Hyderabad: A global e-learning platform for niche technologies, Edureka, is looking to expand its operations. The company that has over 7,50,000 learners from all over the globe is looking to offer 2-3 new courses every 2-3 months and it is evaluating other non-technology domains as well.
Currently, it offers online courses in the field of computer science, computer engineering, information technology and project management and covers technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics, Cloud and DevOps.
“We are in the field of education technology wherein we offer courses through our interactive and live platform. Other than offering course material, we also have 24×7 teaching assistants available on our payroll along with having customised cloud labs so that learners can get practical learning of their subject. The courses are taught through industry experts and professors so that both the industry and academia aspect of learning are covered,” said Ananda Rao Ladi, chief learning officer, Edureka.
The eight-year-old Bengaluru-based company had recently tied up with National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), to launch a Post Graduate Programme in AI and ML that will equip professionals for the cutting -edge and industry-relevant technology. According to Ladi, the course received about 10,000 applications and out of that only 55 learners were selected for the first batch which was launched two months ago.
“This is the first academic institution we have tied up with for a programme of this kind and going ahead we are in talks with 7-8 more institutes to offer similar and/or other courses for working professionals as well as students,” he informed.
Apart from academic institutions, the platform has tied up with 50 corporates to offer courses in the above mentioned areas for their employees. Currently, it offers 200 courses on its platform and it is open for additional investment to fund its expansion plans.