Upskill with upGrad | CEO Arjun Mohan throws light on the changing face of education

The notion that the learning process and skill development are limited to school and college years has been shattered in this digital age. Employees across the world are facing the need to constantly upskill to meet the new challenges at their workplace. The education sector is also trying to catch up with the changing times.


The belief that assimilation of knowledge is only to secure a job belongs to a bygone generation. Institutions are also preparing to meet the dynamic requirements of modern educational sector.


Amid this changing scenario, upGrad offers opportunities to professionals to develop their skills. The company's mantra itself is ‘LifeLongLearning’.


Arjun Mohan, the CEO-India, upGrad, pointed out that changes in the educational sector were evident even before the advent of COVID-19. However, Covid expedited the changes in the field of online education. Thus, companies are trying to capitalise on the potential of online education. The education sector in India is projected to become a $14.33-billion business by 2024.


He also pointed out that more and more universities are investing in the field of online learning. He further explained that upGrad is now helping over 100 universities and colleges across the country to capitalise on the potential of online education. The company recently unveiled its new campaign, 'Fast Forward Your Career with upGrad.' The multi-lingual campaign is inspired by numerous emails and messages the brand has received from its alumni who have received double promotions, higher pay grades, and job placements across the globe after pursuing their online courses.


In its 2020 campaign ‘#RahoAmbitious’, upGrad had focussed to motivate working professionals to pursue education further.


Arjun Mohan's career


Arjun has 17 years of experience in this field. Before joining upGrad, Arjun Mohan had been working as the chief business officer (CBO) at BYJU's. Before becoming the CBO, Arjun had been the marketing vice-president at BYJU's. Prior to that, he was with the sales and operations team at Titan Industries. He had also previously worked for Tata Motors, Tata Realty and Infrastructure, and Sir Dorabji Tata and Allied Trusts.


After graduating from IIM Kozhikode with a gold medal, Arjun was first appointed as the Tata Administrative Services manager. Though upGrad was founded in 2015, the company could not find a qualified person to head it until they came across Arjun.


"The number of registered learners at upGrad has already crossed 20 lakh across 100 countries. upGrad also plans to give training to the professionals in India's top companies," Arjun Mohan stated.


Currently, premier universities, both within and outside the country, have joined hands with upGrad. The number of universities associated with upGrad tripled in 2021, according to Arjun Mohan. upGrad has already expanded its businesses to the EMEA and APAC regions and the US. It is now looking forward to partner with 30+ global universities in the next 12 months.

Techspectations Educate 2021'
This year, Kerala's own technology summit 'Techspectations' focuses on capturing the developments in the education sector in India. Arjun Mohan is among the several experts who will share their thoughts on the changing face of the education sector at the Techspectations, which is hosted by Manorama Online.
Manorama Online is set to host the fourth edition of the digital summit on October 23. The summit will be held even as the global economy strives to recover from the Covid-induced crisis and return to the path of revival by exploring new opportunities. Tech experts, influencers in the field, top brand heads, luminaries from various fields and start-ups will be part of Techspectations.

Jain Online is the main partner of the summit. Visit to know more about the summit and book your seat in advance

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