"We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning." Elliot Masie
Ever since 'Quality Education' has one been included as one of the key sustainable development goals of UN, the emphasis is strongly on adult education and technological and pedagogical changes in teaching and learning. Today, e-learning platforms are bringing a measurable difference in students' engagement and performance. They are not just reducing gaps in the delivery of education but are also giving a new dimension to the education space. The demand-supply gap of both students, as well as corporate employees, has led to a significant rise in the number of e-learning platforms in India. Online education platforms have not just widened the scope of education but have also transcended it beyond classroom boundaries.
A report by KPMG states that the Indian online education industry will grow from 1.6 million users in 2016 to 9.6 million users by 2021. In the current scenario which demands professionals to re-skill themselves every 3-4 years to remain relevant in their evolving job roles, Bangalore based Foxmula is addressing this need by providing the best of industrial skills, recognitions and exposure so that a candidate gets a Job Secured Profile. "Though India is a widely growing space for the eLearning market, still the crowd hesitates to pay an Average Ticket Size of 5000 INR for Online education services. Especially when well-know eLearning platforms are offering a Ticket Size under a couple of Bucks. With hundreds of eLearning platforms being the competitors, our initial challenge was getting into the traditional roots to create a trust and worthy factor for our services and brand. Also, we had to ensure exclusive services to stand out, and not just for creating a brand value but we had a social responsibility as an important part of our vision too because we believe owning the required Skills, Recognitions and Exposure can surely kill unemployment for someone on an individual level," says Shubham Sharda, Co-Founder, Foxmula.
"With more than 10,000 users and 3,000 active monthly users, Foxmula is evolving as a community-driven ecosystem"
Slowly, Foxmula got under the partner network of Multiple MNCs like Microsoft, SAP, AWS, IBM & more, for better services. The firm considered its first few registrations not as sales but as a support to their objective. Knowing it's a Startup, that too by Undergrads of almost their age, most initial clients were drawn to Foxmula and invested their time and money only because they related to its vision. And since it all began, Shubham and Ayush Bansal, Co-Founders of Foxmula have never looked back.
Strengthening Student Profiles with Industrial Programs
With more than 10,000 users and 3,000 active monthly users, Foxmula is evolving as a community-driven ecosystem for Industry-oriented Training, Global Certifications, Industrial internships for exposure, life-long networking and career. Keeping up with its inception objective of providing training to college students in the most in-demand and growing domains of the industry, Foxmula offers programs in Machine Learning using Python, Data Science using R, Deep Learning using TensorFlow, Cloud Computing, Security Fundamentals, Web Development using node.js and Advanced Web Development using react.js.
"Machine Learning and AI are a game-changer within the education sector, that's why even we at Foxmula have very creatively designed our Machine Learning and Deep Learning programs with applicative training, networking, certifications and industrial experience with Internships. We have also considered the cutting-edge innovations and new industry-specific applications, and accordingly designed our Cloud Computing programs to stand out from the crowd with Industry-Oriented Skills, Global Certifications like Microsoft Technology Associate from Microsoft, along with Foxmula Certification and Industrial Exposure with work from home Live Internship provided by us. With Foxmula's cloud Fundamentals program, users are able to describe as well as develop Azure Web Apps, learn to Create as well as configure VMs in Microsoft Azure, learn to develop an Azure virtual network, are able to describe Azure storage, describe Azure AD, describe, deploy databases in Azure and more," speaks Ayush Bansal, Co-Founder, Foxmula.
With Foxmula's Security Fundamentals program one learns, IT Security Concepts, Wireless security, Knowledge about online threats, learns about the permissions, passwords as well as security policies, learns to fight malware, knowledge about Physical Security, discovering the Windows 7 and 8 security solutions, learns to setup a real access points, discover how to protect one's Server, learns to safeguard one's identity on the web, learns about firewalls as well as network security and much more. "While it has become pervasive across all levels and functions in the industry, data and analytics are now increasingly augmented by AI/ML with analytical models being auto-generated. This is the right time to invest in Data Science & Analytics program along with ML programs of Foxmula which helps one gain expertise in handling complex Data with the help of advanced level statistical modeling and risk analytics tools, along with Certifications and Industrial exposure with work from home Internships," states Shubham.
Other offerings of Foxmula include Python; IoT; Autodesk Certification (CAD) which includes advanced CAD and Graphics Program for Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers; GST Fundamentals; Asset Management that involves Training & Certifications along with Internship as well as live exposure and overall profile building; Digital Marketing and Talley.
The Need of these Online Programs by Foxmula
"Let's be a little practical. It's industrial revolution 4.0 Millions of students graduate every year in India, applying for jobs and opportunities, how do you plan to stand out from the crowd? To get highlighted among the crowd, one needs to have an appealing profile with Industrial Skills, Global recognition and experience for in-demand domains. Also, a diversified profile that reflects one's hold on multiple skills becomes a game-changer because today being jack of all is appreciated more than just being a king of one," says Co-Founder, Shubham Sharda.
Now given all these are very vast domains to enter into, like Machine learning, Data Science, etc. they might require a lot of time, commitment or even money. And what if even after doing all of that one later faces a learning breakdown or maybe lose interest? With all these, how is someone supposed to explore different domains, gain different skills, and build a profile in them in such limited time when one's formal education is running parallelly. Addressing this issue Ayush said, "Instead of blindly committing time and money for a long time to learn a skill professionally which is 'high in demand', one should try taking a taste of it with Industry-Oriented Training (Skills), Global Certifications (Recognition) like Microsoft Technology Associate and Industrial Internship (Experience). After these three phases in the chosen domain of Interest / Curiosity, which takes on an average 2-3 months in a self-paced manner, one would be able to decide if he/she wants to continue in it further for a career, based on his/her interest and understanding. If yes, great. One can dig deeper into the field and attract more opportunities using the newly build profile. If not, why force it. One's profile is diversified and he/she can move on. There are a lot of cutting edge domains to look up for an interest or career, where one's brain can function naturally and efficiently." With growing pan India acceptance by students and colleges, Foxmula aims at bringing a feeling of belonging among learners, with a paradigm shift in education & workforce.