CHENNAI, 11th December 2023: Veranda Learning Solutions, a listed enterprise offering end-to-end solutions in education, announced a strategic partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), Chicago’s sole technology-focused university is dedicated to advancing technology and innovation and renowned for its commitment to hands-on learning and outcomes for graduates.
This collaboration aims to enhance the educational offerings in both information technology and K–12 Dual Credit programs, providing students with unparalleled access to cutting-edge courses and fostering a seamless pathway to higher education. Technology courses will be offered through Veranda subsidiary Edureka, and Veranda K–12 will offer the dual credit program.
Illinois Tech, recognized as #1 in Illinois, #23 in the U.S., and #16 for Salary Impact among graduates by the Wall Street Journal, extends its global footprint through this partnership. Veranda Learning, with its vast network of nearly 200 centers across India, and Edureka, boasting more than 70 centers, are well positioned to disseminate Illinois Tech’s cutting-edge curriculum to a vast pool of more than 75,000 students annually.
In the realm of information technology, Edureka, a Veranda Enterprise specializing in upskilling, and Illinois Tech are set to launch a series of courses, including the highly anticipated Data Engineering program, targeting life-long learners, particularly career changers and career growers. This initiative leverages Illinois Tech’s renowned faculty and Edureka’s expertise in online learning to engage students in acquiring stackable credentials that lead to credits for higher education, combining theoretical knowledge with the practical skills essential for them to thrive in a rapidly evolving information technology market.
In the K–12 Dual Credit programs, this partnership offers students in grades 8–12 valuable foundational knowledge. It allows learners to earn credits that can be applied toward higher education at international universities. This unique approach bridges the gap between secondary and tertiary education, preparing students for a seamless transition to the global academic arena.
Mr. Mallik Sundharam, Illinois Tech’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership and said, “At Illinois Tech, we are committed to expanding access, providing experiential multi-disciplinary education and fostering innovation for all. This partnership with Veranda Learning allows us to extend our reach and impact by making our courses accessible to a global audience.”
Mr. Suresh Kalpathi, Executive Director and Chairman of Veranda Learning, said the partnership was synergistic in nature for the company. “We are delighted to join hands with Illinois Institute of Technology to deliver high-quality education in information technology and K–12 programs. Through this partnership, we are excited to reemphasize our commitment to bring affordable and quality education to the students—extending by bringing international education for our Indian students,” Mr. Kalpathi said.
Mr. Vineet Chaturvedi, CEO of Edureka, shared his thoughts on the collaboration: “The partnership with Illinois Tech is a significant milestone for Edureka. It enhances the quality of our course offerings and underscores our commitment to providing learners with access to world-class education. We believe that this collaboration will open new avenues for learners, empowering them to succeed in the ever-evolving field of Information Technology.”