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How are Online@IIMA courses delivered?

All the courses, including self paced and live courses, are delivered through the Online@IIMA platform or offered through partner platforms. For online courses on partner platforms, the learners will be redirected to the relevant platform.

Do I have to physically visit the campus to participate in Online@IIMA courses?

No, all the courses offered through online mode are available to the participants regardless of their location, except for Blended (Hybrid) courses wherein a portion of the course needs to be attended on campus. Typically, the proportion of offline sessions is 20-30%. However, if you think you may have a constraint due to a large proportion of sessions offline, it will be best to confirm the number for the course you are interested in.

I am not sure which online course is right for me. How do I decide?

Select the course(s) based on the following criteria:

– Explore the subject that interests you

– Search by course duration and your availability

– Consider prospective careers and employment opportunities

– Consider your existing work experience and skillset

– Enroll in a relevant and suitable course 

Do I need to pay fee for a free course on the portal?

While the course material may be free, some partner platforms may charge a fee for the certificate. The fee amount may vary depending on the course and the platform.

Can I use the free course content for personal or work-related projects?

Although the course content may be free, it is still subject to copyright laws and is the intellectual property of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Using the content for personal or commercial purposes is not permitted without the institute’s permission. Uploading, sharing or using the content without permission may result in copyright infringement.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

There is no limit to the number of courses you can pursue at one time. However, considering the required investment of time and effort, tentatively 2-8 hours of learning each week, we recommend that the learner can begin with one course at a time. As the courses being offered at Online@IIMA are available throughout the year, the learner can always continue learning with more topics that interest them. For live online courses, it is strongly recommended that one should not enroll in more than one live course at a time. You could, of course, take one live course and one (or more) self-paced course at the same time depending on your time availability, etc.

How will I be able to interact with the faculty?

Depending upon the nature of the course, the learners will have the opportunity to interact with the faculty online or in-person. 

Are Online@IIMA courses available in languages other than English?

By default, the mode of communication and teaching for all the courses at Online@IIMA is only English at present. Some courses offered through the Swayam platform may be available in Hindi.

Do I need to purchase any additional study materials?

All the reading material that the learner is required to access is included in the course that is selected. The instructors or support staff may provide recommendations and suggestions to study for further exploration.

Can I earn academic credit for participating in an Online@IIMA course?

The course will give you a certificate on successful completion. Whether it can be used for academic credit in any degree programme depends on the policies of that programme. Currently, IIMA does not allow direct transfer of credit from online courses to its degree programmes.

What are the learning requirements to successfully complete a course?

Learning requirements vary according to the nature and level of the course that the learner has selected. Typically, it may include a combination of one or more assignments, exams or projects.

What do I receive upon completion of the course?

Upon successful completion of the course from Online@IIMA, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Certain courses may require course fees to be paid to be able to participate in the evaluations and receive a certificate.

How do I sign up for the Online@IIMA course?

Visit the official Online@IIMA page, create an account, select the course as per your interest and fill a few details. If you are choosing a paid course or option, pay there itself online. You are in and it’s simple! Live courses may have a filtering process wherein after you express your interest, the instructor will decide whether your profile is appropriate for the cohort that the course is designed for.

Do I get IIMA alumni privileges by doing an Online@IIMA course?

The allotment of IIMA alumni status depends primarily on the course chosen by the learner. For more information, you are requested to refer to the respective course details. 

Are there any enrollment restrictions for participants from different countries?

This depends primarily on the course chosen by the learner. For more information, you are requested to refer to the respective course details. 

What are the technical specifications and minimum bandwidth requirement to access the Online@IIMA portal?

Online@IIMA can be accessed through decent internet connection on computer and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. The platform supports the up-to-date web browsers, including, Google Chrome (recommended), Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fees include tuition and study material for the entire duration of the course on Online@IIMA. 

Are scholarships or discounts available?

At present, we do not offer any scholarships or discounts. 

What are my payment options?

Payments are accepted through all modes, preferably NEFT or RTGS. 

Is it possible to pay in installments?

The availability of EMI opportunities with finance partners or credit cards will vary depending on the course being pursued. In general, for short courses, the entire fees needs to be paid at the beginning, without installments.

Can someone else pay for the course on my behalf?

The payments are accepted online and anyone can pay on your behalf by going to the course payment page on the website. 

What are the policies for refunds and deferrals?

The online courses on the Online@IIMA platform are designed to provide the learners with the flexibility that is needed to balance work, study and personal engagements. It is requested to choose the course keeping your availability in consideration. There will be no refunds or deferrals once an online course has been accessed in any manner. 

Upon completion of a paid Online@IIMA course, when will I receive my certificate?

The certificates are delivered digitally and are often available immediately after you successfully complete the course. 

Does Online@IIMA offer digital certificates?

The certificates for all the online courses at our platform are delivered digitally. 

How long is this certificate valid?

The certificates awarded for the courses pursued from Online@IIMA do not have an end date. They are valid forever.