25 percent of the eligible 18-24 age group in India enrolled in better schooling, online is poised to play a good sized position in riding gets entry to to a large base of newcomers. Creating a case for online education, the valedictory rite at MICA continues to be an important platform to establish a higher connection with online distance students. In a bid to better facilitate inexperienced persons, a selection of getting to know strategies are also being utilized in an try to bridge the gap, which also encompasses one-on-one enterprise mentorship, hands-on training on key advertising equipment and professional development help.

Mayank Kumar, Co-founder, and MD at an upgrade, who became a gift on the occasion expressed his views on initiating this one among its type exercise, “Amidst ultra-modern hectic schedules, it is commendable to see human beings take a day trip and invest in formal schooling programs to ability themselves better. We, at an upgrade, comprehend their unflinching commitment and zeal and truly trust that they should have this present day to call their very own and have to fun their diligence.”

This is an offline valedictory rite for 250+ rookies, who’ve completed the 6-month online digital marketing program. The beginners, who’ve been up to now reading absolutely on-line, now got a chance to revel in the university from which they obtained an alumni reputation.


Shraddha Agrawal from Bundi, Rajasthan proudly shared her feelings on completing the program and remarked, “I am extraordinarily happy to be part of this valedictory ceremony. I had in no way idea that I might have ever were given a possibility to get convocated at MICA, given that I come from a small town in Rajasthan and there was not an awful lot steerage available. After finishing my commencement, I acquired a combined bag of recommendation from human beings, with recommendations ranging from taking authorities activity exams to building a conventional career in banking. But I hung on to my desires of pursuing a profession in virtual advertising and I am grateful to upgrade and MICA for helping me gratifying this purpose.”

Speaking approximately the partnership, Dr. Anita Basalingappa, Professor, Chairperson – Online Programmes, MICA, commented, “Collaborating with upgrade has helped MICA reach out to extra novices, through the distinctive feature of the organization being inside the online space. For an institute like ours, upholding the high-quality of education brought and the execution of support offerings is of utmost importance and upgrade has handed our expectations overall. The enthusiasm proven by way of the inexperienced persons today makes me experience proud to be part of the crew that has initiated this program and strengthens our notion inside the lengthy-time period partnership with the upgrade.”

In the final valedictory consultation, Mr. Jaikishan Menon, Vice President, Ogilvy, and Mather attended the session together with his own family. Mr. Menon had finished his submit-commencement in 2003 and after an opening of approximately sixteen years from research; he took up the net direction in Digital Marketing at an upgrade. He was elated to relive those moments and set a fantastic instance for anybody who changed into hesitant to upskill themselves even at a later level in lifestyles.

About upgrade:

upgrade becomes founded in early 2015 by means of Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli and Ravijot Chugh, with an intention of empowering individuals to attain their full expert capability with the aid of presenting them with formal educational applications.

The company gives programs within the regions of Data Science, Technology and Management to university college students and working specialists. These programs are created through partnering with a number of top educational institutions, along with BITS Pilani, IIIT-Bangalore, Cambridge Judge Business School of Executive Education and MICA. The employer additionally has collaborations with a number of the industry’s fine such as Google, Flipkart, Gramener to call some with a purpose to create a cohesive and realistic getting to know enjoy.

the upgrade has powered over three lakh careers on account that its inception. The corporation has been provided the ‘Best Tech for Education’ by means of IAMAI in 2019. The company obtained the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by using Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ in 2018.