upGrad records over 20,000 Mentorship sessions to drive employability in India


The global edtech upGrad major has also partnered with a US-based job search and career development platform to accelerate career prospects for learners in the region

Delhi, September 30, 2021: Known for delivering best-in-class content pedagogy, upGrad – Asia’s higher edtech major is moving strongly with its career services and has recorded over 20,000 Mentorship sessions with its learners and alumni pool in India in just 1 quarter.

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Commenting on the growth, Mayank Kumar, Co-founder & MD at upGrad said, “The pandemic induced economic slowdown has impacted the jobs of today severely, directly putting professionals under a lot of pressure. This is where we are committed to delivering best-in-class career services to help them excel at recruiter’s hiring drills and attain meaningful career outcomes. These numbers are just a reassurance of our efforts in the right direction, and we shall continue to support learners in their LifeLongLearning journey to become both skill-able and employable in India and beyond.”

Additionally, in a most recent move, the global edtech major has partnered with a US-based job search and career development platform for its diversified capabilities like 1,000 local mentors, 450 active global mentors, and over 60,000 job opportunities to help upGrad learners with better career prospects in the region. 

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There is an estimated gap of 6 million between demand and supply of digital talent across eight countries including the US, China, India, and parts of Europe, a recent report by McKinsey & Co. suggests. Therefore, upGrad is working dedicatedly to offer hyper-personalised content and career services, thus helping professionals across geographies to attain meaningful career outcomes.

About upGrad: 

upGrad is a pioneer in the online education revolution, changing the lives of millions for the better by “Powering career success for every member of the global workforce as their trusted LifeLongLearning partner”. Co-Founded by one of the world’s most impactful entrepreneurs, Ronnie Screwvala along with Mayank Kumar and Phalgun Kompalli, upGrad has impacted over 2 million total registered learners over 50+ countries.

upGrad, Asia’s higher EdTech leader, uniquely drives deep learning for the real world, by creating original content harnessing industry experts across the globe and offers learners a hyper-personalized, comprehensive one-stop solution, combining the power of its’ proprietary AI-driven technology platform with its army of counsellors who handhold learners for the entire duration of their course.

To provide the best university quality education, upGrad brings together the world’s leading universities, faculty & industry experts on an integrated digital platform, delivering an immersive experience with full flexibility to study at one’s own pace. upGrad’s ever-expanding roster of leading global universities includes Duke Corporate Education (US), Michigan State University (US), University of Arizona (US), Liverpool John Moores University (UK), Deakin Business School (Australia), Swiss School of Business Management (Geneva), IIT Madras (India), IIM Kozhikode (India).

upGrad’s alumni base is employed by blue-chip organizations like Gojek, PayTM, Gartner, Flipkart (Walmart-acquired), Accenture, and E&Y. upGrad is #1, LinkedIn Top Startups India 2020 and is in Top 50 of the FT Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies 2021 and the GSV Global EdTech 50.

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