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EduPristine raises $10 million in funding; Accel exits

EduPristine, a Mumbai-based online certification courses provider has raised $10 million in funding from private equity fund Kaizen Management Advisors, and education company DeVry Inc, reports Livemint. This round also sees the exit of Accel Partners who had previously invested $1.5 million in the company in 2014, added the report. MediaNama has written to the company seeking a statement, and will update this when we hear back. With the fresh funds in place, EduPristine looks to add more courses in big data analytics, launch courses in the healthcare category and expand to 15 cities in India. Currently it offers 15 types of certification-level courses in categories like finance, accounting, digital marketing, business analytics & big data, risk management, among others. Courses taught through classrooms The company also claims to offer classroom training for a select number of courses, which will be taught by industry experts. However, it does not mention where or how it conducts these offline classes. It also offers web-seminars, and other online one-to-one learning sessions. It currently has operations outside India offering online courses in U.S, Africa, and other Asian countries as well. In 2015, the company claimed to have enrolled more than 15,000 students for courses costing $600 on an average. All courses have a duration of anywhere between two months to one-and-a-half years. Other developments in education sector -Last week, NIIT, a management and training solutions company had partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) module in both…

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