06 May 2020 21:20 IST

IIM Udaipur offers 18 online courses for students

In #LearnFromHome initiative, institute provides students with subscription-based content for free

IIM Udaipur has announced 18 management courses on the online learning platform Coursera to ensure uninterrupted learning during the nationwide lockdown for its batch of 2019-21. The courses are offered as elective courses and voluntary courses under domains such as Operations, HR, Marketing, Finance, Analytics, and so on.

Covid-19 has disrupted the functioning of education institutes, delaying internships of students, and disturbing the academic calendar of B-schools. In this context, IIM-U has taken the lead in demonstrating the B-school’s strong faculty-driven culture, ensuring students continue their learning.

Prof. Janat Shah, Director, IIM-U said, “The reality is that across the world, education systems were not prepared for the impact of Covid-19. Even though this pandemic has caught us off-guard, institutions are trying their best to adapt to online learning. At IIM-U, we are setting up infrastructure and processes to move to online learning temporarily. Our faculty members are offering short courses on Fintech, Blockchain, and Strategic Digital Transformation, amongst others, using online as the mode of education delivery. This initiative will help students utilise their free time more productively.”

Addressing the class of 2021, Prof. Sandhya Bhatia, Chairperson, Programs Committee, IIM-U, said, “Our efforts are towards establishing a holistic academic continuum in times of Coronavirus, and ensure that the managers of tomorrow don’t suffer today. IIMU is looking forward to this way of contributing to our students’ learning objectives. We are offering this opportunity in addition to the regular classes that are planned for the second year.”

The Institute said the students could pick one offered course/bundle of courses from the set of credit courses. The successful completion of that offered course/bundle of courses will make the student eligible for two credits of the second-year course requirement. Students could substitute the selected course with an IIM-U elective course of two credits. However, if they wish, students are allowed to take more than the minimum required credits.

In addition to the above, courses are also offered on Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Analytics, Channel Management, Financial Markets, Investment Strategy, People Analytics, New Technologies for Business Leaders, Digital Product Management, and Fundamentals of Project Management.

Besides, the B-school also offers credit-less voluntary courses, some of which would be facilitated by senior faculty such as the Institute's director, Prof. Janat Shah. The course structure was designed to support students’ career requirements.

IIM Udaipur focuses on world-class research and transforming the learning of students who will be managers and leaders of tomorrow. The Institute has arrived on the global education stage by getting accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) within just eight years of its establishment.

According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), IIM Udaipur is ranked 13th in the management category and 1st among the second-generation IIMs. IIM-U is currently ranked 4th in India for research in the field of management, according to the methodology used by UT Dallas, which tracks publications in the leading global journals.