The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and the University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur (UASR), has launched Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs) in the agriculture sector (Ag MOOCs).
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project of the Human Resources Development Ministry is also supporting the MOOC. They will offer MOOCs mainly targeting specialists and professionals in agriculture, and students and teachers in state agricultural universities and institutions.
IIT-K stated in a press release that, "The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are enabling thousands of aspiring learners to avail a course required in a single offering. The scale is a major advantage in MOOCs and shows clear signs of acceptance. They can be developed fast by institutions which own advanced expertise in their field."