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Harvard, MIT to launch free online courses soon

NEW YORK: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined hands to launch an ambitious $60 million initiative under which they will offer free online courses to students , a collaboration that will be headed by Indian-origin professor Anant Agarwal.
The new online education platform 'EdX' would be overseen by a Cambridge-based not-for-profit organization and be owned and governed equally by the two universities . MIT and Harvard have committed $30 million each in institutional support, grants and philanthropy to launch the collaboration.

Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Agarwal led the development of the platform.

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