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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:40PM IST (11:10AM GMT)
Axis Bank Teams Up with Coursera to Offer World-Class Learning Programmes to its Employees
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


  • Axis Bank’s first association with an online education provider
  • Employees will get access to certification training courses from leading universities on the Coursera platform
  • To help nurture leadership capabilities and enhance aptitude for skills sets that are high in demand    

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, today signed an agreement with Coursera, the world’s largest open online education provider, to nurture and up skill its human capital through online certification courses from top Universities globally.

Banking sector in India is witnessing a major evolution with technology and innovation rapidly altering the existing landscape. To keep up with the pace of this evolution, it is imperative to equip employees with specialized skill sets. Axis Bank is taking talent management to the next level by offering its employees access to a world-class online certification programme.
Coursera will design tailor-made curriculums relevant for the Bank’s employees, in sync with industry demand, covering topics like leadership, data analytics, innovative thinking, etc., chosen from among 1700 courses offered by top universities across the world.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dahiya, Group Executive, Axis Bank, said, “As one of the leading employers in India, we are focused on bringing innovation to our employee development processes. We believe Coursera would be a great vehicle for delivering world-class training for relevant skills. By offering our employees learning opportunities with the world’s top universities, we hope to not only increase the value they gain as individuals but also the value they bring to the organization and the economy as a whole.”
Mr. Nikhil Sinha, Senior Advisor, Coursera, further added, “This unique and highly scalable program will give Axis Bank employees access to industry relevant, flexible online courses and certification from top universities around the world. Axis Bank is the first Indian company to use Coursera courses in this way, and we will be working with a select number of other companies in India to develop and attract the country’s top talent.”
About Axis Bank:
Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Axis Bank offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, SME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses.
With its 2,805 domestic branches (including extension counters) and 12,631ATMs across the country, as on 31st December 2015, the network of Axis Bank spreads across 1,796 cities and towns, enabling the Bank to reach out to a large cross-section of customers with an array of products and services. The Bank also has nine overseas offices with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Shanghai and Colombo; representative offices at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Dhaka and an overseas subsidiary at London, UK.
The Bank’s website www.axisbank.com offers comprehensive details about its products and services.
About Coursera
Coursera is the world’s largest open online education company, with over 17 million registered learners. Coursera partners with 138 of the world’s best universities and educational institutions to offer over 1700 courses and Specializations. Anyone, anywhere can access learning opportunities relevant to them in dozens of topics including business, technology, social sciences, health, and art. Coursera empowers learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives.
For more information, visit www.coursera.org

Photo Caption: Mr. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Executive, Axis Bank & Mr. Nikhil Sinha, Senior Advisor, Coursera

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Suresh Warrier, Axis Bank, +91 (22) 24255601, suresh.warrier@axisbank.com
Anand Mugad, Axis Bank, +91 (22) 24255614, anand.mugad@axisbank.com
Sherin Antony, Axis Bank, +91 (22) 24255611, sherin.antony@axisbank.com
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Mr. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Executive, Axis Bank & Mr. Nikhil Sinha, Senior Advisor, Coursera