Skill-Lync, a Chennai-based engineering-focused EdTech startup has recently partnered with Mangalayatan University, one of India’s most renowned universities with the aim to help engineers become more employable.
With this collaboration, the Mangalayatan University will integrate Skill-Lync’s courses across domains into its curriculum and provide students with the latest industry-relevant courses as part of their learning journey with the institute. Some of the courses offered by Skill-Lync include Electric Mechanical, Vehicles, Embedded Systems, Cybersecurity, High Rise Building Design, Autonomous Vehicles, among others.
As a part of the curriculum with Mangalayatan University, more than 500 students from Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering from the B.Tech, M.Tech and WILP programmes will be trained on the Skill-Lync platform. Students from Mangalayatan University will gain 16-24 credits through Skill-Lync courses. Students would also have access to tools such as Solidworks, Catia, MATLAB that would complement the learning experience with hands-on practice. Students would further be assigned to career mentors to help them in their career development, beginning from resume preparation sessions, LinkedIn sessions to mock interviews with industry experts and tool tests to ensure the students’ employability.
Speaking on the partnership with Mangalayatan University, Chief Business Officer of Skill-Lync, Krishna Bandaru, said:
University partnerships are critical to assist students in having an accelerated career progression and fulfilling the industry’s demand of skilled engineers across domains. Our partnership with Mangalayatan University is a huge step forward in our mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry, ensuring a robust talent pipeline.
Founded in 2018, Skill-Lync offers industry-relevant advanced courses for engineering students by partnering with industry experts. The platform provides job-leading courses in mechanical, electrical, civil, and computer science engineering domains for students in India and other parts of the world. The startup claims to be the first-of-its-kind engineering technical education platform that offers the above courses.
The company has collaborated with over 800 industry experts for creating existing course content. It also has full-time people with extensive experience in the industry (with the likes of Bosch, Cummins, ABB, Samsung, and Accenture) to provide the students a world-class learning experience.
Commenting on the collaboration, Chairman of Mangalayatan University, Hemant Goyal, added:
The partnership will ensure that students are highly employable in the job market and are well-versed in the latest tools and technologies.
Goyal further said:
Skill-Lync’s project-driven programmes will now be a part of our engineering curriculum and credit system, with job assistance for our graduates to get their dream jobs.
Mangalayatan University, Aligarh was established in 2006 and is recognized by the UGC. The University offers graduation and post-graduation courses in the Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and CS engineering departments. As part of the programs suite, WILP (Work Integrated Learning Programs) will also be offered at the University. More than 7000 students have graduated from the University, and 3500+ students are currently availing the facilities offered at the University.
Additionally, to drive comprehensive talent transformation in India, Skill-Lync has also partnered with Usha Martin University and Himalayan University with an aim to provide upskilling courses that bridge the gap between academia and industry across core engineering domains.
In August this year, Skill-Lync had announced its partnership with MathWorks, a developer of mathematical computing software to train more than 10000 engineering students and graduates.