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SCALER Launches leading online EDtech platform in the U.S.

Veterans from Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix and Other Renown Tech Companies to Serve As Instructors, Mentors, and Career Coaches

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  • India’s Premier Upskilling Platform to Provide Software Engineers with Unrivaled and Hands-On Learning Experience

Scaler, one of the fastest-growing edtech startups in India, today announced the launch of its groundbreaking education platform in the U.S., that will feature industry veterans from some of the world’s leading tech companies including Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft and Netflix serving as instructors, mentors and career coaches.

Designed for software professionals, Scaler is an upskilling platform that provides unrivaled, hands-on learning experiences through a modern curriculum that exposes learners to cutting-edge technologies.

Based in Bengaluru, India, Scaler was founded in 2019 to help computer science professionals become high-quality software engineers. Since then, the company has seen incredible growth, with more than four million people accessing its content and over 16,000 paid learners across the country. Scaler recently commissioned the “Scaler Placement Assessment Report” in association with KPMG that ascertained that paid learners enrolled in Scaler programs have a job placement rate of nearly 95%, with a 130% average increase in their salaries. The average hike in salaries received after joining the new company stands at 67.8%, with 31.8% of alumni being promoted in the job they joined post Scaler.

“After achieving unprecedented success in India, combined with the widening demand for skilled tech workers in America, it’s an exciting time to officially launch our groundbreaking education platform stateside. We see an incredible opportunity to develop best-in-class engineers and help them maximize their career potential,” said Scaler co-founder Abhimanyu Saxena. “As we continue growing our business, we hope to provide millions more aspiring software engineers across the U.S., and eventually the world, with the opportunity to learn new skills, expand their talents and position themselves for long, prosperous careers in the tech industry.”

Scaler’s U.S. program launches with its Scaler Academy curriculum, which was created specifically for those who are already adept at coding and looking to enhance their skills to become elite software engineers. As the program matures, Scaler will introduce additional programs to its U.S.-based learners, including Scaler Data Science and Machine Learning.

Scaler is backed by Lightrock India, Sequoia Capital India and Tiger Global and recently completed a Series B funding of $55 million. After being valued at $110 million two years ago, the current valuation of Scaler has soared to $710 million.

“I have been engaging with Interviewbit since 2016. I used their platform to prepare for my SDE interviews back in the day. Once Scaler was launched, I got on board as a mentor to help others like me with their career goals in the technology industry. The learners that are part of the Scaler ecosystem are dedicated, motivated and talented. All they need is some support and guidance to help them succeed. And I get a lot of satisfaction from being part of their growth journey by mentoring them to be their best. It is my way of giving back to the community. The Scaler programs are very detailed and industry-focused – they teach critical topics like system design and DSA – that are key for software engineers to succeed in the workplace where they are working with real-world problems on an enormous scale. Scaler has built a solid offering that includes an updated curriculum, robust mentorship and teaching support, live masterclasses with industry leaders, and a focus on the application of knowledge through projects and assignments along with career support. It is beneficial for aspiring engineers to build a scalable and successful tech career.”– Sumaithri M., Mentor at Scaler Inc, currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at Gopuff, earlier worked as Software Engineer with Facebook for over 3 years.

To further strengthen the footprints across the country Scaler has also appointed Parminder Singh, in the capacity of Head – US, InterviewBit & Scaler Academy. With over a decade of experience and in-depth understanding of the technology landscape, Mr Singh will chart the growth trajectory for Scaler in the new region. He started his career working in machine learning and mobile engineering in 2009 and has held leading positions in organizations such as Tachyon Technologies, Rediff.com, and Flipkart. Parminder also co-founded Hansel.io, a mobile digital adoption platform that allows product managers to orchestrate in-app user journeys without writing a single line of code. The start-up did exceptionally well in South East Asia and US and was eventually acquired by NetcoreCloud.com.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in the software development industry will grow by 22% by 2030. Globally, experts predict there will be 45 million active software developers by 2030, a 67% increase from the end of 2021, according to Slashdata. Despite this growing need, the number of employable and skill-ready engineers remain unsustainably low across the globe – barely a few million. These stats underscore the glaring need for programs that enable tech professionals to build their skills and capitalize on the growing market need.

