The Hustle for an Engineering Seat

Specialising in Computer Science today is a tough task for engineering aspirants. India is home to 2500+ institutes in the field of Engineering & Technology as recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE, 2022). More than 12 Lakh engineering aspirants take up B.Tech undergraduate courses in these institutions. A number close to 9 Lakhs registered for the JEE Mains 2022. Of the total registered, about 8 lakh students appeared for the same. 

However, a majority of these students fail to secure a seat in an IIT. The competitive nature of the exam, reservation, quotas, and various other factors become hurdles for deserving candidates. Students who fail to clear the government entrance exam start exploring private institutions as their backup option. Institute placement claims and campus infrastructure are what usually attract students. However, with such private or government colleges, students end up with a degree but fail to land a well-paying placement. 

Engineering Dropouts vs Graduates

In today’s world, we witness college dropouts as successful entrepreneurs when compared to graduates. For example, Kunal Shah (Founder, CRED) is an MBA dropout who started his career as a Junior Programmer. He today hires various computer science graduates as well as dropouts. The founder believes that extraordinary work does not come from degrees; it is the skill that matters. As a result, computer science majors are today overqualified but underskilled. Hence, they fail to secure a deserving package and end up in low-paying non-tech jobs.

Traditional college degrees are becoming obsolete with time. Multinational companies today find more value in hiring driven high performing, and resourceful candidates instead of chasing mere degrees. A college degree today fails to validate a candidate’s expertise in a particular role. Therefore, making essential to introduce learning programs that tailor to the needs of the industry. Work-integrated programs help ensure that students graduate with skills and field expertise along with degrees and certifications.

World of Computer Science Kalvium

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Kalvium in India’s 1st Liber Engineering program in Computer Science. It is the answer to student and parent expectations of high-paying placements, a thriving tech-leader future, and a practical and immersive learning experience during graduation, amongst others.

Classroom learning and cramming course books are not learning techniques suited for computer science engineering aspirants. It’s the 21st century; skills matter more than grades. Students need undergraduate programs that evaluate their industry knowledge and real-world work experience. Let’s briefly look at how Kalvium ensures that students go through a learning experience that prepares them for the industry: 

Build an Out-of-Classroom Expertise

Kalvium delivers a leading-edge curriculum promoting extracurricular activities such as High-on-Learning sessions where tech experts teach real-world problem-solving skills to students. Students build a strong academic foundation as Top rankers from contests like Google Code Jam & Meta Hacker Cup impart hands-on engineering tricks and techniques. As a result, students internalise what is taught in classrooms by working in simulated as well as real work environments. Moreover, students build a portfolio that recruiters are on the lookout for.

Guaranteed End of 1st Year Placements

Students go through an experiential learning program with mandatory end of 1st-year placements in addition to final-year placements. They work at leading tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cred, Flipkart, Yellow.ai, Genspark, SenseHawk, etc. MERN Stack Development-oriented learning along with methodologies such as Kanban, Agile, and Scrum through tools of Trello and Jira help students be employment ready at the end of 1st year. 

Note: All Kalvium students graduate with a 3-year real-world work experience resulting in a 3x better pay package during final year placements. 

Guaranteed Paid Internships

A work-integrated curriculum empowers financial independence amongst students. This is achieved by helping them kickstart their professional careers at the end of the first year itself. Students are offered assured internships with stipends starting from INR 15,000 per month (up to INR 8 Lakhs from years 2 to 4). 

1:1 Professional Mentorship

Academic guidance and mentorship are provided throughout 4 years of study by an expert teaching faculty and leading industry CTOs. Students work on real-world problems outside the classroom experiencing practical learning that helps them be industry-ready faster. Additionally, young and dynamic technical mentors share their experiences of start-up challenges and tech-world exposure.

Industry-Relevant Skilling Courses

The Kalvium curriculum mandates industry-relevant skills as part of its academic foundational courses. Real-world problem-solving programming skills and Full Stack Development-oriented learning helps students be placement ready at the end of 1st year. The curriculum nurtures a growth mindset along with teamwork, self-management, and personality development. This helps prepare students to deliver the best in the industry.

Campus Infrastructure

Kalvium also delivers world-class student and campus facilities in partnership with UGC-accredited leading private universities. For instance, a work-integrated curriculum along with extra-curricular activities of sports, entertainment, and lifestyle ensure a work-life hustle that students thrive in.

Conclusion

Classroom learning and cramming course books are not activities meant for computer science & engineering aspirants. Kalvium provides you with an experiential learning program that grades your industrial knowledge. Start your engineering career with Kalvium to maximize your capabilities. Come challenge yourself with an undergraduate program that addresses the problems of a conventional B.Tech degree and helps you become the Software Developer that solves the problems of today! Always remember, the only way to truly master a skill is by actually doing what you’ll have to do in the real world.

Note: This program is backed by India’s top technology leaders including Sujeet Kumar (Co-founder at Udaan), Kunal Shah (Founder at CRED), Nithin Kamath (CEO at Zerodha), Rahul Chari (CTO at PhonePe), and many more