upGrad partners with Amrita University (Vishwa Vidyapeetham) to make quality online learning mainstream across BHARAT


Delhi: upGrad, India’s largest higher edtech company, today announced its partnership with Amrita University (Vishwa Vidyapeetham), and added two new degree programs to its robust online learning portfolio. It includes the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) degrees, powered by upGrad. This partnership will enable learners get access to quality online education at affordable prices anytime, and anywhere.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was ranked the 4th Best University in India as per NIRF 2020 rankings, Government of India. The university continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per THE 2020 world rankings as well and has been selected by the Indian Government as an Institution of Eminence to be developed into a world-class institution which would put India on the global education map.

The 3-year undergraduate (UG) degree programs will have 720 hours of live sessions and over 3200 learning hours. The BBA and BCA will cover more than 40 and 30 subjects respectively and will be taught by top educational faculty from India and abroad. After the completion of these programs, learners will receive an Amrita Alumni status, including internships, projects, and placement help along with their degree. To ensure these programs are future-ready and closely aligned with the needs of the industry, Amrita has multiple collaborations with companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon AWS, and IBM. Unique to Amrita’s programs are opportunities to pioneer international dual degree programs, international exchange, and placement opportunities through its 200+ international partners. Students will also have the unique opportunity to build on their ideas at India’s top start-up incubator- Amrita TBI.

Commenting on the partnership, Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder, upGrad said, “According to the IBEF statistics, India has the world’s largest population of about 500 million, in the age bracket of 5-24 years. However, out of the lot, not every individual who is eligible for higher education, is receiving any access to education at all, especially the ones residing across remote or rural regions. Such alarming situation has, in turn, led to having a shortage of skilled workforce in the country. We are thrilled to partner with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to make quality online higher education more accessible and affordable across remotest corners of Bharat where we have our potential learners who look forward to pursuing higher education but are subjected to limited or no career options. These newly introduced programs are specifically designed to offer our leaners an immersive learning experience with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods and empower them with deep subject & accurate knowledge across diverse domains. This in turn, shall help them attain desired career goals.”


Vice-Chancellor P. Venkat Rangan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University said, “The Amrita online (with the rubric Amrita AHEAD) programs have been architected to blend the perspectives of industry stalwarts, reputed academicians, business experts and technology specialists that guarantees swift proficiency and real-world experience to every aspiring student or professional. We believe our partnership with upGrad will help us take this program to all towns and cities across India.”


Indian learners who wish to enroll in any of the above degree programs must have passed 12th grade with more than 60% marks or have a 2-year or 3-year diploma. Foreign educated students must have a Certificate of Equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities. Additionally, candidates with work experience will have an added advantage.