The Lycaeum’s history can be traced back to 334 BC. Just the way the famous Athenian master Aristotle and prominent philosophers of the times used the Lycaeum as a center of debate and pursuit of knowledge, the Lycaeum was established in 2013 in Kozhikode, Kerala to foster technical excellence among engineering students. The Lycaeum has been the space where programmers are created through training, mentoring, discussing and debating.
Indian engineering education is in a crisis due to the Skill Gap problem. What students are taught in their engineering college is not exactly what the industry requires. The problem is exacerbated as instructors in engineering colleges lack industry experience even though they are great academics
“ There are 162 engineering colleges in Kerala with a total capacity of 62,700 seats. During 2015-16, 41,191 students were admitted to various courses, of which 11,210 have found jobs
– The Hindu (January 2018)
“ According to the HRD ministry, India has 6,214 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 2.9 million students. Around 1.5 million engineers are released into the job market every year. But the dismal state of higher education in India ensures that they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed”
Before attending the Lycaeum mentoring course, I was dabbling in a lot of technologies without proper aim or plan. Noufal sir’s guidance and mentorship helped me to focus on the fundamentals and gave clarity on how to approach software development. The course provided a strong foundation and looking back I can see how much it has benefited me in my career. I would highly recommend budding developers to take this course and benefit from the immense knowledge and experience of Noufal sir.
July 2014 Batch
Lead Engineer | OrangeScape
The programme was great in content and groomed us to work as a team. Hats off to Mr.Noufal for his remarkable training skills. He always took our questions seriously, never dismissed them as wrong, emphasized good answers and provided useful examples. The presentations by him were consistently of high quality and engaging. I admit this was a stepping stone in my career and would surely recommend to my fellow beings. I have personally gained a lot of knowledge. It is surely helping me to stay in the industry and to constantly improve myself.
October 2016 Batch
Software Engineer | MobMe Wireless
An excellent programme - I learnt a lot. It inspired me to rethink the way to approach a problem. I got familiar with lots of handy tools for programming and most of all it taught me how to systematically approach new programming tools from language to libraries to frameworks. Also it gave me a great exposure to the open source world.
July 2014 Batch
Co-Founder | Gridlle Technologies Pvt Ltd
I can positively say Lycaeum has made me a better programmer. It has helped me develop a deep knowledge of Python and Linux environment. Noufal has 15+ years of experience in the industry and he gave us a solid idea of proper architecture, tools, and best practices.
October 2015 Batch
Software Engineer | Intellica
It was an awesome experience to say the least, I was really in bad place back then. I had to quit my job in Kuwait as a Technical Assistant due to some visa issues. I was already 3+ years after my graduation, started my MCA and dropped it. At that time my friend guided me to Lycaeum and Noufal sir made me fall in love with programming & I have never looked back since then. I’m a happy person now making my living while doing something that I love. Everyone considering Lycaeum, please go ahead.
July 2014 Batch
Software Engineer | MoneySmart
The Lycaeum follows a hybrid model with physical Lycaeum centers at select locations coupled with online delivery of educational content. Our programs target engineering students and enable them to be skilled up during the course of engineering education. We partner with training cells of engineering colleges and help them make their students competitive in the job market. We have established relationships with companies who will hire students that have gone through our training program as they are industry ready and need not go through separate training
enSkill is the technology platform designed for facilitating Lycaeum programs. It helps us solve the skill program at a scale. . Already, we have developed an Enskill module to help with on campus placements and it has been deployed at major engineering institutes in India.
The mentoring program is Lycaeum’s flagship project. Since 2013, the program has helped students to break into the industry. Designed as a finishing school, the mentoring program started as a three month course that has now expanded to a five month long program.
Students are taken through progressively harder exercises and made familiar with various technologies required by the industry. The structure of the program is described below
We provide in house and remote software training for freshers inside companies. We have stock courses for corporate audiences as well as custom designed courses that are tailored to client requirements.