upGrad forays into Annual Licensing Model for Business Continuity; To impact 10 Lakh working professionals in 24 months

upGrad forays into Annual Licensing Model for Business Continuity; To impact 10Lakh working professionals in 24 months

Mumbai, 24 June 2021: upGrad for Business, the B2B arm of South Asia’s largest higher edtech, upGrad, today announced the launch of a new business solution, upLevel - to provide corporates with an organisation-wide on-demand learning capability. Designed keeping in mind the evolving industry requirements and elevated learning paths, the newly launched L&D solution will help the workforce stay abreast of evolving skill sets and trends, thus being future-ready to drive business outcomes.

Under the new upLevel program, corporates will have access to upGrad's 100+ course portfolio that will enable their employees to upskill themselves based on the current skill demands in the industry. Employers stand to benefit not only from employee benchmarking on critical skills but also from the reduced employee skill obsolescence. They will also enjoy a learning culture dipstick through learning audit, solid learner behaviour analytics, and business value propositions such as budget optimisation, business profitability, employee productivity, and reduction amongst others. Unlike other edtech players, the new upLevel program goes beyond the theory through industry-specific case studies, monthly webinars with industry leaders, domain-specific practice material, and graded assignments.

Commenting on this, Minaxi Indra, President, upGrad for Business, said, “In today’s technology-driven world, an organisation’s capability to upskill its employees creates a sustainable competitive advantage. Our specially curated programs bring a trifecta of toolset, skill-sets, and mindset gains for corporates. These are available to the workforce on-demand, enabling organisations with a future-driven workforce that is efficient, in-sync with the evolving trends, and delivers impact at scale.”

“We are in active talks with corporates across sectors and on the verge of closing significant corporate partnerships,” she added.

This new launch comes soon after upGrad for Business had recently announced its plans to upskill 1,00,000 women in Data Science, Technology, and Management roles as part of its WISDOM (Women in Science, Data, Organisational behaviour & Management) initiative to help women professionals become career leaders.

About upGrad for Business:

upGrad for Business is the B2B arm of upGrad, South Asia’s largest online higher education company. Founded in 2015, the international edtech leader has impacted over 1 million total registered learners over 50+ countries across the world.

With the aim of creating impact at scale through its world-class learning programs and custom solutions, upGrad for Business partners with organizations to equip their employees with the right skillset and mindset to produce a future-proof workforce. Our solutions span across the employee lifecycle to facilitate digital and business transformation in alignment with organisational goals, leading to capability building and value generation.

With a 93% program completion rate, 3000+ faculty/mentors, outcome-based learning approach, industry-relevant curriculum, the company creates a learning experience perfectly suited to engage working professionals and maximise their potential through continuous skilling.

IIIT Bangalore and upGrad's Executive PG Programme in Data Science is India’s first-ever PG Diploma, with over 10,000 alumni & learner-base, to be recommended and validated by the NASSCOM and is aligned to Government approved National Occupational Standards (NOS). upGrad has ranked No.1 in the #LinkedInTopStartups India 2020 list. This is the third time in a row that upGrad has been featured in the #LinkedInTopStartup list after 2018 and 2019. upGrad made it to the GSV Global EdTech 50 List 2020 and has ranked amongst the Top 50 in the FT Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies 2021. upGrad has been awarded the title of ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019, received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times in 2018, and the 'Most Innovative Companies in India' by Fast Company in 2017.

About upGrad:

upGrad is a global online higher education leader offering 100+ courses in collaboration with top-notch global universities like Duke Corporate Education (US), Michigan State University (US), Liverpool John Moores University (UK), Deakin Business School (Australia), Swiss School of Business Management, (Geneva), IIT Madras (India), IIM Kozhikode (India), and others. Founded in 2015, the edtech major has impacted over 1 million total registered learners over 50+ countries across the world.

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