upGrad The cohort secures learner enrolments from profiles across top corporate law firms, in-house counsel and litigators in High courts & Supreme Courts
New Delhi, 25th September 2020: upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company, wraps admissions for the first cohort of LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law, blended learning in partnership with Jindal Global Law School. It is ranked as India’s No.1 Law School by the prestigious QS Ranking 2021. upGrad is now the only edtech major to introduce a first-of-its-kind LL.M program in India through blended learning for tomorrow’s legal professionals. The program has secured enrolments from over 360 learners for the first cohort, thereby booking revenue of ₹ 11 crore without having to offer any special scheme during the admission cycle.
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Learners on-board carry strong profiles with an average of 4 years of work experience in top corporate law firms, in-house counsel, independent practitioners, and litigators in high court & Supreme Court who are looking forward to climbing up the ladder in their professional career through the dynamic law program. Learners from across 85 law schools have enrolled under this program from across the country including tier I, II, and III cities/regions.
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Commenting on the announcement Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder, upGrad said: “This is a breakthrough moment for us. We are delighted to partner with Jindal Global Law School to aid towards upskilling and help seasoned professionals to navigate through the ever-changing business environment. Our program structure will enable learners to continuously evolve and develop accurate subject knowledge to attain a desired professional outcome. As COVID-19 has already fast-tracked the edtech sector, the introduction of such a blended online learning program will now help professionals/individuals convert the parked upskilling programs.”
From being a Data dominated company, upGrad has massively diversified its portfolio of online programs with strong additions on Tech & MBAs in the past few months and the introduction of Law is another milestone achieved.
upGrad is India’s largest online higher education company. Founded in early 2015, upGrad has on-boarded over 34.5K paid learners and impacted around 8 lakh individuals globally, within a short span of 5 years.
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upGrad provides online programs in the areas of Data Science, Technology, Management and Law to college students, working professionals and enterprises. These programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with top-notch universities like IIT Madras, IIIT Bangalore, MICA, NMIMS Global Access, Jindal Global Law School, Duke CE, Deakin University, Liverpool John Moores University and others.
With an 80% program completion rate, robust tech platform, outcome-based learning approach, industry-relevant curriculum, finest university credentials, strong mentorship, and steadfast placement support, upGrad has established its position as the leader in the Indian education system.
upGrad Elevate, a virtual hiring drive for upGrad users/alumni offers the opportunity to interview with 300+ hiring partners ensuring successful career outcomes they deserve.
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.
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upGrad has ranked No.1 in the #LinkedInTopStartups 2020 list. This is the third time in a row that upGrad has been featured in the #LinkedInTopStartup list. upGrad has been awarded the title of ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. Also, received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times in 2018, and Most Innovative Companies in India’ by Fast Company in 2017.
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