In an attempt to intensify the research activities and strengthen the academia, Oxford University Press (OUP) launched online courses in India.
The Epigeum program has now been introduced in India to facilitate enhanced studying, research, teaching, leadership and management methodologies to universities and education institutions to assist them in enhancing the education system.
MD - Global Academic Publishing Division, Oxford University Press (OUP), Tim Barton said that Epigeum is the source of high-quality consolidated content that has been gathered by experts from across the world and has now been made available to Indian Universities through online mediums to promote learning.
He also added that India aims to blend in the global arena and there are potential authors who want to work as national as well as global levels.
A lot of changes will be seen as India is rising as an economy and there will be a prominent shift in education where researchers and scholars will aim to stage their ideas on a global stage, Barton added.
In this era of change, Epigeum will prove to be very productive. It will offer distinctive and diverse topics such as Advanced Research Skills, Avoiding Plagiarism as well as University Leadership and Management.
The courses offered by Epigeum have been designed by experts from across the world and partner universities shared by subscription.
There is a subscription cost that is different for different courses and depends on the course size, duration of the course and reach of the universities which subscribe to it.
Over 80 courses have been launched in partnership with 33 of the leading global universities that are ranked among the top 100 in the QS world university rankings 2014-15.
Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Printing Press, Nigel Portwood said that Epigeum is a productive program and hoped that it will be welcomed various teaching and research communities in India and Asia.