IIM Bangalore Embraces MOOC. Joins Edx. Will Offer Online Courses For Free.

IIM Bangalore has joined edX as a contributing member, making it India’s first B-school to do so.edx-logo

edX is a non-profit online initiative; a massive open online course provider and online learning platform and hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience – all free of cost. edX founding partners include Harvard and MIT.

IIMB will leverage new technologies and deliver education via MOOCs to a larger population of learners from around the world. IIMB will be offering online classes on edx.org within the year.

 IIT Bombay and BITS Pilani are the other Indian instituitions to join edX. Very recently Indian government too announced foraying into online learning in partnership with IITs.

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