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An online training can give a new direction to your academic career

An online training helps in laying a strong foundation while providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

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Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Flickr

By Sarvesh Agarwal

“Demolition, desperation, and depression. These three words became synonymous with my life after the first year of college. Being a computer science student with absolutely no coding background meant that I needed to put in double the efforts. However, when it came to coding, I failed thrice in exams and got backlogs in subjects like Programming, Data Structures, and Advanced Programming. I had virtually given up on coding and wanted to quit the stream for some other option. Amidst such depression, I stumbled upon Android. It fascinated me, but I knew I could not do anything as my programming basics were not clear. When all seemed lost, a friend suggested online training. I did some online research and enrolled for an Android training.

The training was divided into 4 modules, each having a test of its own. I started off quite slow, learning and practising the basics of Java first and later moving to Android. I was also attending summer classes at the college, studying to clear my backlogs. I had always thought that I could do any free course online or watch videos on YouTube – after all, everywhere on the internet, the content would be same, but I realized that wasn’t the case after a couple of days into the training. The content was tailored for learning and focused on the basics and then gradually escalated, covering everything that any beginner needed. It answered many questions and doubts that I had for a long time. Slowly but steadily, the training helped me improve my coding and helped me in understanding the concepts being taught in the summer classes.

The flexibility offered by the online training was another advantage. I could study for as long as I wanted according to my own schedule which helped me in managing the college work. The provided support was also great! I topped all my backlog exams of coding and within 2 months of completing the training, I developed two apps which are available on Play Store. After successfully developing the first app, my interest in coding increased significantly. I started devoting a lot of hours on this regularly and topped the subsequent exams in the next semester! I started getting noticed for my coding skills and even got offers to work with a couple of startups. Now, I have done another online training and added yet another skill to my arsenal.”

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Can’t land an internship? An online training course may help. Pixabay

This is what Ankush Sharma, a student pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun has to share about his tryst with online training and how his life took a U-turn for the best.

To begin with, what is online training?

Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of using physical copies of books it uses visual content and gamification. It also offers flexibility to help you learn as per your timeline and availability.

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An online training helps in laying a strong foundation while providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the subject and instilling a confidence that will help you crack any exam or interview. There are millions of Ankush out there who have been at the brunt of our education system, which focuses more on marks and less on learnings. This conventional approach is getting obsolete and with time students have been progressing towards online learning to help seek support and understand topics better. It is time you decide, what would you like to be, the victim or the victor?

About the Author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform. (

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WhatsApp’s Co-founder Urges Students to Delete Their Facebook Accounts

Previously, in an interview with Forbes, Acton had explained that a disagreement on monetising WhatsApp was the reason he quit Facebook and gave up $850 million on the table

WhatsApp on a smartphone device.

Speaking publicly about his differences with Facebook, WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton urged Stanford University students to delete their Facebook accounts, as he explained his reasons for selling the app to Mark Zuckerberg in the first place.

Acton made statements on Facebook while addressing a panel that also involved a former Facebook software engineer, Ellora Israni at the university, Business Insider Australia reported on Wednesday.

“We give them the power. That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?” Acton was quoted as saying.

Acton started WhatsApp with co-founder Jan Koum. Facebook acquired the messaging service in 2014 for $22 billion.

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FILE – The WhatsApp icon is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. VOA

“I had 50 employees and I had to think about them and the money they would make from this sale. I had to think about our investors and I had to think about my minority stake. I didn’t have the full clout to say no if I wanted to,” Acton added.

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Previously, in an interview with Forbes, Acton had explained that a disagreement on monetising WhatsApp was the reason he quit Facebook and gave up $850 million on the table.

“At the end of the day, I sold my company. I sold my users’ privacy. I made a choice and a compromise. I live with that every day,” Forbes had quoted Acton as saying. (IANS)