Partnering with Coursera, IIT Bombay launches two certificate programs

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, in partnership with Coursera Inc., (NYSE: COUR), one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, has launched two new certificate programs — Digital Transformation and Power Electronics and Motors for Electric Vehicles (EVs). These programs will help learners gain technical, managerial, and leadership skills, including strategic decision making, business operations, data management, and Electric Vehicle Technology, improving the overall employability of learners including young professionals for high-demand jobs.


Four-month-long Digital Transformation Certification, with live lectures, is designed for non-IT managers leading digital transformation initiatives. The course teaches how to identify opportunities to transform the organization through strategic implementation of new technologies and builds analytical skills to understand how to implement and execute the right solutions. It also examines challenges associated with scalability and the decision to build or buy a new technology stack and develop the skills needed to lead new initiatives successfully. The program will help advance careers, equipping learners to respond to technological disruption impacting businesses rapidly. The program will be taught by Prof. Rajendra Sonar of the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management at IIT Bombay. Senior industry leader Suhrid Brahma will be the Visiting Faculty for the program.


Power Electronics and Motors for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a 4.5-month certificate program, helps build essential skills for advancing careers in the field of electric vehicles (EVs). Learners will gain insight into the design and development of new solutions optimized for India’s transportation future. The program covers courses in Motor Design, Power Converter Design and Motor drives. With the growing demand for qualified professionals with knowledge of energy storage systems and power electronics and a global spotlight on electric vehicles, this course will help learners earn an edge over the competition. This program will be taught by Dr. BG Fernandes, Dr. Kishore Chatterjee and Dr. Sandeep Anand, all from the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay.


With this partnership, IIT Bombay joins the ranks of more than 170 top universities — including Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford, Imperial College of London, IIT Roorkee, IIM Calcutta, Indian School of Business, Indian Statistical Institute, among others — that offer programs on Coursera. Coursera’s 87M+ learners across 190 countries will now be able to access IIT Bombay’s highly sought-after and job-relevant programs.


“As per IEA’s Global EV Outlook report, EV sales share across all modes in India will grow to 30% by 2030 in the Stated Policies Scenario, corroborating governments’ vision to make India the world’s largest EV manufacturing and supplying hub. The certificate program on Coursera will impart the necessary skills to learners willing to build a career in this in-demand field”, said Prof. Siddhartha Ghosh, Professor-in-Charge, Continuing Education Programme, IIT Bombay. The Digital Transformation program will help build all-round leaders who can respond to the rapidly changing global business outlook.”


“IIT Bombay is India’s top-ranked university and a known leader in the field of engineering education and research. It is also one among the institutions selected by an empowered committee to be recognized by the Government of India as an Institution of Eminence. Every year, millions of students aspire to learn from this prestigious institute”, said Raghav Gupta, MD India and APAC, Coursera. “We are delighted to partner with IITB to launch industry-aligned certificates, helping our global pool of learners build job-relevant skills and connecting Indian learners to the institution they know and trust most.”


Learners will be able to enroll in both programs until November 19, 2021. Classes begin on November 20, 2021.

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