UNext Learning, Manipal Group-backed EdTech Learning Platform, has recently acquired Jigsaw Academy, a data science and emerging technology organization.
With this acquisition, UNext Learning will further strengthen its offer of higher education by adding special professional certifications to the trending domains that shape today’s business world, the company said in a press release.
Commenting on the development, UNExt Learning CEO Ambareesh Sinha said,
“Professional development in emerging technologies is becoming increasingly important for new and disruptive people and businesses. This strategic acquisition strengthens our online game in the higher education ecosystem and expands the range of upkilling and recycling offers with our online degrees – both in the enterprise and individual learner segments.” By running results-oriented immersive learning through professional programs, we are further strengthening UNext’s vision to increase affordability and accessibility for our student and learning community. “
Indian Institute of Management – Indore, Jigsaw Academy was established to bridge the gap in industry skills through emerging technology programs including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud and cyber security through strategic partnerships with reputed organizations like HackerU. (Israel), and NASSCOM FutureSkills.
Gaurav Vohra, co-founder of Jigsaw Academy, said:
“I’m excited about the huge market potential presented by this new opportunity. After the successful creation of Jigsaw and helping professionals stay connected to higher skills and institutions, my new role gives a big canvas where we can impact the lives of students across the entire higher education spectrum – from online college degrees.” Especially to curated, industry-related business events. “
Sarita Digumarti, co-founder of Jigsaw, added,
“The need to change the recent but relatively old method of online learning has never been more urgent. In my new role, I look forward to designing a seamless, enhanced learning journey for students – strong student engagement, complete with different pedagogies, interactive technologies and programs, new learning materials.” And appearance and more. “
With the edit, Jigsaw Academy co-founders Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti will join UNext as Chief Business Officer and Chief Learning Officer, respectively, and all staff at Jigsaw Academy will switch to UNext Learning.
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