28 Mar 2021 21:53 IST

Great Learning partners with Jain (deemed-to-be university)

MBA, MCA, and BBA with specialisations in business analytics, cloud computing, AI, and so on will be offered

Great Learning, an edtech company for professional and higher education, announced its collaboration with Jain (deemed-to-be university), Bengaluru, to offer contemporary online degree programmes. This collaboration offers MBA, MCA, and BBA programmes with specialities in digital marketing, data science, full stack development, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.

These UGC recognised degree programmes have been designed by academic experts and digital innovators from academia and industry to help students master core concepts in various specialisations. In addition to the degree from the university, the students will also receive an Advanced Professional Certificate from Great Learning. These programmes, which will be delivered online, offer value to working professionals. The MBA programme in digital marketing and data science blends the traditional MBA curriculum with new-age skills like artificial intelligence, data analytics, python, predictive analytics, and web and social media analytics.

The MCA programmes cover skills including Python, SQL & NoSQL, Microsoft Azure, AWS, data visualisation, software engineering, business analysis, and data communication.

NEP push

The launch of these programmes come after the recent announcement by the government under the New Education Policy that enables universities to offer online degrees.

Some job roles that learners can expect to secure after program completion include that of a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Digital Marketing Manager, Ecommerce Specialist, Cloud Developer, Cloud Engineer, Software Developer, etc. Additionally, the programs include practical projects that would help learners develop acumen in solving real-world business problems and gaining hands-on experience in the application of these skills. Upon the completion of the programs, learners will receive a master’s or bachelor’s degree from JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).

Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “With digital skills like data science, analytics, AI, ML, cloud computing, digital marketing becoming critical building blocks for most roles across industries, it is essential to include them as a part of the curriculum. Through our collaborations with progressive academies like Jain (deemed-to-be university), we aim to bring industry relevance to students, making them future-ready.”

Placement opportunities

Dr Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Jain (deemed-to-be university) said, “In an era where universities as we have known them, are beginning to change and the future is certainly going to belong to micro-credentials offered by the best faculty from across the world, two categories of the audience will be the beneficiaries — the ones who need to upskill for emerging job profiles without leaving their current jobs in ‘anything, anywhere and anytime’ mode and those who haven’t had access to quality education yet. By serving these two categories of learners through the UGC-approved online degrees, Jain will make a sustainable impact on the society.”

Great Learning will also provide placement assistance to the learners and connect them to the right job opportunities through its placement assistance programme — GL Excelerate. The platform has partnered with 400+ leading organisations including JP Morgan, Barclays, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, HSBC, Bank of America, Capgemini, and Cognizant.