Nirpeksh Kumbhat, CEO, SkillEnable

Tell our readers about SkillEnable and your professional Journey

SkillEnable is India’s number one Data Science Training and Placement Institute. We offer Learn Now, Pay Later mode to students with certain eligibility criteria through 100% live online classes. Our aim is to increase access to quality education in India.

We bring to youth specially designed and employability-focused courses. We bridge the gap between people who are looking for a job and companies who are willing to hire the candidate with right skills.

Help us understand your opinion about current Education Trends in India

The current education trends in India are dominated by online learning and Bite-sized learning. Artificial Intelligence is becoming the fuel of these online courses and AI-based programs are instrumental in offering valuable insights into the performance of students and making the assessment procedure more accurate. These courses are also increasing the employability of the learners.

 

Would you like to throw some light on this data which says that 4% of the Indian workforce is skilled 42% in the USA, 76% in Germany

First of all, students in India lack information regarding the new emerging industries which are growing at a rapid pace. Secondly, if one wants to pursue a career in one of these industries, one needs to acquire specialized skills. Young students and their parents do not have an understanding of how to enter these industries or what skills are required.

A majority of students are still stuck to a lack of employability-focused programs.  Even if a student knows what skills are required to make a career in these industries, it’s still very difficult to find an educational institute in India that offers such a program. Students don’t get job offers after completing these courses, on the other hand, good courses are generally very expensive, and only a fraction of the population has the resources to pursue these courses.

 

Post COVID how online education has impacted offline education in India?

In India, around 250 million students were affected due to school closures at the onset of lockdown induced by COVID-19. Then, a new normal has been created and it is teaching online. When Covid-19 was at its peak, 95 percent-plus of learners were affected with more than 1 billion learners affected. Learning moved from offline to online methods of delivery in this way and, more importantly, it was a quick transition.

A decade ago, this shift would have been devastating, primarily because live video classes were unavailable, or simply too expensive since internet bandwidth was required. Today’s internet bandwidth has made this a reality.  A live class is the closest thing to a classroom experience today. Students learn better when they are flexible, able to go back and forth, to learn at their own pace, etc. Additionally, technology has reduced the burden on teachers.

 

Help us with your view as to why India is projected as the education hub of the world?

Students from abroad will likely enjoy a higher standard of living and a lower cost of learning. (cost of living with better quality is the last thing to worry about). The higher education system in India is the third-largest in the world and is home to many reputed and top-ranked universities, like IITs, IIMs, and can be compared to the world’s best universities.

India has over 400 cities with prestigious educational institutions; including Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune which shine as popular study centers for foreign students.

Compared to giant education hubs such as the USA, UK, and Australia, education in India is much cheaper, whereas the quality of education in higher learning institutions is similar to other international universities. That’s why many Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Google, NASA are being steered by the pass-outs from the Indian education system.

 

We would like to understand the module of “pay when earn”

We charge only when the student starts earning equal to or more than the minimum guaranteed CTC. It’s an arrangement where you get an opportunity to learn now and pay the full course fee only after you start earning a substantial amount of income which is the minimum guaranteed CTC. You don’t have to pay anything to us if you don’t start earning minimum guaranteed CTC as course fee payment is directly linked to the outcome of the course


This interview was authored by Vishwasjeet Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Estrade Business News. To share more stories kindly email: vishwasjeet@estrade.in