Imparting industry-centric education still remains a major challenge for many Indian higher education institutions and this has resulted in a skill gap in the country. According to the India skill report 2022, only 46.2 percent students are employable in India which further extenuates the importance of providing better hands-on training and by doing so creating a skilled workforce that is highly employable. Acknowledging this situation, ATLAS SkillTech University came into being in 2021 with a vision to create leaders of the future, equipped with the skills of tomorrow. And in order to realize this objective, the institute operates with a mission to empower learners with 21st century skills and transdisciplinary knowledge to excel in Industry 4.0. ATLAS SkillTech University started out as ISDI School of Design and Innovation in 2013, and now they are a conglomerate that includes ISME School of Management and Entrepreneurship, SDT School of Digital Technology, SMC School of Media and Communication, and SF School of Film and Animation.
One of the primary motives behind the inception of ATLAS SkillTech University was to create a space where design, technology, and entrepreneurship education can come under one roof. The institute is promoting the importance of multidisciplinary education and equipping its students with the needed technical and soft skills.
Hands-on training and world-class infrastructure
ATLAS SkillTech University offers ample opportunities for the students to practice what they have learned in the classrooms and hone their skillsets. The institute also prioritizes bringing the industry into the campus so that the students understand the requirements to build a successful professional career. When it comes to their location, ATLAS SkillTech University is strategically positioned in the city center in Mumbai, which allows them to be closer to a myriad of corporate organizations. And this has helped the students of ATLAS SkillTech University to access new alleyways to interact with the industry. Then, when it comes to designing their curriculum, the institute takes regular inputs from the industry. ATLAS SkillTech University also has program-specific tie-ups with other pioneering educational institutions. And through these collaborations, they are able to constantly upgrade their teaching pedagogies and ensure education of international standards. And this passion to aim for consistent improvement is one of the primary reasons which have helped the institute to develop into one of the most preferred names in the crowded Indian higher education realm. Also, these strategic partnerships ensure that the students of the institute gain better industry and international exposure, which is crucial when it comes to equipping themselves with the needed skills required to attain success in their respective careers. This has also helped the institute to create a skilled workforce that is capable of meeting the industry requirements of the modern corporate world seamlessly.
Infrastructure of an educational institution plays a crucial role when it comes to ensuring the perfect learning environment for the students and while talking more about the infrastructure at ATLAS SkillTech University, Siddharth Shahani, who is the Co-Founder & Executive President of the institute adds, "We have designed our campus in such a way that the teaching and learning can be more interactive and the students are offered the necessary tools to develop their skill sets. Owing to the priority we give for practical exposure we have these experiential zones, AI and robotic labs, 3D printing labs, green screen rooms, and we even have collaborative corridors that aim to inspire our students". As a pioneering educational institution that aspires to be a front-runner when it comes to offering top-tier infrastructure to their students, ATLAS SkillTech University ensures that they update their infrastructure constantly in order to keep up with the changing requirements of the industry consistently. This world-class infrastructure is coupled with pioneering mentors at ATLAS SkillTech University and they prioritize on hiring faculty that has relevant industry experience. This is done to ensure that the faculty of the institute is capable of training the students on the needed skills required to thrive in the modern world. And after hiring, ATLAS SkillTech University also ensures that their faculty are given regular training through a myriad of faculty development programs so that they can keep abreast with the latest changes and trends happening in the industry.
"ATLAS SkillTech University believes in imparting top-tier education to students from all different walks of life and to help students that come from challenging financial backgrounds"
Empowering students through innovative strategies
At a time when the cost of higher education across the globe is constantly on the rise, ATLAS SkillTech University believes in imparting top-tier education to students from all different walks of life and to help students that come from challenging financial backgrounds, the institute has plethora of scholarship options. Apart from the normal scholarship options for students who show academic or extracurricular excellence, ATLAS SkillTech University also has scholarship options for those students who are driven by innovation and is motivated to create a positive social impact. And apart from all this, they also offer scholarships for students who are children of educators or defense personnel. And this commitment to offer a level playing field for all students has helped ATLAS SkillTech University to develop into a change-bringer in the Indian higher education realm as they were able to offer a unique platform for their students to hone their skills regardless of their financial background. Owing to this, many students regardless of where they come from has been able to experience world-class education and dream to have a successful professional career without having to worry about the financial implications of higher education.
Owing to their commitment to ensuring high-quality student-centric and industry-integrated learning, ATLAS SkillTech University has been able to be an attractive hiring destination for many top-tier business organizations across industry verticals. Apart from that, many of the students from the institute have also got into some of the leading international institutions for higher studies. One of the primary catalysts behind their success is the importance they give to creating an inclusive learning environment for their students. ATLAS SkillTech University takes regular feedback from their students and this has helped them to make crucial and effective changes in how they teach which has helped them to constantly improve the quality of their education. Aside from that, the institute also incorporates the latest technologies not only to ensure better transfer of knowledge but also when it comes to assessing their students. And this smart use of technology has helped them to identify the strong points and weak areas of their students and curate their teaching to better suit the students. Evolving with the changing times, ATLAS SkillTech University has high hopes of the future and aspires to continue nurturing leaders who have the skills of tomorrow. And with all this, they are aiming to be a flag bearer in the Indian higher education realm and become synonymous with top-notch education in the country.
Siddharth Shahani, Co-Founder & Executive President, ATLAS SkillTech University:
Siddharth is an alumnus from the world-famous London Business School and has worked for management consultancy giants McKinsey & Company. Aside from that, this industry stalwart and pioneering educator aspires to create the leaders of tomorrow by being one step ahead of the rest. As a passionate learners himself, Siddharth aspires to instill this mindset in the students which has helped ATLAS SkillTech University to nurture inspired learnetrs.