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Interview: Ankush Singla, founder, Coding Ninjas

June 12, 2020

Founded in 2016 by Ankush Singla along with Kannu Mittal and Dhawal Parate, Coding Ninjas boasts world-class teaching faculty and a state-of-the-art learning platform for coding education. The courses provided by the edtech company are available in both English and Hindi languages. 

The instructors are graduates from Stanford University, IITs, IIITs and have worked at Facebook, Amazon, American Express, Times Internet, among other top names in diverse sectors. “Our mission is to continuously innovate the best ways to train the next generation of developers and to transform the way tech education is delivered in the Indian diaspora,” says Singla.

The online platform includes short re-recorded lecture videos for self-paced learning, a set of coding assignments to polish the skills of the students and a comprehensive Teaching Assistant (TA) support to students that are proactively handling and resolving the doubts raised by the students.

The programmes offered include foundation algorithmic and advanced; data and development and career track. Since inception, the edtech company has helped over 25,000 students master coding skills delivered by more than 1000 teaching assistants. It also has a placement cell dedicated to facilitating student placements in top tech MNCs. Upskilling courses for professionals are also provided.

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Singla speaks to EducationWorld about how Coding Ninjas has ensured the continuity of learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Excerpts from the interview:

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, how has Coding Ninjas used its online platform to help children continue learning?

Due to the corona uncertainty, we have introduced a 60 days Course Pause feature for our students. Through this, they can pause and extend their course for up to 60 days and easily continue with their college and semester exams, even if the college reopens in between the course.

We have been organising insightful webinars every week for students on various programing topics, placement and career opportunities with our in-house and guest faculty, offering relevant industry exposure to the students and help them clear their doubts.

We have also been hosting short-form and long-form online coding events for our students to practice their skills with dynamic problems to utilise their time efficiently. One such event is our Ninja Prep Test Series to prepare our students for the technical interview rounds in Product-Based and Service-Based companies. 

You can find the webinar on Dynamic Programming here.

Does Coding Ninjas also offer placements? If yes, which are some of the topmost companies the students have been placed in?

Introduced in 2019, Career Camp is a pay later model by Coding Ninjas where students undergo a rigorous six-month-long online training and pay a part of their salary to Coding Ninjas once they receive the job offer. It has the potential to disrupt the existing education market and bring large scale impact in improving India’s education system. Coding Ninjas attained annual revenue of USD 2 million in an organic bootstrapped model before it raised INR 37.18 Cr in a Series A funding from Info Edge Private Limited in February 2020. The freshly raised funds will help coding Ninjas scale the online tech education business of the company, strengthen the tech and content and help expand into new business territories. The investment will also be used for scaling its new offering Career Camp – which is an Income Sharing based payment model. 

Our hiring partners include Talent 500 by ANSR, Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cuemath, Walmart, OLA, Zomato, Shuttl and many more.  

Online/virtual learning is the need of the hour. Your thoughts.

Quality education comes at a huge cost but with the advent of e-learning trend/facilities, students can easily access education at a much lower cost. Through e-learning methods, students can focus on building a career, discovering interests effectively and efficiently. It is just the beginning of the unprecedented concept of e-learning which has the potential to bring the coveted change in the entire education system in India and provide a better learning environment for the aspiring millennials.

According to a KPMG report, the Indian online education industry will reach $1.96 billion by 2021. The user base of online education is expected to grow up to 9.5 million users in 2021, at a CAGR of 44 per cent. Digital education was restricted to smart boards in classrooms until the SaaS or B2B segment came up.

At Coding Ninjas, we have been able to identify the importance of coding and programming and its way forward. Through our #SkillMatters initiative, we have been able to induce programming culture for coding aspirants and engineering students at a cost-effective price point. A student no longer has to be concerned about the quality of education while enrolling for an online course with us due to the quality and the extended placement facility we have been offering to our students. Coding Ninjas is a dedicated platform that offers programming courses to not only up-skill but re-skill people who need a shift in their careers.

Let’s hear the success stories from the students of Coding Ninjas 

Sukanya Nandy

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