UpGrad, an online higher education company, has acquired Acadview Software (P)Ltd, an online job skilling platform for undergraduates. This extends UpGrad’s focus from equipping professionals with employable skills of tomorrow, to now transforming education at college level.
With this acquisition, the online higher education company is venturing into bridging the employability gap for a market which has enrolments of 35+ million students in colleges, institutions, across 50,000+ higher education institutes and 800+ universities.
“College students in India are looking forward to picking up new age skills to make themselves more employable. UpGrad’s online learning solution along with Acadview’s presence within the college space in India will allow us to deploy learning solutions for college students at a massive scale,” said Ronnie Screwvala and Mayank Kumar, Co-founders, UpGrad in a joint statement.
Acadview, founded three years ago, helps fresh graduates to find jobs by upskilling them with in-demand technologies through online live courses and industry projects.