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BITS Pilani collaborates with Coursera to launch first online B.Sc in Computer Science

Chandigarh: Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, an Institute

of Eminence and a globally acclaimed Indian institute in science, engineering, and management domains, has collaborated with Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms, to launch an online Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Computer Science.  Designed to serve Indian and global audiences, BITS Pilani’s B.Sc degree will expand access to high-quality computer science education. The programme’s job-relevant curriculum, designed with inputs from various industry partners, will empower learners to develop advanced skills in software development, data analysis, and core systems, alongside leadership and soft skills.

With 28 million new technology jobs projected to emerge in India by 2025, there is a growing need for technical talent. A recent Nasscom-Zinnov report estimates a shortfall of 14 to 19 lakh technology professionals in India by 2026. To address this, BITS Pilani’s B.Sc degree prepares graduates to enter the job market ready for various, in-demand entry-level job roles, such as application and system software developer, computer programmer, and data analyst. “We are honoured to partner with BITS Pilani as it reimagines a B.Sc degree for a digital future,” said Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “Through our partnership, we are opening up access to this premiere institute at an unprecedented scale -- enabling more students to earn this highly sought-after computer science degree in a flexible, affordable way.”  

“Our collaboration with Coursera gives us the platform to help ensure that our aspirational degree

programmes are readily accessible to a large and diverse audience, irrespective of locational or other

constraints.” said Prof. G Sundar, Director, Off Campus Programmes and Industry Engagement,

BITS Pilani. “This collaboration will enable BITS Pilani to help address the need for equitable growth of

the pool of technology talent across the country and the globe.  This also empowers learners with

knowledge and skills, which are highly valued by the IT industry, and serves to provide Indian

institutions as major providers of high quality education, internationally as well.”

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