The US-based Harvard University is planning to launch free e-learning courses to make Indian students employble in entry level jobs.
Vivek Chachra, Country Manager (India), Harvard Business Publishing (HBP), said, “The gap between quality of product that education institutes create and the kind of employee organisations look for at
entry level is wide. There are almost 12 million graduates that enter the workforce every year and nearly 80% of these are unemployable by organisations”.
The Ivy League research varsity is planning to collaborate with a channel to expand its reach to individual students and also looking for early career experts who can use their smartphones to access the content.
“Given that there is a rapidly evolving digital landscape in the country, we created HBR Ascend as a strategic enhancement to the kind of impact we can have in India. For the first time in 90 years of our history, we are actually building and reaching out to impact the lives of individuals on a scale that is several times larger than what we have been doing so far,” Chachra added.
HBP is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Harvard Business School.