The full-time program is an immersive program spread over 20 weeks. The part-time program, spread over 30 weeks, is designed specifically for prospective learners who are working professionals or university students seeking to learn the program on a part-time basis.The program curriculum is the same for both Full-Time as well as Part-time, the only difference being the duration of the course.
The medium of instruction will be English.
It is mandatory to attend at least 90% of the total sessions. We do have provisions for leave-taking, but those can be availed only under unavoidable circumstances. One can miss lectures, keeping in mind this percentage and informing the Educators in prior.
SOAL’s programs, being accelerated, are very challenging. We recommend you prep yourself and your family for the demands of the months that lie ahead of you. We encourage learners to persevere till the end of the program. However, to support you when times are tough and circumstances are unavoidable, we have the option of taking a break from the Program and rejoining within a year. We would not encourage any learners to leave the program. However, if the learner gets into any unavoidable circumstances, then as a special provision the learner can re-join a cohort later & we would help him during this process as well. Otherwise, the learner has to pay the full fee.
An Income Share Agreement is a financial tool structure through which you can pay the fee for any of the programs at SOAL through a nominal percentage of your income post-graduation for 3 years. We only intend to take a fee from those whose careers have been secured by SOAL’s learning and assistance.
At SOAL we believe that anyone who wants to learn can learn. In line with this idea, we do not filter out applications on the basis of educational qualifications and work experience of all those who apply. We do, however, have an assessment in place, called Firewall, which is designed to understand how you approach problems, think through a solution for it, the amount of exploration and research you performed in the process, and your overall mindset towards challenges, learning and product building/designing.
Failure is a bad thing is a myth that needs to be done away with! After all, failure is an unavoidable part of learning; it is a chance to reflect on how one can change approach to a problem. And to demonstrate our belief in this, we encourage all our applicants to re-attempt the assessment 7 days after they’ve received their 1st test results, if they so choose.
There are 2 possible scenarios for this based on the background you’ve been in earlier. (A) Scenario 1- From a Non-Tech/Coding backgroundIf you’re coming from a background other than tech/coding and want to switch your career into tech/coding, then the companies would consider you as a fresher. The minimum CTC pay that SOAL guarantees is INR 400000 per annum.(B) Scenario 2- From a Tech backgroundIf you’re currently from & working in the tech industry and have come to SOAL to uplift & grow your skills, then you would naturally get a pay raise from your last drawn salary. However, SOAL guarantees a similar 4LPA of minimum pay.
No, neither your college CGPA nor your school marks play any role at SOAL’s programs & are not a consideration for your application.
Through our assessment test, we gauge your analytical ability & problem-solving skills. We seek to understand how you approach problems, observe the thought process behind your solution for it, the amount of exploration and research you performed in the process, and your overall mindset towards learning and product building/designing.At SOAL, we don’t look at your prior qualification or technical expertise before admission. Anyone who’s passionate about Product Engineering or Product Design may apply.
Yes, you will have to pay the full fees, even if you change your job.
The EMI tenure depends on the EMI plan selected by the learner.
Yes. You can pay all the ISA payments at once.
Non-payment of E.M.I.s shall be considered as a breach of the I.S.A, and the NBFC may carry out relevant proceedings as per the I.S.A agreement.
If you are financially able to pay the fees upfront, then you may choose to do so. However, this decision completely rests with you and is free to opt for other payment structures as well.
No, there are no such additional taxes over and above 15%.
Yes, you can opt to pay upfront and join any of our programs. However, clearing the Assessment test is mandatory for all candidates.
If the course that you seek to study later, or intend to start a firm which would require the knowledge taught in our programs such as an App or a Website, then SOAL is for you. If not, then our program may not be for you. However, this may differ on a case to case basis, so feel free to reach out to us for further clarity on whether our program is for you or not
In case you face any issues with the admission process, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Some of the aspects that you’ll be well-verse with post our program are:(A) A solid understanding of product engineering/design & product development. (B) Ability to solve complex problems easily. (C) Good exposure to different working styles and hands-on experience of chasing product deadlines in a team setting.(D) Good understanding of industry standards when it comes to product development.(E) Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.An intuition for solving problems through code.
• Industry Catalysts - Global industry experts from tech companies who take online BreakOuts & reviews with learners, live through DELTA.• In-house Catalysts - (A) Tech and Design Catalysts: Industry Experts hired from across the globe by SOAL who support learners on a day-to-day basis through BreakOuts, Question Hours (dedicated doubt-solving sessions) and one-on-ones to support them in their chosen tracks.(B) Success Catalysts: Coaches hired by SOAL who help learners develop the mindset necessary to succeed in their profession through Mindcasts (deep self-improvement sessions).
Yes. SOAL will help you prepare for job interviews through a planned set of activities in the Career Phase.
Post successful completion of the course, you will be able to appear for various job interviews. During the interview prep, we’ll also conduct mock interviews to help you practise & be comfortable during the interview.
SOAL provides Lifetime Career Assistance when a Learner completes a minimum of 6 months of working experience in his/her first job.
During the hiring process, you’ll be allowed to reject up to three job offers. You may not accept the first job you’re offered.
