upGrad expands its university network; partners with Caltech and Fullstack Academy to introduce 2 new online programs on the platform

Driven by an industry-first approach, the EdTech introduces Cybersecurity and Data Analytics Certification programs designed with Masterclasses and Capstone project


Mumbai : upGrad, Asia’s higher edtech major partners with Fullstack Academy, a top-ranked tech education provider based in New York City, to introduce two new Caltech certificate programs in Cybersecurity and Data Analytics on the platform. The newly launched programs shall help professionals with accurate subject knowledge and attain enhanced, positive career outcomes and results.

Powered by upGrad and Fullstack Academy, the Cybersecurity Certificate program which is of 29 weeks, and the Data Analytics Certificate program which is of 36 weeks are designed by global leaders from Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education – one of the world’s top universities, with a driven focus on practical knowledge of tools with Masterclasses, graded assignments, and a capstone project. The curriculum also includes live and recorded lectures along with the flexibility to learn while professionals are already pursuing a job in parallel.

Commenting on the launch, Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder at upGrad, said, “The pandemic-led demand for cloud skills and related roles have contributed towards widening the skill gap in the country. Therefore, we are constantly evaluating the market needs and coming up with effective online education that will not just make our learners workforce-ready but also addresses the overall demand-supply crisis that has been plaguing the job ecosystem. Our strategic partnership with the Fullstack Academy for bringing Caltech’s programs closer to the Indian professionals is a breakthrough initiative and is also aimed at reviving the GDP of the country.”

“True to our mission of delivering meaningful career outcomes/results, the new launch shall further our overall ambition of capturing the global higher-ed space as the trusted LifeLongLearning partner for billions,” he added.

“Bringing these programs to India in partnership with upGrad, one of the fastest-growing edtech companies in the world, significantly advances Fullstack’s mission to transform lives and communities through tech education,” said Jerrad Tausz, president of Fullstack Academy. “Professionals are looking for flexible ways to learn new skills as they adapt to today’s evolving workforce. Through these bootcamps, students will develop the skills needed to fill well-paying, in-demand tech jobs across the country.”

“Caltech CTME is bringing these intensive certificate programs to India to fulfill an essential need for the local professionals and employers we serve,” stated Dr. Rick Hefner, executive director, Caltech CTME. “Local learners can experience practical, live sessions in Data Analytics or Cybersecurity that are the same rigor and quality as Caltech CTME’s US-based bootcamp programs. Through our partnership with upGrad and Fullstack Academy, we are delivering programs in India in parallel with our US-based programs, providing value to enterprise organizations and their distributed teams who are looking to upskill in the fast-evolving tech landscape,” he added.

The new programs come with strong career support by upGrad along with added benefits like dedicated networking sessions, interview preparation, and mock interviews to help learners derive best-of-career results for themselves. Recently, the edtech major has recently crossed USD 210 Million Annual Revenue run Rate (ARR) in September 2021 and has unveiled its plans of adding 30+ international partnerships in the next 12 months.