Scaler (by InterviewBit) has announced the launch of Scaler School of Technology, a 4-year residential undergraduate computer science programme designed and delivered to revolutionize higher education for the next generation of India’s software professionals.
India is in dire need of a high-quality computer science UG programme capable of delivering world-class career prospects to millions of young and ambitious Indian software engineers. The country is also in dire need to provide a perennial pipeline of highly qualified skilled workforce for the global technology sector. Scaler School of Technology has been established to address these two essential and long-unmet demands in India.
Salient features of Scaler School of Technology’s 4-year residential undergraduate programme include –
- Offers specialisations in new-age in-demand technologies like Data Science, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Trading, and competitive programming
- 1-year paid industry internship with leading tech companies with 1-1 guidance from industry mentors
- State-of-the-art gamified learning platform – real-time learning tracker
- Brainstorm on real-world hackathons in collaboration with Scaler’s career partners
- Fireside chats and mentoring by industry leaders/CTOs
- Top tech veterans from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Ola, and Uber will teach
- 1:1 guided mentorship from the industry leaders during the internship
Commenting on the programme, Abhimanyu Saxena, Co-founder of Scaler & InterviewBit, said,
The short duration upskilling courses around machine learning, data science, and AI that Scaler has been providing over the last four years have turned around the careers for thousands of young professionals. We have delivered better results than any of the country’s current 4-year UG CS programmes. The 35,000-odd successful Scaler alumni in the global technology sector gave us the confidence to enter the UG education space and bring fundamental changes that will deliver results for all stakeholders.
Delivered in three phases, the first 18 months of the programme will focus on mastering computer science fundamentals by building pedagogy with real-life cases, followed by one year paid industry internship with leading technology companies and one-on-one mentoring by industry veterans. The final 18 months will allow students to specialize as senior engineers and machine learning/artificial intelligence engineers with specialisation in algorithmic trading or learning skills. The programme also intends to provide a pre-placement offer (PPO) to 50% of the batch within two and a half years of joining the programme.
Scaler has also built a robust merit-based scholarship programme allowing students from every background access to the best quality of education and developing into highly competent and future-ready software tech professionals.
Students at Scaler’s Undergraduate Programme in Software Development will be eligible to enroll in a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science recognised by the UGC through a partner institute. This degree will also enable students to apply for government jobs or Indian and overseas higher studies if they wish to. Additionally, they will also receive a Master of Science in Computer Science from Woolf University, which is licensed as a higher education institution in the European Union that works on European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The master’s degree awarded by Woolf is globally recognised, with recognition from ECS and CES.
Adding further about the programme, Anshuman Singh, Co-founder of Scaler & InterviewBit, said,
Scaler was created on the belief that everyone is unique when it comes to learning. Completely standardised and theory-heavy education will not work. In the Scaler world, every student gets a personal industry mentor who spends time with them every month to shape their career and thought process, supported by batch success managers responsible for ensuring no one is left behind. Scaler School of Technology will work on the same principle.
Scaler School of Technology will not be an all-work-no-play institution. Students will live an enriching life with access to the expected experience, including campus events, fests, and all modern amenities like gyms, sports activities, libraries, laundry, medical facilities, and security at the state-of-the-art campus. The 4-year residential programme located in the heart of India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, will allow students to meet industry leaders at least once every quarter. Scaler also works with more than 900 employer partners internationally, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Zomato, Airtel, Wells Fargo, PayPal and others, who regularly hire Scaler alumni. According to a news release, the first batch of the new UG programme offering 200 seats will commence on July 18, 2023.