upGrad to allow learners start university-certified Master’s / MBA degree programs at ₹10,000

Mumbai: upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company, is reshaping the online education landscape, ever since the nationwide lockdown through launching back to back initiatives. In its most recent move, the edtech major announced that learners can now start a Master’s or MBA degree programs, offered by top 1% universities worldwide, at a nominal cost of ₹10,000 only. They can experience the brand’s world-class learning platform for ~2 months, until June 15th, 2020 and then make a choice to continue or quit. For those who wish to continue the journey towards achieving the degree will pay the full program fee. If one discontinues with the program, on or before 15th June, one will receive a certificate for the modules completed.

As we operate amidst an uncertain scenario where the pandemic has created larger roadblocks across economies, working professionals have now become quite alert about the post COVID adversities. Times have come when individuals, including students, are thinking to utilise the extra time on hand meaningfully, thereby transforming the lethargy into urgency when it comes to adopting Lifelong Learning.

While launching the initiative, Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, upGrad said, “We are taking the front and center position in taking education online for India. Don’t many of us wish when we did our MBA, we had an offer like this? Exceptional times call for exceptional initiatives. For all working professionals/graduates to make the right choice, start the journey with for the first 2 months, and then decide.”

upGrad, ever since the onset of the pandemic which has plagued the offline education model, is trying to mitigate the adverse effects of the disruption through its well-structured online programs. It has also allowed free access of its tech platform – ‘upGrad Live’, to all schools, colleges, educational institutions, NGOs and Government bodies across the country, so that it can seamlessly replicate the real-time classroom, and support the knowledge flow, that seems to be breaking. The brand has successfully migrated more than 15 colleges and universities to the digital space, who are actively using its Live platform to ensure continuity of education.

Additionally, in the past upGrad also announced of a range of free programs, to motivate working professionals to enhance their existing skillsets and look forward to a career growth. A list of 10 carefully structured programs ranging across the areas of Management, Data and Tech, is now available completely FREE of cost, hosted here: https://bit.ly/register_freecourses_upgrad. It offers a cumulative 350+ hours of content, in the form of recorded sessions, quizzes, case studies, live sessions, career guide, and student mentor support. It is followed by a completion certificate, awarded on successful completion of the program.

“At upGrad we strongly believe that a lockdown is not a full-stop to learning. While e-learning has received the thrust to become mainstream now, as education practitioners we realise that there is a certain segment of the audience, who are still submerged in scepticism about the efficiency of its delivery. To aid break the perception barrier we invite all to experience the upGrad learning model for free or at a minimum commitment,” added Arjun Mohan, India CEO upGrad, ex-Byju’s Chief Business Officer.

You can register here to start your Master’s/MBA programs by just paying ₹ 10,000: https://bit.ly/register_10kprograms_upgrad