President’s Award for IIMB’s MOOCs Initiatives
On the occasion of the ‘National Convention on Digital Initiatives for Higher Education’ organised from 8th to 10th July 2017 in New Delhi, the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, honored the contribution of IIM Bangalore for making management education accessible to all through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), during the launch of the Government’s SWAYAM platform on July 9th. Professor P.D. Jose, Chairperson, Digital Learning, accepted the award on behalf of IIM Bangalore. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was present when President Mukherjee presented the award to Prof. PD Jose, Chairperson, IIMB Digital Learning, who accepted the award on behalf of IIM Bangalore.
The convention witnessed the launch of SWAYAM, SWAYAM Prabha and the National Academy Depository – digital initiatives aimed at improving access to high quality education in India. IIMB Director Prof. G. Raghuram said, “MOOCs offer multi-fold benefits to the higher education scenario in India – wider access, enriched pedagogy and capacity building for teachers and learners. IIMB is committed to offering high-quality management education MOOCs on the SWAYAM platform and will strive to become a knowledge hub for digital learning in India.”
The IIMBx MOOCs Programme is IIMB’s digital learning gateway and has offered MOOCs to more than 5 lakh global learners in various core and specialised management subjects. Since 2015, IIMBx has trained more than 750 management teachers in blended learning.
For a list of MOOCs offered by IIMB on SWAYAM, visit https://www.swayam.gov.in/