Pune, November 10, 2021: Every year, over 15 lakh engineer students graduate but only a small percentage possess the desired skills to be employable. Masai School’s Students are often constrained to take up jobs that are below their technical qualifications or are unrelated to their education or degree. The mismatch between the curriculum at universities and the industry requirements is a primary factor for this circumstance. However, in today’s changing times, employers are laying greater emphasis on skills versus educational backgrounds. The story of Falak Thacker, from being a college dropout to a successful software engineer is a classic example of how having the right skills outweighs professional
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Falak comes from a humble family in Pune, Maharashtra. Her journey started during her 1 st year of the BCA degree program. She traveled 1.5 hours each day only to spend 3 hours in a classroom where she felt she learned nothing different from what could be learned staying at home. Most of her days were spent in the college canteen, waiting for the next class to begin. It was at this stage that she decided to leave college altogether and look for options that would help her develop the skills for a successful career. She came across an advertisement for Masai School and decided to sit for the entrance test, learning about its career-focused training and the Income Sharing Agreement model.
After passing the test, Falak made the decision to drop out of college to give her full focus at Masai School.
The Income-Sharing Agreement (ISA) at Masai School enables students to enroll in the coding programs without having to pay any upfront tuition fee. Masai School follows a military-style 9–9–6 training model that is challenging and keeps the students engaged and motivated throughout the program.
Expressing her gratitude, Falak Thacker said, “My experience at Masai School was wonderful. I’m extremely grateful to Masai School, specifically the commitment of all my teachers and the support staff to ensure that I succeed by hand-holding me all the way through. I gained all the knowledge and the values to build strong skills and professional engineer character. Masai pushed me out of my comfort zone, transforming me into a more disciplined and self-aware person. The depth, pattern, and intensity of teaching that is followed at Masai School are unmatched in India. Today, I have begun my journey as a Software Developer at a startup in Bangalore and I look forward to my journey ahead.”
Prateek Shukla, CEO & Co-founder, Masai School said, “Learning a new skill requires personal commitment and determination. Today, companies who are hiring are giving equal or in some cases more weightage to aspirants having relevant job skills, versus a plain engineer educational degree. The need for constant skilling and upskilling is prevalent in the industry. There are several courses available to help students do so, however, there exists a huge fee structure which many can’t afford. To solve this challenge, Masai School follows the Income-Sharing Agreement (ISA)-based education model. The ISA at Masai School enables students to enroll in the coding programs without having to pay any upfront
tuition fee. Only after they find a job that pays them above Rs. 5 LPA, would Masai activate monthly ISA payments are capped at 15 percent of monthly income for a maximum of 36 months. We strongly believe that any aspiring software developer should be able to choose their careers over having to compromise upon them.”
At present, Masai School has graduated 400+ students across 14 batches, with a placement rate of over 92% and an average CTC of INR 7.5 LPA. The company has enabled student placements with more than 700 of its hiring partners which include the likes of top tech and product engineer companies such as NoBroker, ShareChat, Paytm, Samsung, Airmeet, Meesho, among many others. Currently, courses in Web Development & UI/UX Design are offered by Masai School, and Data Analytics, Product Management, and more programs will be launched over the next few months. Masai School’s coding programs and the ISA model have helped many students achieve their IT dreams.
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About Masai School
Masai School is a 21st-century career-focused skill-building school that offers a variety of learning tracks such as Full-Stack Web and UI & UX Design, with programs on Data Analytics and product management to be launched in the next few months. While the mode of education is primarily online, Masai School’s offline campuses are now open in Bangalore, Patna, Pune, and Indore. The company follows the Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) model which allows for students to & Study Now and Pays Later. To date, Masai School has graduated 400+ students across 14 batches, with a placement rate of over 92% and an average CTC of INR 7.5 LPA. With a core focus to empower aspiring professionals by focusing on discipline, attitude, problem-solving and logical capabilities; Masai School is working to create professionals who are capable of navigating the unknown and desired by the best tech companies. Masai School’s hiring partners include Samsung, Sharechat, Urban Company, Instamojo, Airmeet, GlobalLogic, Lendingkart, Mobile Premier League (MPL), No broker, and Paytm. Masai School recently received the support of 21 angel investors’
comprising stalwarts from the start-up ecosystem, to further its mission to become India’s largest outcome-driven learning platform. The investors included Amrish Rau of Pine Labs, Kunal Shah of CRED, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh, and Farid Ahsan of Sharechat, Amit Kumar Agarwal and Akhil Gupta of NoBroker, Saurabh Garg, Co-Founder & CBO, NoBroker, Vipin Pathak of Care24, Ramakant Sharma of LivSpace, Mohit Tandon of Delhivery, Abhishek Goyal of Tracxn, Anurag Jain of KredX, Harsh Lunia of Lendingkart, Sunil Rao of Amazon,
Sharda Balaji of Novojuris and Kulin Shah of Onsurity.
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