Scaler (by InterviewBit), a leading Bengaluru-based education technology startup, has unveiled Scaler Neovarsity, the future of higher education.
Scaler Neovarsity will kick off with an online Master of Science in Computer Science, offering specialisation in both Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning. It is a testament to Scaler’s ability to bring world-class technical online higher education to India and create the right ecosystem for its stakeholders to build a solid and enduring relationship in their professional lives.
The program is developed and designed for working professionals allowing them to enhance their current skill sets. After program completion, learners will gain expertise in solving real-world engineering and scientific problems using cutting-edge and state-of-the-art techniques. They will have a solid foundation of computer science concepts to pursue applied research in various subfields with a fortified ability to understand advanced research work and computational tools.
The 18-month program will enable the learners with problem-solving skills and computational thinking in diverse science, engineering and commerce fields like Drug-Discovery, Information Retrieval, Astronomy, E-Commerce, and telemedicine, for example. Program-takers will also receive placement assistance and extensive support from the Scaler community.
Announcing about the initiative, Co-founder of Scaler & Interviewbit, Abhimanyu Saxena, said:
"Scaler Neovarsity is an outcome of our deep understanding of the changing landscape of higher education that is trying to catch up with the ever-changing demands of the tech-backed economy of the 21st century. Scaler was founded specifically to address the challenges faced by traditional university-based higher education that is not completely in sync with the evolving demand for a skilled workforce. The new EU accredited master’s program in AI and ML will create far better opportunities for working professionals through ease of movement between different markets."
Scaler Neovarsity’s MS program is designed by experienced industry professionals for professionals looking to upskill to grow their career and those looking to pursue a master’s program and transition into AI & ML domains. It is also relevant for machine learning engineers looking to excel in their careers, working professionals seeking a career transition into product-based companies, and non-software professionals looking to start a career in machine learning. It will enable learners to explore various fields of data utilisation to solve real-world business problems.
After completing Scaler Neovarsity’s program, the learners will be awarded 90 ECTS credits and an accredited Master of Science in Computer Science. As per EHEA, 90 ECTS credits are sufficient to award a learner/student with a Master's. Therefore, Scaler's Neovarsity program is equivalent to any offline MS course from the EU since all European countries follow and recognise the ECTS credit system. The ECTS credit system also allows graduates to transfer credits (over 60 countries globally recognise and accept the ECTS credit system) and adds value to point-based immigration processes in several countries, including Europe and North America.
Scaler will be working with Woolf University to implement the accredited program. Woolf, the first global collegiate higher education institution, offers programs in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), a tool within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Scaler Neovarsity will function as an affiliated institution of Woolf, allowing the edtech platform to build the program curriculum, which gets taught by industry experts similar to its other programs - Scaler Academy and Scaler DSML. At the same time, Woolf University takes care of regulation and accreditation processes under EU guidelines.
Founder & CEO of Woolf, Dr. Joshua Broggi, added:
"Our mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable. As a member college of Woolf, Scaler is helping to transform higher education by creating educational programs that align with today’s workforce. Scaler opens the door to a world of possibilities to those who thought higher education would never be an option. We are thrilled to be working with Scaler to bring this vision to fruition."
Scaler, launched in 2019, focuses on upskilling working professionals in the country. The platform's industry-vetted curriculum provides the highest quality technology education in the world. Learners enrolled in Scaler are mentored and taught by tech leaders and subject matter experts working with leading organizations, including Google, Facebook, Intuit, Microsoft, Amazon, Hotstar, Snapdeal etc. The startup is backed by marquee global investors like Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, and Lightrock India.
With over 1800+ employees, another 2,000 mentors and teaching assistants, and a learner base of more than 25,000 software engineers, Scaler is aggressively working towards bridging the tech talent gap in India. The company, recently launched its B2B marketing campaign highlighting the emerging shift in the status quo, with companies preferring the right skills, along with Scalerverse, a new community space to harbour an immersive learning experience for the learners and mentors.
Scaler has raised 76.5 million USD from Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, Lightrock India, and others. The young EdTech brand is currently valued at 710 million USD.