Tata Digital’s super app TataNeu has introduced NeuSkills, a reskilling vertical when edtech is struggling under macroeconomic headwinds.
On the website for the vertical, Tata NeuSkills, two bootcamp-based courses — data analytics and frontend development — will begin to be offered later this month. Two hackathons will be held on April 28 by the new platform for both long-term programmes.
A person has to complete a capstone project to receive certification for these allegedly six-month-long courses. According to Tata NeuSkills, a student must dedicate at least 15 hours per week to enrol in long-term courses.
Reportedly, TataNeu is offering the courses for an ‘introductory price’ of INR 60,000, excluding tax. However, the website mentions INR 1 Lakh + GST pricing for the course.
Additionally, NeuSkills is launching a short-term programme for Google’s Flutter app-building software.
On the NeuSkills website, it was also mentioned that students who complete the programme with at least 80% attendance and at least 80% on the MCQ and HOC exams would have the opportunity to be hired by a member of the Tata Group or a partner company.
BigBasket, 1mg, Cult.fit, TCS, Croma, Air Asia, Westside, Tata Cliq, and other companies belong to this category. Furthermore, the platform states that based on the learner’s performance, they may be eligible for a 40% hike or more after being hired.
A person will also have the option to work as an intern for one to three months at these companies during the course.
The new platform from Tata Digital, the digital classroom solution Tata ClassEdge, is the second edtech venture across the larger Tata Group. Interestingly, upskilling has recently become a significant subsector of edtech, with increasing amounts of funding poured into startups operating there.
Tata NeuSkills is entering a market dominated by a handful of incumbents, particularly in the data analytics and frontend programming categories, including companies like upGrad, Great Learning, and Scalar in India.