IIT Ropar to partner with IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad startup for e-learning services

IIT Ropar will be partnering with GUVI an IITM and IIMA incubated startup for new initiatives and excellence in e-learning services.

IIT Ropar to partner with IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad startup for e-learning services IIT Ropar. (Picture: Official website)
Ishita Ranganath | Dec 27, 2022 - 1:39 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar will be partnering with IIT Madras and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) incubated edtech startup, GUVI for excellence in e-learning services.

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GUVI will be collaborating on research to upgrade ZEN Class, a placement-oriented programme, and mentorship. The ZEN class career programmes offers placement-oriented online boot camps in demand domains like full-stack development, data science with advanced programming, data engineering, business analytics with digital marketing, automation testing and UI/UX, among others.

IIT Ropar will be conducting experiments on teaching, learning and modern pedagogies that lead to effective learning curves among the learners.

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The edtech startup, GUVI is an IITM and IIMA inucbated company that aims to develop candidates for IT and software jobs through self-paced tech courses, career programmes and other edtech services. GUVI offers an online platform for students to learn in their mother tongues offers specialized information technology courses to upskill students and make them ‘job ready’ online.

The platform has so far upskilled over 18 lakh learners worldwide through self-paced online courses and more than 2,000 successful job placements. It offers technology skills that are in demand in the industry in regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Bengali besides English.

Highlighting the unique aspects of this collaboration, IIT Ropar, head, department of computer science, Sudarshan Iyengar, who played a key role in collaborating GUVI with his research lab, said: “Our laboratory has been specializing in online education-based technologies and we were on the lookout for the implementation of EdTech ideas on portals such as GUVI which has amassed more than 18 Lakh students. The aim is to ameliorate learning and teaching methods while qualitatively upscaling our relationship with GUVI.”

Upon signing for this partnership, GUVI, founder and chief executive officer, Arunprakash M said: “This partnership with IIT Ropar is a milestone in GUVI’s learning impact journey. And, to ensure the transfer of learning parameters through our Zen class, we are ready to align our teams and pedagogical processes for resulting in accelerated success for our learners.”

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