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Skill-Lync: E-learning Platform for Revolutionize Engineering Education

Skill-Lync is an e-learning platform that aims to revolutionize engineering education by bridging the skill gap between students and the Industry.
Startup Stories Taaza Tadka 25 September 2020
Skill-Lync: E-learning Platform for Revolutionize Engineering Education

Startup Details

Startup Name
Skill-Lync
Website
www.skill-lync.com
Founder Name
Suryanarayanan Panneerselvam
Founded Year
2015
Country
India
Investor Detail
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Submitted By
Mukut
Designation
Co-founder & CEO

Skill-Lync is an e-learning platform that aims to revolutionize engineering education by bridging the skill gap between students and the Industry. We offer industry-relevant, projects-based advanced engineering courses for Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Electrical & Electronics, Instrumentation, Civil and Structural Engineers. 

Skill-Lync is the brainchild of two Mechanical Engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison zwho wanted to make a positive impact on Education in India. What started as a fledgling you tube channel in 2015, is today a thriving start-up with over 220 employees, offices in 3 cities (Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) and over 5000 students spanning 56 countries. Skill-Lync is the first startup from Chennai, India to be backed by Y-Combinator (W19 Batch).

 

Contact: [email protected]

Website: www.skill-lync.com

 Our Founders:

 Suryanarayanan Panneerselvam

Co-founder & CEO

MS in Mechanical Engineering

from Madison Wisconsin

 Surya heads marketing, sales and operations at Skill-Lync. Prior to co-founding the company, he was a Product Development Engineer at Cummins Inc.

 Sarangarajan V Iyengar

Co-founder & CTO

MS in Mechanical Engineering

from Madison Wisconsin

 Sarang heads product development, customer success and support teams at Skill-Lync. He has over 9 years of experience in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion, Numerical Analysis, and Computer Programming.

 All info from here on is only for internal consumption and to help us plan upcoming PR engagements

 Product Overview

 What do we offer:

Advanced Engineering Courses for Engineers

We bridge the skill gap between academia and industry with courses crafted by domain experts from Fortune 500 Companies.

 Target Audience:

Engineers

  • Mechanical & Automotive
  • Electrical & Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Civil & Structural
  • Computer Science (upcoming in Sep 2020)

 

Demographics

16-24 years; predominantly male (students, freshers looking for a job, a career upgrade in core companies and students pursuing or hoping to pursue a Master’s in the US or Europe)

 

Market:

 Predominantly South India, Maharashtra, other Tier 1/2/3 cities that have Engineering Colleges

Countries that have strong manufacturing base – Germany, US and lots of scope in emerging APAC markets

 

Current Focus:

Predominantly India with about 10-15% of our students coming in from across the globe

 

 Product Line:

Branches

Domain-specific Individual Courses

Master’s

Programs

Flagship Master’s

ProSAP

Skill-Center

(Off-line)

Mechanical & Automotive

50

10

1

1

1

EE & Instrumentation

7

 

1

 

 

Civil & Structural

3

 

1

 

 

 

Courses that we will amplify: Our Flagship Master’s

 

  • Master’s Certification in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design and Analysis – Mech & Auto
  • Master’s Certification in Electric Vehicle Design and Analysis – EE & Auto
  • Master’s Certification in High-rise Building Design and Analysis – Civil

 

Industries that we need to keep an eye on:

  • Auto – specifically HEV/EV market
  • Plastics / Product Manufacturing
  • Construction / Civil

 

Milestones

We started with Mechanical, moved to EE in Jan 2020 and launched Civil in June 2020

Our Master’s Certification programs began in Apr 2019

Skill-Center was launched in Nov 2019

PROSAP – Semester Assist Program for 1st and 2nd year students launched in July 2020

All our Masters’ and PG certification Programs are first of their kind in India.

 Post Graduate Certification in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design and Analysis (PGHEV)

The premier flagship offline-program from Skill-Lync that prepares students for a career in the domain of the future. Students will study in a purpose-built-study-center called the Skill-Center. At the Skill-Center, the students will have ready technical support from engineers who will stay with them. There will be workshops conducted by industry experts every weekend, allowing students to keep themselves abreast of the latest trends in the industry.

 Online – Masters’ Programs

The Masters’ programs at Skill-Lync have been designed to help students achieve conceptual clarity in a particular domain and help them get employed into organizations that work in that domain. These programs are 6-8 months long and are conducted online, and students are provided technical support from experts at Skill-Lync through – emails, whats app, and telephone calls.

 Online – Individual courses

These courses are designed to help students or professionals scale up in a particular subject. They are short courses that typically last 2-3 months. Students will work on specific projects that will help them better understand the contents of the course. The mode of learning on this is also online.

 Online – Professional Semester Assist Program (PROSAP) for Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineers.

PROSAP, allows engineering students to choose an area of interest in which they want to pursue their career allowing them to work on one project-based technical course every semester from the first Semester to the eighth Semester.

Value Propositions

 

  • Lifetime Placement and Master’s Assistance (Student Success Team)
  • Dedicated Technical Support
  • Industry-Oriented Projects-based Learning
  • Industry-relevant Courses crafted by Fortune 500 experts

 

Student Success Team

A crack team at Skill-Lync whose goal is to help students get employed. They reach out to organizations that are on the lookout for cutting-edge talent and help them connect with students at Skill-Lync. They also help students better answer questions posed to them in interviews and train them in tool tests – which is one of the prerequisites for getting into a good organization. The student success team also helps the students better showcase their projects and amp up their Linkedin page.

 

Ongoing & Upcoming Partnerships

 

  1. We partnered with AICTE in March to offer a free course during COVID
  2. In Aug, we offered a free course on EV in partnership with Altair on the AICTE platform
  3. We have started a series of paid and free workshops with Gamma Technologies in EV starting from July 2020
  4. EM Works – WIP – should be the end of this month
  5. Ansys – WIP – September

 

Ansys

Founded in 1970, Ansys employs more than 4,400 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization.

 Altair

Altair’s comprehensive, open-architecture solutions for computer-aided engineering, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, enable design and optimization for high performance, innovative, and sustainable products and processes in an increasingly connected world.

 Gamma Technologies

Gamma Technologies, LLC. develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE system simulation software.  GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, chemistry, and controls.  In addition, higher level modeling templates are available that are specifically designed for specific applications. 

GT-SUITE applications include powertrain, engine, vehicles of any type, driveline, transmission, hybrids, exhaust after treatment chemistry, acoustics, cooling and thermal management and HVAC, hydraulics, fuel systems, lubrication, chain, gear and belt drives, etc.

 EM Works

EMWorks is a leading provider of electromagnetic simulation software for electrical and electronics design. EMWorks products can be used as an antenna design software, an electric field simulation, a transformer design software, a magnetic field simulation, and an electric motor design software. EMWorks’ flagship products are EMS, HFWorks, Motor Wizard, and EMWorks2D.

All of our products are fully and seamlessly embedded in SOLIDWORKS. EMS is also embedded in Autodesk Inventor. In addition to handling frequencies from DC to millimetre wave, our  products come with built-in integrated thermal, structural, and motion analyses in a hassle-free multiphysics platform. Today, EMWorks products and services are widely used worldwide by both industry and academia.

Startup Details

Startup Name
Skill-Lync
Website
www.skill-lync.com
Founder Name
Suryanarayanan Panneerselvam
Founded Year
2015
Country
India
Investor Detail
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Submitted By
Mukut
Designation
Co-founder & CEO