The Shikkhok.com project aims to provide free online education and high-quality courses in
Bengali language to rural and disadvantaged students in Bangladesh and India. The
Shikkhok.com platform brings together educators and researchers from all over the world for
to create free-of-cost content in Bengali language on both basic and advanced topics, to
develop a model for ultra-low-cost online education for students in the developing world and
to serve as an open, free, and cheaper alternative to traditional educational institutions.
Shikkhok was founded in August 2012 by Dr. Ragib Hasan, a computer science professor at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham.