Yatra.com diversifies its portfolio & enters edtech; Partners with upGrad

Vaishnavi Gupta
Vaishnavi Gupta July 21 2020 - 7 min read
Yatra.com diversifies its portfolio & enters edtech; Partners with upGrad
With Yatra’s aim to diversify its portfolio beyond travel, this partnership shall enable its corporate clients to deliver advance learning and skill development for their employees.

Yatra Online Private Limited, India’s leading online corporate travel platform servicing 850+ corporate and 20,000+ SME clients, has forged an alliance with upGrad Enterprise, the B2B arm of upGrad, India's largest online higher education company. With Yatra’s aim to diversify its portfolio beyond travel, this partnership shall enable its corporate clients to deliver advanced learning and skill development for their employees.

From deployment-ready workforce within 6 months, to reducing employee attrition and aligning L&D plan with business growth strategy, upGrad Enterprise will work closely with Yatra’s corporate and SME clientele. The edtech major will be providing deep skilling programs that align with the client's desired business outcomes to deliver impact at scale.

Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Yatra.com, said, “In a tough economic climate, it is important to develop and reskill the workforce to overcome the challenges being presented. We are excited to join forces with upGrad to provide a platform to our clients who are looking to develop employees’ potential specific to their businesses or a sector. This unique partnership further paves our way to become an end to end business solution provider to our clients.”

Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad, added, “The unprecedented rate of technology advancement is disrupting companies and jobs everywhere. Across verticals, enterprises face barriers to this adoption due to skill-gap in their talent pool. Such barriers can be crippling, hampering business growth. Our strategic partnership with Yatra, which is absolutely the first of its kind and creates a new milestone in the education industry, will be focused on bridging this workforce skill-gap.”

The strategic alliance will empower Yatra’s corporates and SME clientele with human-assisted learning expertise combined with cutting edge curriculum, collaboration with leading global faculty & industry experts, and an immersive online platform, thereby making them future-ready.  

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