IITs, IT Giants And Nasscom Unites To Offer Free Online Courses

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 09:16 Hrs
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Bangalore: The tech giants of the country are gearing up to see people getting high quality education and make them job- ready. The initiative is taken up by seven of the leading IITs, IT big wigs like Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, and industry lobby Nasscom, to launch a bunch of free, online courses that could help 100,000-150,000 with education and jobs, reports Times Of India.

The participating IITs includes Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee, Bombay and Guwahati. The IITs together with the IT companies which includes Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, and Nasscom for into a biggest industry-academia partnership to help students and professionals access top-quality course content and meet specific industry demands.

The courses will be offered using massive online courses (MOOCs), a model accepted globally for higher education. At first, the IITs will run three mini modules of a computer science course that includes programming, algorithm, and data structures.

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