iCollege Australia acquires majority stake in Hyderabad based The Hacking School - India's first coding bootcamp
Hyderabad, 21 September 2020: TheHackingSchool.com (Bootcamp Innovations Private Limited) announced merger with iCollege Ltd, an Australia based, listed education company. The deal was reportedly in the works for about a year now.
TheHackingSchool.com is India's first coding bootcamp, founded by Meraj Faheem, a Hyderabad based serial entrepreneur. This merger will bring iCollege to India and also take the bootcampstyle training to multiple sectors in the majority of the locations worldwide where they operate. TheHackingSchool.com is known for their flagship 13 week long intensive classroom program on web development.
The Hacking School will launch new Australian accredited programs in India with iCollege and scale up the existing ones in new geographies.
The Hacking School joins iCollege Australia (ASX: ICT): Six years and hundreds of bootcamps later, The Hacking School has mastered the art of teaching software engineering. Answering the question how this coding bootcamp tallies in comparison with an engineering degree course, Meraj Faheem, Founder, The Hacking School explained, "In less than 4 months, our graduates go on to build products that an average engineering student doesn't in 4 years of college. By the time an engineering student graduates, a bootcamper from The Hacking School would have already gained 3+ years of experience, delivered not just RoI, but also value for time and money, and would likely be making the decision to hire an engineering graduate or not."
iCollege and The Hacking School is a perfect combination to future proof careers for the millions of young Indians who graduate every year without an employable skill set added Ashish Katta, Managing Director, iCollege Ltd., "This partnership will help us expand our reach and deliver our expertise to regions who have been asking for this for a really long time," commented Sadiya Sabera, CEO, The Hacking School.