There has been traction in the recruitment of students who have completed the digital, AI, machine learning and autonomous technology courses from its platform, said online education firm Udacity India.
"Lot of our students have also been placed successfully in the companies. Machine learning, data science, autonomous technology are seeing more traction in terms of recruitments. We have more than 140 partners who recruit in various vacancies, including AI and data sciences, etc," said Ishan Gupta, MD, Udacity India. IT services, e-commerce, start-ups, autonomous technology and finance are the sectors where more recruitments are happening, he added.
The company runs nano-degree programmes in various specialisations, including data analyst, front-end, machine learning, deep learning and Android, among others, in cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. It has more than 500 students enrolled for the self-driving cars nano-degree. It has more than one million students on the platform, including for free courses and nano-degrees. More than 8,000 students are enrolled in career-ready nano-degree programmes.
The industry partners include Flipkart, Myntra, Tata Elxsi, HCL, Ola Cabs, Swiggy, and Hi-Tech Robotics, among others.
During the recruitment process, the companies share their vacant positions with the online education platforms, which in turn circulate the information internally with their alumni. Another method followed by Udacity is job fairs. "We have conducted around eight job fairs in the past two years in cities like Delhi and Bengaluru, among others. We bring in the hiring partners to these fairs. Offers could even be rolled out on the day itself," Gupta said.
However, the challenge is that many times, the recruitment of students with experience, those who are upskilling or those who start their own business might not be counted as recruitment from the platform.
Commenting on the advantage of recruiting students from Great Learning, Anurag Dikshit, director analytics with business process management firm WNS, said, "The talent pool that Great Learning is creating is helping organisations like WNS meet the talent demand in various areas of new-age digital skills, which are required to advance the competitive edge of the company. Initiatives such as hackathons are a wonderful medium to help us meet, interact with and identify the best pre-trained talent pool in the industry."