IIT Madras-incubated Startup GUVI offers Skilling Classes Free of cost to students affected by COVID-19-related shutdowns

Chennai: IIT Madras-incubated startup GUVI is offering online IT skilling courses to prepare for campus placements free of cost to students who would have been impacted by the nation-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. With final semester examinations fast approaching for engineering colleges, students would now be preparing for campus placements through training centres, some of which have now closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Students can subscribe on www.guvi.io to access the courses on the platform without having to pay any charges. In addition to students affected by COVID 19-related shutdown, GUVI is offering its platform to all Engineering College students free of cost for a duration of two weeks.

GUVI, which offers an online platform for students to learn in their mother tongues, is offering specialized courses to upskill students and make them ‘job ready’ without having to leave their house. In addition, more than 100 technologists from top product companies have also volunteered to conduct 30-day free webinar sessions on the top IT Skills that the industry looks for, which the students can learn from home on GUVI’s platform free of charge.

Online Mentors are also available to support the students to practice the concepts on their online coding platform ‘Code kata.’

Speaking about this initiative, Mr. S.P. Balamurugan, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, GUVI, said, “We need to ensure the safety of students through all possible measures while also ensuring that they have the requisite skills for bright job prospects. GUVI is contributing in a small but significant manner towards these goals, to ensure the students acquire the right skills and are employable. Our hiring partners have also been gracious in supporting us in this initiative”

The mission of GUVI is to take technology skills to all the deserving students and ensure demography is never a barricade to acquire skills. Towards this, GUVI offers technology skills that are in-demand in the industry in regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali besides English. GUVI is transforming lives by offering tech skills in the language, which the students are familiar throughout their life and is bridging the gap between academia and industry.

GUVI as an integrated ed-tech platform in vernacular language has a deep penetration in India, with a presence in over 1,000 engineering colleges. It has already upskilled more than 2.14 lakh engineers in latest technology skills such as Python, Java and Machine Learning, among others and help them gain placement in IT firms

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