Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University introduces Mass Open Online Courses
Skill and knowledge happen to be the driving forces of economic and social development in any country. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University one of the top-ranked universities in Pune, believes that having a large pool of skilled workers is imperative for fuelling up the economic growth.
Talent is innate, but skills have to be acquired. Considering the present scenario, the job industry expects prospective workforce to be adept in certain skills. As per an employability survey report, “Majority of the corporates look for the candidates who have basic skills in order and don’t need much training when hired.” However, only 5 per cent graduates are employable in India. Dr Mukund Sarda, the Principal of New Law College, Pune holds the current academic-centric education model, laying less importance on job skills and overall development of an individual, responsible for this.
Bharati Vidyapeeth, New Law College, Pune emphasizes that a country’s transition into a knowledge-based economy entails a new generation of skilled and competent workforce. Thus, it becomes important to equip its workforce with advanced skill set to enhance the country’s competitive edge and its ability to create, share, and use knowledge effectively. Having this as its major concern, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University has introduced a number of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in collaboration with Enhelion, a leading online education company.
Based on an online and self-driven system of education, MOOCs aim at expanding the reach of education to the masses. They are designed for all the working professionals, students and have a perfect balance of practical and theoretical aspects of knowledge. Content for the courses offered includes modules, educational videos and recorded lectures.
The interested candidates are just required to simply log on to the website and sign up. The courses offered by the university include:
- Contract drafting and legal writing,
- New media laws
- Intellectual property law and management
- Internet law
- Legal aspects of business
Contract drafting and legal writing covers all the important skills that a lawyer should possess. It is designed for all the corporate professionals, business managers, lawyers, law students and entrepreneurs. The course will equip the students with basic concepts and principles that govern the drafting of legal documents.
The course New media laws includes all the major aspects needed to understand the complexities of media law. All the important aspects of Intellectual property management, Internet laws and instant problem solving competency in the business world are included in the ‘Intellectual property law and management’, ‘Internet law’ and ‘Legal aspects of business ‘ courses respectively.
Making everything available on your fingertips, the MOOCs offer various advantages over the conventional learning systems. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University group emphasizes that these courses are self-directed, self-paced and provide the students with an option to select the appropriate speed, tools and content as per their needs, interest and aptitude. Eliminating the geographical barriers MOOCs are likely to open up broader education options.
Certainly, the extensive benefits offered by MOOCs hold a mirror to its potential efficacy in enhancing the skill set of an individual.