At Minerva, there are no tests. The first year of four years of studies is about learning critical thinking. Students live together on campus, but all classes are taught via online video platforms so professors and students don’t need to be in the same physical location.
Founder Ben Nelson details the value of Minerva in today’s developing technological sector. He states that Minerva is structured around true-life application and preparing students for jobs in the real world. This is all structured around a university format devoid of lectures, which allow for greater retention of concepts, and a format providing educational materials at a reasonable price, illustrating how information in the digital age is available at our fingertips.
Without fancy infrastructures, Minerva has been able to keep its cost at minimal $30,000 and promises to give an Ivy League quality education. The students of this travelling global university will be staying in Bangalore for six months of their undergraduate.