Mumbai-based TeamLease Edtech, an edtech platform in India has launched Digivarsity, a tech-first platform that aims to integrate academic learning with real-world experience for higher-education learners.
The platform aims to transform higher education in India and empower students with workplace skills along with the academic knowledge necessary for long-term career success. The company has partnered with 10 universities and over 150 employers to offer innovative work-linked degree programs, bridging the gap between education and employment.
The company claims to enable students to make informed choices about their education and gain practical work experience alongside their college studies.
TemLease edtech has also partnered with several PSUs for furthering the cause and reach of these Work Integrated Degree Programs; Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT-WR), CSC Academy, Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON), Govt of Telangana, APSCHE (AP State Council of Higher Education) are some of the PSUs who have partnered with the company.
"Digivarsity is set to herald a transformal change in the higher education landscape in India. Over the next five years, we will invest Rs 100 crore to scale the platform and reach over 10 lakh students. We recognise that the skills demanded by employers today can be best acquired at situated learning environments in partnership with employers. The goal is to equip students with the skills demanded by the job market and shape the future workforce.” said Shantanu Rooj, Founder and CEO, TeamLease EdTech.
"At Digivarsity, we believe in leveraging technology to personalise education," explains Jaideep Kewalramani, COO and Head of Employability Business, TeamLease EdTech.
"Our AI-driven platform is designed to meet the specific needs of students and employers. We consider subjective and objective variables such as location, interests, academic background, and aptitude, providing a truly personalised experience. It matches higher education programs with relevant employer opportunities, ensuring students receive targeted guidance. Additionally, the platform utilises progressive Aptitude Tests, Visual Cues, and Digital Video CVs to enhance the candidate assessment process. This sets us apart from traditional education platforms," he added.