Top 10 Free Online Courses Available For Indians In Harvard University

By Sashikanth

Harvard University, which was established in 1636, is one amongst the top ten universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The oldest institution in the United States of America is based in Cambridge and Boston and has an enrolment of over twenty thousand candidates that include professional students, undergraduates and graduates.

Apart from excellence in teaching, learning and research, the university also offer a wide range of online learning courses. The data science online program with a certificate from the Harvard University is popular across the world. Besides data science, it also offers many other online programs. The online courses are absolutely free to all the nationals including Indians. Here are the top ten online courses from the Harvard University.

Top 10 Free Online Courses In Harvard

10. Data Science: Productive Tools

Candidates will learn about how to use Unix/Linux to manage the file system. They will also learn about the useful features provided by Rstudio. This is a four-week course and one has to devote at least 2 to 4 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $49 USD (approx. INR 3302) for a verified certificate.

9. Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, And Ethics Of Reproductive Technologies And Genetics

One will learn about the ethics of surrogacy besides the law and ethics of mixing human and animal genetic material. They will also know about how the reproductive technology industry works. This is a seven-week course and one has to devote at least 2 to 3 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $99 USD (approx. INR 6747) for a verified certificate.

8. Introduction To Bioconductor: Annotation And Analysis Of Genomes And Genomic Assays

One will be provided with ample of information about the next generation sequencing, microarrays, genomic annotation and bioconductor genomicranges utilities. This is a four-week course and one has to devote at least 2 to 4 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $50 USD (approx. INR 3370) for a verified certificate.

7. Entrepreneurship In Emerging Economies

The course will make candidates aware of the opportunities for entrepreneurship in fast-growing emerging markets and provide conceptual framework for evaluating such opportunities. This is a six-week course and one has to devote at least 3 to 5 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $125 USD (approx. INR 8519) for a verified certificate.

6. The Climate-Energy Challenge

In climate-energy challenge, registered candidates will learn how scientists measure ancient temperature and carbon dioxide levels besides understanding the impacts of climate change on human societies and natural ecosystems. This is a nine-week course and one has to devote at least 4 to 6 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $50 USD (approx. INR 3370) for a verified certificate.

5. Calculus Applied

Candidates will understand authentic examples and case studies on how calculus is applied. They also learn about how to analyse mathematical models including variables and parameters. This is a eight-week course and one has to devote at least 3 to 6 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $99 USD (approx. INR 6747) for a verified certificate.

4. Introduction To Probability

The course will be on the methods for finding the expected value of a random quantity and an approach of understanding the random variables. How to make good predictions is also explained. This is a seven-week course and one has to devote at least 5 to 10 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $99 USD (approx. INR 6747) for a verified certificate.

3. Energy Within Environmental Constraints

Candidates will learn about the basic engineering, environment science and economics of our energy system. They will also learn about environmental impacts of the energy system and climate change. This is a 10-week course and one has to devote at least 3 to 5 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $125 USD (approx. INR 8519) for a verified certificate.

2. Principles Of Biochemistry

One will gain an overview of structures and functions of the chemical building blocks of life. They will also acquire knowledge on the primary metabolic pathways of power cells besides how metabolic perturbations linked to various human diseases. This is a 15-week course and one has to devote at least 4 to 6 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $199 USD (approx. INR 13562) for a verified certificate.

1. The Quantum World

Candidates will learn about the principles of quantum mechanics and how they apply to chemistry. One will learn about how to simulate quantum mechanics in Python. This is a 26-week course and one has to devote at least 3 to 5 hours per week. A registered candidate can pay $199 USD (approx. INR 13562) for a verified certificate.

The courses mentioned above are self-paced ones and there is no set schedule. The course material will be sent as soon as the course begins. There are no specific dates for completing the assignments and exams. If you are aiming for a certificate, following a schedule is required. To pursue these courses, visit the official website of Harvard Online Learning.

Also Read: Top 10 Free Online Courses Available In IIM Bangalore

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