Yatra Online Private Limited, India’s leading online corporate travel platform servicing 850+ corporate and 20,000+ SME clients, has forged an alliance with upGrad Enterprise, the B2B arm of upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company. With Yatra’s aim to diversify its portfolio beyond travel, this partnership shall enable its corporate clients to deliver advance learning and skill development for their employees.
From deployment-ready workforce within 6 months, to reducing employee attrition and aligning L&D plan with business growth strategy, upGrad Enterprise will work closely with Yatra’s corporate and SME clientele. The edtech major will be providing deep skilling programs that align with the client’s desired business outcomes to deliver impact at scale.
Commenting on the partnership, Dhruv Shringi, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Yatra.com said, “In a tough economic climate, it is important to develop and reskill the workforce to overcome the challenges being presented. We are excited to join forces with upGrad to provide a platform to our clients who are looking to develop employees’ potential specific to their businesses or a sector. This unique partnership further paves our way to become an end to end business solution provider to our clients”.
“The unprecedented rate of technology advancement is disrupting companies and jobs everywhere. Across verticals, enterprises face barriers to this adoption due to skill-gap in their talent pool. Such barriers can be crippling, hampering business growth. Our strategic partnership with Yatra, which is absolutely the first of its kind and creates a new milestone in the education industry, will be focused towards bridging this workforce skill-gap,” said Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad.
The strategic alliance will empower Yatra’s corporates and SME clientele with human-assisted learning expertise combined with cutting edge curriculum, collaboration with leading global faculty & industry experts, and an immersive online platform, thereby making them future-ready.
About Yatra Online, Inc and Yatra Online Pvt Ltd
Yatra Online, Inc is the parent company of Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd. which is based in Gurugram, India and is India’s leading Corporate Travel services provider with over 850 corporate customers and 20,000+ SMEs across industries.
Being one of India’s leading online travel companies and operating the website Yatra.com, the company provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, trains, in city activities, inter-city and point-to-point cabs, homestays and cruises. Launched in August 2006, Yatra was ranked the Most Trusted E-Commerce Travel Brand in India in the Economic Times Brand Equity Survey for two successive years, and has won the National Tourism Award for ‘Best Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)’ conferred by the Government of India four times.
About upGrad Enterprise:
upGrad Enterprise is the B2B arm of upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company. Founded in early 2015, upGrad has on boarded over 30K paid learners and impacted more than half a million individuals globally, within a short span of 5 years.
With the aim of creating impact at scale through its world-class learning programs and custom solutions, upGrad Enterprise partners with organizations to equip their employees with the right skillset and mindset to produce a future-proof workforce. Our solutions span across the employee lifecycle to facilitate digital and business transformation in alignment with enterprise goals, leading to capability building and value generation.
With an 80% program completion rate, robust tech platform, outcome-based learning approach, industry-relevant curriculum, the company create a learning experience perfectly suited to engage working professionals and maximise their potential through continuous skilling.
IIIT Bangalore and upGrad’s PG Diploma in Data Science is India’s first-ever PG Diploma to be recommended and validated by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The program is India’s largest Data Science program with over 10,000 alumni & learner-base, which now provides learners with certification from NASSCOM FutureSkills, thereby making the program aligned to Government approved National Occupational Standards (NOS) to facilitate the upskilling of India’s IT workforce and make them abreast of the new-age skills. Through this first-of-its-kind collaboration, upGrad joins NASSCOM’s mission to make India a hub for innovation and a global hotspot for a skilled talent pool.
upGrad has been awarded the title of ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. upGrad received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times in 2018, Most Innovative Companies in India’ by Fast Company in 2017 and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Start-ups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.