100+ offline colleges & universities in India go online with upGrad
New Delhi: In a first mover’s advantage, upGrad, India’s edtech leader, had announced access of its proprietary tech platform to all colleges and universities, at the very onset of COVID-19 pandemic, before Lockdown 1.0. Over 100 colleges and universities so far are using upGrad’s platform to replicate their offline classes, online. Institutes include Jamia Hamdard University, Lovely Professional University, who are amongst the MHRD’s NIRF Top 100 universities, with the former being recommended as Institute of Eminence by Government of India.
“Migrating to an online ecosystem is not about placing a webcam in front of the teacher. Quality of education will plummet if sessions, participations & evaluations are not supervised with equal precision like in an offline set up. I would not refer to ‘upGrad Live’ as just a ‘tech platform’, because it’s much more than that. It’s a digital campus we have built for universities and strengthened it for over half a decade with investments in the tune of ₹100 crores. Around 1,00,000 learners are logged in to the platform as we speak, with over 8500 hours of live sessions conducted in the past 3 months, and we are ready to take it to 1 Million learners,” Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, upGrad.
Institutes from North India like CT University (Ludhiana), Rayat Bahra University (Punjab), ABES Engineering College (Ghaziabad) to South India like Hindustan University (Chennai), AMC Group of Institutions (Bengaluru) to Central India like People’s University (Bhopal), to West India like Nagpur University (Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University), Sandip University (Nashik), Sinhgad Group of Institution (Pune) to even institutes from the North East corners of India like Rabindranath Thakur Mahavidyalaya, Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalaya and Bir Bikram Memorial College in Tripura, are availing ‘upGrad Live’. The company also has institutes from NIRF top 100 universities like Lovely Professional University & Jamia Hamdard University, with the latter upGrad has a much deeper partnership for enabling online degree programs as well.