Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is partnering with IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad-incubated ed-tech startup GUVI for a new initiative to bring excellence in e-learning services.
GUVI to collaborate on research to upgrade ZEN Class, a placement-oriented program and mentorship. Zen Classes’ career programs provide placement-oriented online boot camps in in-demand domains such as full-stack development, data science with advanced programming, data engineering, business analytics with digital marketing, automation testing, and UI/UX, etc.
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“Our laboratory has been specializing in online education-based technologies and we were on the lookout for the implementation of edtech ideas on portals such as GUVI which has amassed more than 18 Lakh students. The aim is to ameliorate learning and teaching methods while qualitatively upscaling our relationship with GUVI,” Sudarshan Iyengar, head of, the department of computer science and engineering, at IIT Ropar, said.
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According to an official statement, “Under the alliance, GUVI will partner on research to upgrade mentorship in e-learning services through its placement-oriented career program – ‘ZEN Class’ and IIT Ropar. IIT Ropar teaching, learning And will experiment with modern teaching which leads to an effective learning curve among the learners. In addition, the collaboration aims to strengthen tech education and upskilling through GUVI.
GUVI is an online platform for learning computer programming based in India. It offers free and paid coding courses to students and working professionals in Indian languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, and English.
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GUVI was started in 2011 as a YouTube channel. The channel posts video tutorials, courses, and practice material created by Arun Prakash, Sridevi Arun Prakash, and SP Balamurugan. Videos were posted in Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi to reach people who are not fluent in English. Later all three quit their jobs in 2014 and started GUVI as a company.
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