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This paper is a case study of designing; creating and implementing a MOOC course on ‘Information Handling Skills in Teaching, Learning and Research’ at the central library, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research under World Bank funded project on National Agricultural Higher Education Project. The authors explain about the components of planning and designing a MOOC course with detailed information about various issues, procedures, standards, and technical aspects such as hardware and software specifications. This paper also describes the importance of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their advantages over the traditional teaching methods. It provides exhaustive details about MOOCs, their characteristics, formats, standards, technology involved including the software and hardware for creating and hosting the video lessons over the Internet. The paper also lists out various Government and private agencies involved in creating and offering MOOCs in India. This paper also provides some standard guidelines on how to execute a MOOC programme effectively.