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Aeshwarya Tiwari, 08 Jan 2014
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LEARNING need not only happen in the classroom. The Internet offers a plethora of learning resources in a multitude of domains, from medical sciences and social media marketing to the Spanish language and engineering. A variety of tools like video lectures, podcasts, quizzes and online chats are used to make learning an engaging experience. Such a rich collection of resources has been made accessible due to the efforts of educational institutes like MIT and passionate educators like Dr Najeeb who has been teaching medical sciences for 22 years. Here’s a list of reputed learning resources that students can access and learn from. All you need is Internet access and the will to learn.


An initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this online resource puts all of the educational materials from its undergraduate and graduate-level courses online, partly free and openly available to anyone, anywhere. It has 2,100 courses in Engineering, literature, Linguistics and Philosophy, History, Media Arts, Sciences and many more!
Mode of learning:  Assignments in PDF format
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.0997%
Facebook page:
Facebook likes: 38581 people


National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a Government of India-sponsored collaborative educational programme. Through curriculum-based video and web courses the programme aims to enhance the quality of engineering education in India. It is jointly carried out by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore, and is funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. Content of the courses is based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.
Website link: https://nptel.iitm.ac.in/
Course:  Engineering
Mode of Learning: Video and web
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.011%
Youtube channel:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NPTEL/135684199798143?ref=ts
Facebook like: 2513 people


British Council: The UK’s leading cultural relations organisation known for imparting English education has its largest operation in India. It has an English language website and dedicated page.
Website link: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/
Course Content: Elementary Podcasts, Grammar & Vocabulary, Fun & Games, Business & work
Mode of Learning: Audio & Video, Assignments
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.0244%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LearnEnglish.BritishCouncil
Facebook likes: 87272 People

More English language resources 
Course Content
Mode of Learning
Social Networks
No. of Visitors
Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation, Quizzes, more
Audio & Video with subtitles
Facebook: 76492 people like this.
Lessons, Grammar, Students forums etc.
Facebook: 6500 people like this.

Website: https://www.learn-hindi-online.com/
Course content: Hindi script, grammar, practice exercise
Mode of learning: Lessons
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.000035%
Facebook resource: A great way to test your Hindi ability is to visit Qamar Waheed Naqvi’s facebook page. This former news director of Aaj Tak, gives instruction and answers queries at https://www.facebook.com/qwnaqvi


There are a number of portals that help you learn foreign languages easily. Here’s some of the top of the line resources.

Learn foreign languages
Course Content
Mode of Learning
Social Networks
No. of Visitors
(Estimated %age)
12+ foreign languages
Listing, reading, writing
Audio, Lessons
Facebook: 237000 People like this
8 languages including English
Words, phrases, verbs, culture
Audio, Assignment
14+ foreign languages
Vocabulary, grammar
Audio, Pictures



Website: https://www.picturecorrect.com/
Course content: Photography tips and techniques
Mode of Learning: Blog write-ups, featured photos, equipment ratings
No. of visitors: 4 lakh/month (website source)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/picturecorrect
Facebook Likes: 23217 people

More Photography resources
Course Content
Mode of Learning
Social Networks
No. of  Visitors
Tips, photo editing, professional photography, etc.
Facebook: 2200 People like this
Basics, lightning, composition, etc.
Facebook: 374 People like this

Founded in 2007, and has since attracted over one million registered users from all over the globe! On its website you can learn 300 free multimedia courses in Digital Literacy & IT Skills, Business and Enterprise Skills, Financial & Economic Literacy, Health Literacy, etc. It also grants free diploma and certificate. In 2010, Alison was awarded the ‘King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Diploma Award’ by UNESCO.
Website link: https://alison.com/
Courses: From IT and finance to health safety and personality development
Mode of Learning: Audio, Video, assignments
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.0058%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdvanceLearning
Facebook likes: 20793 people 


Dr. Najeeb has been passionately teaching Basic & Clinical Medical Sciences for the last 22 years. Dr Najeeb has a video library of more than 400 hours, all created by himself. He  regularly records more video lectures and expands his video library to the knowledge base .
Website link: https://www.drnajeeblectures.com/
Courses: Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Neuro-Sciences, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology and also Internal Medicine.
Mode of Learning:  Video, Lectures
No. of Visitors (estimated %age): 0.00029%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DrNajeeb
Facebook likes:  143566 People


A non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by Indo-Bangladeshi American educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School, the website offers a wealth of lessons accessible to learners of every age group.
Website: https://www.khanacademy.org/
Courses: Math, Science, Finance & Economics, Humanities
Mode of Learning: Video, Lessons, Lectures
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.0325%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/khanacademy?ref=ts
Facebook likes: 255856 people


This free cultural and educational resource provides access to 500+ online courses of different universities covering wide domains like History, Biology, Engineering, Medical etc. It also contains audio books, online courses, movies, language lessons, and eBooks.
Website link: https://www.openculture.com/
Mode of Learning:  Videos, itunes
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.0128%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/openculture
Facebook likes: 48112 people


This free educational website provides courses in subjects like Engineering, History, Science, Law, Communication, etc. One can also learn seven extracurricular subjects like beauty, dance, culinary arts and music.
Website link: https://www.cosmolearning.com/
Mode of Learning: Video, Images, Documentary, Experts’ lectures
No. of Visitors (Estimated %age): 0.00091%
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CosmoLearning
Facebook likes: 3197 people

Log on to Youtube’s education channel www.youtube.com/education for a diverse collection of video lectures on a wide variety of disciplines and domains

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