Swiggy launches “Swiggy Skills Academy” for Delivery Executives and their Children
Curated courses in spoken English, IT, personal finance, and computer skills to be accessed through the delivery partner app
- Program to facilitate the completion of education of delivery executives associated with Swiggy
- Over 24,000 children of delivery executives have already signed up for access to high-quality online educational content
- Swiggy has partnered with Google and Khan Academy to offer learning and development opportunities
Swiggy, India’s leading on-demand convenience platform, today announced the launch of the Swiggy Skills Academy, a specially curated, multiskilling, and multilingual learning offering for its delivery executives and their children.
Swiggy Skills Academy will offer free access to various learning and development opportunities to help Swiggy’s delivery executives grow professionally and personally, and act as a stepping stone to acquire the skillsets required to be future-ready professionals.
The academy’s course content has been developed based on a detailed study conducted to understand the aspirations of Swiggy’s delivery executives better. The findings showed that aspirations range from acquiring skills that will help them perform their current roles better, take on new roles at Swiggy, earn the respect of friends and family, and prepare them for opportunities beyond Swiggy.
Accordingly, Swiggy Skills Academy is structured around four pillars, namely:
● Skills for All – Will offer courses on non-functional topics such as spoken English, time management, hygiene and dressing, computer use, personal finance, and mental-physical health and wellbeing.
● Skills for Children – Close to 40 percent of Swiggy’s delivery executives have children, with 70 percent of them being over the age of 5. As many as 30,000 children, as well as young siblings, nieces, and nephews of delivery partners can choose to access educational support through Swiggy Skills Academy. Children of all age groups will be eligible to receive career counselling and high-quality online educational content and will continue to have access to it even after the delivery partner moves on from Swiggy. Within the first few days of its launch, 24,000 children have already signed up with the Swiggy Skills Academy marking a significant milestone in Swiggy’s efforts to facilitate learning among its partners and their families.
● Skills for Growth – Designed for those who want to explore new roles within Swiggy, like that of a fleet manager or team lead, this course has a formalised structure focused on skills eligible for these roles. Partners opting for this course will also receive certifications from various national institutes and government bodies that Swiggy will partner with.
● Skills for Life – Collaboration with educational institutes and universities to support the executives to complete their matriculation, intermediate schooling, higher education, or professional certifications.
Partnering with leading experts
Swiggy has partnered with Khan Academy, an educational, non-profit educational organization to provide courses and certifications. It has also partnered with Google to use Read Along, a speech-based reading tool, to help children of delivery partners improve their reading skills.
In June this year, Swiggy ran successful month-long pilots under the pillars of ‘Skills for All’ and ‘Skills for Children’ in Mumbai and Hyderabad. The ‘Skills for All’ pilots saw participation in the Spoken English & Financial Management courses. Children of delivery executives completed Math learning support and reading comprehension courses in the ‘Skills for Children’ pilot. While these two pillars are already accessible to Swiggy’s entire fleet of over 3 lakh delivery partners, ‘Skills for Growth’ and ‘Skills for Life’ will be made available in a few months.
Mihir Rajesh Shah, Head of Operations at Swiggy said, “In this digital-first economy, our delivery executives must be equipped with skills that support them to grow and be ready for more opportunities. Swiggy envisages a fleet of empowered delivery executives who are skilled, confident, and ready for success both within and beyond Swiggy.”
Commenting on the initiative, Girish Menon, Head of Human Resources at Swiggy, said, “With Swiggy Skills, we have taken a step in fulfilling our responsibility towards our executives with the focus to create an opportunity for their growth and progress. Providing our delivery executives with an avenue for well-rounded learning and development not only benefits them in their current role but also plays a key role in their long-term aspirations and success.”
Chandrakant Yadav, a delivery executive from Mumbai who has enrolled with the Swiggy Skills Academy said, “This initiative by Swiggy will not just help us improve and expand our knowledge but will also help with career progression. The biggest benefit is that we can manage these courses alongside our delivery job. With the acquired knowledge and skills, I hope to start my own business in the future.”
Another delivery executive from Mumbai, Sanjay Annadate shared, “I’m very happy that Swiggy is helping us and our children. Usually, the focus is on partners alone. But involving my children makes it even better. My kids can now come back home from school and revise English or even Math through this program.”
Earlier in April, Swiggy had launched ‘Step-Ahead’, an industry-first accelerator program for its delivery executives to transition into full-time, managerial-level jobs with a fixed salary and additional benefits. With the ‘Swiggy Skills’ academy, Swiggy has focused on providing all the resources for building and honing skills that will enable a delivery executive’s growth at Swiggy and beyond.
