India is the third largest online learning market with 1.3 million learners after the US and China, says a recent analysis of online learning website Coursera.
The data reveals that an increasing interest in flexible, career-relevant online courses has resulted in a considerable spike in new registrations in India of 70 percent over the past one year.
Bengaluru emerged as the top city in India for online learning with the highest number of registered learners, followed by Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Driven by the vast interest coming from Bengaluru, India’s technology hub, nearly half of enrollments in India are in technology courses such as computer science (25 per cent) and data science (18 per cent). In fact, these courses are more popular in India than in any of the other 10 highest enrollment countries.
“The most active online learners in India are entrepreneurial, young professionals in their 20s and 30s who are focused on gaining the technical skills that are sought after by India’s top employers,” said Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera.
According to the data, while men enrollment is the highest at 76 per cent, women too are showing interest in the online education (24 per cent).
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