The edtech major announces access to the company’s ‘Live Platform’ to all colleges, universities, NGOs and Government bodies free of cost
upGrad, one of the largest providers of online higher education in India has teamed up with Agora.io, the leading voice, video and live streaming platform, to launch upGrad Live platform, which is built to replicate a real-time classroom learning experience for upGrad learners by providing greater interactivity, real-time doubt resolution, in-class concept check & session analytics to gauge live session performances.
The edtech major upGrad has created some of India’s most advanced online programs to help thousands of professionals achieve their career goals in the areas of data, technology and management. Having partnered with several leading national & International institutions like IIT Madras, IIIT-B, Deakin Business School, Duke CE etc., upGrad brings specialised curated content, engaging sessions, and a plethora of highly qualified faculty including top industry specialists and experts.
“At upGrad we have taken a strong shift to Learning Experience 2.0 which will be largely driven by the core objective of delivering Personalisation and Outcomes for our learners. Building a live platform was a step in enhancing the learning experience. We had evaluated several possible solutions but chose Agora.io because it is reliable and delivers high-quality content despite network, mobile and geographical challenges. A huge deciding factor in choosing Agora was their dedicated local team that continuously stays on top of their game, striving to ensure the very best of services rendered,” said Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad.
“Our partnership with upGrad is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with an innovative and ever-evolving company that is focused on providing an immersive and engaging platform for professionals to keep themselves updated as they advance in their respective careers,” said Tony Wang, Co-founder, Agora.io. “Providing innovative, real time engagement solutions in a demanding and fast-growing environment remains a priority as we expand in the region.”
As the nation fights a global pandemic amidst a lockdown, upGrad has announced free access of the platform to all colleges, universities, NGOs and Government bodies. The Live platform seeks to diminish the adverse effects of the disruption and allow the offline institutes to conduct live lectures seamlessly.
Founded in early 2015, upGrad offers online programs for working professionals. In a short span of around 5 years, upGrad on-boarded over 21.5K paid learners and impacted more than 370K individuals globally, making it India’s largest online higher-education company, basis gross revenue generated from the Indian market in FY18-19.
upGrad provides programs in the areas of Data Science, Technology, Management and MBA to college students, working-class and enterprises. These programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with top-notch universities like IIT Madras, IIIT-B, BITS Pilani, MICA, NMIMS Global Access, Duke CE, Deakin University, Liverpool John Moores University and others.
To further enhance the learning experience, a comprehensive ecosystem has been built which includes one-on-one mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, industry networking and most importantly expert career guidance providing learners holistic support to elevate their careers to the next level.
The company has been awarded the title of ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. The company received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.
Agora.io helps apps increase user engagement and retention with a developer platform for live, interactive audio, video, and messaging features at planetary scale. With a dedicated network and device-optimized SDKs, Agora is the only real-time engagement platform designed to cross borders and reach users on low-bandwidth networks and on lower-powered devices.