Skill-Lync, a Chennai-based EdTech startup focused on engineering, recently partnered with Mangalayatan University, one of India’s most renowned universities, with the aim of helping engineers become more employable.
Through this collaboration, Mangalayatan University will integrate Skill-Lync’s courses from various domains into its curriculum and provide students with the latest industry-relevant courses as part of their learning journey with the institute. Some of the courses offered by Skill-Lync include electrical mechanics, vehicles, embedded systems, cyber security, high-rise design, autonomous vehicles, among others.
As part of the curriculum with Mangalayatan University, more than 500 mechanical, civil and electrical engineering students from B.Tech, M.Tech and WILP programs will be trained on the Skill-Lync platform. Mangalayatan University students will earn 16-24 credits through Skill-Lync courses. Students would also have access to tools such as Solidworks, Catia, MATLAB to complement the learning experience with hands-on practice. Students would further be assigned career mentors to assist them in their career development, ranging from resume preparation sessions, LinkedIn sessions to mock interviews with industry experts and tool testing to ensure students’ employability.
Speaking about the partnership with Mangalayatan University, Skill-Lync’s Chief Business Officer, Krishna Bandaru, said:
“University partnerships are critical to helping students accelerate career progression and meet industry demand for skilled engineers in all fields. Our partnership with Mangalayatan University is a major step forward in our mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry, ensuring a strong pipeline of talent.”
Founded in 2018, Skill-Lync offers industry-relevant advanced courses for engineering students in collaboration with industry experts. The platform offers courses for leading jobs in the domains of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and computer science for students in India and other parts of the world. The startup claims to be the first engineering technical education platform to offer the above courses.
The company has worked with more than 800 industry experts to create existing course content. It also employs people with extensive industry experience (such as Bosch, Cummins, ABB, Samsung and Accenture) to provide students with a world-class learning experience.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mangalayatan University President Hemant Goyal added:
“The partnership will ensure that students are highly employable in the labor market and are well versed in the latest tools and technologies.
Goyal further said:
“Skill-Lync’s project-focused programs will now be part of our engineering curriculum and credit system, with placement assistance for our graduates to land their dream jobs.”
Mangalayatan University, Aligarh was established in 2006 and is recognized by UGC. The university offers graduate and post graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and CS departments. As part of the program package, WILP (Work Integrated Learning Programmes) will also be offered at the University. More than 7,000 students have graduated from the University, and more than 3,500 students are currently using the benefits offered by the University.
Additionally, to drive comprehensive talent transformation in India, Skill-Lync has also partnered with Usha Martin University and Himalayan University to provide training courses that bridge the gap between academia and industry in key engineering domains.
In August of this year, Skill-Lync announced its partnership with MathWorks, a developer of mathematical computing software to train more than 10,000 engineering students and graduates.