"Technology is vital to bridging the gap in skill development of the country’s workforce", Aditya Malik

Reetika Bose
Reetika Bose Jan 05 2018 - 4 min read
"Technology is vital to bridging the gap in skill development of the country’s workforce", Aditya Malik
"With Artificial Intelligence& Machine Learning kicking in, digital education is poised to transform like never before", says Aditya Malik.

In an exclusive interview with educationbiz, Aditya Malik, Founder, Talentedge speaks about the scope of learning beyong the four walls of a classroom. 

Tell us about your Entrepreneurial journey and what was the idea behind Talentedge?

Talentedge started with a vision and mission to change the way India learns. We have come a long way as an entrepreneurial venture since 2012, partnering with renowned institutes in India and abroad, striking a chord with over 3,00,000 individuals and corporate learners. By recreating physical world classrooms in the virtual world, we are enabling learners to fast track their careers with essential skills. Taking online education up a notch, Talentedge has introduced Live & Interactive learning on an AI-Machine learning powered education platform.  

Tell us something about your brand and its global presence?

Talentedge stands as India’s first Ed-Tech firm bringing ‘Live & Interactive’ anywhere learning in digital format. We offer interactive learning solutions for both individuals and corporate through Premium Executive courses and degree programmes, product modules and end-user learning. We work in diverse and prominent industries like BFSI, FMGC, IT & ITES, Pharma, Telecom and Consumer durables.

What makes Talentedge different from other ed-tech brands?

Every Ed-Tech brand is different. Some of them are working to provide high school education, some are for K12 and some others catering to distance learning solutions. Our core focus is on skill development of working professionals and enabling orporate to equip their workforce better. Talentedge facilitates learners to continually stay ahead in their career by building new skills through courses, designed to meet industry requirements, and delivered by best in-class faculty from Ivy League institutes. We have created a unified learning environment, powered by Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning for both our learners & teachers alike, that empowers the faculty to optimize and personalize learning for every individual learner. The indigenously designed platform,replicates physical classroom learning in the virtual world, only better.Other Ed-tech companies are yet to venture into this space.

What is the Learning framework that has been adopted at Talentedge?

Our business model is completely online. We collaborate with premier institutes in India and abroad to market and deliver their courses through our technology platform, SLIQ 2.0. These courses are designed keeping in mind the current industry requirements and delivered by best in class faculty and seasoned industry professionals. We also have a dedicated student relationship management team to help learners with any query or requirement, through their entire learning experience.

Where does Technology stand in the skill development space?

Technology is vital to bridging the gap in skill development of the country’s workforce. It has changed the way we cope with core challenges and find solutions to the same. Online education is a derivative of what technology is capable of achieving. Not only has it brought to professionals access to quality education from top institutes, it has also enabled live interactions with experts from the industry and gain real-time insights into the industry, from anywhere. With Artificial Intelligence& Machine Learning kicking in, digital education is poised to transform like never before. Learning is now personalised and convenient for working professionals across the world. AI & ML improve the efficiency of learning with latest updates on reports, analysis and trends and instantaneous solutions to different queries of the learner.

Tell us about the collaborations so far.

We have partnered with renowned Indian & International institutes including, IIMs, XLRI, MICA, Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI), ACCA,  and also with top corporate names like OLX, Viacom 18, Wizcraft, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and with over 70 blue-chip companies worldwide.

Are you into franchising?

We are not into franchising. Not yet.

What is your business vision and how do you plan to achieve it in next five years?

Our business vision is to expand and explore international markets. We are also scouting to invest in ed-tech companies who have cut out a place for themselves so that we can enhance the learning experience for our learners and breach new frontiers with our learning platform.

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