How can short online courses help students learn new-age skills?

Short-term online courses have greatly improved the accessibility of students from lower-tier cities to good training materials that can prepare them for today’s workforce with new-age skills.

Short-term online courses have greatly improved the accessibility of students from lower-tier cities to good training materials that can prepare them for today’s workforce with new-age skills.

By India Today Web Desk:

The Covid-19 outbreak has driven the pivot towards an alternative mode of educating and training students through digital means to learn future skills.

With technology being actively used to deliver education, knowledge and skills in new and innovative ways, online education has become a norm and a preferred mode of learning.

The current market scenario demands a skilled workforce in all sectors; therefore, students must develop relevant skill sets.

The ease of access to online short courses on in-demand skills has completely transformed the way of acquiring knowledge to develop new skills.

These online training programs have not only enabled students across the country to learn new skills from the comfort of their homes, but have also helped students in Tier 3 cities learn skills that were not available. in their cities through traditional modes of education.

It is through these short online courses that students from all over India can learn in-demand skills like Python, machine learning, web development, and data science from home.

Here’s how short-term online courses help students:


Short online courses are flexible in nature.

Thanks to their flexibility, online training programs eliminate the barriers of space and time, allowing students to have access to a wide range of information, facilitating collaboration and allowing them to learn at their own pace. .

This facilitates the development of new skills in students according to their interests.


Short courses are also casual in nature, allowing students to take a new course that interests them based on market demand. Now, upgrading is possible without course fees burning your pockets.

The presence of short training programs in an online platform also helps students to save additional costs, such as travel expenses, book expenses, etc.


The new short courses are designed to help students track their growth and analyze their performance.

As the courses are online, they instill a certain discipline in the learners to continue the course, maintain the rhythm and continue learning.

Clarity and timely growth status updates help students work on their weak spots and help them learn their skills constantly.


The training modules of the short courses engage students to apply their learning to solve problems and share ideas to benefit their learning process and the practical applicability of knowledge.

This helps to increase the practical involvement of learning, preparing students for careers.


According World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report 2018previous generic skill sets will be of little or no use.

To meet skills, upskilling and retraining needs, short-term online programs allow students to develop new era skills in machine learning, automation, data analysis, data visualization, cybersecurity, etc., for be able to seize job opportunities successfully.

The ecosystem of online education programs and institutions offering courses to help build new age skills has grown tremendously in India. According an IBEF reportthe online education market in India is expected to grow by 2.28 billion US dollars over the period 2021-2025with a CAGR of almost 20%.

The emergence of short-term online training programs has served as a gateway to help students learn new skills. These courses provide the opportunity to learn new skills without disrupting their traditional study balance. They provide a competitive advantage to students by providing them with better employment opportunities.

– Article by Sarvesh Agrawal, Founder and CEO, Internshala