Mumbai, India – Underlining its vision to create a data-literate world, Qlik® has expanded the Qlik Academic Program to over 700 universities and educational institutions across India. Qlik recorded a 150% uptick in professor and student registrations from India in 2021, compared with 2020. The increase in registrations can be attributed to the growing awareness of data literacy across education institutions, which are adding marketable data skills to their curricula to strengthen their academic offerings.
In an age where organizations are moving towards Active Intelligence™ and data literacy is slated to be the most in-demand skill by 2030, the Qlik Academic Program provides university lecturers free and ready-to-teach resources, which include instructor-led content, in-class activities, sample data sets and student assignments, all housed in its online self-paced course library, the Qlik Learning Portal. On the student side, the Qlik Learning Portal includes hands-on exercises, quick reference guides, assessments, the ability to chat with live instructors, and earn qualifications in the form of certificates and digital badges.
With 26% of global leaders indicating that they would offer a salary increase for candidates that can demonstrate data literacy skills, institutions across India and around the world are looking at how they can provide their students with this sought-after skill,” said Pankaj Muthe, Program Manager, Academic Program, APAC, Qlik. “The Qlik Academic Program equips students and organizations with the right tools that will enable them to make data-driven business decisions more confidently.”
The Qlik Academic Program is open to any accredited university-level institution worldwide, including for-profit and non-profit colleges. Leading institutions and universities including the IITs, IIMs, Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) and premier MBA institutes in India have partnered with the Qlik Academic Program.
“In recent times, we have seen an increase in demand for data science and data analytics training programs,” said Hari Balachandran, CEO of ICT Academy. “Our partnership with Qlik Academic program has been very successful as we are able to offer an industry-endorsed curriculum for our students and enable them to secure gainful employment thereafter.”
The university-level Qlik Academic Program gives educators and students full-year access to Qlik Sense software, as well as access to the entire Qlik Learning Portal self-paced course library. Along with lecture notes, course materials and student exercises in both Qlik Sense and theoretical topics, it also provides access to a community forum. The program enables educators to deliver richer learning experiences and increases student marketability through hands-on experience. Students can also take exams to earn Qlik Sense Business Analyst and Data Architect Qualifications as well as Data Analytics and Data Literacy Certifications, earning them a certificate and digital badge to add to their resumes. More information on registering for the Qlik Academic Program as a student or an educator can be found here.
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private SaaS company, Qlik offers an Active Intelligence platform, delivering end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud solutions to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.
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