TAPMI partners Coursera to promote flexible learning amidst COVID-19 crisis
Manipal: T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), one of India’s premier b-school with the prestigious double crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA), has partnered with Coursera, an online education and training company, to ensure continuity and augmentation of operations in wake of the closure of institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative aims at creating a flexible and adaptable learning environment and sharpening the skill sets of the students. As part of the tie-up, licenses are issued to all the students giving them free access to more than 3600 online course offerings on the platform. Students will be provided with specific online educational study materials from Coursera’s top global universities and industry partners to promote conceptual clarity and subject-based mastery. This has enabled the institution to react effectively to the severe impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Extended lockdown throughout the country has forced students to new ways of learning. Internships have generally been halted in many b-schools, this initiative will ensure that students do not lose on the internship program and will also make sure that academic processes are not compromised. Accessing the Coursera platform will help students complete the internship while using a MOOC course to secure course credits.
The partnership with Coursera is a part of PGDM 2.0 initiative which was launched in 2018. This is a multi-pronged program seeking to overhaul the flagship PGDM program of the institute. The key theme in this initiative is the creation of “Flexible Learning” opportunities at TAPMI. Additionally, certifications will demonstrate student initiative and dedication.