The course will not only help women to rejoin the workforce after maternity leave but also enable them to switch their careers and join the tech industry.

Bengaluru-based Newton School introduces all-women tech programImage for representation
Atom EdTech Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 17:47

Bengaluru based ed-tech startup Newton School, has introduced an all women tech program with an aim to encourage women to re-enter the workforce equipped with industry oriented skills. The course that begins mid January will not only help women to rejoin the workforce after maternity leave but also enable them to switch their careers and join the tech industry.

Newton School is an online edtech platform that trains people to be highly skilled software developers and get them placed in top companies as frontend, backend and full stack software developers among other roles. The new program is an online only course, is designed to have 4 months of training and expects its students to dedicate 3-4 hrs per day for 5 days a week. The course is reverse engineered towards industry requirements and will be led by dynamic women who have extensive industry experience. 

The first batch will have a strength of 100 students. The course is expected to run multiple batches in the coming months and will follow the Pay after Placement model just like other courses being offered by the startup. This will allow women to learn industry skills without any financial burden. Women with any background ready to rejoin work are eligible and can apply for the course on Newton School’s website. 

The company has prioritised the development of products utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) to streamline and personalise the learning journey of each student. Apart from this, the startup says it has quintupled its student intake and has helped many get jobs in the last year. Currently, the platform has more than 700 students enrolled.

Founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs and college friends, Nishant Chandra and Siddharth Maheshwari, Newton School aims to transform India into a global developer powerhouse through its highly personalised training platform. Nishant and Siddharth had a shared passion for education since their college days. Siddharth taught underprivileged kids over the weekends during his college days. After his MBA from IIM-Calcutta, Nishant let go of his lucrative job as a consultant to join Unacademy at an early stage.

Nishant Chandra, Co-Founder, Newton School said, “We recognise that tech has unlimited opportunities and over a period of time, we have seen the dedication and passion women have to pave a path for their careers. Some women face challenges such as lack of confidence, direction and opportunity when they are trying to get back to the workforce after taking gaps. Newton School wants to make it easier for them to rejoin the workforce. By empowering women to have a tech career, we aim at enabling them to recreate opportunities for themselves.”

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