HCL acquires majority stake in vernacular edtech platform GUVI

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  • GUVI offers tailor-made courses for learners, universities and employers.
  • GUVI has honed over 1.7 million students and professionals in the latest technology skills.
  • IT major HCL announced on Thursday that it has acquired a majority stake in GUVI.


IT major HCL announced on Thursday that it has acquired a majority stake in vernacular edtech platform GUVI – one of the few companies in India to partner with Elon Musk’s “OpenAI” initiative – for an undisclosed sum. .

The incubated startup IIT Madras and CIIE (IIM Ahmedabad) offers technical training such as web development, AI module, SQL and various other courses created by industry experts in vernacular languages.

“Through this investment, the goal is to close the critical technical skills gap between companies,” said Shikhar Malhotra, Director of HCL Corporation.

“We are thrilled to partner with GUVI to ensure tech aspirants have easy access to learning and development through holistic lessons in the native language they are comfortable conversing in,” added Malhotra.

Founded by Arun Prakash M, Sridevi M and SP Balamurugan in 2014, GUVI offers tailor-made training for learners, universities and employers.

GUVI offers computer programming courses in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, TamilEnglish and Arabic.

“We believe this association will be a game-changer for the edtech space serving audiences in their native language. Additionally, by leveraging HCL’s global network, we look forward to empowering a wide range of professionals,” said Prakash. , co-founder and CEO. by GUVI.

To date, GUVI has honed over 1.7 million students and professionals in the latest technology skills and helped them secure placements in all industries.

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