Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) company, Coursera has said that it has 1.7 million users in India, making it their second largest market, after the US, reports Deccan Herald. Coursera's Chief Business Officer Nikhil Sinha told the publication that the company is adding 60,000 users every month from India, while its total global user base of Coursera is at 22 million. Currently, Coursera claims to offer 1,837 courses with 146 partners across 29 countries. In August 2015, it entered into a strategic partnership with media company Times Internet in India, for operating, strategic and marketing support. Times Internet also participated in Coursera's Series C funding of $49.5 million. This year, Coursera has done a a couple of partnerships: in September it launched its B2B offering Coursera for Business, to provide skill development courses and training for employees in different organisations, with Axis Bank as its first customer from India. It also partnered with Manipal Global Education Services to offer its courses to Manipal's student network of over 1.5 million students (including the alumni). Coursera also has a similar partnership with the Indian School of Business. Recent developments in the MOOCs segment: In September 2016, NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals acquired the business of edtech startup Perceptron that has a MooC platform for building learning solutions called ilimi. In May, NIIT had partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce MOOCs providing courses in areas like programming languages, data science & analytics and data science & engineering, among others. In May 2016, Madhya Pradesh based education group, AISECT launched ‘Aisectmoocs.com’, a free…
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