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Making online education a mainstream phenomenon, upGrad, Asia’s higher edtech major, announces its partnership with the renowned JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) to introduce two new online degree programs, namely the MBA (Master of Business Administration) and BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration), with added specialisations. The launch shall further strengthen upGrad’s deep India penetration plans.

Considering degrees are available a dime a dozen today, this partnership is a testimony to upGrad’s commitment to delivering quality outcome-oriented learning solutions that will provide learners a UGC recognized degree, and help young Bharat attain meaningful career outcomes for themselves.

The learners will benefit from the upGrad and JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) advantage which comprises a 360-degree university experience online, flexibility of learning at convenience, student support team to handhold throughout the program, peer-to-peer learning, along with proctored assessments and exams from the comfort of their homes. Post the course completion, upGrad will assist learners with career services that involve a paid internship up to 6 months and placement support up to 3 years based on performance.


Talking about the partnership, Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder, upGrad said, “In today’s VUCA world, having a meaningful degree with the right specialisation has become inevitable. This partnership will enable our learners with added capabilities in terms of faculties and facilities that will not only empower them with deep subject knowledge across new-age disciplines but also help them attain desired career outcomes. We are glad to welcome JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) onboard.”

Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) further added, “We are glad to partner with upGrad who share the same values as us. We operate in times when organisations are actively looking out for talent with specialised skill-sets that can add value to the workforce. Therefore, a correct specialisation will make you a domain expert rather than a plain industry professional. Both are courses are designed keeping this in mind that will make our leaners future-ready.”

The MBA program is for two years and applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any UGC Recognised University with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% for Reserved Categories). While the BBA program is for three years and applicants must have passed the (10+2) examination from State / CBSE / NIOS / IGCSE / IB / ICSE or any other Board recognized by the State or Central Government.


“India is one of the largest students markets in the world and we have immense talent residing in non-metros. This partnership with JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) will further help us penetrate into regions that are high on potential but are running low or limited on options which can help thousands of individuals overcome learning challenges, especially in such a digitally-driven era,” added Arjun Mohan, CEO India, upGrad.

Additionally, upGrad also lists 20 new online bachelor’s and master’s courses with the university ranging from BBA, MBA, MCA, BCom, MCom, and MA. Stretched for 24 to 36 months, these programs will offer learners a unique opportunity to complete their UGC recognized degrees in an online model, from the comfort of their homes, and at a significantly lesser cost as compared to the offline version.

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