PhysicsWallah, an education technology platform for engineering and medical entrance exams, recently announced that it has launched its upskilling vertical PW Skills to equip people with the right skills and prepare them for the new-age jobs.
Under the initiative, the courses offered will be free of cost initially. Later, the end-to-end paid versions will also be highly affordable for learners compared to other platforms.
PhysicsWallah has hired several industry mavens who will teach and train learners about Software Development, Data Science, Digital Marketing, and Product Management, among others. Available in both English and Hinglish, these courses will offer live engaging experience, job assistance, doubt resolution support, and much more to learners.
Commenting on the newly-launched programme, Founder & CEO of PhysicsWallah, Alakh Pandey, said:
“A major part of the young workforce in India remains unemployed despite having the relevant qualifications. Because they lack the skills that are required in today’s job industry. The availability of these skills at a seemingly high cost makes the situation even worse. PW Skills is designed to address these gaps and make job seekers future-ready.”
Pandey further added:
“We have onboarded top industry experts who have already cracked the same roles and understand the domain and the job requirements in and out. Our new curriculum is vetted and designed by multiple experts within a particular course per domain expertise. It will be fused with multiple projects/assignments to provide learners with a highly structured learning path.”
PW Skills currently offers two foundational coding courses: C++ (5 months) and Java (6 months) free of cost. It caters to Class 12 pass-outs, graduating students, and working professionals. C++ batches have already started, while Java is scheduled to go live on the 21st of October. As part of the same initiative, PW has launched its latest free YouTube channel CollegeWallah, which has already attracted over two lakh subscriptions in the first 10 days of launch.
Co-founded by Alakh Pandey and Prateek Maheshwari, PhysicsWallah (PW) strives to ensure that money should not be an obstacle in the path to achieving one’s dreams. It prepares students for engineering and medical entrance examinations by affordably providing them with guidance from distinguished teachers. The platform specializes in giving comprehensive lectures and sessions on YouTube, the PW app, and the website for students aspiring for NEET, JEE Main, and JEE Advanced.
During the pandemic of 2020, Alakh joined hands with Prateek Maheshwari to work on a technology solution for students by launching the PW app. The startup currently boasts over 87 lakh subscribers cumulatively on YouTube, with an impressive rating of 4.8 on its app.
The latest move comes after the company acquired PrepOnline, an online learning platform for NEET, board exams, and state-level government exams preparation, and Altis Vortex, a publisher of exam preparation books earlier this month.
PhysicsWallah became India’s 101st unicorn after raising $100 million in its first round of funding from WestBridge Capital and GSV Ventures at a valuation of $1.1 billion in June 2022.