KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Merging the latest technology, pedagogy, and services, upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company has entered the Nepali diaspora to create an immersive learning experience anytime, anywhere, the company said in a press statement on Sunday.
upGrad signed an agreement for channel partnership with MentorLab recently. As per the agreement, MentorLab will source and service learners in Nepal seeking higher education to subscribe to various online programs that upGrad has co-created.
Arjun Mohan, CEO India of upGrad and Bhanu Dabadi, chairman of MentorLab (right).
Arjun Mohan, CEO India of upGrad and Bhanu Dabadi, chairman of MentorLab, signed the deal. The partnership aims to bring a new dimension to the academic area where the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education is relatively low, according to the company.
“Realizing the low employability of South Asian graduates due to lack of skill, upGrad with this strategic move aims to enable youngsters and seasoned professionals with the new-age skillsets to meet the rapidly evolving industry requirements, and prepare them for a job-ready future. Now even in the remotest corners of Nepal, upGrad will support individuals to upskill without having them to worry about traveling amid such pandemic-induced condition," talking about the partnership, Arjun Mohan has been quoted in the press release as saying.
Similarly, Bhanu Dabadi, chairman of MentorLab, said that MentorLab is happy to partner with upGrad, one of the fastest emerging edtech companies in India.
"Now, learners from Nepal can benefit from the state-of-the-art product offerings that are the most relevant and accessible online. By this venture, we address the gap in the education system and bring future of education to the doorstep of a learner that helps them become most relevant to the need of industry & economy," he said.
upGrad is leading the online higher education space with a plethora of online programs in partnership with top-notch national and international universities across Management, Data, Tech, and Law. The programs are well structured suiting the industry requirements and demands and is available for professional with a brief to extensive work experience and to the first-time job seekers. With a world-class learning platform available at their disposal, learners can easily shortlist programs based on their competencies and career prospects that shall help them achieve meaningful career outcomes.
“upGrad, with its vision intact, is marching strong to change the face of online education in India and beyond,” Mohan added.
upGrad is India’s largest online higher education company. Founded in early 2015, upGrad has impacted almost 1 million individuals globally, within a short span of 5 years.
upGrad provides online programs in the areas of Data Science, Technology, Management, and Law to college students, working professionals and enterprises. These programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with top-notch universities like IIT Madras, IIIT Bangalore, MICA, BIMTECH, NMIMS Global Access, Jindal Global Law School, Duke CE, Deakin University, Liverpool John Moores University, and others.