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Formation2015; 5 years ago (2015)
FounderRonnie Screwvala
Mayank Kumar
Ravijot Chugh
Phalgun Kompalli
Founded atMumbai, India
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersMumbai, India
FieldsOnline Education
Parent organization
UpGrad Education Management Pvt. Ltd.

UpGrad is an online education company co-founded by Ronnie Screwvala.[1], based in Mumbai, India. Started in 2015, UpGrad offers courses on data analytics, product management, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing.[2][3][4][5]

In September 2016, the Government of India appointed it as the official education partner for Startup India learning programme.[6][7]

History[edit | edit source]

In January 2015[8], UpGrad was founded by Ronnie Screwvala, the CEO & founder of UTV Group, Mayank Kumar, Ravijot Chugh and Phalgun Kompalli[9] with an investment of 100 crore (US$14 million)[1][10]

In October 2016, UpGrad acquired Delhi based Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which offers a mobile based SaaS product used by corporates to deploy online training programs.[11][12]

Partnership[edit | edit source]

UpGrad is in partnership with Cognizant, Uber[13], HubSpot, Unmetric [14], Ola, Gramener, Star TV, Disney, Microsoft and BookMyShow. The company also tied-ups with the institutes such as Cambridge Judge Business School[15], International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore[16], MICA (institute)[17] and BITS Pilani[18] It also tied up with tied up with PVR, Lenskart, and ShopClues to provide scholarships for its entrepreneurship programme.[19]

Collaboration with the Government[edit | edit source]

In 2016, UpGrad collaborated with The Government of India's initiative Startup India[20] to launch a free learning program for Indian Startups called the Startup India Learning program.[21][22]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ronnie Screwvala launches Rs 100 crore online education scholarship fund". The Economic Times. April 23, 2017.
  2. Gooptu, Biswarup (January 8, 2018). "UpGrad eyes $40 m in external funding". The Economic Times.
  3. Shrivastava, Samar (March 21, 2017). "As a culture, we don't celebrate learning: Ronnie Screwvala". Forbes India.
  4. Narayanan, Chitra (February 6, 2017). "How professionals UpGrad(e) to entrepreneurs". The Hindu Business Line.
  5. Mishra, Lalatendu (September 1, 2015). "UpGrad starts online course". The Hindu.
  6. Srinivasan, Supraja (September 28, 2016). "Startup India learning programme now gets an official 'UpGrad'". The Economic Times.
  7. "UpGrad joins Startup India programme as education partner". The Times of India. September 28, 2016.
  8. Arora, Varun (July 1, 2016). "Why Ronnie Screwvala's ed-tech startup UpGrad faces an uphill climb". VCCircle.
  9. Chanchani, Madhav (July 24, 2015). "Ronnie Screwvala's online education venture UpGrad is launching a course in entrepreneurship". The Economic Times.
  10. "Ronnie Screwvala Launches Rs 100 Cr UpGrad Online Education Scholarship Fund". Businessworld. April 24, 2017.
  11. Vignesh, J (October 17, 2016). "Ronnie Screwvala's ed-tech startup UpGrad acquihires Pyoopil". The Economic Times.
  12. Paul, Binu (October 17, 2016). "Ronnie Screwvala's UpGrad forays into corporate training, acqui-hires Pyoopil". VCCircle.
  13. "UpGrad and IIIT-Bangalore partner with Uber and Gramener for their Data AnalyticsProgram". The Economic Times. May 31, 2016.
  14. "UpGrad, Unmetric, HubSpot in tie-up for content development in digital marketing". Indian Express. August 29, 2016.
  15. "UpGrad Tying Up with Cambridge University for Online Courses". Businessworld. October 30, 2017.
  16. Laha, Rozelle (January 27, 2016). "IIIT-B'lore to offer online data analytics course with UpGrad". Hindustan Times.
  17. Vignesh, J (April 19, 2017). "UpGrad ties up with MICA to offer digital marketing programme". The Economic Times.
  18. "BITS Pilani ties up with UpGrad for IT upskilling". The Hindu. July 15, 2017.
  19. "UpGrad ties up with PVR, Lenskart and ShopClues for scholarships in entrepreneurship programme". The Economic Times. August 5, 2016.
  20. Gupta, Soumya (January 17, 2017). "Startup India Learning Program: A Free of Cost Entrepreneurship Course Launched by GOI". Businessworld.
  21. Srinivasan, Supraja (September 28, 2016). "Govt's StartUp India Learning Gets an Official UpGrad Now". The Times of India.
  22. "Startup India Learning Program". Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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