Over 1,225 universities sign up with Coursera in India, enrollments in public health content shoot up by a whopping 2280%
- Over 1225 universities and colleges signed up with
Courserain India, and 834 online programmes have been activated.
- In India, new registrations have seen a 505% year-on-year jump, while enrollments in public health content saw a 2280% increase.
- Imperial College London’s course Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 is the second most popular course taken up by users in India.
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According to a UNESCO report, over 290 million students across 13 countries will be impacted because of the COVID-19 crisis. And edutech companies are cautious of this fact. As platforms like Coursera, Byju’s, Unacademy, Toppr and more are opening up their classes for free, there has been a surge in the number of users.
Over 1225 universities and colleges have signed up with Coursera, for whom 834 programmes have been activated.
“Since the spread of COVID-19, for impacted countries, we have seen change across several key Coursera metrics. Along with the number of learners turning to Coursera, content consumption has also broadened,” said the company’s statement.
In India, new registrations have seen a 505% year-on-year jump, while enrollments in public health content saw a 2280% increase.
Imperial College London’s course Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 is the second most popular course taken up by users in India. However, in the past one year domains like computer science (25%), data science (20%) and business (19%) have been the most popular ones.
Meanwhile, Coursera’s competitor Byju’s has seen 6 million new users in the month of March alone.
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