Corona pandemic has created a huge problem for all walks of people all over the world. This virus has caused the closure of schools, colleges, and workplaces throughout the world.
On a positive note, this has given break to all people from their hectic schedule and given some time to think about themselves and a chance to improve them.
This works especially for college students who are in the most important part of their lives, they can make use of this free time to hone their skills and also to they can use this time to add some extra skills, that can be added to their curriculum vitae; these extra skills can be learned without much effort.
There are a number of online courses that can be learned for free and in a short time.
A number of online sites are available to learn thousands of skills, many sites cost to learn those courses but some provide them for free, this can be utilized by a large number of students to build a great career for them. Some of the sites are,
1. NPTEL / SWAYAM
NPTEL is a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The courses offered in NPTEL are taught by professors of IIT, IISc presents all over India.
This makes the contents of the courses to be high in knowledge, informative, and easy to understand. The courses can be studied for free but if you want a certificate, you have to pay for an examination which costs about a thousand rupees.
They also provide weekly assignments that do carry marks for completing them. The certificate provided after successful completion of the courses contain the name of the institution taught and it has been highly valued since the certificate is issued by IIT and IISc. There a number of courses to select and one can select any number of courses.
Coursera is one of the most popular online learning platforms; it has a wide range of courses offered by reputed universities all over the world.
Certificates are provided after the successful completion of the courses. There are about 1500 free courses available and a large number of paid courses on various streams.
The free courses can be accessed at any time at any place on your device. If you are doing a professional course then you are in the right platform.
Udemy is a web-based platform that teaches a wide range of courses for all sorts of people from students to businessmen.
Certificate of completion is issued only for paid courses but free courses can be learned without a certificate.
There are about 7000 free courses that range from web development, artificial intelligence, personal development, etc. You are also provided with a 30-day money-back guarantee on most courses.
The courses are made into several video lectures which can be viewed at your convenience.
Skillshare offers around 2500 free courses. The courses are very much practical like photography, animation, creative writing, graphic design, marketing, etc. and they are taught by those who are experts in that field.
One more advantage of skillshare is that they will provide projects at the end of the courses, that can be done by the users and they are paid for their work.
5. HUBSPOT ACADEMY
It is also a free learning platform where you can do many courses related to your interest. It offers courses on sales, marketing, designing, finance, human resource management, etc.
If you are pursuing any professional course like BBA, MBA, or Engineering it is the best platform to do the course of your domain.