Published: 02nd September 2020
With paths like Course Discovery and Career Discovery, EdTech platform Skill Monks certainly has an edge
There are many EdTech portals out there and we check out one such portal, Skill Monk. It is different in ways that will really benefit students and professionals and really help them upskill
EdTech platforms, whether they offer you a course of their own or are an integrated marketplace that offer courses by others, are dime a dozen, especially after the lockdown opened up the scope for online learning. So, what's special about Skill Monks? For us it's the fact that they really want to ensure that you pick the right course. But before we tell you how, let us make your acquaintance with them. It was launched in February 2020 by Hyderabad-based Rameswar Mandali, who has over 12 years of experience in EdTech and digital transformation, and they have about 125 learning partners who deliver courses to their 6,500 registered users. So far so good?
The courses| (Pic: Skill Monk)
Now, coming to their USP, Course Discovery and Career Discovery. "With the help of real-time working professionals, meaning about 100 advisors, students can discover what kind, of course, they want to take up. Their requirements will be assessed to understand if they need upskilling or placement training and such. For Career Discovery, we have about nine dedicated members who are experts in understanding your career needs and the steps you need to take to move forward," sums up the CEO and Founder.
Rameswar has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from IIT-BHU
Since the focus is on graduates and working professionals, Team Skill Monks ensures that they do their market research and bring on board partners and courses that are in demand. What kind of courses? From IT-related to government jobs, you'll find a good mix on their portal. They are also going to offer courses related to entrance exams and such, soon. For now, they have corporates like Sequri Control Technologies delivering Cyber Security courses, Rishi Academy of Competitive Exams delivery Bank PO and IBPS RRB PO courses. "We don't get involved in the curriculum but we make sure our partners understand the market needs and what the students might expect from their course," explains Rameswar. The two basic principles that they run on are offering quality and cost-effective courses that take students forward.
Rameswar Mandali | (Pic: Skill Monks)
Talking about cost-effectiveness, Skill Monks hosts courses from Rs 4,000 to Rs 3 lakh and they understand that students might not be able to afford their premium courses. So, with the help of skill financing partners, they help the students with loans that are processed within 24 hours, have nominal interest rates that need no collateral and are easily repayable in installments. The road map ahead for the EdTech portal is assessments. And, of course, everything else they can do to ensure students get the best experience.
Upcoming course categories:
- Entrance exams
- Study abroad
For more on them, check out skillmonks.com