We started in March 2020. Today, PM School is helping folks with 0-8 years of non-Product work experience learn Product Management fundamentals and help them switch to an APM/PM role. Say, you are a SDE1, UX Designer, Ops Manager, etc. and have been trying to get into Product, PM School is the platform for you. Also, from the employers perspective, hiring APMs/PMs is a big challenge. The idea is to standardise APM/PM hiring to make lives easier for the hiring manager.
Nikunj, Ankit and Kushaal had been helping juniors from their respective alma maters BITS Pilani and IIT Bombay crack PM roles. Although we helped people independently, we got talking about the dearth of mentorship and guidance for a candidate trying to get into a PM role in India. A bunch of people whom we helped crack a PM role really appreciated our approach. This was a big validation for us. Also, as hiring managers at our respective companies, we’d go to the top colleges in India to hire for PMs. We’d always see a huge interest in the role but the knowledge required to be a PM wasn’t there. We realised that in India, academia hasn’t kept up with the ever-evolving tech/product landscape. Voila, that's how PM School started!
We are registered as "ABSORB TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED". Although we have started with PM School. We'd eventually want to expand to other white collar skill verticals as well. Who knows, we may start UX School soon in the near future.
Senior PM at Games24x7, ex-Haptik.ai. Co-founded an FMCG startup. Previous ed-tech stints.
Director of Product at Shop101, ex-Games24X7. BITS Pilani 30 Under 30. Ex-HDFC Life, TinyOwl.
Senior Product Manager at Get My Parking. IIT Bombay. Ex-Gorb, TinyOwl.