upGrad’s placement cell records INR 72 lakhs package for its Data Science programs

Mumbai: Leading online education company, upGrad, has set up a placement cell to assist its learners with the best in class career counselling and job assistance across India and across all learning domains. Average salary hike for an upGrad learner increased to 57% in 2019, from being at 47% a year back. The company’s software development program recorded the highest average at 66%, followed by Data Science at 58%, Product Management at 50% and Digital Marketing at 42%. The graduated learners, who were previously in profiles like Software Testing, Software Development, Traditional Marketing, Sales and Operations, etc. are now working with some of the leading companies like HDFC Life, Facebook, IBM, Uber, Zomato, and Microsoft amongst others.

upGrad placement assistance team helps its learners with industry mentorship and career services. Programs at upGrad increase the chances of their learners to earn up to 30 times the investment they are making at formal education. The placement cell has more than 100 vacancies across India and across all learning domains at any given point of time.

upGrad Co-founder and Managing Director, Mayank Kumar said, “In today’s dynamic economy, technology is the key focus and it is very important to adapt to lifelong learning in order to stay relevant and sought-after. Being a learner-centricity education company, it’s pertinent that we help our learners realize tangible outcomes at the end of the program. Keeping this in mind, we started our in-house placement support team which provides holistic placement services like resume building, interview preparation support, salary negotiation tips and more. As of today, we have more than 300 corporates who have hired from upGrad’s talent pool and we plan to add 50 new companies every quarter. Within a year of setting up the team, the outcomes have been terrific – the top 20% of the transitioned learners graduated with an average hike of 177%, which is way above any industry benchmark.”

Empowering professionals with the right skillsets and helping them transition towards a better career has always been the core mission for upGrad.