upGrad's Placement Cell Breaks Record; Marks 72 lakhs Package for its Data Science Programs
upGrad, one of the leading online education companies in the country has set up a placement cell to help the learners attain the best career counselling and job assistance in India. The graduated learners are now working with the leading companies such as HDFC Life, Facebook, IBM, Uber, Zomato, and Microsoft.
Mayank Kumar, Co-founder & MD, upGrad, affirms, “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 percent of the transitioned learners graduated with an average hike of 177 percent, which is way above any industry benchmark”.
The average salary hike for an upGrad learner rose to 57 percent (2019) from 47 percent (2018). Also, the software development program marked the highest average at 66 percent, which is followed by Data Science at 58 percent, product management at 50 percent and digital marketing at 42 percent. upGrad’s placement assistance team aids the learners with industry mentorship and career services. Also, the programs at upGrad increase the chances of their learners to earn upto 30 times the investment as formal education.
Founded in 2015, upGrad is one of the online higher education platforms in the country and aims to empower the professionals to reach their full potential via industry-relevant online programs delivered in the most engaging learning environment. Also, some of the most prominent universities like IIIT-Bangalore, MICA, BITS Pilani, ISB, Cambridge Judge Business School and brands like Uber, Genpact, Google, Facebook, JioSaavn - our aim to impart university education, online.
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