Great Learning acquires recruitment platform Superset

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A global player in the professional and higher education segment and a BYJU’S Group company, Great Learning has acquired Superset, a leading talent recruitment automation platform for an undisclosed sum.

Superset’s cutting-edge digital solutions for campus internships and corporate recruitment will augment Great Learning’s skills-based professional learning offerings to jointly realize the vision of bridging the “skills gap” for Indian talent and connect them effectively to employers and job opportunities. The complementary strengths will not only prepare India’s dynamic workforce to keep pace with the competitive global economy, but also provide greater accessibility to employment opportunities.

Founded in 2017, Superset has automated placements for over 500 colleges/universities, while providing access to placement opportunities for over 27 lakh students from 15,500 colleges. It has also enabled virtual recruitment processes for large companies using advanced technology and has over 4200 companies on its platform. Superset enables students, recent graduates, colleges and employers to connect and engage with each other on an intuitive, cutting-edge technology platform.

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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. With this integration, students and young professionals will now have access to advanced courses and greater employment opportunities. Colleges and universities will not only have the best technology platform for on-campus internships, but also for internship preparation and skills development for their students. In addition to a comprehensive technology platform for talent acquisition, corporate recruiters would now have access to readily available trained talent.
Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO of Great Learning, said:Superset is a solid and strategic add-on for 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. The acquisition by Great Learning will strengthen its position to help students and professionals keep their skills current and prepare for the future while connecting them with relevant employers.

Naman Agrawal and Pranjal Goswami, co-founders of Superset, shared their thoughts on the acquisition saying, “When we founded Superset in 2017, our primary goal was to harness technology to make campus recruitments easier and more effective. 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 impactful learning to 3.5 million learners in over 170 countries. It relies on an organized network of over 3,500 expert industry mentors to deliver high-quality learning outcomes and works with over 1,200 partner companies for their development and talent needs. The company claims that it has the highest completion and learner satisfaction rates and that its approach is differentiated by its mentored learning model and commitment to quality.

Great Learning collaborates with top universities around the world including 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 leading universities to enable them to offer degree, diploma and certificate programs. The company also offers over 800 free courses through its Great Learning Academy to help students and working professionals begin their learning journey.

Great Learning is on a mission to enable transformative learning and career success in the digital economy for professionals and students worldwide and to date has impacted over 3.5 million learners from over 170 country.

(Edited by : Priyanka Deshpande)

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