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Launch your career in IT with a dual degree in Computer Science from IIIT-B and Liverpool John Moores University

Admissions are now open for the 18-month program; the first batch commences from March 2020
Mumbai, 28 January: Leading online education company upGrad has taken up a significant initiative by launching a one-of-a-kind dual degree program in Computer Science. The program has been launched as a joint flagship initiative with IIIT-Bangalore and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. 
Owing to the evolution of the IT industry and emergence of new-age technology like Blockchain, AI, and Software programming, upGrad has launched this program with the purpose of upskilling working professionals for future careers in IT.  
The 18-month dual-degree program enables learners to choose their specialization between two base PG diplomas- Full Stack Development or Blockchain Specialization. This program is an ideal fit for professionals looking to upskill in software development, website design, front end and backend development, dynamic programming, etc. 
With this course, upGrad creates another significant milestone in the age of technological innovations, whilst bridging the skill gap in India and providing an array of career opportunities. Moreover, learners have the liberty to choose their specialization after building their foundation and programming basics for the first 6 months, and obtaining insights from industry experts from IBM, DCB Bank to decide the best fit for their profile. 
Post completion of the program learners can pursue a Masters in Research with LJMU and graduate with dual credentials: M.Sc. and a specialized PG Diploma. The placement cell assures a minimum of three job interviews and job placement assistance with leading tech firms.
In each specialization, there are several job opportunities available including Full-Stack Developer, Backend/ Frontend Developer, Blockchain Developer, Ethereum Developer, Hyperledger Developer, Solidity Developer, and Javascript Developer.  

This is the company’s second partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. Established in 1823, LJMU is rated among the top 20 engineering schools in the UK. The university is one of the largest, most dynamic, and forward-thinking institutes.

About upGrad:
Founded in early 2015, upGrad offers online programs for working professionals. In a short span of around 5 years, upGrad on-boarded over 21.5K paid learners and impacted more than 370K individuals globally, making it India’s largest online higher-education company, basis gross revenue generated from the Indian market in FY18-19.
upGrad provides programs in the areas of Data Science, Technology, Management and MBA to college students, working-class and enterprises. These programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with top-notch universities like IIT Madras, IIIT-B, BITS Pilani, MICA, NMIMS Global Access, Duke CE, Liverpool John Moores University and others. To further enhance the learning experience, a comprehensive ecosystem has been built which includes one-on-one mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, industry networking and most importantly expert career guidance providing learners holistic support to elevate their careers to the next level.
The company has been awarded the title of ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. The company received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.

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