Founded by Nishant Chandra and Siddharth Maheshwari in 2019, Newton School is an ed-tech platform that is building a futuristic online university to provide a highly immersive and interactive learning path to millions of students and enable them to tap into new-age tech opportunities.
Newton School has placed over 1,500 aspirants in over 600 companies including Google, Lenskart, Razorpay, Flipkart, Zomato, Deloitte, Meesho and Target in a little over two years.
In India, more than a million college graduates fail to get relevant employment opportunities every year, and yet there are thousands of companies struggling to find talent. Newton School’s learning platform aims to bridge this gap.
Out of the 42,343 colleges that India has as on 2020, 60.56% are in rural areas, and the majority of the remaining colleges are in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. This creates a huge gap in career opportunities in the industry for students from these colleges due to the lack of resources, placement help, lack of industry skills, as well as the acute shortage of jobs in the country.
Newton School’s strength lies in offering an extraordinarily relevant and rigorous pedagogy that brings world-class career opportunities to anyone from any part of the country. The organisation plans to rapidly scale up and place 10,000+ students by the end of 2022.
While Newton School is building a neo-university, it is also redirecting education towards a skill-oriented paradigm, wherein leading organisations and startups would be able to hire the right kind of talent in multiple organisational layers. With Newton School’s students already earning a cumulative salary of 100+ crores, Newton School will be able to en-skill and up-skill millions of tech careers and bring the conversation of employability to the podium of the world.