For the nine-to-eleven month program in the U.S., each student is assigned a Teaching Assistant who helps them throughout their program, in addition to receiving access to more than 2,000 working professionals from top software companies worldwide.

To sign up for Scaler’s U.S. program, users can visit here.

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Campus 365 provides cloud-based seamless solutions to educational institutions 

With its ERP software and pioneering technological innovation, Campus 365 is disrupting the education sector and making education more effective and accessible

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Just as technology, and particularly the digital era, has disrupted and improved most major segments of India’s economy, education and training is also undergoing a tech revolution. Education Technology, more commonly known as EdTech, possesses the power to bridge the learning gap thanks to technology’s ability to eliminate geographical barriers. As much as digital adoption is the need of the hour, it is critical to retain a few unparalleled benefits of a traditional classroom setup such as group discussion, personalised support from educators and creating opportunities to work on peer collaborative assignments.

Armed with a mission to empower schools with tools that serve people in the most human, helpful way, Campus 365- an ed-tech start-up incubated by NASSCOM 10000 startup based out of Gurgaon, is providing cloud-based solutions to schools and colleges to manage and track their daily activities seamlessly. With user-friendly mobile apps to help students, parents, and teachers maintain the academic cycle, Campus 365 provides a 360-degree outlook to stakeholders assisting them in making productive decisions to escalate their progress.

“We all know that the introduction of EdTech is transforming the learning process in schools. Initially, technological abilities were not needed for students but these skills are now of much importance. Today, students should have good knowledge of online communication to attend classes, check emails, and submit assignments online and our school ERP gives our students a dedicated platform for this to make them future-ready. We at Campus 365 believe that technology is a powerful instrument that can elevate education to an advanced level, allowing students to learn and collaborate in new ways and we are constantly working towards it” said  Mayank Singh Co- Founder and CEO of Campus 365.

Campus 365 is India’s largest all-in-one app for teachers, schools, and coaching institutes to manage their online and offline classrooms in one place. This online teaching and institute management app helps users create tests & quizzes, share study material & homework, chat with students, take live online classes, record live lectures, teach using digital whiteboard, automate attendance, and much more.

Empowering 1000+ institutes globally, Campus 365’s mission is to enhance student learning by bringing innovation to education. Campus 365 partners with schools and colleges across the country to provide students with a holistic learning experience that makes them future-ready. The company offers a high-quality, end-to-end solution for every stakeholder involved in a child’s learning journey. Campus 365 tackles some of the most critical aspects of School management and reduces school staff workload. By doing so, the company ensures that school teachers nurture the young minds of tomorrow and that the school support staff enjoys using the Campus 365 School ERP engine’s superior apps. Campus 365’s innovative school management software solutions are aimed at providing the best of School ERP features and safety measures to school-going children.

Campus 365’s team is founded with a deep-rooted passion toward delivering value to not just schools, but to parents and teachers as well, who ensure that children are always walking on the path of constant innovation. Today, Campus 365 is used by schools around the world – from kindergarten to higher studies schools and non-profit schools.

Campus 365 has simplified the managing of day-to-day activities such as attendance marking, alerts through mobile applications, fees payment reminders, parent-teacher notifications, and holiday schedules. Every team member in Team Campus 365 has some experience in School and College Management Process and it is also one of the reasons why the company puts concerted efforts into optimising the School and College Management Software. Breaking complex software and making them user-friendly is the top priority of Team Campus 365.

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Study Australia successfully concludes the Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge

The winners of the SAEC 2022 are – Team Econominds of MITWPU University, Pune

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The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade- Australian Government agency) successfully concluded its Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge (SAEC-2022) in Delhi on September 23, 2022.

The winners of the SAEC 2022 are – Team Econominds of MITWPU University, Pune. The all-girls team has won a Student Tour to Australia, which will take place in March 2023.

Their theme was Circular Economy and Challenge question was – ‘How might we ensure that the clothing we wear is more sustainable’. The members of the team are Nishita Bhattad, Jasmine Mehta, Samiksha Joshi, Shweta Karthik and Muskan Kashyap.

