New Delhi, October 03: For a global audience, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, is planning to offer two online certificate courses in ‘Management Science’ and ‘Supply Chain Analytics’. For launching the courses that will be delivered fully online, the prestigious B-school has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform.
“IIM-Calcutta wants to be at the forefront of using technology to deliver learning and to expand our presence among learners globally,” Anju Seth, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, has been quoted as saying to a national daily.
IIM-C joins ranks of 170 top universities
IIM Calcutta has joined the ranks of 170 top universities with this partnership. Other universities include Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford and Imperial College of London that offer programmes on Coursera, which has 44 million registered listeners.
The aspiring managers will be provided an accelerated development of critical skills required to operate modern businesses with the certificate courses, IIM officials said. Knowledge of the power of data-driven decision making will be imparted to students through industry case studies. Analysing data for solving real-world problems and developing mathematical and computational models to inform actions will be taught to them.
With the help of hands-on projects, learners will be able to master various programming models. They will be demonstrated the actual applications across industries comprising manufacturing, transport and distribution, finance, agriculture, health, and many more.
“India is home to some of the best educational institutions in the world. But they remain out of reach for a vast majority due to capacity constraints of on-campus programs. It is one of the reasons why we are so excited about this partnership. It offers an unprecedented opportunity to learners, both in India and abroad, who have always aspired to learn from IIM Calcutta,” Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, told a news daily.
About Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Located in Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, IIM Calcutta or IIM-C is a public business school. It was the first IIM to be set up. It is the only triple-accredited management school from India. Programmes offered by it include two-year full-time MBA, Fellow Program in Management (equivalent to Ph.D.), and Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (equivalent to executive MBA).