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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.

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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”

- Indiatoday



The Lycaeum was founded by people who are passionate about education and have deep experience in the tech industry in India and abroad. We intimately know what works in the industry and the required skills that companies look for when hiring candidates. The founders are alumni of NIT Calicut, a top-tier engineering college in India


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

  • Basic skills like a programming language, familiarity with UNIX, version control etc.
  • Programming projects ranging from small practice programs to larger applications where students understand principles of designing software properly, automated testing, project planning and implementation
  • Web development - Students will build and deploy web applications onto the cloud. They will understand the nuts and bolts of how programs communicate across the internet and not just learn to run a few commands to see a website running
  • Collaborative projects - Students will be divided into groups that work on different parts of the same application. They will collaborate using email and tools like slack and use a project management tool to understand how to work as a team to achieve a deadline.
  • Code comprehension - Code is read more than it’s written. In this module, students will read, understand and write documentation for existing production quality software to become comfortable reading other people’s code.

Software Training

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.