Mumbai: Leading online education company upGrad has taken up a significant initiative by launching a one-of-a-kind dual degree program in Computer Science. The program has been launched as a joint flagship initiative with IIT-Bangalore and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK.
Owing to the evolution of the IT industry and emergence of new-age technology like Blockchain, AI, and Software programming, upGrad has launched this program with the purpose of upskilling working professionals for future careers in IT.
The 18-month dual-degree program enables learners to choose their specialization between two base PG diplomas- Full Stack Development or Blockchain Specialization. This program is an ideal fit for professionals looking to upskill in software development, website design, front end and backend development, dynamic programming, etc.
With this course, upGrad creates another significant milestone in the age of technological innovations, whilst bridging the skill gap in India and providing an array of career opportunities. Moreover, learners have the liberty to choose their specialization after building their foundation and programming basics for the first 6 months, and obtaining insights from industry experts from IBM, DCB Bank to decide the best fit for their profile.
Post completion of the program learners can pursue a Masters in Research with LJMU and graduate with dual credentials: M.Sc. and a specialized PG Diploma. The placement cell assures a minimum of three job interviews and job placement assistance with leading tech firms.
This is the company’s second partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. Established in 1823, LJMU is rated among the top 20 engineering schools in the UK. The university is one of the largest, most dynamic, and forward-thinking institutes.