Highlights
  • Online learning is an option for students in India
  • Some of the world’s best universities offer online courses
  • Quite a few of them are free, or almost free

You don’t need to enroll at a university or step out of your home to start learning something new. There are a whole bunch of portals that let you expand your skill set or simply revisit the basics. Online learning has been growing over the past few years and there are several portals that let you prepare for competitive examinations or even offer a proper US degree for almost no fees.

If you’re curious about what you can do, here’s a quick roundup of online learning portals that you can use in India. We looked at various options, and also followed up on their reputation online to see what kind of feedback users were leaving, and here are the top picks we ended up with

1) Khan Academy
Khan Academy is one of the best known names on this list. In case you don’t already know, it is a free online learning portal with more courses than what most people need. The website lets you learn maths, science, humanities, economics, and more.

If you want to start with basics and move towards preparing for competitive exams such as IIT-JEE, you can do that at Khan Academy. It’s not as good as having a personal tutor but if you’re comfortable at learning on your own via really good videos, Khan Academy is excellent.