Pune, 29th September 2022: Along with courses like BA, B.Com, B.Sc., Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has appealed to students to participate in the Degree Plus initiative which was started to make them ‘Industry Ready’.
Launched on a pilot basis last year, the initiative has now made 300 to 350 world-class courses available to students at less than the original fee.
This Degree Plus initiative was started in November 2021 under the leadership of the then Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karamalkar. These courses have been made available in the university by signing agreements with various educational and social organizations of world-class. These include Harvard Business Online, AWS, Simply Learn, and Celebrity School. Courses of many renowned companies like IBM and Stanford University are included through the agreement with EDX.
All these courses are online and some of these courses are free. The course schedule for the year 2022-23 has also been released on the website. Certificates will also be given to the students on completion of the course.
Initially started on a pilot basis, nearly 26,000 students had enrolled for it and 5,000 students had taken admissions.
To apply for the course, it is advised to visit the website http://degreeplus.in All students pursuing degrees from Savitribai Phule Pune University and its affiliated colleges can apply for the course. These courses are conducted throughout the year and the schedule is announced on the website.
“Through ‘Degree Plus’, students of the university will be able to get updated knowledge in information technology, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, economics, culture etc. A maximum number of students should avail this opportunity,” said Dr Karbhari Kale, Vice-Chancellor, SPPU.
“Savitribai Phule Pune University is probably the only public university in the state to provide world-class courses through Degree Plus. Students should take advantage of this opportunity and colleges should also inform students about this,” said Dr Sanjeev Sonawane, Pro-Vice Chancellor.