The year 2020 brought with it many unexpected challenges. When the world was struggling with the pandemic, the most important step taken by the governments of all the countries was to impose a global lockdown.
While many fought their battle with the COVID19, there were many who were able to make most of their time in lockdown. Social media was full of posts of people trying their hand in cooking or learning to dance or even taking up fitness lessons online. With so much time in hand, people were sure to take up this opportunity.
Shafi Vikraman took this time to learn as much as he could. He earned over 140 online certifications, all from overseas universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, and Wharton among others.
During the lockdown, Shafi enrolled himself in online courses offered by various sites like Coursera and WHO’s learning portal. He completed around 20 courses that dealt with medical, finance, robotics, artificial intelligence, forensics, blockchain, cryptocurrency, food, and psychology.
While talking to The New Indian Express, he said that he preferred to do courses in marketing but ended up with a lot of medical courses. He dreamt of going to Yale and now has a certificate from the same university. Shafi has been super excited to share his achievements with the world.
Shafi has received certification from 16 countries and is still pursuing 22 courses
Getting these certificates was not an easy task. Shafi used to study from 6 PM to 4 AM. The late-night studying was mainly due to the time difference. Soon decided to quit his job as a deputy general manager to focus on his studies.
What is the thing that you have achieved in the lockdown?