These are the most popular e-learning subjects for millenials


  • The most in-demand online trainings include Web Development, Android App Development, Digital Marketing, and programming languages — Python, C/C++.
  • Addressing the issue skill-gap, e-learning has grown six folds over the last four years, according to online training platform Internshala.
  • The online education industry is expected to have a user base of 9.6 million by 2021, noted a KPMG report.
As unemployability remains a challenge in India, addressing skill-gaps via e-learning is gaining popularity among millennials.

Using online training courses as a tool to build digital skills, millennials are turning towards Web Development, Android App Development, Digital Marketing, and programming languages — Python, C/C++ making them the top courses opted by students enrolling in various trainings, according to a report on e-learning trends by online training platform Internshala.

E-learning, more broadly, has been helping transform education in India, growing six fold in the last four years. From three in every 1000 students in 2015 to 18 in 2018, students have mentioned at least one e-learning course in their resume. The number of tertiary students enrolling in e-learning has also significantly grown over the years as students seek more skills.

Separately, the online education industry in India is reportedly expected to grow to 9.6 million users by 2021 from 1.6 million in 2016, according to a KPMG report.

Online education platforms such as Internshala, Coursera, Simplilearn and Udemy are major players in the e-learning space, and have introduced several courses in technical and management domains in tie-ups with prominent universities and companies including Imperial College of London, UK and Google.

The flexibility to learn different skills via digital platforms has attracted young graduates for a blended learning, including one-fourth of the learners from tier-3 cities. Nearly 40% of the total students surveyed took online training to enhance their skill set while 34% enrolled in the programs to land a job/internship. Given that, nearly half (47%) of the total students enrolling in the training programs completed the course.

The future will demand professionals to re-skill themselves every 3-4 years so as to evolve in a competitive working environment, ET reported citing Zairus Master, CEO, Shine Learning, a global education services provider.

Moving the needle on gender distribution, the report found nearly equal participation from both male and female learners at 56% and 44%, respectively.

Most enrollments in training programs come in the months of April, May, June and December. The most active engagement from learners is between 5:00-11:00 PM, spending two hours per day, on an average, the report highlighted.

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