RISE is an executive education startup, founded in the Indian city of Pune, that is working with industry partners as well as institutes of higher education to ensure that students gain the skills and acumen that they need to survive and thrive in a fast-paced and technologically demanding job market.
RISE offers post-graduate courses in subjects including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and business analytics, as well as longstanding topics such as finance, accounting and business management. However, what's unique about RISE's platform is the fact that it gives students the opportunity to work on industry projects with leading firms including KPMG, Aeon Research and ThriveDX SaaS. Accordingly, the startup caters to many students who are working professionals looking to evolve their skills and credentials.
Khyaati Jain, head of Partnerships and Operations at RISE, noted that RISE aims to ensure that its students are equipped with the skills they need to work in their field of study, so that they don't have to constantly jump career paths to find their calling. “If you look at our higher education system, many colleges offer a computer science degree yet few are currently producing cybersecurity professionals," Jain said. "There is very little awareness about the growth in the sector."
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This Startup Helps Working Professionals Evolve Their Skills
1. Executive Education for Working Professionals - RISE provides post-graduate courses and industry projects to help working professionals evolve their skills and stay ahead of the job market
2. Industry-academia Collaboration - RISE partners with industry firms and higher education institutes to ensure that students gain the skills and acumen they need to succeed
3. Upskilling in Emerging Technologies - RISE offers courses in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to cater to the demands of a fast-paced, technology-driven job market
1. Education - RISE disrupts traditional higher education by offering industry-relevant courses that cater to the needs of working professionals
2. Technology - RISE caters to the growing demand for skilled professionals in emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data science
3. Professional Services - RISE collaborates with industry firms such as KPMG, Aeon Research, and ThriveDX SaaS to provide hands-on industry experience to its students, leading to disruptive innovation opportunities in professional services