The rapid rise of edtech in India has left a blazing trail of progress and innovation in its wake surpassed only by the sector’s future potential. The sector has been booming unfettered by the pandemic, and is expected to touch $10.4 billion by 2025.
As tech disrupts traditional educational institutions, adopting emerging cutting-edge technologies and unique business models has become the new norm. But a lack of focus on technical skills in Indian tech education threatens this industry’s speed of progress. Currently 63% of Indian enterprises report a shortage of skilled talent, primarily in IT.
Thus many emerging startups are exploring new avenues to hire new-age talent capable of driving innovation. Leap Scholar is one such startup, powering the global education dreams for lakhs of Indian students.
Sequoia Capital backed Leap Scholar provides immensely beneficial financial products and services to help Indian students pursue their dream of higher education abroad, and even provides access to highly safe and reliable education loans. As innovation and excellence are their lifeblood, Leap Scholar decided to trust Masai for hiring talent that aligns with this ethos.
Gopi Chandana hails from Andhra Pradesh and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics. Despite her technical education, she wasn’t satisfied with her level of skill and the career opportunities it brought her way.
She even decided to forego campus placements in search of better opportunities. She found that opportunity in Masai. And thus started her 37-week journey to level up in full-stack web development.
Like her fellow Masai alumni, Masai’s full stack developer course primed Gopi with the cognitive, linguistic, and technical skills required to drive innovation wherever she would be employed.
In Gopi’s case it was Leap Scholar that chose to trust and reap the benefits of her skills when they hired her as a Frontend Developer. Unsurprisingly, Gopi quickly proved herself to be a valuable member of the team.
She demonstrated a strong understanding of frontend development and worked on several projects that enhanced the user experience for Leap Scholar's customers. One of Gopi's most notable projects was the development of a new dashboard for Leap Scholar's loan management system.
To make this dashboard a reality, Gopi worked closely with the company’s product team to understand user requirements and translate them into actual user-friendly elements. This project was a significant achievement for Leap Scholar, as it led to increased customer satisfaction and streamlined internal processes.
She also worked on the development of Leap Scholar's mobile application, which made it easier for customers to access their loan information on the go. Gopi's expertise was critical in ensuring that the mobile application was responsive, fast, and intuitive.
Gopi's recent promotion to SDE-2 at Leap Scholar is a remarkable achievement, demonstrating her substantial growth in both abilities and experience. Her case clearly demonstrates that with the right guidance and support, the young talent in India has the potential to become the driving force of the future. This aligns with Masai's vision of empowering and uplifting the next generation.
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