Mumbai, 29 September, 2016: Coursera, the world’s leading online education company, has entered into a unique partnership with Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) to offer curated educational content to Manipal Global’s over 1.5 million active learners and alumni community. This will allow Manipal learners initial access to more than 60 high demand Specializations and Certificate programs from Coursera’s leading university partners.
The learners can skill and up-skill themselves in areas such as data science, analytics, computer science and management. At the end of the programmes, the learners will receive certifications from Coursera, the international university offering them and the Manipal Education Group.
Manipal Global will enhance the learning experience by supplementing Coursera content with contextually relevant course material such as local case studies. Learners will have access to all the content through a single sign-on. Learners interested in this programme can visit online.manipalglobal.com/coursera
Speaking on this occasion, Vaitheeswaran S, Managing Director & CEO of Manipal Global said, “As a market leader in the higher education and corporate training space MaGE is excited about the strategic partnership with Coursera. Our learners will now have greater access to curated content from world renowned universities through Coursera. This in turn will help improve the employability of youth in our country by supplementing their core education with skills in upcoming areas like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain.”
“Coursera was founded to help transform lives through access to high quality learning experiences and we’ve seen particular success in supporting people’s career goals. We realized that one of the best ways we could scale the impact of Coursera and our university partners was by working with the organizations that already support people in their careers. In this regard, Coursera has chosen Manipal Global, known for its quality, deep engagement and commitment to learners, as its first Enterprise Knowledge Partner in India. ” said Nikhil Sinha, Coursera’s Chief Business Officer.
Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University said, “In the last few years, we have significantly invested in bringing top quality education to our students and have forged partnerships with more than 300 universities globally. Now, we are delighted to offer our students greater access to online learning programmes and certifications from some of world’s best universities, through this partnership with Coursera.”
About Manipal Global Education Services
Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) is a leading education service provider from India which operates university campuses and colleges in Dubai, Antigua, Nepal and Malaysia. In India, MaGE offers corporate training through Manipal Global Academies, assessment through MeritTrac, vocational training through Manipal City&Guilds and professional certification through Manipal ProLearn. MaGE has trained close to 100,000 corporate and professional learners for the banking, IT and data science industries, and does over five million assessments annually.
Coursera is an online education company that offers courses and learning experiences from the world's top universities and education institutions including Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Duke University. Coursera has more than 21 million registered learners worldwide who can access over 1,400 courses and Specializations in dozens of topics including business, technology, social sciences, health and art. Coursera empowers learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Coursera is backed by leading VC firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.