Learn While You Earn – From Top Universities with upGrad’s Online Degree Programs

Learning and earning parallelly might seem like a far-fetched dream a few years ago, but that’s changed. Thanks to online learning platforms and their online degree programs, it’s much more feasible to get a quality education without leaving your job or disturbing your career.

Reputed online programs are getting increasingly popular as they help you unlock numerous career opportunities by delivering quality education from popular colleges and universities at affordable prices. 

In the following points, we’ll explore why online learning platforms and their courses are gaining popularity and why you should pursue them. 

The Latest Trends Show Online Degree Programs are the future

The Indian online education sector is booming currently. According to a study by BestColleges, 49% of remote learners anticipate joining online courses after their campuses start operating normally. (Source)

Moreover, 95% of the overall students, including 83% of the remote learners, said they would recommend online or remote learning to others. A majority of students thought that online learning was much better than or equal to on-campus education. (Source)

According to Technavio, the online education market in India will grow by USD 14.33 billion during 2020-2024. (Source)

These stats show how online learning platforms have become the new favourite of individuals aspiring to upskill.

As the numbers of smartphones and internet users increase in India, online learning platforms are gaining more popularity. Moreover, the recent pandemic caused many disruptions in the traditional learning avenues, but online learning platforms continued to deliver education to learners worldwide. 

India has become the home of many reputed online teaching platforms. For example, upGrad offers several online degrees with prominent colleges and universities (more on this later in the article). 

Why are Online Degree Programs Getting Popular?

There are many reasons why online degrees are gaining popularity in India. We’ve highlighted some of the most important ones below:

Uninterrupted Professional Life

The biggest advantage of online degrees is they allow you to study without quitting your job. Online education enables you to get a proper learning experience without interrupting your professional life.

This is not possible with traditional learning mediums because they require a significant time commitment from the students. In a conventional setting, you’d have to be present at the institution and attend classes. This is a challenge for working professionals. 

However, with an online degree, you can study from any location at your own convenience. Online programs don’t require any commute as you can study through your device. Generally, online courses only require you to dedicate 2-3 hours a day, depending on the program. Thus, you can continue with your professional commitments while pursuing higher education simultaneously. 

Unique Benefits

Online degree programs provide you with many additional learning benefits and resources that help you upskill quickly and efficiently. For example, our online degree courses offer mock interviews. Preparing through mock interviews allows you to better present yourself during real-world interviews. 

Similarly, online programs offer additional certifications that you can upgrade to as you learn more subjects. Completing these certifications enables you to specialise in niche skills to match your career aspirations. 

Self-paced Learning

Another huge advantage of online courses is they allow you to study at your own pace. A traditional learning setting would require you to follow a set schedule. However, with an online program, you can create your own schedule based on how much time you can dedicate to studying daily/weekly.

This is why online courses are very flexible – they can cater to the personalised requirements of different professionals. 

upGrad’s Top Online Degree Programs 

As you can see, online degrees offer a ton of advantages to students and working professionals alike. At upGrad, we have collaborated with some of the best universities to deliver stellar online learning programs for aspirants. 

You can pick any one of those programs depending on your career interests and requirements.

Programs with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is one of the most reputed higher education institutions in India. It offers free training for industry certification and is India’s fourth-best university, according to the NIRF. 

 We offer the following online degrees with them: 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

This BBA program teaches you the fundamentals of business management, organisation, leadership, and other related subjects. It’s for students who want to pursue a career in management and sales. 

  • Bachelor of Computer Applications 

The BCA or bachelor of computer application teaches you the basic and advanced concepts of computer systems, programming, information technology, and much more. 

If you have an Indian educational background, you must have completed 12th or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks. Or you must be a graduate or diploma holder interested in business management programs. The program prefers candidates with work experience. 

If you belong to a foreign educational background, you must have a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities. Candidates with work experience would be preferred here as well. 

While these programs allow you to study at your pace, you also enjoy an immersive learning experience. 

Learn more about these courses here.


Programs with Chandigarh University 

Chandigarh University offers world-class content created by subject matter experts. In Outlook’s Top 25 Young Universities, Chandigarh University ranked 7th. It also ranked 10th among the Top 50 Private State Universities of India. (Source)

We offer the following programs with Chandigarh University: 

  • Bachelor of Computer Applications 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts – Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Master of Science – Data Science
  • Master of Business Administration 

Chandigarh University’s 2019 batch saw several reputed employers in its placements, including Amazon, Microsoft, HP (Hewlett Packard), and Google. The highest package offered here was 35 LPA. (Source)

The programs offer 200+ hours of online videos, the latest curriculum and access to over 200 e-books so you can get the best learning experience possible. 

The bachelor’s degrees require you to have 10+2 from a recognised board. Similarly, the master’s programs demand that you have a bachelor’s degree. 

You’ll receive dedicated career assistance with each one of these online degrees. This includes resume support, interview preparation, spoken English classes, and personality development sessions. 

Learn more about these courses here.


Choosing professional courses can be an excellent boost for your career. Not only will you gain the latest industry-relevant skills, but you will also get ready for upgrading to senior roles. No wonder online programs are a hit among both students and professionals in India!

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