The award is sponsored by Study Adelaide.

During this tour the winners will get a glimpse of the Australian lifestyle and will get the chance to visit and learn more about Australian education institutions and Australian entrepreneurship ecosystem and start-up culture.

The first runners-up of SAEC 2022 are Team Ekta from NMIMS, Mumbai. They have won a $2000 scholarship each, sponsored by Study New South Wales – which the students will be able to use towards the tuition fee for a full-time postgraduate degree program at any NSW education provider.

The second runners-up of SAEC 2022 are Team Glovis Rise from Lovely Professional University, Punjab who bagged a cash prize of $500 each, sponsored by Study Queensland.

Ms. Melissa Bank, Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade said, “Australia has always been a preferred destination for Indian students when it comes to higher education. We are seeing an increase in the number of Indian students applying to Australian universities every year. With the re-opening of borders after the pandemic, we are witnessing a constant surge in number of students arriving in Australia. The Australian government is committed to provide them the best-in-class education while also equipping them with necessary skills to facilitate their dream of becoming global citizens. Our goal behind setting up this competition was to help students learn about Australian entrepreneurship eco-system and its institutions. I am glad that all the participants were highly involved with this programme and we have been able to highlight the key differential factor that can make them an entrepreneur.”

The Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge was an initiative to engage highly-skilled students from the Indian higher education institutes who participated in a series of hybrid events, which were based on Ted X-meets-Hackathon. The participants formed multidisciplinary teams and participated in a two-week program showcasing the opportunities of Australia’s education sector and the Australian entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystems.

As part of the challenge, the teams created a 3-minute pitch video idea on the following challenge themes – Cybersecurity, Circular Economy, Digital Health, and Creative Industries. The participating teams also had access to mentors from Australian academia and industry who guided them in the development of their video pitches. They got in-depth understanding of their chosen topic during academic spotlights that were delivered by Australian academic experts, as well. The jury panel for the contest included Ms. Melissa Bank, Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade and Mr Sukhmeet Singh, Co-founder, A2P Energy.

In recent years, Australia has been a leading destination for Indian students seeking to study abroad, and it has progressively emerged as a preferred choice for many. Since the border re-opening in mid-December 2021 until 22 July 2022, over 260,000 student visa holders reached Australia.

Furthermore, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s “The Study Australia Industry Experience Program (SAIEP)” was launched for current Indian and other international students at Australian universities to enhance their employability skills.

More information about Study Australia and the support for Indian students is available at https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au/india

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University of Essex Online invites applications for PG Cert Global Mental Health and Wellbeing

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning in partnership with the University of Essex

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The University of Essex Online is inviting applications for the October intake of the PG Cert Global Mental Health and Wellbeing. The course deals with a wide range of topics, including identifying and processing challenges which impact global mental health, as well as interpreting and understanding ethical policies for an international framework.

This course is designed with a specific focus on the critical perspectives of global mental health policy and practices.  Students will gain the skills and experience required to pursue a career as a mentor, coach, manager, mental health lead or wellbeing adviser. With further training, one could also become a specialist nurse, specialist mental health practitioner or health service manager.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate from the University of Essex – one of the UK’s top 40 universities (Complete University Guide 2023).

Course duration and delivery:  This is a 100% online part-time course with an indicative study duration of eight months.

Course content is delivered through a cutting-edge virtual learning environment (VLE), giving students 24/7 access to study materials, such as lecturecasts. This offers a contemporary and accessible way to interact with multimedia content and check understanding via engaging and interactive activities.

Application deadline: 20 October 2022 

Entry requirements: 

·       For the academic entry route, students must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

·       For the work experience entry route, students must have at least three years of work experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by two appropriate references.

·       As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to evaluate their ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. 

·       If English isn’t your first language, your ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, the University offers a free online English test.

How to apply:  

Please visit: https://online.essex.ac.uk/apply/

Tuition fee: £3,945

Scholarship:  Merit-based scholarships are available based on prior academic achievements and work experience.

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