No, SOAL does not guarantee a job after you graduate from any of our programs. However, almost all our graduates have been and are being placed in a company post their graduation basis their efforts in SOAL placement related events and their own efforts to obtain a job.
Based on our evaluation during your first milestone at SOAL, we may recommend you complete certifications that compliment the skills you are building at SOAL. These will be communicated to you by the end of your second milestone. These will either be free of cost or a nominal fee. You will be given ample time to finish the certifications, if any. These certifications must be successfully completed before you start appearing in interviews with our recruiting partners.
We’ve got a large pool of companies that hire from us that includes various product companies right from early-stage start-ups to large scale organisations.
The salary you get depends on a number of factors including previous experience, the amount you learn and build at SOAL. Our salaries range from 5 lakhs per annum to 32 lakhs per annum
The first couple of weeks post the program, you will work on fine tuning your GitHub profile, Portfolio website and your Projects and making them ready to be sent to various companies. Typically it takes about 6-8 weeks for the entire job process from applying to getting interviewed to getting placed and on boarded. Our average is 7.5 weeks
• All our alumni work as product engineers for product companies or start ups. Some of our alums work at NowFloats, ShopClues, FactSet, Shrocken, PayMatrix, Frapp to name a few. • Jobs that they have - BackEnd Engineer, IOT Engineer, React Engineer, FullStack Engineer, Sr. Data Engineer• A bunch of our alums have also gone on to become Freelance engineers and also start up their own ventures
This totally depends on where all you’re ok with. Currently we have alums in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai to name a few
This program will definitely help you gain a deeper understanding of what the development process of any product entails. This skill is extremely important while working with Software products because as a PM, you are responsible for delivery of these features and having a good grasp over the tech behind those features will help you become a much better PM.
100% Every learner who has graduated from SOAL and was looking for a job has gotten a job
• At SOAL, we think working on building a career is a lot more important than just getting a job.• We do not have the typical placement model, instead we work with you to identify your strengths and interests and passions and then help you find relevant jobs that match those.• We also have a huge pool of industry partners that we’re continuously in touch with to check for requirements and job openings.Also we do not force you to take a job. If you’re looking to start your career as a Freelancer or an Entrepreneur, we will help you through that journey by making relevant connections, helping you learn the necessary skills, pricing help among other things
We are an industry oriented learning system. We continuously engage with the Engineering and HR teams of leading companies such as Uber, Practo, UrbanClap, Insider among others to help understand their requirements for skills and people.
Also we do not force you to take a job. If you’re looking to start your career as a Freelancer or an Entrepreneur, we will help you through that journey by making relevant connections, helping you learn the necessary skills, pricing help among other things.
50 cohorts have successfully graduated from SOAL in the past five years
We try to keep the cohort size smaller to enable deeper learning. You can expect about 8-15 others in your cohort
We see learners across all age groups and from varied backgrounds. Typically the average age is about 24 years.
No. We believe the more diverse a cohort is the more fulfilling it is an experience for a learner.
• The program is designed to help even complete freshers to programming to pick up full stack development• We start with the absolute basics of code and build from there
• This program will be a great way to revisit some of the basics and build on that. Plus the Focus and Deep Focus phase will have to deep dive into frameworks and building products.• ALong with just coding, we focus a lot on product development. So you might have a basic understanding of coding and how it works but this program will help you learn how to build great products and how to use this skill of code to do that
No. Knowing something already is a great opportunity for you to deep dive into the topic and explore various aspects of it. After all in programming, you never know everything about anything :)
At the end of each phase you will be assessed for the skills you have built. You will be asked to redo a phase if we think spending more time with the same concepts will help you gain a better understanding of it.
• The program is designed to help even complete freshers to programming to pick up full stack development.• We start with the absolute basics of code and build from there.
• The program is designed to help even complete freshers to programming to pick up full stack development.• Do I need to know how to code to apply for the program?• We start with the absolute basics of code and build from there.
The Enrollment Fee of INR 7,000 is applicable.
No, SOAL has partnered with a number of banks and institutions to facilitate this for you.
We have a 0% interest option that is available for 12 months EMI tenure.
Yes. On Upfront Fee Option ( For Non - ISA) we do have discounts, but only on specific occasions. Please get in touch with Admissions Counsellor for the same.
While you cannot claim a refund of your fee, we can assure that up until today, we have not seen a single case of a student asking their fee to be returned after being a part of the program
No, while we do not encourage you to repeat a phase, if our educators think it is necessary, they can ask you to repeat a phase once. This will have no impact on your fee.
Yes, we allow you to change your joining date once in case the situation arises.
No, SOAL will not be able to help you with a student VISA. We can give you an invitation letter for the program, if that can be helpful
Yes, we can schedule a call for you with one of our alums. Please do let me know a suitable time and date for the same
Yes we can.
No, there is no age or qualification barrier for the program. But you will need to clear our application process in order to be a part of the program.
Yes, there are a number of events that you can be a part of. These events are conducted both, at the campus and outside and you’ll be able to attend them all.
We arrange for demo classes please check your email for the dates.
You are free to leave the program whenever you like to. That said, our educators and mentors are there to personally guide you through all the constraints you are facing.