Byju’s professional and higher education startup, Great Learning, has acquired a talent recruitment automation platform, Superset. The company, however, did not disclose the acquisition price.
Superset will augment Great Learning’s skills-based professional learning offerings to together realize the vision of closing the ‘skills gap’ for Indian talent and effectively connecting them to employers and employment opportunities. Established in 2017, Superset has automated placements for over 500 colleges/universities, while providing access to placement opportunities to over 27 lakh students from 15,500 colleges. It has also enabled virtual recruitment processes for large companies and has over 4,200 companies on its platform.
Superset will continue to operate under the leadership of its co-founders, Naman Agrawal and Pranjal Goswami. With substantial support from Great Learning and BYJU, Superset will accelerate its growth in India while expanding its offerings to students and recruiters.
Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO of Great Learning, said, “Superset is a strong and strategic addition to Great Learning. The guiding philosophy of both companies has always been aligned with bridging the gap between education and employment. Superset will propel Great Learning’s efforts to bridge the gap between students, professionals and employers by streamlining on-campus internships and simplifying hiring processes for colleges, students and businesses.
Superset enables colleges to automate end-to-end on-campus internships, helps employers hire young talent at any college nationwide, and enables students to democratically access opportunities. Over 4.2 lakh students have been successfully placed on the platform so far.
Skills, relevant jobs
Naman Agrawal and Pranjal Goswami, co-founders of Superset, said, “When we founded Superset in 2017, our primary goal was to harness technology to make campus recruitments easier and more efficient. With 27 lakh students, 3200 colleges/universities including many of India’s top institutions and 4200 recruiters on the platform now, we have come a long way towards achieving our mission. We are thrilled to partner with Great Learning and accelerate our vision of empowering young Indians with relevant skills and jobs to make us a nation ready for the future. Additionally, as higher education moves online, we will combine our strengths in technology to provide students with democratic access to opportunity. »
Great Learning was acquired by BYJU’S in 2021, expanding its offerings beyond the K-12 and test prep segment. Founded in 2013, Great Learning has delivered over 75 million hours of learning to 3.5 million learners from over 170 countries. It draws on an organized network of over 3,500 industry expert mentors to deliver learning outcomes and works with over 1,200 partner companies for their development and talent needs.
Collaboration with reputable universities
Great Learning collaborates with universities such as Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wharton, The University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, National University of Singapore (NUS), Deakin University, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIIT Hyderabad , IIIT Delhi, Shiv Nadar University, Great Lakes Institute of Management and other universities to enable them to offer degree, diploma and certificate programs. The company also offers more than 800 free courses through its Great Learning Academy to help students and working professionals.
February 22, 2022