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UpGrad Makes Learning Possible Anytime and Anywhere

With the coming in of digitization, the education sector has witnessed a sea change. Sitting at home one can now enroll for classes and take the examinations as well. Making it easier for those wishing to pursue industry related courses Ronnie Screwvala has come up with UpGrad, to make learning possible anytime and anywhere.

Making use of the technology UpGrad, an online higher education platform provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad aims at empowering individuals to reach their full professional potential in the most engaging learning environment.

Founded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Ravijot Chugh and Prabhav Phalgun in March 2015, UpGrad looks to provide quality post graduate online programs for working professionals who wish to build and expand their skill sets. With its first course on entrepreneurship launched in November 2015, UpGrad works along three broad components – learning specific aspects of different entrepreneurial concepts, experiencing these concepts by listening to industry experts talk about their challenges, and application of these concepts for real-life business needs.

India has 150M individuals in the higher education age group population (18-24 years), and less than 30M are going through. Online education has to work towards bringing more people within the higher education umbrella – as online offline education may not meet the growind demand requirement. Further, many individuals find it difficult to leave their jobs to go back to school and gain additional skills to move up in their career. That is where UpGrad intends to bring quality education for those professionals and allow them to upgrade their career.

UpGrad further seeks to launch courses on digital marketing, angel investment and product management in addition to its upcoming data analytics diploma in association with IIIT Bengaluru.


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Luna Dewan

Luna Dewan

With six years of her journalism experience, Luna Dewan has worked for leading print media like the New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle and DNA. She has been writing on healthcare, environment and various other civic issues. She is now with as the Assistant Editor.

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