Sunstone and KPMG Partner to Bridge Industrial Divide by Upskilling Students

With new challenges facing various sectors and the dynamic nature of Industry 4.0, Sunstone has announced KPMG in India as its knowledge partner, to provide quality education and upskilling opportunities to students. This collaboration will enable students with best-in-class certifications and industry-aligned skills. The courses are relevant to tech and management Sunstone’s students across UG and PG programs.

KPMG in India will provide these training programs in a virtual/classroom instructor-led lead model. The 15 programs include Data Modelling for Business Analytics, Advance Business Analytics, Business Analytics in HR, Marketing and Finance, Data Management using SQL, Big Data Analytics, Introduction to deep learning and AI, Lean Six Sigma Overview and many more.

Commenting upon the partnership Ankur Jain, Co-founder and CBO of Sunstone  said, “Today various industries and its associated verticals have evolved. However, these sectors face a shortage of multidisciplinary skilled professionals. Every individual is required to possess multiple skills. This partnership with KPMG aligns with our vision of enabling students with requisite skilling opportunities, as we believe in providing quality education with an industry-oriented learning experience to make students job-ready at the college level.”

With the rise of generative AI and machine learning, it has become even more critical for students to develop skills that empower them for sustainable long-term career growth. The new workforce is expected to be agile, adaptive, experienced, digitally literate and resilient. In order to equip students with the skills needed for Industry 4.0, a focus on multidisciplinary learning is essential.

Speaking on the initiative, Sankaran Venkataramani (Partner, Transformation Business Excellence) of KPMG in India, said, “There is an imperative need to strengthen the existing bridge between academia and the industry. Therefore, our partnership with Sunstone is an integral step in providing students with industry-relevant courses. These certifications and industry-aligned skills will enable India‘s youth to build their competitiveness and make them industry-ready. KPMG in India’s expertise and Sunstone’s expanded reach, would be a step in the right direction towards preparing and ensuring industry ready  skilled professionals.”

With Sunstone, students can access over 50+ top colleges across 35 cities in India, offering them practical exposure and real-world knowledge. With experienced teachers and professional personnel from prestigious institutions like IIM and IIT, Sunstone aims to provide students with the required expertise. Students who avail of these programs can also access Sunstone’s Internships & Projects every semester. This combines case study-based learning, open-ended learning, and intensive masterclasses led by subject matter experts.

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