KnowledgeHut upGrad strengthens portfolio, forays into online self-learning programs

KnowledgeHut upGrad, one of the world’s leading technology skilling providers and a part of Asia’s Higher Edtech major, upGrad, today announced the launch of its new line of online self-learning programs. The new line of programs marks an entry of the professional skilling major into the online self-paced learning category, which it has stayed away from thus far.

Starting with 73 courses, KnowledgeHut expects to scale this up to 200 by the end of the fiscal. Through the new vertical, KnowledgeHut will provide almost all the features that are part of its industry-leading bootcamps and programs while also providing the flexibility and accessibility that comes with self-paced learning programs. Learners can get their desired skills at their own pace while still getting most of the add-on features that make Knowledgehut one of the premier professional skilling companies in the world.

This is a huge change from all other online professional skilling and training companies in the same space.

Commenting on the launch, Subramanyam Reddy, CEO and Founder, KnowledgeHut upGrad said“There is significant demand for this model of skilling due to the flexibility and costs. However, currently, there is a huge quality deficit in this category. Existing providers are just enabling access to a pre-recorded video of an old live class with a few multiple-choice questions at the end of each section to drive some authenticity. Then they give the learner a certificate once the payment is made. There is no attention given to important details like curriculum updation, learner engagement and retention or outcomes – what happens to the learner after they complete the course – are they able to get their desired outcomes that they are essentially paying for.”

With the emergence of new workplace models, the need for flexibility and accessibility to skilling and upskilling has grown. We have taken almost two years to design these courses in such a way that we can provide almost all the features that our existing programs are known for. This includes comprehensive learning, reams of practice, continuous assessments, and deep insights. We have ensured that they are designed keeping in mind that every learner is different, and the ideal outcome is built in for them. Apart from the in-depth knowledge that will open newer career avenues for the learners, they also get job support to ensure they get the best job possible once they complete the course. Every month, we are expecting to get at least 2,000 new learners through this new initiative,” added Mr. Reddy.

With the new courses, learners will get the flexibility of lifetime access to hundreds of hours of Knowledgehut’s immersive, high-quality, industry-vetted course content (created/curated by MAANG/industry experts), access to PRISM platform for hands-on learning (applicable to limited courses), cloud labs, assessments, capstone projects, case studies, recall quizzes and even the job support. Learners will also get certification from KnowledgeHut that they can share on social media and show potential employers when applying for jobs.

Knowledgehut’s wide portfolio of courses and bootcamp programs are considered the most current and comprehensive in the industry. The programs come with advanced tools and technologies that cover the entire spectrum of skills needed for the learners to be considered experts in the selected field and have been specially designed for freshers or experienced professionals.

Knowledgehut expects the new products to be especially helpful for business analysts, management professionals, team leads, IT professionals, digital marketers, final-year college students and freshers looking for a practical skill set to boost their resumes. Prices for the new courses have been rationalized to between Rs999/- to Rs60,000/- for the flagship Full Stack developer (JavaScript) bootcamp. The company is also offering significant inaugural discounts. Furthermore, learners will also get access to Knowledgehut’s career guidance and support along with access to the company’s 450+ hiring partners.

Apart from the comprehensive course curriculum, these courses also have the advantage of being on the PRISM platform, KnowledgeHut’s flagship learning experience platform. PRISM is a user-friendly dashboard that enables candidates with a holistic, immersive learning experience and live interactive instructor-led sessions combined with micro-learning modules. Learner comprehension is assessed in real-time and strengthened with assessments, capstone projects, case studies, recall quizzes and more.

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