Friday, April 29, 2022

Qlik Academic Program recorded 150% uptick in registrations in 2021 as academic institutions focus on adding data literacy into their curriculums

 Qlik Academic Program Expands Presence to Over 700 Universities and Institutions in India

Mumbai, India, April 29, 2022 – 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 close to a 150% uptick in registrations from India in 2021, compared with 

2020. The increase in the number of 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 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, 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. 

Speaking on the announcement, Pankaj Muthe, Program Manager, Academic Program, 

APAC, Qlik said, “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. 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.

Commenting on the program, Hari Balachandran, CEO of ICT Academy which just completed 

its annual Learnathon initiative shared, “In recent times, we have seen an increase in demand for 

data sciences and data analytics training programs. 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.”

About the Qlik Academic Program

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.

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