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Students from both engineering and other courses will have access to 18 courses online offered by IIT-K and IIT-M.

Kanpur:  Now even non-engineering students can listen to lectures by professors from IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras online for free, as part of an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Under the 'Massive Open Online Course' (MOOC), students from both engineering and other courses will have access to 18 courses online which will be conducted by seven professors from IIT-K and five professors from IIT-M.

Professors from IIT-K and IIT-M have made 18 courses available online, by recording their lectures, for non-IIT students, Professor Vimal Kumar of IIT-Kanpur, who is also the director of these online courses, told PTI.

These courses are of tremendous value to those students who have dreamt of studying by IIT professors, said Mr Kumar, who has lectures on 'Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory' under the initiative.

About 6,000 students have already enrolled for the courses which will continue till February 28, 2015. Mr Kumar said he is hopeful of 50,000 registrations soon.

The professors participating in the initiative will be given a suitable stipend.

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