TalentSprint to train 1,000 women software engineers in high-end skills

TalentSprint, in association with Vishnu Educational Society and Microsoft IDC, has launched a programme to groom 1,000 women software engineers in advanced technical skills by 2018.

The initiative, Women in Software Engineering (WISE), is a boot camp style programme based on experimental and self-learning spread across five learning modules, Santanu Paul, Co-founder and CEO of TalentSprint, told newspersons at a press conference held here on Friday.

The first batch of the programme was launched in 2013 at BVRIT for Women in Hyderabad and Sri Vishnu Engineering College for Women in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

“Out of 250 WISE graduates of the first batch, over 220 have already secured offers from major IT companies,” Paul said.

K Vishnu Raju, Chairman, Vishnu Educational Society, said the aim of the programme was to provide ‘world-class’ software education to women engineering students of his college.