Coronavirus outbreak: IIT Kanpur launches globally free online tutorials

The Institute seeks CSR funding to expand the reach of its free offer

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur | Photo credit: IIT Kanpur website

Amid the global lockdown of cities and academic institutions following the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has announced to provide free online tutorials in Python to universities worldwide.
Popular globally, Python is an interpreted high-level general-purpose programming language. The free online support would be provided through, a proprietary suite developed at IIT-K. Prutor, which offers many specialised online courses, has already been adopted by IIT Mumbai, IIT Goa, IIT Madras and other leading institutions to teach coding.
According to an IIT-K communiqué, most colleges had to cancel their physical classes to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. In this regard, the Institute has made the online content and access to Prutor free to any university and college in the world, which cannot take physical classes anymore due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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First Published: Mar 15 2020 | 6:22 PM IST

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