Great Learning launches course to help narrow Indian skills gap

The postgrad course in software development and engineering begins as a report finds that digitally skilled workers represent only 12% of the Indian workforce

Indian edtech education provider, Great Learning, has launched a postgraduate course in software development and engineering.

The six-month course is designed to help higher education students and early career professionals learn software development, with dedicated placement assistance on hand to help participants find work placements.

Industry experts and mentors will offer more than 150 hours of live teaching sessions, with an emphasis on building coding skills. To that end, the course will also offer over 300 hours of coding with personalised mentorship.

Software development and engineering is one of the most lucrative career options for fresh engineering graduates and early professionals – Hari Krishnan Nair, Great Learning

In January of this year, a report by Degreed found that India is the country most at risk of the world’s growing skills gap. According to Indian business news website, Livemint, digitally skilled workers currently represent only 12% of the country’s workforce.

At the same time, a Salesforce-YouGov report found that the demand for digital skills in India is expected to grow more than twentyfold by 2024.

“The demand for qualified professionals with expertise in software development and engineering to create innovative solutions is on the surge,” said Great Learning co-founder, Hari Krishnan Nair.

“With entry-level packages as high as 15 lakhs per annum, it is one of the most lucrative career options for fresh engineering graduates and early professionals. Through this program, we aim to equip our learners with these cutting-edge skills to kickstart their careers with top IT companies.”

Besides the placement assistance, the course will also offer career support in the form of mock interviews with industry experts, C.V. guidance, and dedicated placement drives.

Part of the Byju’s group, Great Learning works with more than 1200 tech-related companies, including the likes of Nvidia, Capgemini, Dell, Amazon, Intel, KPMG, Cognizant, and Deloitte.


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