The courses are being started at just two locations. Can students from other towns and cities enrol in courses at TDU Bengaluru and Learnerbay Nipani?
These courses are designed to be local courses, for students living in the local area, so unless you have family in either Bengaluru or Nipani with whom you can stay, you should wait for more locations and to be launched in the coming semesters.
What is the language of instruction in this programme?
The language of instruction is English. However, we will make sure that teachers and facilitators are bilingual in Kannada and English, to the extent possible, so that they can help students understand in a mix of languages.
Why do I have to visit the location where the course is being offered to pick up application forms when the application process can be online?
We would like to encourage you to visit the premises where you will be taking theory classes so that you can see the place discuss with people there and get all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this is the right course for you.
Can I pay fees in instalments?
Yes, students will have the option to pay fees in instalments. Students at TDU Bengaluru will pay fees in approximately two equal installments. You will receive more details when you visit the specific location where you will enrol.
Where will I be working as an apprentice/ intern? Do I have a choice about where I will work?
As mentioned in the descriptions of the courses, you will be working full-time at the premises of industry and businesses. Our partners identify vacancies at these places and decide their intake accordingly, since each enrolled student is assured an opportunity for On-Job-Training (OJT). There may be some limited choice for the places you want to work, which you can explore with our partners when you visit the location
Will I be working from the first day of the course?
When you start working will vary depending on the programme you have chosen. In some cases, partners prefer to train students at their premises for several weeks before starting them on jobs, so that students are prepared for the work they are expected to do.
Will I be paid a stipend? If not, why not?
The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship provides incentives to companies to pay stipends. However, many companies only start paying stipends once the students have learnt the job and are useful to them, sometimes in the second year of the programme.
Why do you say that students of this course highly employable?
This programme gives students an edge over their contemporaries in other conventional undergraduate courses such as B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com., since they will have three years of work experience by the end of their course which makes them highly employable. Students will also learn in real-life situations, on functional, state-of-the-art, infrastructure available with their employers so they will be well trained.