Through this association, the mission aims at providing vocational training and certification facilities for the Indian youth with a focus on job opportunity creation. Through this partnership, upGrad commits to train and place 32,000 learners in the course for the next three years, in the sectors of IT/ITES, BFSI and Management among others.
upGrad Co-founder and MD, Mayank Kumar said, “We are pleased to gain accreditation by the NSDC which aims at promoting skill development and enhancing private sector initiatives. Through this association, we look forward to upskilling the talent pool and preparing them for a better tomorrow. As a brand largely committed and passionate towards education, we look forward to extending our support and build a learning ecosystem that will make a difference in society.”
“This accreditation conveys and recognizes the existing efforts and best practices adopted by us. Through this collaboration we are confident to play a big role in shaping the talent pool of the nation,” he further added.
upGrad’s online courses are certified and highly regarded among students and professionals looking at upskilling for better job opportunities in their corresponding fields.
upGrad was founded in early 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli and Ravijot Chugh, with the aim of providing formal education online. In a short span of 4 years, upGrad on-boarded over 15K paid learners and impacted more than 363K individuals globally, making it India’s largest online higher education company, basis gross revenue generated from the Indian market.
upGrad provides programs in the areas of Data Science, Technology and Management to college students, working professionals and enterprises. These programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with top-notch universities like IIT Madras, IIIT-B, BITS Pilani, MICA, NMIMS Global Access School For Continuing Education, Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, Duke CE and others. To further enhance the learning experience, a comprehensive ecosystem has been built which includes one-on-one mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, industry networking and most importantly an expert career guidance, in order to provide learners a holistic support to elevate their careers to the next level.
The company has been awarded the ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. The company received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.