins the ranks of 170 top universities – including Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford and Imperial College of London – that offer programmes on Coursera. Coursera, according to Jeff Maggioncalda, its CEO, has 44 million learners across 190 countries.”

The Management Science MasterTrack authentication will give expectant managers quickened improvement of basic aptitudes required to work for present-day organizations. In the Supply Chain for Manufacturing MasterTrack declaration, IIM-C will concentrate on streamlining and India’s role in the assembling production network, giving answers for basic industry issues. The note says IIM-C intends to launch these MasterTracks on Coursera over the coming months. 

Independently, Coursera has propelled “Coursera for Campus” to help colleges around the globe take a digital leap. It is another offering intended to help colleges around the globe “respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Now any university – even those outside Coursera’s partner ecosystem – can use the content on Coursera to deliver job-relevant, multi-disciplinary online learning to its learners. Universities will get access to more than 3,600 high-quality courses that they can integrate into their curricula.

A note by Coursera says the 2019 Global Skills Index has discovered that 66% of the total populace is falling behind in basic skills.  “Higher education globally is gearing up to address this crisis but many universities are constrained by the capacity of their on-campus programmes and the challenge of recruiting expert faculty required to launch new programmes,” it said. Citing Jeff Maggioncalda, it stated: “Hundreds of millions of job seekers will enter the workforce in the coming years, but higher education in many countries finds it difficult to deliver the skills students need in the age of AI and automation. Coursera for Campus gives universities the ability to quickly respond to the demands of a rapidly changing economy. With access to content from 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators, higher education institutions can easily enhance their existing curricula with critical digital skills and author online courses to keep pace with what employers need.”

Coursera in India today has two college partners – India School of Business and IIM Calcutta and six “Coursera For Campus” partners – Manipal University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Shiv Nadar University, KL University, UPES and Pearl Academy. 

As per the note, he likewise says that “India is home to some of the best educational institutions in the world. But they remain out of reach for a vast majority due to capacity constraints of on-campus programmes which is one reason why we are so excited about this partnership..”

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