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UpGrad records 400+ career transitions

UpGrad aims to empower working individuals to reach their full professional potential through online higher education programs like the PG Program in Data Science with UpGrad & IIIT-B: Ranked among the top 5 Data Science programs in the country; the PG Program in Machine Learning & AI: Ranked #1 Course on Artificial Intelligence in India and various other programs in emerging fields.


Founded in 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli and Ravijot Chugh -

UpGrad believes that ‘online learning’ is the best way to build your career. The start-up has made 400+ career transitions possible. With structured and rigorous industry-relevant programs taught in collaboration with world-class faculty, more working professionals are choosing online university education at UpGrad and are comfortable studying without quitting their jobs.


The Post Graduate program in Data Science has given me the comfort of working with huge volumes of data and the right fundamentals. I could gain the right skills and transition from a Research role to a news analyst role into a company like Thomson Reuters." says learner Aishwarya who transitioned with a 70% salary hike.


Vijay Mudivedu another UpGrad learner with 11+ years of experience, was unemployed for the past 4 months due to cost cutting at an IT firm where he worked as a Program Manager. He studied with UpGrad and has now transitioned to SQS India (BFSI) as a Data Scientist/Technical Manager.


The pedagogy and content of the programs at UpGrad are developed by their special Content Teams in collaboration with world-renowned faculties having 20+ years of industry experience and corporate leaders from Uber, Gramener, Viacom18 and others. Up to 200% salary hike has been recorded so far by UpGrad learners who have transitioned to brands like Microsoft, KPMG, Fractal Analytics, Zivame, Mindtree, PWC, Bain & Company and many more.


The program has 2 out of the top 10 data scientists in India, as a part of its faculty members and provides 360 degree career support to all professionals who look to make a career transition. This support begins with helping learners build an impactful resume.They also receive mentorship on how to approach interviews, mock interview calls with experts and also conducts placement drives such as Hiresmart and Accelerate from time to time.


Working in the retail industry for more than 23 years, Chandra Shekhar is another learner who decided to take a break and update himself with the changing trends in technology. Although he was doing his job, he had no idea about the technology behind it. He then opted for UpGrad and made a big shift in his career.


UpGrad’s PG program has the perfect integration of online lectures, offline engagement, practical case studies and interactive networking sessions. ‘UpGrad’ and take the lead in your professional life.

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