IIT-D launches online certificate course in management

This is the first of its kind online course offered through WizIQ, a virtual classroom platform

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has launched a six-month online Certificate Course in Business Management. This is the first of its kind online course offered through WizIQ, a virtual classroom platform.

With this step, IIT Delhi joins the league of other premier institutes offering online courses.Altogether 102 students enrolled to earn certification in this course.

The course, which started on January 7 is being conducted in a blended mode with a combination of contact and online classes. The online classes are being conducted on WizIQ. The enrollment fee for the complete course is Rs 75,000

The course is divided in three phases. The first phase, which started on January 7, 2013, is being held on the IIT-Delhi campus. The second phase, which covers a significant part of the course, will be conducted online on WizIQ and the last phase will comprise regular classes on the IIT-Delhi campus.

On a special request by some students, the phase-1 of the course is being conducted in the hybrid mode, that is, on campus and online, simultaneously.

A total of 92 students are attending on-campus sessions at IIT-Delhi and the others joined online.

The classes are offline and online students together. For all students, the recordings of the classes will be kept viewable for revisions. The study material for the respective course is also kept viewable and downloadable on WizIQ.

“We are really excited to get such a good response from the students,” said one of the course coordinators, Ankur Saini. He mentioned that renowned faculty from IIT-Delhi and experts from pioneer institutes and industry will conduct the course.

The students who complete this course successfully will be awarded a Certificate in Business Management by the Continuing Education Programme and the Department of Management Studies, IIT-Delhi.