badge Simplilearn to offer bounce back scholarships for IT professionals in India ~ Tech Siddhi

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Simplilearn to offer bounce back scholarships for IT professionals in India

IT engineers know very well that the industry they work in is very demanding in terms of work they do and the technology in trend. One day you might be working on something in which you feel you are the expert and you have made a permanent position in your organization, the other day you may get to hear that what you do is no longer required or some other technology is replacing your work. Amidst all this there are other global parameters which affect the profitability of the company and in name of cost cutting one may never know when they will be shown the pink slips. The thought of getting laid off itself is very scary, however one has to rise again and prepare one's self to enter the industry once again in full glory.

I have seen folks who have faced this real time, Snapdeal had laid off a good number of engineers earlier this year, there were confirmed reports from Cognizant as well. My previous employer has asked its employees in my city to either leave or get transfer to another city. In another case Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman Mahindra group has apologized over the way an employee was asked to resign immediately which the employee recorded and uploaded online.

No one can predict what's going to happen in future, but the least one can do is to prepare themselves for their own benefit. As its really difficult to start preparing after you are hit with such scenario. To assist professionals impacted by the recent job cuts in India, professional training company Simplilearn (, has announced the launch of Bounce Back Scholarships ( The company will offer free access to online self-paced courses in the most sought after domains to help IT professionals build skills in new technologies and prepare for jobs of the future.

“Our goal at Simplilearn is to help professionals and enterprises adapt to the changing digital economy through the right delivery of upskilling programs.  Automation and newer technologies are forcing enterprises to re-look at their business and hiring strategies. The current environment has also led to enterprises looking for talent skilled in digital technologies. We hope the Bounce Back Scholarships will enable individuals to map their skill sets with these newer jobs and take charge of their careers.” said Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn.

The company is offering merit-based scholarships on all the courses that are delivered via online self-learning modules, excluding masters programs and courses covering examination fees. The last date to apply is August 31, 2017.

So if you are one of those who got laid off in recent chaos, use this as an opportunity to add more weightage in your resume and upgrade yourself with the current technologies. All the best. Happy Learning.


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