upGrad Connect is part of upGrad – South Asia’s largest higher edtech organisation.
With a global network of institutions, service partners and affiliations, upGrad Connect delivers a tech-driven human assisted experience for learners seeking study and success through an international education.
upGrad Connect will work directly with schools and colleges, supporting university guidance counsellors and international relations officers, so they are empowered with the right information on every aspect of the international education journey.
As part of the One upGrad vision, we will leverage the services of our group organisations to support aspirations of every learner.
Empowering every genuine aspirant with unbiased, authentic and credible information and services to support their international study, career and wellbeing goals.
upGrad Connect has its origins from these questions.
Set within a context of competitive offerings and biased services in South Asia, upGrad Connect will bring direct access and engagement from international institutions, industry, government and licensed support service providers. We will offer highest-level of support to schools and colleges/ universities, initially in South Asia, to deliver high-quality guidance to their students.
The upGrad Connect Partner Program is a one-of-a-kind initiative to ensure that all stakeholders in the international education journey equitably gain from the experience. upGrad Connect is not an application service. We go beyond study to offer Admission, Aspiration and Assimilation support.
Vice President (Global)
Kala has vast experience in the international education sector on strategic partnerships, business growth, coaching and marketing initiatives across multicultural industries. She has worked with international government and private organisations leading education and trade mandates. Through her senior professional tenure, she has provided advisory services to international Universities and Government agencies enabling them to expand their global footprint, customise communication to international markets and forge sustainable partnerships. She has developed collaborations for academic institutions, with corporate organisations, government bodies, school networks and research organisations across South Asia, South-East Asia and Middle East regions.
Kala holds a PGDBA (MBA) from the prestigious SPJIMR and a Diploma in Digital Marketing from DMI Ireland. At upGrad Connect she drives critical strategies to boost institution relationships and provide transformational experience for learners around the world.
Associate Vice President
Pratik is an education industry professional who has been working in the higher education sector for nearly a decade. He has completed his Bachelors and Masters in Information Technology (Specialisation in AI & Robotics), along with a second Masters in Business Administration.
In his role as a mentor, he has helped many students from all over the country achieve their dreams of pursuing higher education by providing critical support and guidance through the entire process. Pratik’s passion for education stems from his belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality learning opportunities, no matter where they live or how much money they have access to. He believes that the best way to ensure this, is by providing students with technology-based solutions that are accessible and equitable, but also provide them with opportunities for growth and personal development that cannot be found elsewhere.
Are you an international college or university seeking to enrol genuine students from South Asia for undergraduate or postgraduate programs, and aiming to build your engagement with academic, industry and government organisations in the region?
Our team has extensive experience in supporting international promotion and profiling of institutions. We offer high quality market assistance services via drafting engagement initiatives, provision of market insights and supporting collaborations and partnerships
Many leading global institutions engage upGrad Connect and our group organisations to access new target markets and expand engagement.