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Free Online Courses from Reputed Universities

Posted on: September 1, 2020

If you are a person who wants to enhance knowledge, augment chances to get a job by obtaining certifications for the knowledge/skills you possess and/or if you are someone who wants to make use of the days and months confined to home due to social distancing owing to Covid-19 pandemic in a productive manner and, at the same time, does not like to spend anything for these purposes during this financially tight period, you are lucky that you have come across the right blog. Just go on reading.

You have an opportunity to learn from reputed universities of the world and obtain their Certificate without any fees. You may not believe; but, it’s true. Besides, there is neither any age restriction nor any prequalification requirement. All you need are the things listed below that could be already in your possession for meeting day-to-day needs.

  1. a Computer (Though a Laptop will render the process easier, a Tab or even a Smartphone would serve the purpose)
  2. an Internet Connection
  3. Proficiency in English Language

The courses are offered by world renowned universities through a campus tie-up between Coursera and Sri C. Achutha Menon Govt College located at Trissur in Kerala State.

C. Achutha Menon College

Registration Form of Coursera Campus in Sri C. Achutha Menon Govt College, Thrissur, Kerala, India will open before you.

Enter all relevant information for registration process. Note that all mandatory columns are marked and don’t skip those columns. If you do not belong to any of the three categories, just select “Others” skip the institution column that follows.

Registration Form

Click the “Submit” button if you have filled all mandatory columns. The below screen will appear.

Response from C.A ca_menon_college

Now go to the inbox of the email you have provided at the time of registration. You will find an invitation email.

A few things to keep in mind. You may not receive the Invitation mail immediately. It may take a few minutes or even up to 24 hours in some cases. If you don’t find the Invitation mail in the Inbox, please check the Spam/Trash folders too.

Invitation Mail

Open the email and click on the “Join Now” button. You will be taken to the Coursera Website (Sponsored by Sri C. Achutha Menon Govt. College Trissur).


Take note of the Important message that “You only have until September 30, 2020 to enrol in as many courses as you like for free”. Depending on the day of registration, the last date you get could be a different date. What is important to remember is that you can enrol in as many courses as you like before the deadline.

Click on the “Join for Free” button. Below screen will appear.

Start Program

Click on the “Continue” button.

Set up new account

Enter a password of your choice and click on the “Continue” button.

Start First Course

Click on “Browse Catalog” button. A long course catalogue will open. Browse through the catalogue and select a topic of your interest.

Core Data Science Catalog

Click on the first course of the topic. A screen similar to the one below will appear.

Introduction to Data Science

Click on the “Enroll for Free” button to join the course offered by University of Michigan. After enrolling you will be tempted to start the learning process. But, be patient and continue to browse the course catalogues and enrol in as many courses as you can. Remember, you only must enrol before September 30, 2020; there is no deadline set to complete the course.

When you complete a course, you will receive an email with access to certificates and credentials. You can share this on your Bio-Data/CV, Linked-in Profile and other social media profiles. A sample Certificate is given below.


Of course, you can’t finish all the courses at a time. So, prioritise your courses and set a timetable for each course to complete. In other words, it is a time to demonstrate your determination; organise yourself and handle it systematically.

I wish you all Success in the learning process.