Media Centre of Punjabi University in top ranking for MOOCs

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 7, 2020 18:10 IST

One programme designed by Trinity College, US (Biostatics and Mathematical Biology) and two by Harvard University (Modern Masterpieces of World Literature, and Justice) have been ranked at number eight, nine and ten, respectively.

Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) of Punjabi University has achieved a milestone by getting listed in the top 10 universities and institutions of the world. It has achieved the feat for designing and developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the postgraduate programmes. Two of the MOOCs, including, ‘Mathematical Biology' and 'Solid and Hazardous Waste Management', have been placed at number six and seven respectively in the world ranking, as per Prof Gurmeet Singh Maan - Director at EMRC.

According to the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the disclosure of the world rankings has been based on the worldwide outstanding performance of MOOCs. The resource persons of these courses were Prof Felix Bast and Prof VK Garg from the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. However, the complete technical and operational support in developing these MOOCs was offered by EMRC producers, Tejinder Sharma and Dr Kulpinder Sharma.

The institutions and universities which have been ranked above the Punjabi University's Media Centre include IIM, Bangalore (Strategic Management), The University of Tokyo (Basic Analytical Chemistry), IBM, USA (AI for Everyone), Berkeley University of California (The Science of Happiness) and Princeton University, USA (Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism). One programme designed by Trinity College, US (Biostatics and Mathematical Biology) and two by Harvard University (Modern Masterpieces of World Literature, and Justice) have been ranked at number eight, nine and ten.

Chandan Kumar, Producer, and Manpreet Singh Budhail, JRO at EMRC, Patiala also trained Dr. Tejinderpal Singh and Prof. Ajmer Singh Malik from PU, Chandigarh and KU, Kurukshetra, in offering technical and operational assistance for designing MOOCs in "Digital Marketing" and "State and Local Governance: Machinery & Processes.

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