( Swiggy Skills banner as seen on the Delivery executive’s app)
Innovative Ideas and Breakthroughs from NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering
The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences
The Civil Engineering department of NMIMS MPSTME has been making significant strides in the field of disaster management, flood resilience, and sustainable infrastructure. The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences, and completed several student-led projects on topics such as renewable energy, groundwater modelling, and self-healing concrete.
The first patent, ‘Automated Flood Water Regulating Multipurpose System,’ proposes a novel approach to flood resilience by constructing multipurpose wells on the banks of rivers to discharge excess water and generate hydropower. The second patent, ‘Aqua Barrier,’ is an automated mechanism that can protect any flood-prone area, regardless of its size, from any disasters caused due to water.
The student-led projects are equally impressive, with topics ranging from low-volume rural concrete roads to oscillating tidal wave energy converters. These projects showcase the department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and innovative design.
The faculty at NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department, led by Head, Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar and Research coordinator, Dr. Jigisha Vashi, played a vital role in guiding and mentoring students toward research excellence. Their expertise and guidance have enabled students to participate and win awards in prestigious competitions such as the CDRI’s ‘Imagining Disaster Resilient Structures’ and The University of Queensland’s ‘Engineering Design Challenge, and AAKAR at IIT Bombay.’
The department’s success is further evidenced by the achievements of its students in national and international conferences. Students presented their research papers in Scopus Indexed papers and conferences such as the 9th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference and the Eighth Indian Young Geotechnical Conference.
Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, MPSTME, NMIMS, said, “The achievements of the NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department demonstrate its commitment to developing innovative solutions for complex problems in the field of civil engineering. The department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, disaster resilience, and renewable energy is essential for addressing the challenges faced by society today. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and faculty and their commitment to excellence.”
Embark on a Journey of Scientific Empowerment with NMIMS School of Science’s Innovative Programs!
The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country
SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) has officially announced the commencement of the admissions process for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country.
Aspiring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science can now apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs offered by SDSOS. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs are available in Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, and Animation and VFX, while the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs are offered in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Applied Psychology, and Physiotherapy. The school also offers Ph.D. program in Science with various disciplines such as Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
With a focus on creating industry-ready and research-savvy graduates, SDSOS has been at the forefront of imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills through constantly evolving curriculums and state-of-the-art facilities and is situated in the heart of Mumbai.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, said, “The school provides a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach to education prepares students for successful careers in science and beyond, while our emphasis on co-curricular and extracurricular activities ensures their holistic development.”
The school has a student-centric environment that supports research in niche areas of Science & Technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and equipment to enhance students’ hands-on skills, and a library facility that is constantly updated with the latest information. The labs at SDSOS provide modernised infrastructure and the latest equipment such as the animal tissue culture lab and the wet labs at the department of Biological Sciences offer cutting-edge technology to mould students into scientists.
School of Science offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, as well as gain valuable practical experience. The events and activities mentioned, such as Excalibur, National Science Day, Open day, Guest talks, Book Talk, Sports Day, Psych Film Fest, and club activities like photography and art, these programs provide a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and gain insights from their peers.
The Future of Architecture Takes Center Stage at NMIMS BSSA
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture was excited to host Open Studio 2022-23 program by the renowned architectural theorist and digital design expert, Neil Leach, on 28th March 2023 and the title was, “Tell me that AI ain’t scary”
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe. Leach has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design, including “Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to AI for Architects” and “The AI Design Revolution: How AI Will Transform Architecture.”
In the lecture, Leach highlighted the potential threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to the field of architecture. With the recent launch of GPT4 and the growing capabilities of AI, there is concern among architects that their jobs may be at risk. Leach provided an informed overview of the current state of AI and its potential impact on the architecture profession.
“We are very happy and proud to host Professor Neil Leach at the school. As a leading school of architecture, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of design. Our Open Studio program and public lectures, and talks by experts like Neil Leach, play a critical role in this mission by enabling students to learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners and engage with cutting-edge ideas and technologies. We are excited to continue providing these opportunities and look forward to seeing the impact they will have on the future of architecture and design,” said, BSSA Dean, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta. As the field of architecture continues to evolve, it is essential to stay informed about emerging technologies and their potential impact on the profession. NMIMS BSSA School enables students to learn from experts and engage with pressing issues in architecture and design. By inviting renowned scholars and practitioners like Neil Leach to share their insights and expertise, the school provides a valuable opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the field.
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