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Fynd Academy to bridge campus-industry gap

Coding skills for engineering grads

Reliance-backed Fynd has announced a 10-week online coding programme to help engineers be job-ready.

MUMBAI, Mar 4 (The CONNECT) - Technology is evolving and creating new-age jobs that demand unique skillsets. But the engineering education curriculum does not go beyond basic programming languages resulting in a scarcity of skilled talent. According to industry estimates, around 15 lakh engineers graduate every year in India. Yet, the fact is that tech companies are struggling to find skilled engineers to fill open positions.

Fynd, a Reliance-backed tech company, has found a unique solution to this disparity and come out with a coding programme, Fynd Academy.

The programme equips engineering graduates with the right mindset and coding skills, giving them the confidence to build and innovate products smartly.

Here's how it works: applicants register for the desired course, and if selected, attempt the entrance exam. Based on the results, shortlisted candidates join as Interns with the potential for a full-time position.

"At Fynd, we are looking to hire 100+ engineers this year. In our experience, many candidates appear qualified on paper but lack practical skills and the right mindset. It is why we developed Fynd Academy, an intensive training programme, that equips engineers everywhere with relevant skills that launch and advance their career", Farooq Adam, co-founder.

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of technology and digital transformation. Tech job seekers will now have more employment opportunities than before. However, these candidates will have to display the readiness to learn new skills and build knowledge about advanced technologies in the market. A programme like Fynd Academy gives them a launchpad to kickstart their careers. The focus on learning advanced programming and its project-based application sets the programme apart. Coding schools usually charge upwards of Rs.25000 as tuition fees. However, instead of charging fees, Fynd Academy offers selected candidates a stipend for the internship duration.

The 10-week programme includes online classroom learning with hands-on training and live projects. The candidates who excel the programme will be offered a full-time position with the company. Registrations are now open on the Fynd Academy website - www.fynd.academy - and the Entrance Exam takes place on 14th March'2021.

Founded by Farooq Adam, Harsh Shah and Sreeraman MG, Fynd is India’s biggest omnichannel platform helping retail businesses accelerate growth. The O2O company directly sources products across various categories, from the most prominent brands in the country. Its integrated system allows for speedy delivery and a complete assurance of product quality. Fynd has built a suite of products that helps brands facilitate their omnichannel business.

Initially incepted as Shopsense Retail Technology Pvt. Ltd. in 2012, the company pivoted to Fynd in November 2015. Fynd has over 250 employees and is based out of Mumbai.

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