Physics Wallah (PW), India’s leading educational technology platform, has recently launched PW Institute of Innovation (PW IOI), a four-year Computer Science and AI residential programme. Aimed at addressing the critical challenges faced by the Indian software industry, it is strategically located in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. The initiative is designed to make students future ready by equipping them with industry-relevant skills and bridging the demand and supply gap of professionals, along with the employability gap.
The four-year fully residential programme offers a unique and holistic approach to education. With experienced faculty and industry leaders from top companies as mentors, an industry-oriented curriculum, up to 100% scholarships, and real-world projects, students are equipped for success in their professional journey. Personalized guidance, four comprehensive internships, networking opportunities, global exposure, and a state-of-the-art campus further enhance the programme’s effectiveness.
Speaking about the development, CIO of Physics Wallah & President of PW IOI, Vishwa Mohan, said:
It is indeed concerning that despite the exponential growth witnessed in the Indian software industry, the employability rate of Indian engineering graduates has remained relatively low, with only marginal improvement over the years. Additionally, the significant increase in the demand-supply gap for skilled AI and data science professionals further highlights the need for a comprehensive transformation in the learning approach. PW IOI aims to address this issue by empowering professionals with employable and practical skills for the rapidly evolving job market.
The curriculum has been meticulously designed to align with the technology trends in the evolving market today. In addition, students can pursue bachelor’s degrees in parallel from a premier institute. The degree qualifies individuals to explore opportunities for further education in India or abroad and makes them eligible to appear for competitive exams
Chief Executive Officer of PW Skills, Sudhanshu Kumar, commented:
By combining real-world experience with an industry-focused curriculum, we aim to cater to the immediate needs of our students while also bridging the gap between demand and supply in future job opportunities. Towards the end of the course, the institute’s placement cell will offer assistance in securing job offers, with partnerships established with over 500 hiring partners, including Tata IQ, Siemens, Leadsquared, SAP, Oracle, KPMG, Amazon and others. Previously, PW Skills has placed more than 1500+ learners with an average salary of 22 LPA and a top salary of 50 LPA.
PW Skills is one of the largest online platforms for tech skilling, with nearly 1 lakh users. The platform offers courses in Hindi and English, providing a complete skilling ecosystem in one place. The ecosystem includes PW Virtual Lab, an Experience Portal, a Job portal, and a massive online community. To promote job readiness, the PW Virtual Lab provides necessary hardware through the cloud, enabling learners with basic PCs and internet connections to participate in software development and programming courses without expensive hardware. PW Skills also offers placement assistance through its exclusive job portal. It has partnered with over 500 companies, including Tata IQ, Siemens, Leadsquared, SAP, Oracle, KPMG, and Amazon, to offer top-notch job opportunities.
The first batch of PW IOI is set to commence on 27th September 2023, with orientation on 25th September 2023. Students eligible for JEE Advance gets direct admission to the program. Registrations for the new batch are now open at pwioi.com, with the entrance exam scheduled for 19th August 2023.
Co-founded in 2020 by Alakh Pandey and Prateek Maheshwari, Physics Wallah raised $100 million from WestBridge Capital and GSV Ventures at a valuation of $1.1 billion in June last year. In December 2022, the company acquired iNeuron Intelligence Private Limited, an upskilling platform focusing on artificial intelligence and data sciences.