CHENNAI : University of Cambridge Online is working with leading ed-tech company Edureka to bring higher education online courses, led by University of Cambridge academics, to India for the first time.
Edureka, part of Veranda Learning Solutions, is set to raise the standard of online higher education in India by offering three innovative courses crafted by Cambridge experts.
The courses now available on the Edureka platform include:
Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) for AI Systems Design: Led by Professor Per Ola Kristensson, a distinguished expert in Interactive Systems Engineering at the University of Cambridge and computing entrepreneur in his own right. This course equips learners with the skills to design AI systems with a human-centered approach. Participants will explore the dynamic field of Human-Computer Interaction and learn to create AI solutions that align with users’ needs and preferences.
Leveraging Big Data for Business Intelligence: Delve into the world of big data analytics with the guidance of Doctor Russell Hunter, PhD in Computational Neuroscience, and a Senior Software Engineer at the University of Cambridge. This course empowers learners to harness the power of data for making informed business decisions, thereby gaining a strategic advantage in today’s data-driven landscape.
Creativity, Problem Solving and Design Thinking: Led by Professor Nathan Crilly, a seasoned expert in design thinking principles and Professor of Design, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Professor Crilly has been awarded the 2023 Pilkington Prize for the excellence of his teaching. This transformative course fosters innovation and problem-solving skills by exploring creative approaches. Learners will develop a deep understanding of design thinking, enabling them to tackle challenges ingeniously.
By enrolling in these courses, learners gain exclusive access to Cambridge Academic-curated curriculum and live sessions with faculty from the University of Cambridge Online. Furthermore, successful course completion rewards learners with a certificate bearing the distinguished credentials of the University of Cambridge Online.
“At Edureka, we are committed to providing top-tier education that empowers learners with the skills to succeed in the rapidly evolving world,” said Mr. Vineet Chaturvedi, CEO of Edureka.
“Upskilling is the real need of the hour. As we offer courses from the University of Cambridge Online in India, it exemplifies how committed we are to offering unparalleled world-class courses that blend academic brilliance with real-world applications,” Mr. Chaturvedi added.
Anna Wood, MD of Cambridge Online Education, commented, “We are excited to work with Edureka to bring our courses to the Indian market. It demonstrates our commitment to bringing the benefits of Cambridge academic excellence to a global audience, and we look forward to welcoming Indian learners onto these cutting-edge courses.”
Arun Rajamani, MD of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, South Asia, said, “This is an extremely exciting alliance bringing best-in-class courses and unique learning opportunities for Indian professionals and adult learners, empowering them with the latest knowledge upskilling opportunities. We are confident that learners from India can take full advantage and benefit from these courses in their professional growth.”
“This initiative and the learning programs being offered are entirely supportive of the Government of India’s vision of promoting high-quality online education and skills enhancement using the best digital models and easy accessibility,” He added further.