upGrad join forces with India's premium institutions like IIM Kozhikode, IIT Delhi, and Bombay to take online education to the next level

In efforts to make online education a world-class learning phenomenon, upGrad, India’s largest higher edtech joins the league of IIM’s by partnering with IIM Kozhikode, which is recognised as the sixth-best institute as per the NIRF India Rankings 2020. The partnership announces Professional Certification in Data Science for Business Decision Making, specially curated for managers and working professionals that follows a project-driven and mentorship-led approach, which is highly beneficial for aspirants in today’s competitive job market. In addition to this, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi have also joined the bandwagon by partnering with upGrad.

This eight-month Professional Certification in Data Science is designed for anyone who wants to take up the next generation technology-driven roles in top IT, Tech, E-commerce, Product, and Services Firms. It could be fresh MBA graduates to Entrepreneurs, business managers, or leaders looking for career acceleration. This program will enable professionals to apply simple concepts of data science in their current profession, thus helping them achieve insightful results to accelerate business decisions in a streamlined manner. Complex concepts of data science and machine learning will also be taught simplistically with emphasis on real-world business applications.

Commenting on the partnership – Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder upGrad said, “It is an exciting phase for upGrad as we have added IIM Kozhikode along with IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi to our network of top universities. A recent LinkedIn survey revealed that three out of four people in India are looking for jobs in 2021, and therefore, we want to make online education a new wave of learning that can not only enhance the subject foundation and offer deep technical expertise but also help our learners with powerful career acceleration. Our partnership with IIM Kozhikode and other premium institutes will further strengthen our position across the higher education space in India and beyond. After having an overwhelming 2020 wherein we expanded our program portfolio three-fold, we look at closing 15 partnerships in the coming fiscal across India, US and the UK.”

Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, added, “We at IIMK, are excited to partner with leading learning phenomenon in India, for a robust online program which is designed to ensure that all learners are able to learn the difficult/complex concepts of data science in the simplest way, thus enhancing their overall subject foundation. Additionally, our strong industry presence, the credibility of the Advanced Program and career services will provide learners with the right push to accelerate their careers."

Professor C Raju, Dean (Executive Education), IIMK, also commented, “We are happy to partner with upGrad who is constantly working towards making online education mainstream. This program involves world-class faculty members & industry experts who will introduce complex concepts of Data Science and Machine Learning algorithms in a way to enable learners, understand the new-age business applications. Such detailed program structure will further help our learners enhance their subject foundation, thus bettering their chance of rapid career growth.”

The partnerships also include two new program additions across important domains and are powered by upGrad. It includes Certificate Program in Business Analytics by IIT Bombay, that is designed to equip both, working professionals and freshers with required skills-sets resulting in informed decisions, conceptual understanding of analytics to derive valuable business insights and Certificate Programme in Finance for Non-Finance Executives by IIT Delhi to strengthen the subject foundation for better Financial Management practices.
Source: Press Release