A new technology company in Bangalore is making headlines by introducing a new platform that offers its IT workers a new way to get work done.
It is one of the first such initiatives by a major Indian company to take on the big tech giants and its platform is one that may soon transform the way the country’s IT sector works.
A group of people from different backgrounds started a company called Kallikam as a way to solve a challenge.
The founders, who were studying at a government college in the southern state of Kerala, had no idea that a decade earlier, the country was undergoing a rapid transformation.
Kallikum, a technology company with offices in Bengaluru, was founded in 2017.
Its products include online training tools that help students prepare for jobs, and a database for employees and their parents.
It’s also a platform that helps companies share data about its users with their suppliers.
Kallis goal is to help its users do more with less.
“Our focus is to improve people’s productivity, increase their self-confidence, and make them feel empowered to do the work they love,” says Kalli, whose business is called Kalaan.
The platform helps its users learn more about themselves and what they’re passionate about.
Users can tap into an app to connect with each other and get help with whatever they’re struggling with.
The Kalaans platform is also used by companies in other industries such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing and food production, according to the company.
It helps them find mentors, get advice, and find jobs.
For many of these young workers, Kalaani has provided a place to turn to, with help from the platform.
“We are a company that’s not only for the young people but also the older people,” says Rajesh Kala, Kalla’s co-founder and chief operating officer.
“There are a lot of people who are still looking for a job in India but they don’t have access to the education and skills to do that.”
For its students, the platform has made learning easier.
They now have a central repository of their work and mentors, helping them find opportunities that will help them get jobs.
“It’s a way for them to learn from a mentor,” says Suresh Goyal, a 22-year-old IT professional from Hyderabad.
“When you have to find the best jobs, you have a lot more flexibility than just being at your desk.”
For students, a central platform like Kalaann provides the opportunity to work from home.
“In the beginning, we were working from home because we didn’t have computers and we didn.
But now we are able to work remotely from our office.
This is very good for us,” says Shubham Ramaiah, a 19-year old student from Hyderpur.
“I work from 6 am to 6 pm at my job.
I don’t even need to work.”
The platform is available on the platform of the Indian government.
The company also offers training for teachers, lawyers, and even for those in rural areas who are unable to get jobs through their employers.
The students who are using it to learn, say they feel more empowered than ever.
“When I’m in school, I would get stressed.
I’d have to spend more time studying,” says one student from Bangalore.
“But now I get help from my friends, so I feel empowered and motivated.”
For those who are looking for work, the Kalaam platform can help.
“The platform will help us in finding jobs because if someone wants to work with us, they will be able to.
And we’ll also get help for the education that we need to get a job,” says Anupam Choudhary, a 21-year veteran from Hyderburg.
“If a young person is studying in Bangalore and they want to go to Hyderabad, we will help her get a better job there.”
As the young workforce starts to grow in India, the company has also seen a rise in demand.
“Most of our students are studying in the cities, and we’re looking for students from these areas,” says Ramaia.
“So we have a big target in mind.
We hope to attract more students from those areas.”
Ramaia is also hoping that the platform can also help the country as a whole.
“Kalaan has already helped us attract some of our biggest talent.
But we have to continue to innovate and improve our product and services in order to make it more successful,” he says.