Digital Blended Learning

Digital Blended Learning (DBL) is a key means of achieving IIHS’ core objectives of access and inclusion. We do this by offering scalable high-quality content on interdisciplinary urban practice, science and studies in an anytime, anywhere format, at low-to-no cost. 


The vision of DBL is to ‘become the go-to resource for all things Urban in India and in the world’. To achieve this vision, the key objectives of IIHS’ Digital Blended Learning Programme are as follows:


  • Take conversations and debates on urban practice, science and studies to a wide audience including academics, students and practitioners across India and the world, through a combination of standalone online learning courses and blended learning programmes.
  • Create a rich repository of digital learning assets on urban practice, science and studies, for teachers, learners and researchers.
  • Provide learning content from experts in India and from across the world in multiple languages.
  • Enable strong peer-to-peer learning experiences and collaborative problem-solving opportunities around some of the most pressing urban challenges of our age.
  • Enrich the experience of learners and participants of various IIHS courses by supplementing classroom sessions with rich multimedia content, both in-class as well as before and after the class.


The DBL Programme has been working on a wide range of initiatives – from completely online courses to digital learning material for classroom teaching to standalone micro-learning objects.