edX, the not-for-profit online learning destination, founded by Harvard and MIT, recently partnered with IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) to launch Online portal of IFIN Academy using edX courses.

Through this partnership, IFIN has created a customized catalog of edX courses and created a function specific, online learning path, for their employees. Through this portal, IFIN employees will have access to courses and programs provide high-quality skilling to help employees advance their skill set, or follow a path to an accelerated in-house program and development.

These courses are now available for discovery using edX Catalog API in a co-branded environment on the IFIN Academy Online Portal. To deploy this offering, IFIN is working with Work Better India – edX Channel Partner in India who provides learning and technology support for this integration.
An edX survey of online learners revealed a growing demand for a series of rich and rigorous courses, influenced by the demands of the job market. Learners want flexible, affordable, real-time knowledge and skills that enable and prepare them for a specific job or career that is currently the most sought after, such as Supply Chain Management – a field experiencing a worldwide talent shortage.

“We work closely with Corporates of all sizes to meet their upskilling and reskilling requirements in the most effective and robust manner. We’re proud to have IL&FS Financial Services as our first enterprise customer in the BFSI domain in India. We look forward to strengthening this partnership further and train workforces to be future ready,” said Amit Goyal, Country Head- edX India. “These courses and programs provide the next level of innovation in learning by addressing the skills gap present in our industry to create a skillful, successful 21st-century workforce.”

“At IFIN, people are at the center of all activities. In keeping with trends today digitization of learning is the imperative action. I am very pleased that IFIN Academy has partnered with edX as a choice of excellence in the field of digitized learning. With this partnership, IFIN will be able to bring the best of global learning to its multinational employee base” commented Mr Ramesh C Bawa, MD & CEO, IL&FS Financial Services