Supply Chain, AI and Robotics Top Picks in Professional Programs for 2018: Pearson India

Pearson India, the world’s learning company, today unveiled findings of its recent study for top 5 professional programs in India which match the specific industry needs for 2018. The study reveals top preferred professional programs that can help learners towards upgrading and enhancing the skills to meet industry requirements.


Varun Dhamija, Vice President – Pearson Professional Programs (PPP), Pearson India said, “India is one of the fastest emerging economies today and the need to remain up-to-date with globally-applicable knowledge and skill sets has become imperative. The professional programs will help learners gain industry specific-knowledge and develop ideas to resolve the prevailing / future challenges. At Pearson, we have developed an efficacy-driven approach to help working professionals upgrade their skills and progress in their careers.”


According to a recent research conducted by KPMG, along with insights from Google search, the online education industry will be a $1.96 billion industry by 2021. Hence, choosing the right professional course becomes the most crucial decision especially with so many available options. As per the study findings, here is the list of top 5 preferred professional programs that will play a positive role for working professionals in 2018:


1. Supply Chain Management

The environment for companies has changed a lot with a better regulatory environment – with the clearance of GST- and a greater demand of faster reach of products across the country, with the acceleration of ecommerce. There is thus a strong demand for a new age supply chain professional. The specific skills in demand are analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. There are opportunities both for existing supply chain professionals to upgrade themselves and new professionals to enter the field.


2. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is the top trending technology right now and is making its presence and importance felt across the globe. In India, the top job demand for AI are in Bangalore (34% of the jobs), Delhi/NCR (18% of the jobs), followed by Mumbai and Pune (16% of the jobs). There is wider demand for professionals who can work on the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning side. On the niche side professionals who can apply AI and ML skills to robots and on the animation side are in demand too. 


3. Robotics

While robotics is a new field, it that has gained popularity as a career choice, especially among engineering students. The industry has gathered pace after the advancement in Information Technology and computer industry. With the 9% of average yearly growth of the robotics industry, the career opportunities for trained robotics professionals is expected to rise. The interesting modules of the course will provide a platform to solve fundamental problems by applying mathematical concepts and design smarter robots.


Demand for Robotics is more widespread across India with Bangalore having 16% of the jobs, Chennai at 7%, Hyderabad and Secunderabad at 6%. Delhi/NCR at 12% and Mumbai/Pune at 10% are the other big cities of demand for Robotics. 


4. Digital Marketing

Corporates are now embracing the digital change and have started to explore the new and exciting mode of communication with customers that involves Digital Marketing. According to a study conducted by Bullhorn, 64% of recruiters have reported a shortage of skilled candidates for available marketing roles. Hence, today the professionals need to be well acquainted with the changes shaping the business environment and opt for training that prepares them for this scenario. The digital marketing course will equip the participants with the relevant skills that the industry now needs such as new techniques in market research, metrics to gauge and guide ongoing customer-centric efforts and leverage the power of social media.


5. General Management

In an era of continuous changes, professionals need to equip themselves with new skills and resources needed to manage their enterprises. General Management is an academic program that allows professionals to keep their skills sharp and learn about new trends and technologies in their given industries. Professionals who aim to prepare for a general management role and wish to understand the recent developments in business models, management theory and practices should opt for this program.


About Pearson Professional Programs

Pearson Professional Programs offer custom learning opportunities that focus on blended and applied learning. The programs are learner-centric, scalable, cost-effective and most important aligned with learner’s career goals. These programs use different learning formats (Live online, Classroom, Self-Paced eLearning, Coaching etc.) which are carefully designed, based on specific learning gaps & objectives, participant profile, and other critical pedagogical considerations. Pearson partners with leading universities, faculty and content providers from around the world to curate content that supports organizations and individuals to address their diverse learning needs.


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About Pearson India

Founded in 1844, Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. We have expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.


Our unique insight and world-class expertise comes from our long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors, and thought leaders. Our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day.


We are organized around three key stages of learning – a) K-12, b) Higher education and test preparation and c) Vocational and professional education. Established in India since 1998, Pearson has introduced its wide range of products and services in educational institutes as well as directly to the learners. To know more about us visit and follow us on and

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