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'India in the 21st century': Delhi University announces short-term course

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The concept of MOOCs(Massive Open Online Courses) involves short-term courses, which allow unlimited participation. The concept that has now become ubiquitous was embraced by Delhi University earlier in the week. A notification was issued to the effect that an open online non-credit course, entitled “India in the 21stCentury” has been designed for mass audiences to be delivered through the internet.

This course will be launched with an inaugural session at the Convocation Hall on January 30, 2015 by Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi. The course which is to be delivered weekly, carries no fees and is open to audiences worldwide. The mode of teaching would be in form of a lecture delivered by Dinesh Singh. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate.

Delhi University’s press release states, “The course is designed to portray some of the great milestones in the modern history of India with perspectives from the past and indications into the future. The course comprises of ten lectures to be delivered by Professor Dinesh Singh, the DU Vice Chancellor.”

In the initial phase, the interactive facility will be available at four colleges including Aryhabhatta College, Maharaja Agrasen College, IP College for Women and Keshav Mahavidyalya.

Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf, Principal of Indraprastha College for Women addressed the students in a General Body meeting and said, “It is a matter of pride and honor for us at IP College, and a great opportunity for our students that we have been selected in the first phase to be a part of the interactive process.”

The course will be spread over 10 weeks beginning January 30th 2015.

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