Bengaluru, June 11: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has started a new initiative, the ‘IIMBx’, a platform which offers free Massive Open Online Courses through edX, a non-profit online initiative by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.
IIMB director Sushil Vachan said: “Our first promise is that of massive reach. Associate with that promise of massive reach is an enormous opportunity for social impact.”
“We want to reach out to the masses and make the power of technology accessible to everyone by highlighting on the quality and designing the courses carefully to make it easily delivered to all. We also plan to introduce various regional transcript to reach learners of India,” he said.
Vachan further said: “As IIMBx, India’s leading B-school will leverage new technologies and deliver education via MOOCs. Handpicked courses taught by some of our eminent faculty will be offered free of cost as MOOCs through the edX platform. One of the many benefits of MOOC is continuous learning made convenient in every form of various gizmos we use today.”
Vachani was joined by his fellow faculty members Shankar Venkatagiri, Rahul De, Vasanthi Srinivasan and P.D. Jose at the launch of the platform.
IIMB is the only Indian management school to offer free online management and business education through edX platform. IIMBx aims to provide world-class education in management and related areas to every interested learner in India and across the world.
(With Agency Inputs)