Free online courses to upskill yourself during lockdown

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Many countries across the world have announced complete lockdown in view of coronavirus outbreak and advised people to stay at home. In this tough time when many offices, schools, colleges, and other academic institutions have closed for over a month, many people find it difficult to keep themselves engaged.

For those who want to learn something new while staying at home, here are some of the best free online courses to make the most of your time spent at home due to coronavirus lockdown.

Artificial Intelligence: IIT Delhi offers free online course on Artificial Intelligence through NPTEL. The course introduces the variety of concepts in the field of artificial intelligence. It discusses the philosophy of AI, and how to model a new problem as an AI problem. It describes a variety of models such as search, logic, Bayes nets, and MDPs, which can be used to model a new problem. It also teaches many first algorithms to solve each formulation. The course prepares a student to take a variety of focused, advanced courses in various subfields of AI.

GATE preparation: The aspirants who wish to clear GATE examination can log on to the NPTEL website – nptel.ac.in – to sign up for free preparation guide for GATE examinations. The website has previous years’ GATE question paper of all subjects that aspirants can download for the preparation of the GATE exam.
Photojournalism: The Ministry of Human Resource Development offers free online course on Photojournalism. Those who are interested in photography and want to learn more about photojournalism can visit the official website of the SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds, online tutorial portal by MHRD – ugcmoocs.inflibnet.ac.in.
Writing for Mass Media: Those interested in Writing for Mass Media can visit the official portal of SWAYAM – ugcmoocs.inflibnet.ac.in – to take free online classes on this. There are different study module like narration, creative writing, writing for radio, magazines, books, marketing material and more.
Food and Nutrition: Our eating patterns directly affects our health and well-being. The pattern of eating has changed significantly in recent times. This course will teach you more about food and nutrition, diet, food safety etc. Those interested can sign up on SWAYAM portal to learn more about food and nutrition.

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