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AlmaBetter & IIT Guwahati partner for data science, AI, web development certifications

October 4, 2023

AlmaBetter, a global edtech platform backed by Kalaari Capital, has entered into a collaboration with the E&ICT Academy at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. This partnership enables learners to acquire advanced certifications in Full Stack Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as Full Stack Web Development. The E&ICT Academies are a joint initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of the Government of India, IITs, and NITs.

Under this collaboration, E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, and AlmaBetter aim to enhance learners’ employability in fields like Data Science and Software Engineering. The curriculum, endorsed by E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, grants learners an additional Advanced Certification from the institution, enhancing their resumes with an IIT-certified global standard education. Learners will have access to guest lectures by IIT Guwahati faculty and the option for campus immersion at the IIT Guwahati campus. Upon completion of this certification, learners can include the prestigious IIT endorsement on their resumes, boosting their career prospects.

According to the organisation’s press release this partnership students interested in IIT-certified programs can now access a global curriculum with a focus on job outcomes, supported by AlmaBetter’s extensive network of over 700 hiring partners.

Shivam Dutta, Co-founder and CEO of AlmaBetter, expressed, “Democratizing tech education for all has been at the core of AlmaBetter’s vision, and this collaboration with IIT Guwahati brings us closer to realizing it. We are delighted to partner with E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati. It is a significant milestone in our journey as we continue our mission to bring a global standard of tech education to our country’s capable students who otherwise cannot access or afford the finest of tech education. This partnership enables us to further our mission at a faster pace.”

Prof. Gaurav Trivedi, Principal Investigator from E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati, commented, “E&ICT Academy was introduced to enhance the employability of tech students and working professionals in our country. Our partnership with AlmaBetter makes it easier for us to reach more students nationwide. This partnership marks a huge step ahead as we offer the best education and employability skills to tech learners.”

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