upGrad, the Indian higher edtech company is expanding its online programme portfolio. It has partnered with Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) to train and prepare professionals for a future-ready global workforce. With this collaboration, upGrad will foray into two new disciplines —human resources and healthcare, along with two other executive programmes into the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
These courses will be beneficial to corporate managers who are looking to get specialization. The four new 11-month postgraduate programmes will offer subject knowledge across the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, business analytics, healthcare management, and human resource management. The first batch will commence on March 31.
Phalgun Kompalli, co-founder, upGrad is confident that this collaboration will “further strengthen our programme catalogue and 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.”
Arjun Mohan, CEO-India, upGrad points out that today employers “ are scouting for talent that can operate amidst the evolving tech-driven ecosystem. Therefore, it is imperative for us to keep a constant check on market trends and deliver an unmatched set of online learning solutions to our target audience. Through our strategic partnership with India’s leading B-School LIBA, we aim to acquaint Bharat with the forthcoming industry challenges and prepare them for new-age work dynamics.”
As Fr. Joe Arun SJ, director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, rightly puts it, “This world-class online executive program will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of AI, ML, and analytics to meet the challenges of the global economy, and to familiarise learners with the practice and procedures of the AI world.”
Prof. (Dr) MJ Xavier, chair professor, Centre for Technology and Innovation, LIBA, states that the “Uniqueness of the first-ever online Executive programme in AIMLA in India is that it offers prospective students not only an opportunity to learn through online lectures but also to interact with highly qualified academics through regular live online interactions. The course not only emphasizes on the complexities and nuances of the ever-increasing AI-based analytics but also imparts essential skills to modern-day corporate professionals to adapt to the digital environment to ensure seamless completion of courses.”