U Education unveils UpGrad

U Education, the newly announced online education venture co-founded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Ravijot Chugh and Phalgun Kompalli will offer all its online courses for young professionals under the brand name “UpGrad.”

The global workforce is moving from degree pursuit to career, knowledge and experience enhancement and UpGrad sees itself entering into the market at the right time with the right offering focused at the ambitious young professional looking to move up or shift in their career paths. UpGrad launches with offering specialization programs in Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics and Digital Business Management and will expand its program portfolio over the next 12-18 months. All the courses will focus on specially designed original content – created together with the best industry professionals and academicians and the platform and technology will ensure maximum interacting within the peer group to ensure – better than classroom peer to peer interaction. The focus is on learning in as rigorous an environment as a classroom but with the full flexibility of time to allow the professionals to continue to work while they “UpGrad”

Says Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder, UpGrad – “The 21st Century is a brutally result oriented, performance based work environment. Just pursuing a degree is getting irrelevant and the need to “UpGrad” on a continuous basis is going to be critical to move up your career path and to be a leader. India is also a place where close to half of everyone wanting to pursue higher studies or specialization needs to work and learn. That’s where UpGrad comes in – where high quality online courses are offered to young professionals with the rigor of learning, without leaving your job”.

Online education has the potential of taking quality education to scale. According toMayank Kumar, co-founder & MD, UpGrad, “Our programs will be selective. We are looking to create highly interactive and engaging content and encourage social and peer-to-peer interactions. We will also offer dedicated learning experience managers and teaching associates to students to provide an unparalleled learning experience.”

About UpGrad:

UpGrad is an online education venture offering post graduate programs for working professionals. Currently based out of Mumbai, UpGrad is a team of 30 people working on content, technology, sales & marketing and customer service to deliver an engaging online learning experience