Launching Mentored Online Courses MOC

We at Vidyarjan Academy offer two types of online courses: online live courses and 100% online courses. While 100% online courses provide online learning content in the form of videos, articles, quizzes, etc., online live courses additionally provide 15 hours of live interaction with the subject matter expert.

Some learners prefer 100% online courses because they can take them at their own speed and as per their convenient schedule. Some others prefer online live courses as it provides a fixed schedule for completion of the course and they value the live interaction with the subject matter expert. However, we have come across many learners who would want a third form of online courses. They want the self-paced nature of 100% online courses but need the interaction with the subject matter expert from time to time. To serve this category of learners, we are launching what we would like to call as Mentored Online Courses (MOC).

Mentored Online Courses (MOC) will provide mentoring support in the form of at least once in a week interaction with one of our mentors and occasional Q&A support on WhatsApp. As an introductory offer, we would charge Rs. 500 per month per course with an expectation that learners will finish the course within a month. As of now, we offer following Mentored Online Courses (MOC):

  1. Business Fundamentals
  2. English Grammar
  3. English Vocabulary

We will add more courses in near future. The topics under consideration are data science and digital marketing.

Interested learners can register for one or more of these courses at


New Batch of OLC starting on 4th May 2020

Admissions are open for the next batch of following Online Live Courses (OLC) starting on Monday 4th May 2020.

  1. Business Fundamentals
  2. Business Communication
  3. Advanced Excel
  4. Jump-start Data Science in R
  5. Jump-start Data Science in Python
  6. Building Website with WordPress
  7. Getting Started with Digital Marketing
  8. Project Management Basics
  9. English Grammar

The courses include 15 online live sessions of one hour each over five weeks. The sessions are supplemented with online learning content such as videos, articles, quizzes, etc. Participants would receive the Certificate of Completion after attending at least 80% sessions and by submitting assignments & quizzes.

The batch size varies from 10 to 20. The course fee is Rs. 3000.

Please visit the OLC page for more details and enrollment.


How Google Works: 50 Ideas

In September 2014, Eric Schmidt (ex-CEO of Google, current Executive Chairman, Alphabet), Jonathan Rosenberg (ex-head of products at Google; current advisor to the CEO, Alphabet), and Alan Eagle (director of executive communications at Google) published a book titled “How Google Works”. This book provides insights into functioning of Google. But more than describing how things work at Google, the authors have attempted to provide guidance on how to manage new-age companies that would employ “smart creatives”. The advice is given for almost all aspects of business, starting from culture to strategy to decisions to innovation.

Not exactly the summary but somewhat the essence of this book is available in the web article on “How Google Works: 50 Ideas“. Written by the authors of the book, this article can give an inside look at the authors’ 50 ideas that inspired the book. A must-read for every business manager!


Vidyarjan Nugget # 36: Book titled “Blue Ocean Strategy”

Written by two INSEAD professors, this book provides the advice on how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant. It is one of the bestseller books on business strategy as its more than four million copies have been sold globally. It was originally published in year 2004 and the expanded edition came out in year 2015.

The book has three parts. First part explains what is blue ocean strategy and provides an analytical tool (Strategy canvas) and the four actions framework (eliminate-reduce-raise-create). Second part advises on how to formulate blue ocean strategy. Third part specifies guidelines for execution of blue ocean strategy. The book provides many examples such as Cirque du Soleil, Netjets, Southwest Airlines, Curves, Home Depot, Dyson, etc. to illustrate the concepts.

The website of this book has many resources like case studies, teaching material, blog, and an online course.

The link to this learning resource is

Happy Learning!

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Admissions Open for Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) – 1H2020 Batch

In today’s competitive economy, understanding essence of business has become crucial for all working professionals. Hence several working professionals choose to attend either full-time or part-time MBA programs. However, not all of them can adhere to the schedule of these long-term programs. Some others find it difficult to cope up with the load of study. The fees of the MBA programs have also increased over a period of time. Due to all these factors, a good number of professionals can’t advance their career, even if they wish to do so.

To address this need, Vidyarjan Academy is launching Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) . This certificate course will cover major business topics with sufficient details. It would help the working professionals enhance their understanding of business execution and management. It will thus help them advance their career.

College students will also benefit with CBA if they are planning to join MBA program after graduation. In CBA course, they will get a glimpse of what they would learn in a MBA program.

CBA 1H2020 Batch

The first batch of CBA will be called as 1H2020 batch since it will be from January 2020 to June 2020. The course will offer 48 online live sessions of 30 minutes each. These sessions will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 pm.

The first online live session will be on Monday 6th January 2020. The medium of instruction will be Marathi/Hindi + English.

Interested candidates should register for this course before 31st December 2019. There is no fee to attend the webinars. Exam fee of Rs. 21,000 (introductory offer) is payable if you wish to earn certificate by attempting 15 online quizzes and by submitting eight assignments.

For more details, please send a WhatsApp message to +91 8104 365 281.

Suggest you also join a WhatsApp group, CBA 1H2020. As a member of this group, you will receive instant notifications about the webinars and assessment deadlines.

Seats are limited. So hurry and register for free.


Learn to learn in an hour

We have been learning since our childhood so don’t we know how to learn? Yes! You do! But will you like to know the tips and techniques for efficient learning? In other words, do you want to know how to learn more in less time? Knowing these tips and techniques can help you and your dear ones.

Vidyarjan Academy offers an hour-long webinar on this very topic. The details are as follows:

Title: Learn to learn – Tips and Techniques for Efficient Learning
Date & Time: Tuesday Dec 3, 2019 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Faculty: Shrikant Mulik

The webinar is free to attend but a prior registration is required. Please click here to register. Upon registration, you will receive the details of how to attend the webinar.

Happy Learning!