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Top 25 online courses in India – August 2021

It’s no surprise that online learning is booming throughout India. If you’d like to find a course to help you boost your career, improve your English, or start a new hobby, take a look at our list of the top 25 courses for Indian learners.


Famed for being one of the most multilingual countries in the world and exporting the most doctors around the globe, it’s no surprise that online learning is booming throughout India. If you’d like to find a course to help you boost your career, improve your English, or start a new hobby, take a look at our list of the top 25 courses for Indian learners from August 2021.


1.Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

Are you passionate about making sustainable fashion choices? In this course by the London College of Fashion and Kering, you’ll gain an introduction to the main issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world. From sustainable fashion design to ethical research and business practices, you’ll discover all the ways that luxury fashion brands can adapt and evolve into eco-conscious businesses.

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2. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

If you’re a healthcare professional seeking to better your understanding of antibiotic resistance, this 6-week course is perfect for you. You’ll study with the University of Dundee and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to learn how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce antibiotic resistance. You’ll also evaluate why the World Economic Forum has listed antibiotic resistance on its global risk register alongside climate change and terrorism.

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3. Innovation: the World’s Greatest

Innovation is an essential part of life, and necessary for society to develop. In this course, you’ll understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives. You’ll consider the development of an innovation that you are particularly interested in, and, through a short project, produce and share with other learners your interpretation of its history.

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4. Exploring Cancer Medicines

Cancer is a deadly disease in every country, India included. However, medicines continue to progress and offer solutions for cancer patients globally. If you’re interested in being a science writer, this course will help you explore the way science is communicated to the general public and let you research the use and development of cancer medicines.

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5. Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

Do you fancy yourself a detective or forensic scientist? In this exciting course by the University of Sheffield, you’ll delve into the forensic technique of facial reconstruction with experts who’ve been involved in real criminal cases. With help from the experts, you’ll use facial reconstruction techniques to determine the identity of Mr. X. and to understand the circumstances in which their death took place.

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6. Learning Online: Researching Your Project

Are you a university student wanting to succeed in your research projects? Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information in this course about learning online by the University of Leeds. In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information.

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7. Discovering Science: Science Writing

If you are working in the field of science and would like to practice and improve your science writing skills, this CPD-certified course will help you to succeed. You’ll learn about different types of science writing, discover how to gather accurate information and relevant opinions, and learn how to conduct a successful interview. Which scientific discoveries will you choose to write about?

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8. Starting a Business 2: People and Networks

In our series on starting a business from the University of Leeds, you’ll learn all of the tools that will enable you to start a successful business of your own. In this one, you’ll be learning about working with people and exploring networks. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you to recognise the people who can help you take your business forward in both formal and informal business networks.

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9. Impact Investing

Learn how the power of finance can generate financial returns in this course by the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Asha Impact, one of India’s leading impact investment and policy advocacy platforms. You’ll gain an overview of impact investing, learn how you can play a role in this sector, and understand how to find an investment approach that creates financial benefit alongside a positive social or environmental impact.

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10. Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors

Another course in our series about starting a business has proven very popular, but this one is all about your customers and competitors. This course is the third in the series and will teach you to recognise and understand your target market. Understanding and reaching your customers is essential for any business, so if you’re starting out, this is the course for you.

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11. Starting a Business 4: Business Processes

It’s clear that our series on starting a business has proven popular in India, with another course from the series appearing in the top 25. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying at university, this course covers efficient business processes to improve productivity.

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12. Fashion’s Future: The Sustainable Development Goals

You’ve probably heard of the Sustainable Development Goals created by the UN, but have you thought about how they apply to the fashion industry? Upon completing this 4-week course by Fashion Revolution, you’ll be empowered with new knowledge and ideas to contribute towards achieving the SDGs through your own wardrobe. From exploring how clothing is made to the real meaning of sustainable fashion, this course will definitely get you thinking about your fashion choices.

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13. Heart Health: A Beginner’s Guide to Cardiovascular Disease

Having a healthy heart is an essential part of having good health, as our hearts are responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients around our bodies. In this course by the University of Reading, you can learn about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy. You’ll also understand the causes of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and heart failure and what you can do to prevent them.

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14. Learning Online: Managing Your Online Identity

As the internet and social media continue to grow, it can be hard to manage your online identity. In this course you’ll consider your online presence; you’ll discover how what we say and do online can have major implications for our real lives, and those of others. You’ll also learn how you can enhance your online identity using social media tools. If you’re interested in boosting your online presence, this is the course for you.

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15. Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Discover the business of fashion and understand the cultural impact of the fashion industry with this 4-week course by Institut Français de la Mode. Delve into the fashion world and investigate fashion as both a cultural phenomenon and a creative industry with top fashion designers and professors. Whether you work in a fashion brand, are thinking of starting your own brand, or are just curious about the business side of fashion, this course will have something for you.

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16. Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Blindness and visual impairment may not be an issue you hear about all the time, but it actually affects around 285 million people worldwide. As much as 75% of this blindness is avoidable, so it’s important that we improve our understanding of global blindness. In this course, you’ll learn the key facts on the topic and discuss global initiatives to address eye care.

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17. Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

If you’re curious about what it’s like to study anatomy at university, this is the course for you. You’ll be focusing on the abdomen in this course by the University of Leeds, learning some common anatomical terminology and how to identify the positions of organs within the abdomen.

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18. Genomic Medicine and Research: A Community Approach

In this course by the University of Exeter, you’ll learn how translational research in genomics can deliver health, social, and scientific benefits to communities. You’ll evaluate communities, including Amish families, in order to understand how community genetics can help those with inherited disorders and how community-specific medical research can be beneficial more generally.

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19. Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us globally had to adjust to learning online, whether that was for work, university, or something else. Learning online is different to learning in the classroom as it requires a different set of skills. In this course, you’ll become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.

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20. Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing 

With this course from St. George’s University of London, you can learn about new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice. This course is most suitable for those already studying genetics at postgraduate level, and you’ll get the most out of this course when studying alongside our Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques course.

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21. Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

If you’re interested in research about new drugs and medical treatments, you might find this course by the University of Sheffield interesting. You’ll enhance your understanding of how drugs and treatments are adopted by health services through health technology assessments, and learn how tough decisions are made about which treatments to make widely available.

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22. Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver

We are currently experiencing an international explosion of liver disease that continues to have an enormous impact upon healthcare systems and global health. This course will teach you about the amazing roles the liver fulfils to keep you healthy and will show you how these functions are compromised when the liver is damaged.

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23. Global Health and Disability

If you’re passionate about raising awareness of health and disability across the globe, this course is perfect for you. You’ll learn about the ways people with disabilities can be overlooked in the international development context, discuss barriers to accessing essential health and wellbeing services, and learn about what we can do to make sure no one is left behind.

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24. Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

Yet another course in our starting a business series has made the top 25. The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; so in this course, you’ll learn how to evaluate financial information in order to run your business successfully. Knowing about finances enables you to support your decision-making process and justify your decisions to anyone you’re presenting your ideas to. 

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25. Making Babies in the 21st Century

Human reproduction has existed since the dawn of our existence, but this course will tackle human reproduction in the age of technology, and explore six different areas of assisted reproduction. You’ll look at the social, ethical, and legal challenges of some of these new techniques, and evaluate what the future of making babies could look like. Whether you’re interested in the science, health technology, or even just the social implications of assisted reproduction, this course will be eye-opening.

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