Almost all top platforms are offering courses for free in this lockdown period.

On one hand, it’s a great opportunity to work on the skill you always wanted to build.

On the other, the confusion about choosing the right course could end up wasting a lot of time!

To help you in this journey, we have done some research and have curated a list of top courses for you.

These courses are based on:

i) Review of learners to decide which of them are more popular.
ii) Top skills that recruiters demand across functions and industries.

Specially for freshers and early stage professionals, our experts think that following skills are going to play an important role in your professional growth:

  • Analytics
  • Technical expertise
  • Creativity in content and design
  • Management
  • Learning ability

For these skills, we have looked at top learning platforms and have compiled a list of some of the most trending courses.

These courses are shortlisted based on their popularity amongst learners.

Let’s start with the list:

Platform 1: Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community of professionals thriving to master real-world skills through project-based classes.

Most of these courses are very short, they are not accredited, but are taught by experts in the relevant fields.


Business analytics

UI/UX design

Web development

Graphic design

Film making

Digital marketing

Platform 2: Udemy

Udemy is among the most popular online learning platforms globally, specifically designed for improving job-related skills of the participants.

This lockdown period, Udemy is offering heavy discounts of no less than 90% on the majority of its courses.

Check out some of the most trending skill-specific courses.

Adobe certifications

Machine learning & data science

Business development



Cyber security

Software development

Digital marketing

Personality development

Platform 3: Udacity

Udacity is an online learning platform that focuses on career advancement programs which focuses on trending technologies such as data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, autonomous systems and other.

The programs and courses provided by Udacity are executive programs, Non-degree programs, single paid courses, career services, scholarships, government programs and more.

Data science

Artificial intelligence


Cloud Computing

Business development

Platform 4: Pluralsight

Pluralsight is an online platform that throws light on technology and skills and comes up with the opportunity to create progress through technology and develop the skills.

The experts provide online programs on learning paths, assessments, executive programs and other.

They help companies for creating life-changing products and empower technologists.

Information & cyber security

Software development


Creative field

Platform 5: Open classrooms

Open Classrooms is an online learning platform that provides education-to-employment programs, one-on-one mentorship sessions, online bachelor’s and master’s level diploma, career coaching services to the students and professionals.

They also offer project-driven programs, soft skills that are taught by the experts.

They worked on a dual model that offers a worldwide job guarantee and refundable tuition fee for the students.

Business courses

Human resources


Marketing and communication

Project management


Platform 6: Coursera

Coursera is among the leading learning platforms that aims to offer the best education through its online courses (both free and paid), MasterTrack TM ️ certificates, and specialization based courses.

Here, learners can also enroll themselves for the degree programs which are offered by leading companies like Google, IBM, and universities like Yale, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, etc.

Below is the list of some of the most popular and trending courses from Coursera which can help you in learning a new skill and at the same time gaining advanced career benefits:

AI, Machine learning, and data science

Software development

Business essentials

Psychology, personal development, and health

Platform 7: NPTEL Swayam

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is one of the biggest and most accessed libraries offering educational based content.

Most of these courses are attuned with subjects like basic science, computer science, engineering, and management.

The NPTEL’s YouTube channel has 50000+ video content with 1.5 million+ channel subscribers.

Most of the courses are free to access and those who wish to receive a Swayam online certificate for the same, can enroll for an optional proctored certification exam by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 1000.

NPTEL is among the 9 national coordinators of Swayam, which is a Government of India driven platform.

Check out the below list of some of the latest and most popular courses offered by NPTEL Swayam:

Computer science and engineering

Aerospace engineering

Design engineering



All the best

Covid-19 Resources Career Advice
Rashmi Karan

Rashmi Karan

Rashmi is helping Data Science & AI professionals make informed upskilling decisions at Naukri Learning. With data expected to play a vital role, she's trying to create an impact on careers of many.

Read More