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Udacity appoints ex-Paytm executive Ishan Gupta as India MD

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | More »

Former Paytm executive Ishan Gupta has joined US-based online education provider Udacity as its managing director for the Indian market, Gupta’s Lin...


Why Ronnie Screwvala’s ed-tech startup UpGrad faces an uphill climb

Every year nearly two lakh students compete for barely 4,000 seats at the premier Indian Institutes of Management; in other words, 50 candidates for each seat. That statistic highlights the challenges in India’s higher education system. It also indicates the opportunities that a lot of ed-tech...

1 July, 2016 | More »


Flipkart partners with MOOC venture Udacity for interview-less hiring

The country’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart is hiring graduates without conducting interviews, as part of a partnership with US-based online education unicorn Udacity. Flipkart has employed three graduates from Udacity’s Android nanodegree programs, it said. There were no in-person convers...

29 January, 2016 | More »


MOOC startup Udacity raises new funding at $1B valuation

US-based Udacity has raised $105 million (around Rs 695.1 crore) in Series D round of funding that valued the massive open online courses (MOOC) startup at $1 billion. The round was led by German media group Bertelsmann while Scotland’s investment firm Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective – a cha...

12 November, 2015 | More »