upGrad Honours the Indian Armed Forces With an Exclusive Lifelong Benefit, This Independence DayPTI | Mumbai | Updated: 16-08-2019 10:47 IST | Created: 16-08-2019 10:39 IST
A small step forward has been taken by upGrad to honor the Indian Armed Forces personnel by initiating a fee waiver of 10% across every program offered by the company. This is available not only for the personnel but also to their immediate kin. The initiative, that comes into effect from August 15, 2019, is a lifelong offering by upGrad. This is in line with the vision of the company to be the career transformational partner for every Indian and empowering them with an opportunity to build their career in the domain they want to. Online learning is perhaps the most convenient option for Armed Forces personnel and their families to upskill, as physical relocation does not impede the continuity of education.
"The mindset of lifelong learning is not limited to only those who are in tech or a management field right now and wanting to switch jobs. It's applicable and aspirational to all who are simply curious to discover and be a part of a larger world out there. The momentous impact online education can create got validated when I met an upGrad alum who had dropped out of formal education and moved to building a career in the Indian Navy. Re-skilling empowered him to work as a Data Scientist today at one of India's largest OTT platforms," said Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder & Chairman and Mayank Kumar, co-founder & MD, upGrad, both hailing from families with members serving or having served the Indian Armed Forces.
This is one of the many initiatives upGrad is taking to make learning accessible to a deserving talent pool, be it through the means of merit-based scholarships or a fee waiver to give back to those who give us the most.