Trivandrum: In a trendsetting initiative to make creating technology products an attractive pursuit, Startup Village Collective (SV.CO), a digital incubator for college students, has launched its Product School programme with leading healthcare company Carestack as Anchor Partner in Kerala, offering job guarantee with double salary currently being offered by IT services companies.
“The need to launch the Product School emerged from the fact that we have not been able to build successful campus startups,” said Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, SV.CO told a press conference here today. “To engineer world-class software products, students need up-to-date industry knowledge. The Product School has been launched to teach students this knowledge and skills required to build world-class startup products and create engineers who can work in startups that compete at a global level.”
Admission to the Product School will be for student developers who form teams and compete in a coding challenge to build a website that displays crypto-currency prices. All students who qualify the coding challenge will face a personal interview, based on which the final teams will be announced. The programme, starting in March, will be for six months.
A total of 50 to 100 students will be accommodated in a batch and the fee will be Rs 1lakh for each student with options for scholarships. Selected teams will receive access to the SV.CO online platform and training to the best industry skills and knowledge to build software products. On successful completion of training, the teams will get top placement offers.
For giving a concrete shape to the first of its kind project in the country, SV.CO is partnering with Carestack, a leading healthcare startup in Kerala.
“For our start-ups to succeed, we require not only the capital (money) but also the best engineering talent in the world. We are aiming to support the Product School programme that will make innovation tremendously attractive for those college students who have zeal, drive and appetite for building globally marketable products,” said Arjun Satheesh, Head of Operations, CareStack.
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