The Concept

Aspiring Minds' core work is in matching graduating students to jobs through a detailed assessment of their capabilities and skills. The proposition is being able to predict at the time of hiring whether the applicant will succeed in a given job role. The assessment product and the predictive matching algorithm heavily use learning and optimization algorithms. More than 350,000 graduating students across India take our standardized test, AMCAT to make themselves and their skills visible to corporates. This helps the students get an interview opportunity and eventually a job matching his/her skill set. The corporates are able to identify and locate talent, which was hidden to them till now. Multiple statistical studies show that using AMCAT leads to better job-matching and higher productivity for our clients. A good job-matching algorithm helps making the labour (job) market more efficient and enable fair return to human capital.

A Brief about the Company

Aspiring Minds started by alumni of IIT and MIT(USA) in 2007. Its advisory panel consists of Prof Tarun Khanna of Harvard Business School and Dr Una-May O'Reilly of MIT, USA. It works with corporates in multiple sectors ranging from IT, ITeS to hospitality, retail and microfinance. Some of its clients include HCL Technologies, Deloitte, Axis Bank, Genpact, Accor Hotels, Sapient, Ericson, HP and many more. Its flagship test AMCAT has been taken by more than 400K applicants across more than 1100 institutions. It regularly publishes research reports on the employment ecosystem in India, which have been covered by the likes of The Economist, Business Standard, Economic Times, etc. It was rated by Business Week as one of world's 25 most intriguing startups.