upGrad is an Indian online higher education company, founded in 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli, and, Ravijot Chugh. The company is the official education partner for Government of India - Startup India program. The EdTech company offers online programs to working professionals, college students, and corporates in the fields of IT, Data Science, Management and Technology.
In 2016, upGrad acquired mobile SaaS-based product Pyoopil to deploy B2B online corporate training programmes. In 2018, the company acquired Acadview to enter the higher education market for college students. In 2019, upGrad acquired CohortPlus - an online community platform focused on product management and data science.
upGrad collaborates with national and international academic partners to create online programs. It offers 30 programs in association with the academic partners that includes BITS Pilani, IIT Madras, IIIT-B, IMT Ghaziabad, NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Duke Corporate Education, MICA, Deakin University, and Liverpool Business School.
upGrad is accredited by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Startup India program, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
- LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ in 2018 and 2019
- ‘Best Education Brands’ Award by Economic Times Best Brands 2018
- ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI 9th India Digital Awards & Summit 2019