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Ronnie Screwvala's UpGrad platform attracts entries from over 20 countries

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MUMBAI: The online education platform UpGrad founded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Ravijot Chugh and Prabhav Phalgun went live with its first course on entreneurship on 25 November. The 15 week program, in its first outing, has received entries from 100 cities over 20 countries. Close to 2000 participants applied for course. 

 

The program features five distinguished faculty members from academia, 30+ entrepreneurs like Ola Cabs co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, MakeMyTrip.com founder Deep Kalra, Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah and over 10 industry stalwarts from various fields to provide deep insights and first-hand experiences to the student base. 

 

The courses will vary from a duration of six weeks to nine months and will have multiple start dates through the year. Going forward, UpGrad will also be available on the mobile platform through an android app.  

 

Speaking on the response, UpGrad CEO & co-founder Mayank Kumar said, “The fact that we received close to 2000 applications across various demographic sections during the first leg of the launch, stands testament to the need for quality online education in India. We aim to bridge this need gap through UpGrad.”

 

“With UpGrad, we aim to revolutionise the online education industry by bringing credibility and scale. The response to our first course is a strong validation that we are on our way of achieving our vision. Our strong academics & media production team providing quality content, and our technology team building the most innovative learning platform enable us to provide a unique and first of its kind education experience to create industry ready professionals. Our programs will also offer a strong support services to ensure students have a seamless learning experience,” signed off UpGrad founder Ronnie Screwvala.

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