Skill Up India EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Code for India launches Skill Up India, a free Online Education Portal

Non-profit Code for India launches a free, open source education portal with high-quality educational content in different areas, including business, technology and job skills training.

The portal aims to provide India’s youth (people aged under 35) “with free access to high quality education through online and mobile courses essential to re-focus our workforce to meet the demands of a global economy”, says Karl Mehta founder of Code for India and CEO of edtech company EdCast.

According to the initiators free and high quality online education is an essential part of developing the skills needed in today’s economy and fostering entrepreneurial talent in India to transform the country into a digital and manufacturing power.

The project is entirely volunteer-based and counts on professionals who dedicate their time to give back to their communities and the developing world. So far, all courses on the platform are in English.

Further Reading

  • “SKILL UP INDIA” FREE ONLINE EDUCATION PORTAL LAUNCHED BY CODE FOR INDIA ORGANIZATION | Press Release

Links

skillupindia.org

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.