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IDP Education Digital Campus launch - Chennai

IDP Education cements position as edu-tech leader with new Digital Campus in Chennai

  • IDP Education has officially launched its Digital Campus in Chennai

  • The campus will be home to some of Chennai’s best digital and technology experts as IDP build’s a global platform and connected community

  • The Digital Campus includes the Academy program – a talent incubator to nurture the next generation of digital experts


IDP Education – a world leader in international education services – has officially launched its new Digital Campus in Chennai, India. 

The new Campus, situated in one of Chennai’s leading technology parks DLF, will see more than 400 digital and technology experts come together to drive IDP’s bold digital transformation vision.

IDP Education, Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Barkla said the Digital Campus cements IDP’s position as a key player in the edu-tech services space in Chennai.  

“The launch of our Digital Campus is a defining moment as we transition from an analogue company to a digital, omni-channel edu-tech organisation,” Mr Barkla said.

“We set ourselves a courageous vision to build the world’s leading platform and connected community to guide international students to achieve their study and career goals."

“The Digital Campus in Chennai will become the engine room that drives our platform innovation and customer-led product design.” 

The modern space will service IDP’s global IELTS network and student services offices across 60 countries. 

The Campus is also home to IDP’s Academy, a talent incubator program that provides emerging digital professionals with an in-house training and development program. 

“Our people drive the success of our organisation,” Mr Barkla said. 

“Programs like the Academy demonstrate our commitment to providing a nurturing environment for our people to develop new skills so they can master the technology advances of tomorrow.”

The Campus was opened with a traditional celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by IDP teams and partners. 

IDP Digital Campus is located at DLF IT SEZ, Block 1B, 5th and 6th Floor, 1/124, Mount Poonamallee Road, Ramapuram, Chennai - 600 089.

For more information including career opportunities, visit careers.idp.com

Key facts about the Digital Campus:

  • #GirlsWhoCode: Strong commitment to nurturing women in technology with 49 per cent of the Digital Campus team being women.
  • Programs to foster emerging leaders: All Digital Campus staff have access to IDP’s global talent development programs and opportunities.
  • Builds on IDP’s strong links between India and Australia: IDP was hailed as a success story in the An India Economic Strategy to 2035, Report to the Australian Government by Mr Peter N Varghese AO.
  • World’s best agency: IDP’s digital transformation efforts, driven from Chennai, were recognised recently when IDP was awarded global Education Agency of the Year at the PIEoneer Awards in London (September 2019).

Included are comments from the Digital Campus’ senior leaders. Both are available for further interviews.

Priyatham Rajagopalan, Chief Operating Officer of IDP’s Innovation Hub, said:

“IDP is a tech-savvy company and we are way ahead in terms of the technology we work with. We have a fantastic group of experienced developers, who are dedicated and passionate about innovation in technology."

“The Academy is IDP’s program that aims to identify talent from colleges and support them to develop new skills in cloud services, enterprise grade solutions, progressive web applications, among others.”

Amudha Kannan, Director – Digital Technology Services, IDP Education, Chennai said:

“IDP’s investment in attracting new talent, providing a work/life balance environment and being a technological and digital leader has been key to the team’s success to date.”

“Forty-nine percent of the team are women. We are proud that we lead not just in the digital and technological space, but also in building an inclusive, diverse workplace.”

About IDP Education

IDP, an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed company that is 50 per cent owned by Australian universities, is a global leader in international education services. We help international students study in English-speaking countries.

Our success comes from connecting students with the right course at the right institution in the right country. We’ve been operating for 50 years, creating a network of opportunity with offices in more than 30 countries.

We are also a proud co-owner of IELTS, the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test, and an operator of nine English language teaching campuses across South East Asia.

In 2017, IDP acquired The Hotcourses Group, now incorporated into the business as IDP Connect, owners of some of the world’s most popular education websites such as The Complete University Guide, Whatuni and Hotcourses Abroad.

IDP is a living network of students, clients, services, alumni and employers.

Together, we are working around the world to help students connect to success.

For further information, please contact:

Naintara Aditya
The PRactice
E: naintara@the-practice.net

Gracie Daniel
IDP Education
E: gracie.daniel@idp.com

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