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School in Bangalore to Start Coding Classes: Open to All

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Coding lessons are offered by an IIT graduate-founded online institution. There are no costs for students to enroll or study. Only when they finish the course and land a job do they start to pay.


In 2019, Prateek Shukla founded the Masai School in Bengaluru. More than 5,000 of their alumni have gone on to work as software engineers and data analysts after graduating from the program. “I worked as an intern at Teach for India, an NGO that supports public schools all around the nation, while I was getting my degree. I witnessed a young boy leading a Shakespeare performance at one of these schools in Pune. Shukla, an IIT Kanpur alumnus, adds, “His talent was impressive and I realized that this country has immense untapped potential.”

Three courses are available for enrollment: software testing and automation, data analytics, and full stack web development. After finishing the course, career options include machine learning engineering, QA testing, and full stack development as well as data engineering. An extended course lasts 25–30 weeks. The demanding classes use up roughly twelve hours of the pupils’ daily schedule.

Along with these new courses, Shukla and his colleagues have partnered with IIT Guwahati and IIT Mandi to offer two shorter study days. All of the courses focus on AI. He explains, “That’s because AI is the future.”

Students don’t start paying their fees until after they are placed and until their annual salary reaches Rs 3.5 lakh. According to Shukla, they don’t pay if they can’t get employment. The monthly installments are different based on the compensation plan. For three years, people making between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.99 lakh must pay roughly Rs 7,000, those making between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 9.99 lakh must pay Rs 10,000, and so forth. Depending on when they decide to drop the course, dropouts must pay a charge. If a student leaves during the first six weeks, there is no payment. “We discovered that the majority of tech school graduates lack the abilities needed for their professions. The world of technology moves quickly, therefore it’s critical to

Monthly updates to the course material are made possible by monthly discussions with chief technology officers from leading corporations.

The institution is located in the HSR Layout, and seasoned software experts from all over India teach the courses. Before they interact with the students, all of the faculty—120 full-time and 300 part-time—go through a four-week training program, he discloses. Masai, in collaboration with IIT Ropar and the government-run National Skill Development Corporation, will introduce a new course titled “AI for Bharat” on May 17.

Kanpur native Aman Kashyap was employed as a Swiggy delivery driver prior to enrolling at Masai. At the meal delivery aggregator, he is currently employed as a software engineer. Mohammed Tanveer, who lives in Bengaluru, left school after class five. The Masai graduate works for a digital marketing company at the moment as a software developer.

A few less spectacular success stories also exist, such Puja Kumari’s, who completed her secondary schooling in Jharkhand prior to joining Masai. She is currently employed in Bengaluru at an online real estate company as a frontend developer. See for further information.