IIMB has been a hub of innovative activity on multiple fronts. Faculty members collaborate with the industry as well as other academic institutions the world over to incorporate innovative teaching, program design and delivery mechanisms that is tuned to the future learning requirements of the industry and academia. We are continuously on the lookout for opportunities to add to the body of knowledge in different fields. Innovation and research at the Institute has been given a fillip with the establishment of Centers of Excellence that focus on specific needs of different specialized areas and industries. For example, NSRCEL, a centre for promoting entrepreneurship, is well-known for its incubation centre for startup ventures and is engaged in evangelising the entrepreneurial spirit.
Over the years. there have been many new practises and innovations that have been implemented at IIMB. Listed below is one of them that will provide the reader the potential scale of the work we do.
IIMBx MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) aims to create deep social impact in India by furthering management education and making quality content available to any student or practitioner in any part of India. Furthermore, the number of management courses in the online format is still limited. With MOOCs, we aim to equip the global learner with requisite skills. Our vision is to provide management courses for young graduates, career professionals, entrepreneurs, and micro-enterprises through cost effective innovative delivery mechanisms without loss of quality.
IIMB started offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) in 2014 through its digital learning initiative, IIMBx, in partnership with edX – a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT. Apart from edX, the programme offers courses on its own platform, IIMBx, and SWAYAM.
The IIMBx is founded on the philosophy that everyone irrespective of financial or regional constraints should have access to quality education. Led by IIMB faculty, IIMBx uses digital learning tools to enable anytime, anywhere learning in a global classroom. The vision of the IIMBx is to use digital learning to enable widespread access to management education. Good quality management education cannot reach the large numbers of interested learners through classroom-based education alone. This is where the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from IIMB come in. Our first promise is that of ‘massive reach,’ our second is of ‘positive social impact,’ and the third is of ‘outstanding-quality management education.’