Sanoj’s inspiring tale of giving his family their dream life

Sanoj Kumar - A Masai graduate now working as iOS developer at Ekin Care
Sanoj Kumar - A Masai graduate now working as iOS developer at Ekin Care

Let’s experience the journey of Sanoj from a B. tech graduate to an iOS Developer.

Sanoj is a unique case out of Bhagalpur, Bihar. With a B.Tech in Information Technology by education, he decided early on to supplement his degree with real-world experience alongside Masai.

And it paid off as Sanoj is currently working as an iOS Developer for Ekin Care, the first in his family with such a consistent source of income. Let’s join him for a quick chat about his Masai journey and what his experience taught him.

How did you get to know about Masai?

I was in my fourth year of college when I stumbled upon Masai through a YouTube advertisement. I got curious and started to look for the institution online. I read many success stories and learned about their pay-after-placement scheme, encouraging me to register for the course. I was especially interested because of the high packages they offered at their placements, so I joined Masai in my 8th semester of college.

The pay-after-placement model was just the cherry on top. After researching everything I could believe in the institute and the promise of a 5LPA job a little more, so I decided to join in my 8th semester of college.

How did your parents react to your decision to join?

Well, they didn’t react much since they didn’t even know until I had already been placed. I didn’t inform them when I joined and kept it a secret even throughout the course. Once I had sat through the placement process and successfully landed a job through Masai, I decided to come clean with my parents.

What’s your favorite thing about Masai?

It has to be the course structure of Masai. That’s what distinguishes it from other institutes for me. There is so much to learn in less time than other similar platforms. But it never became overwhelming because of how well the Masai team had structured everything. The best thing about Masai is its practice-based learning curriculum that provides you with a real-world experience. The instructors and mentors are great. They are ready to help you with anything. Masai brings experienced industry experts to the platform who share their experiences and insights, which are great.

The structure of the curriculum at Masai is well-designed. They have curated it by keeping the smallest details in mind, which is exceptional.

You are never alone, you get guidance all throughout the course. You build up to important concepts like DSA; you learn JavaScript from the very basics, it’s just all very well thought out. So, it's really helpful in developing a strong foundation. Everything builds on top of each other and you practice as you go.

How was your experience with fast-paced learning?

It was very rewarding, actually. Everything played a huge role, the assignments were great practice for the industry standards, after each class we had a discussion session where we could get all our doubts clarified by the mentor, and we had to become problem solvers to keep up with the curriculum.

I faced some issues as well, especially in understanding how to take user input in JavaScript. But with enough written resources available and guidance from the instructor, I got through the issues.

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So it was all-important. Everything was preparing me to be a developer. Being a fast-paced learning student didn’t get in the way of that. That way I could keep up with Masai while also pursuing a job for a while.

Tell us about your construct week experience

I had a great experience with the construct week team. We were a five-member team, and we had to build a clone website by ourselves. We had to do a lot while also communicating with each other and dividing everyone’s responsibilities well.

It was a brilliant practice for what a developer does and it taught us so many things. Taught us teamwork, troubleshooting our own problems and what working in the industry must feel like.

How was your placement experience?

I sat for around 5-6 companies in total. I almost made it a bunch of times but couldn’t crack it. It wasn’t until I interviewed for Ekin Care that I finally landed a job. I interviewed for them, went through the various rounds, and even got the news that I was hired the same day.

..and that’s when you finally told your parents?

Yes, it was a huge surprise for them. But they were very happy, I was the only one from my family who was earning this much. So the consistent source of income meant a lot, and I was happy too. I am happy.

Masai is a higher education institution that teaches data science and software programming. The platform focuses on practice-based learning providing the students with a real-time experience. Masai is a skilling institution that teaches everything from scratch, from basic rules to advanced programming languages. The learners are provided with an easy option of paying for the courses. They only pay after they are offered a placement offer.


What does a full stack development curriculum at Masai include?

The full stack development curriculum at Masai starts with programming basics and then steadily proceeds on to advanced levels. Students learn about Java, Data modelling, query optimisation, data structures, algorithms, etc.

What is the Pay-after-Placement model of Masai?

The pay-after-placement model at Masai ensures students do not have to pay anything before their placements. They have to pay their complete course fee only after they have been placed in good companies with a good package, which means if you do not get placed, you learn the entire course for free.

What is the average salary one receives after graduating from Masai?

The average salary one receives after graduating from Masai school is somewhere between Rs. 2.0 LPA to 9.0 LPA for a Software Engineer.

What is the time duration of the full-stack development course at Masai?

The duration of the full-stack development course at Masai is about 30-35 weeks.

How many companies participate in the placement process at Masai?

Masai has over 4000 hiring partners. It ensures every student enrolling in a Masai course gets placed in good companies with a decent package.

What is the age limit for pursuing the Software development course at Masai?

Candidates up to 28 years can pursue the software development course at Masai.