Scaler claimed that over 30 per cent of the students enrolled for the program chose SST despite receiving offers from some of India's most prestigious educational institutions
EdTech, Scaler said that the inaugural batch of the fully residential 4-year UG program in Computer Science at the Scaler School of Technology (SST) garnered immense interest, with over 54,000 registrations for the 191 available seats. SST saw an enrolment of over 5,000 students for the Scaler National Scholarship and Entrance Test (NSET), leading to a highly selective acceptance rate of 3.8 per cent for the pioneering software engineering program.
The EdTech noted that over 30 per cent of students enrolled for the programme prefer its SST despite receiving offers from some of India's most prestigious educational institutions, including- IITs, IIITs, NITs, IISC, and the like. The company claimed that these students consciously opted for SST, located in Bengaluru, highlighting the unique appeal of its practical, industry-focused approach.
Additionally, the admissions data for the batch also challenges a conventional narrative prevalent in the industry. Nearly 70 per cent of SST's students come from Tier 2, Tier 3, and smaller cities, dispelling the myth that new-age education programs and institutions primarily cater to learners from Metropolitan and Tier 1 markets. It also highlighted that over half of the enrolled students (52 per cent) have a family income of less than Rs 6 Lakhs per annum.
“In the current educational landscape, we frequently observe a disparity between industry requirements and the offerings of traditional engineering colleges in our nation. At SST, we are proactively addressing this gap. As the first and only institute in the country without conventional professors, our faculty comprises seasoned industry professionals who not only possess extensive industry experience but have also led teams at some of the leading tech companies. The course curriculum has also been co-created alongside industry leaders from tech companies, ensuring that our learners are being taught the most relevant and updated material. This distinctive approach sets us apart from traditional engineering colleges," said Bhavik Rathod, senior vice president and head of Scaler School of Technology.
It is worth noting that more than 75 per cent of the students independently chose SST, driven by their belief in the institute’s industry-aligned approach, the EdTech claimed.