India is the second-largest market for Coursera with 9.8 million learners, right after the US

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  • Globally, Coursera has 70 million learners on its platform, who spent over 178 million hours on the platform over the last year.
  • It has seen 21 million learners join the platform from mid-March 2020, a 353% increase from the same period last year.
  • For Coursera, India is the second-largest market with 9.8 million learners.
Global online learning platform Coursera has released its impact report for 2020, which shows how edtech has grown all over the world. The biggest push for online learning has come from the coronavirus pandemic. Coursera has seen over 21 million learners join the platform from mid-March, a 353% increase from the same period last year.

Overall, Coursera has 70 million learners on its platform, who spent over 178 million hours on the platform over the last one year (September 2019 to September 2020).

For Coursera, India is the second largest market with 9.8 million learners.

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“There’s massive growth in the higher education sector, and to be able to serve that is a larger opportunity. On the other hand, businesses are changing rapidly as well, and the development of skills for businesses is important as well. So we will see both on-campus and learning and dev for businesses continue to expand significantly,” Coursera India CEO Raghav Gupta had told Business Insider in an earlier interview.

Coursera has also been partnering with governments to upskill people across the country. Most recently, it partnered with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation to upskill 50,000 unemployed youngsters across subjects like data science, cloud computing, blockchain, AI, and the Internet of Things.

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