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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 LinkedIn profile shows. Gupta was previously working with Paytm as vice president of the business division and led the merchant lifecycle management team...


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 »