This startup is changing the conventional method of becoming an engineer
NinthSem educates engineers with the latest industry-specific skills to help them become suitable for new-age jobs.
One of the major issues that India is facing is unemployment and with the advent of the pandemic, it proliferated. The lack of necessary skills worsens the situation. Having faced the same issue, Soumya Ranjan Sahoo, Ambika Prasanna Dhal and Telip Kumar Pradhan decided to launch Ninthsem in July 2020 to deal with the drawback.
According to them, the country is generating engineers by certificate and not by skills. They realized this when they witnessed the constantly increasing unemployment rate and broadening the gap between conventional academic learning and industry requirements for engineering students. They came to the rescue with their startup in order to provide skill-based learning for the students.
The founders even chose an innovative name. NinthSem itself proposes something beyond the eighth semester of engineering. Their motto is to facilitate skill-based learning for core engineering students. It has its own learning management system where students can sign in and utilize its services. They equip students with all the necessary skills from cracking an interview to building confidence to excel in their career.
Making engineers industry prepared
Soumya clarifies that NinthSem is a web based learning stage and has its own learning the executives framework where understudies can join and profit all the administrations.
"The name 'NinthSem' itself recommends it is past the regular eight semesters of designing. NinthSem is pointed toward outfitting understudies with all the necessary aptitudes - not exclusively to break extreme meetings yet in addition to assemble certainty to dominate their vocation in the center designing area," says Soumya, who is a substance engineer and has more than five years of involvement with the area.
Ambika filled in as an electrical designer for more than six years, and Telip, a mechanical specialist with more than five years of involvement with land industry.
As per Soumya, the aptitude based courses given by the startup have been intended to show industry-explicit abilities. Understudies learn by means of video addresses, mock meetings, and false tests given by working experts who set up their course contingent upon the current market pattern and prerequisites.
Business and growth
The startup permits understudies to enlist themselves utilizing the authority site. NinthSem has on-boarded 2,157 understudies so distant from the nation over and is additionally in talks with some designing schools for B2B administrations, said the prime supporter.
The bootstrapped startup works on a membership based income model where understudies can pick among fundamental, and premium bundle plans which costs Rs 1,998, and Rs 4,998, individually.
As per a report by RedSeer and Omidyar Network India, the post-K12 edtech market is relied upon to develop 3.7 occasions to contact, $1.8 billion by 2022. The report likewise features that the Covid pandemic is ending up being one of the greatest distinct advantages for the Indian edtech area.
The platform provides around 500 hours of skill-based video modules for students. Additionally, they deliver mock tests, doubt clearing sessions, CV making, LinkedIn profile building, and other soft skills.
In the future, they have decided to launch an app. They plan to bridge the gap between classroom learning and industrial skill-based learning by alliancing with 500 degree and diploma engineering colleges by the end of 2021.