upGrad, the higher education company, is all set to launch 10 new campuses globally, with three in the US alone. The Company is on the lookout for 1,000 PhDs who can be employed as faculty for specialised subjects at these institutes.
The institute in San Francisco is expected to go live this New Year, that is, January 2023. Two new campuses will come up in Delhi and Chennai in India.
Already upGrad has facilities in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore in India, and one each in Singapore and the Middle East.
As expected, technology will be leveraged to ensure seamless integration of these campuses, their faculties as well as corporates in a single ecosystem for which faculty will be hired from across geographies.
Certificate courses, as well as graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes will be offered in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), quantum computing, cybersecurity, cloud, blockchain, connected devices, IoT, digital management and leadership courses, via a blended mode of offline and online.
This is an attempt by upGrad to make Indian edtech global “by creating the world’s largest institute in emerging technologies” as per the company statement.
Ronnie Screwvala is the co-founder and chairperson of upGrad who believes that UGDX is an extension of upGrad’s goal to be first and largest fully-integrated higher edtech company for students as well as working professionals, whether they are 18 or over 60 years of age.