Top 5 tech courses that can get you a job
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These courses are available online, courtesy some popular universities.

Diksha Gupta, TechGig.com

While there are a host of tech courses being offered in India, there are only handful of them which can help build a bright career. The best part is that international universities have ventured into the Indian educational setup with their online courses.

Kabir Chadha, India Country Manager, Coursera, shares, "we see a lot of demand for high-tech skills and certifications. Technology and computer science courses register more than half of all the enrollments in India. Computer Science and Data Science lead the pack at 25 per cent and 18 per cent respectively."

He says that a typical Indian taking tech courses online looking to stand out in a sea of qualified job applicants, vying for top jobs at startups and tech companies. Kabir says, "While our learners come from every possible demographic, majority of them are career professionals in their mid-20s and early 30s. Most Indian learners associate such courses as a medium to gain skill sets for a new job or enhance their existing job profiles. A lot of users also use our courses to enhance their application for higher education. There is another category of users who are keen on learning subjects aren't a part of their regular university curriculum."

Tech courses are worthy, yet expensive. But online education world has helped a lot of techies up their game with respect to skills Online learning platforms like Coursera, Udemy and SimpliLearn are providing an alternative to people who aren't able to afford the otherwise expensive international degrees.

Listed here are top five tech courses that can help you find a job in present job scenario in India.

1. R programming: R is definitely the next programming language you should learn. It is used in a variety of domains including software development, business analysis, statistical reporting and scientific research. As per Coursera, as many as 150 people enroll for an R Programming course daily.

2. Machine Learning: According to Packt, Machine Learning is one of the most in-demand skills in 2016. A Machine Learning course from Stanford university gets about 146 enrollments per day on the Coursera website.

3. Python Programming: Experts in the IT world opine that Python should be the first programming language of a programmer. Indian employers are looking for fully stacked programmers and Python will help you get there. A Python programming course from University of Michigan is a popular choice.

4. How to create a website in the weekend: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 20 per cent from 2012 to 2022. The demand of these professionals is driven by increasing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce in India.

5. Data Science: The Harvard Business Review claims the job of a data scientist as one of the sexiest jobs of the 21st century. Although a niche domain, the demand of data scientists is increasing in almost every sector.

diksha.gupta@timesgroup.com

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