Mumbai: IIT – Bombay is all set to launch its first online program for learners this Republic Day. IITBombayX is a platform for Massive Open Online Courses, famously known as MOOCs in Internet world enabling learners to directly learn from the professors of IIT – Bombay.
The lectures in form of videos, study material, problem set along with discussion forums and quizzes will be made available to the learners. The study material preparation will not be only restricted to IIT – Bombay professors but also by the professors of eminent institutions. Anyone aged between 15 to 75 years can enroll for the online course program. The courses will be available on https://www.iitbombayx.in. This will be further extended to cover the needs for school education and vocational training, too, in the near future.
The server where the MOOCs platform will be hosted is capable of handling upto 5 lakhs users at one time.