Initiative Name: upGrad Learning Platform
Organization: upGrad Education Pvt Ltd
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Location: Maharashtra, India

The upGrad Learning Platform taps the online higher education space in India. While there were companies in the K12 segment and platforms providing Massive Open Online Courses, there were no platforms providing formal education as well as a comprehensive learning experience. The organisation also realised that the requirement for online learning would be much higher for technical certifications, given the increase in working population over time. Launched in 2015, the platform offers programs at a cost which is around 60-70% of the cost of an offline course. An average 1-year program would cost anywhere between INR 5-6 lakh, whereas upGrad’s 1-year programs are priced at around INR 2.85 lakh. This allows users to get access to quality education at a lower price point. It is a MultiPlatform app which has flexible program structure and provides continuous peer learning