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  • GUVI offers tailor-made courses for learners, universities and employers.
  • GUVI has trained more than 1.7 million students and professionals in the latest technological skills.
  • IT Major HCL said Thursday it has acquired a majority stake in GUVI.


IT Major HCL said Thursday it has acquired a majority stake in local edtech platform GUVI — one of the few companies in India to partner with Elon Musk’s “OpenAI” initiative — for an undisclosed amount.

The IIT Madras and CIIE (IIM Ahmedabad) incubated startup offers technical courses like web development, AI module, SQL and various other courses created by industry experts in the vernaculars.

“With this investment, the goal is to address the critical technical skills gap between enterprises,” said Shikhar Malhotra, president of HCL Corporation.

“We are excited to partner with GUVI to ensure technology aspirants have easy access to learning and upskilling through holistic native language courses in which they can speak comfortably,” added Malhotra.

Founded by Arun Prakash M, Sridevi M and SP Balamurugan in 2014, GUVI offers tailor-made courses 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 the public in their native language. Also, by leveraging HCL’s global network, we look forward to having a large pool of professionals GUVI co-founder and CEO, said Prakash.

To date, GUVI has trained more than 1.7 million students and professionals in the latest technology skills and helped them to be placed in various sectors.

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