The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is urging students to enrol in its Degree Plus programme to help make them “industry ready.”
The curriculum is offered in addition to the students’ regular enrollment in the BA, BCom, and BSc degrees. The website offers more than 300 certificate programmes, the majority of which are free.
Nitin Karmalkar, who was SPPU’s vice chancellor at the time, spearheaded the project in 2021, making 300–350 courses available to students for less than the original fee. The university has partnered with a number of educational and social organizations to offer the courses, including Harvard Business Online, Stanford University, AWS, Simply Learn, Celebrity School, and IBM.
Students at the institution will be able to acquire up-to-date knowledge in fields including economics, culture, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing through “Degree Plus.” The majority of students should take advantage of this opportunity, according to SPPU Vice-Chancellor Karbhari Kale.
All of the courses are offered online, and many of them are free. Students receive certificates upon passing the course, and the website has posted the course programme for 2022–2023 already. Nearly 26,000 students signed up for it during its pilot run, and 5,000 students applied for admission. The website http://degreeplus.in is where students seeking degrees from SPPU and its affiliated universities can apply for enrollment to the programme.