Agriculture is a critical sector that is vital for the growth of the Indian economy. It is also the sector where the need for improved skills is the greatest and most massive. Considering this urgent need, a consortium of leading institutions has launched Massive Open Online Courses called agMOOCs.

agMOOCs is an online platform designed to help students, professionals and organizations to acquire and enhance knowledge and skills in the agriculture domain. The platform provides free access to numerous high quality courses online offered by renowned faculty from the premier institutes of the country. The intent is to reach out to thousands of learners through these MOOCs thus enabling them to access higher agricultural education.

Participation and Competency certificates will be awarded to qualifying students based on their involvement and performance. The certificates will be jointly issued by the Centre for Development of Technical Education, IIT Kanpur and NPTEL.