– Offers credit based learning by integrating courses as part of the curriculum
New Delhi: In an endeavor to offer its students some of the most relevant and future-focused learning modules, UPES today announced its partnership with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform. Under this collaboration, UPES will have access to the ‘Coursera for Campus’ platform that will allow its students to choose from over 3,600 courses from 200 of the world’s most renowned universities and industry partners such as Google, IBM, BCG, Amazon Web Services etc. With “Coursera for Campus” UPES will be able to better prepare its students for the dynamic job landscape and equip them with skills required to thrive in the knowledge economy.
Through the partnership, UPES aims to offer its graduates an unrestricted learning experience that allows them access to courses and academicians from across the globe in an asynchronous learning environment. The university’s larger vision through the partnership with Coursera is to ensure its graduates are employable in an ever-changing world.
UPES has partnered with Coursera to work towards its mission of fostering an outcome-based education system for its students that includes curriculum expansion to meet the needs of the future. Through this partnership, UPES will provide its learners with a holistic blended learning experience and access to high quality content from some of the best global universities and professors. The content will be made part of curricular learning, electives and other self-development modules. Students will be duly credited and will be awarded course completion certificates for each course completed, at no additional fee.
As a part of this alliance, the students will not only gain access to high impact technical courses like Data in Database, Linux Server Management and Security, Object Oriented Programming in Java, Service-Oriented Architecture, Software Development Processes and Methodologies but also to some of the most in-demand and popular courses on the platform like Blockchain Basics, Programming for Everybody and AI for Everyone. Besides this, UPES will also be able to provide specialized courses to its students across disciplines like healthcare – Bacteria and Chronic Infections and business – Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management.
Speaking about the collaboration, Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha, Vice Chancellor, UPES, said, “Our collaboration with Coursera is yet another milestone in our journey towards providing a high quality learning experience and international standard education. At UPES, students coming from across demographics and geographies will now have access to one of the world’s best education modules, delivered by acclaimed subject matter experts. We are confident that the students will make the most of this opportunity to give themselves a competitive edge”.
Talking about the partnership, Raghav Gupta, Managing Director – India and APAC, Coursera said, “At Coursera, it has always been our endeavour to provide high quality education at scale in order to transform lives through learning. We have always tried to empower learners with relevant, career ready competencies. With our new offering and a platform like ‘Coursera For Campus’ we are happy to partner universities like UPES to offer their students the most relevant and high-quality courses and credentials from top institutes around the world.”
UPES offers industry-aligned and specialized UG and PG courses using advanced systems for delivery of education, with greater emphasis on practical learning. It has been awarded a stellar Four-Star rating in teaching methodologies by the internationally renowned QS-Stars in their Stars rating of Universities worldwide. Now with this collaboration, UPES will join the league of some of the top global universities such as National University of Singapore, Imperial College of London, University of Michigan, Stanford, University of London, etc.
With a firm belief that curiosity fuels innovation, UPES continues to strive to provide the best global learning resources to its students. With Coursera’s modular learning approach, UPES’ students will be able to hone and strengthen their fundamentals and problem-solving skills and lay a strong foundation for their future, thus providing them enhanced skill sets and better employment opportunities.