Updated December 26th, 2023 at 12:04 IST
Indian enrolment in Gen AI courses rises four-fold: Report
The top 10 courses also include IIM Ahmedabad's Leadership Skills which covers lessons from the Mahabharata among other topics in leadership
Indians enrolled in GenAI content every three minutes in 2023, online learning platform Coursera said in its latest report. A surge in interest for GenAI content was visible among the 2.22 crore Indian users of the online education platform, with searches growing four-fold compared to the previous year, the company said in a statement.
The "Generative AI for Everyone" course by AI pioneer Andrew Ng became the fastest growing course this year within just 6 weeks of launch. The course has the second highest enrolment among Indian learners, the report highlighted.
Other top courses offered by the platform include courses by Google Cloud, AWS and Vanderbilt university on prompt engineering for ChatGPT, Introduction to Generative AI and Introduction to Large Language Models.
As per data platform Statista, large-scale generative AI adoption will jump to almost double from 23 per cent in 2022 to 46 per cent by 2025.
Other areas where Indians showed interest were high-demand technology and data science skills for today’s digital economy.
The top 10 courses also include IIM Ahmedabad's Leadership Skills, which covers topics such as influence, authority, power dynamics, stress management and lessons from The Mahabharata.
Financial Markets course from Yale University, Supervised Machine Learning from Stanford University and DeepLearning.AI and Foundations of Digital Marketing and e-commerce by Google were some other courses in the top list of courses popular in India.
“The interest in GenAI, leadership, tech, and data skills, not only reflects the learners’ thirst for cutting-edge knowledge but also their commitment to staying at the forefront of the digital revolution”, said Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC, Coursera.
To keep up with the demand, leading global university and industry educators launched over 35 courses and projects on genAI on the platform, receiving 1,96,000 enrolments in India.
“In the year ahead, we're excited to use GenAI to transform education, providing personalized, engaging and inclusive learning. The renewed focus on lifelong learning, tech and human skills, and blended learning on campuses will be the key to employability in the AI-driven world,” Gupta added.
Published December 26th, 2023 at 11:51 IST