Ed tech company NSE Academy today acquired deep tech education firm TalentSprint, BW Disrupt has reported. Both companies are based in Hyderabad.

TalentSprint offers advanced certification programmes in emerging and deep technologies using a hybrid online and on-site model in collaboration with academic institutions and global corporations.

Subjects offered include artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational data science, fintech, blockchain, cybersecurity, AI marketing, digital health, and digital and robotic process automation.

NSE Academy is a subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India and provides online and offline continuous lifelong learning for K12 and university level students, as well as executive and corporate learning. Subjects taught include finance and technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, fintech, blockchain in the capital market, and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI).

Vikram Limaye, managing director and chief executive of NSE, said: “NSE’s mission has been to support the growth of Indian capital markets and financial education has been the biggest enabler to achieving this goal.

“As the BFSI industry evolves into a more tech-enabled industry, it is imperative that we strengthen our expertise in the education space by adding new and emerging technologies. TalentSprint’s vision and portfolio offerings complement our growth ambitions in this space.”

Dr Santanu Paul, co-founder and chief executive of TalentSprint added: “We share a common vision of how digital platforms are enablers of trust, quality, and scale, and how important it is to rapidly disseminate high-quality deep tech expertise to all professionals across BFSI, technology, consulting, and emerging sectors.

“There are six million working professionals in India today in need of deep tech knowledge interventions, and another 10 million college students waiting to enter the workforce with adequate future-proof skills. Between us, we have all the necessary synergies – capabilities, reach, resources, partnerships – to become a powerhouse in deep tech education and empower the workforce of tomorrow.”

Abhilash Misra, NSE Academy’s chief executive, said: “This strategic partnership between NSE Academy and TalentSprint creates unique possibilities within the professional education ecosystem and we look forward to jointly bringing new deep tech skilling opportunities that will have a long-term impact on the future of learning and work.”

Date published: 17 November 2020

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