EMERGING MOOC MARKETS: Perspectives from India and Bangladesh

Emerging MOOC Markets: Perspectives from India and Bangladesh

By Zarif Azhan Dhruba, Sajid Amit and Simi Mehta

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Under the project “Building Resilient Universities,” CES has developed a MOOC on Promotion of Diversity, Tolerance, and Pluralism. The MOOC market is fast-growing in Bangladesh and already quite large in India. This report looks at the MOOC market in Bangladesh and India in consultation with experts in both countries.

Zarif Azhan Dhruba, Project Research Associate, Center for Enterprise and Society
Sajid Amit, Director, Center for Enterprise and Society, ULAB
Simi Mehta, PhD, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute

CES Working Paper Series
Center for Enterprise & Society
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute

ISBN: 978-81-956403-8-6

Link to download: https://ces.ulab.edu.bd/sites/default/files/EMERGING%20MOOC%20MARKETS%20Perspectives%20from%20India%20and%20Bangladesh_April%2017%2C%2022_Zarif%20Azhar%2C%20Sajid%20Amit%2C%20Simi%20Mehta.pdf


  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.