Today, on Friday I thought to bring something interesting for all of you. Last time, I wrote about thoughts, about books on self help. While doing research on Indian distance education and the way they are fooling people in the name of diploma mills who are not worth, I thought why not to make available the free online courses to follower and reader of my blog.
There are many high quality online courses are available on the web. These courses are not academic in nature but it is much better than the useless paper degree/ diploma run globally. After completing these courses, you might see many improvement in your work, enhancement to your skills. I have self tried few of them and I am much happy.
These courses are absolutely free. If you do not want to just add diplomas in your resume (I reject such additional qualification to grant any additional weightage to such job applicant and I am sure most learned Human Resources Professional and interviewer do the same thing). Here is the list of such online courses which will definitely help you to enhance your skills, may add value to your knowledge, they also provide online certificate (for print, you may need to pay them). These courses are from private individuals as well as well reputed global universities like Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University and more.
Finally, before writing about the course, I have visited the respective site, have gone through the course content to ensure safety of the content and authenticity. It is not the copy paste work from anywhere.
I hope to get same love and response from all of you. Please read it, like it and share it to maximum people. Rigvenda says:
sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye (That is knowledge which liberates)
jñānaṃ paramaṃ balam / ज्ञानं परमं बलम् / GYaanaM paramaM balam (Knowledge is the supreme power)
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
Unfortunately, I feel very sad when our top institutes like IIM, TISS, XLRI, JBIMS, FMS, IITs do not take such initiatives. They offer even a prospectus by charging money. And the private, deemed and few state universities are running distance learning degree scam with degree on sale. I have shortlisted total 13 courses and I hope you will love it.
To remind you again, I have put efforts of several hours to go, search and shortlist this information. Please do not keep this information only with you, please share this blogpost as much as you can.
Have a learningful weekend and life ahead.
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