Frequently Asked Questions
You can learn at INR 0 upfront fees with Masai. You pay us if you earn 5 Lakhs per annum (CTC) or more after course completion. To understand our Income Share Agreement model of course fee, you can click here and visit our Fees & ISA page
Software Development Courses
Unit 1: You have to pay us nothing to drop out of Unit 1 and if you think that Masai is not for you.
Unit 2-4: If you leave our course between these units, you are liable to pay a sum of INR 50,000/-
Unit 5-6: If you leave our course between the last 2 units, you have to pay the full ISA amount for the course.
You can click here and visit our Fees & ISA page
The Masai head office is located in Bengaluru, India. Both our Web Development and Data Analytics courses are held live online in an interactive environment.
The Web Development & Data Analytics space is amongst the most in-demand and ever-growing sectors in India. Our in-house placements team is dedicated to launching your career. It works with over 1400 placement partners like MPL, Dream11, Samsung, Instamojo, Paytm, Nobroker, ShareChat, Revvsales etc. Our executive will help you prepare your resume, portfolio, build your digital profile, practice interviews and even help you when it comes to salary negotiation.
However, at the end of the day, you are the one who would apply, give the interview and get the job.
Yes, a minimum of 90% attendance is required to complete our courses. You also need to follow the guidelines mentioned in Masai's Code of Conduct Policy. Please go through this link to understand Code of Conduct policy*
*relaxations are provided to part time programs (working professionals and final year students)
The medium of instruction at Masai is English. All lectures are delivered in English. As part of the curriculum, we also help you develop your written and verbal communication skills that help you become more employable.
To be eligible for a course you must-have :
Courses are for India Residents only.
You must have a valid PAN card and Aadhaar Card.
You are required to have a laptop and a good internet connection.
Basic knowledge of the English language is a must for our Web Development Courses
You need to be available to take a job immediately after course completion.
Software Development Courses: 18-28 years.
Data Analytics: 18-28 years.
If you have cleared the 12th standard under CBSE/ICSE/State recognised board of education or are diploma holders.
You need no prior coding skills to join our course.
College dropouts may also apply.
Part-Time Courses are available for students graduating in 2022 and for working professionals (aged 18-28).
For Software Development: You have 1 attempt to clear the test. On not clearing the MSAT, you can apply to the next batch.
We do issue a certificate of completion upon graduation. But, Masai is not a degree institution and we do not grant Bachelors or Masters Degrees. The core focus at Masai is on skill development and holistic learning. With that in mind, we have not tied up with any education institution for certification. We believe skills > degrees.
Full Time Course
Duration: 30 Weeks
Timing: Monday- Saturday, 9am- 9pm
Part Time Course
Duration: 30 Weeks
Timing: Monday- Friday, 8pm- 11pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Part Time Course
Duration: 30 Weeks
Timing: Monday-Saturday, 7pm- 12am; Saturday, 3pm-10pm
No. You are required to attend classes in the defined time slot and are required to maintain 90% attendance for all our courses. If for any reason you are not able to attend your classes during your course, with prior permission, recorded lectures will be made available to you. However, please note, it won’t be as effective as attending live classes*
*relaxations are provided to part time programs (working professionals and final year students).
Not at the moment.
No, your college CGPA does not play any role in your entry to our courses.
Masai is a fast-paced, immersive, online education experience. It's important to ask yourself, "Is this right for me?" Below are a few of the qualities it will take to be successful in our courses:
Are you a self-learner?
Learning to code or design is only one piece of the puzzle. You'll rarely be shown how to solve problems in the workplace, so Masai students graduate with the ability to autonomously tackle unique problems wherever they face them.
At the time of admission, having an Aadhaar is mandatory. PAN Card is not mandatory at the time of admission, but you will need to get a PAN number before you move to Unit 2.
For our Web Development Courses:
1.6 GHz Processor
4 GB RAM**(For Full stack Android development - 8 GB RAM)**
120 GB Hard Drive
2 GHz Processor
8 GB RAM
256 GB Hard Drive (preferably solid state)
Internet Requirement - Minimum 2GB / 4GB of data per day
Download speed recommended 20mbps, minimum 10mbps
Please Note: Recommended operating systems (in descending order): Ubuntu, macOS, Windows 10
No, we do not control where you choose to work. However, we do recommend not over-optimising your job search and getting a job as soon as possible. Once you reject an offer, you cannot go back to it if the position is filled. Terms and conditions apply.
Income Share Agreement (ISA) Questions
An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a way to pay your Masai course fee. A Masai ISA is an agreement between student and Masai under which you agree to pay a fixed monthly payment for 36 months or less. The payment starts only once you’re earn a salary of 5,00,000/- (CTC) or more, after course completion.
If you do not get the promised outcome, a job that pays INR 5,00,000/- (CTC) or more, you pay us nothing at all. Your education is free.
Our average salary is above INR 7,50,000/- LPA.
Students are required to pay the ISA amount basis their salary in equal monthly payments (equivalent to the course fee only) without any additional costs, through Masai’s NBFC partners.
Upon clearing the Unit 1 evaluation, the student is required to complete this application with the respective NBFC partner.
Our assigned NBFC partner will approve a zero-interest capital, which you can pay monthly for a maximum 36 months. The monthly payment would start only after the course completion if you have successfully secured an offer letter of 5 LPA (CTC) or above.
Yes, of course. As you go through our admission process, a copy of the same will be made available to you at the end.
Income Share Agreements (ISA) are not loans so they have no interest.
As per the ISA, you will be legally bound to furnish all the documents relevant to your Income such as Offer Letter, Salary Slips, Income Tax Returns, Bank Statements etc.
Masai team is always working to find you good placement opportunities. In the rare case that you don't get a job of Rs. 5 LPA (CTC), your ISA payments will not start. They will only start if you get a job at 5LPA (CTC) or above.
It will come into action once you get placed with at or more than 5 LPA CTC job after completion of the course.
In the event you lose your job because:
(i) your employer/company you were placed in stops its business,
(ii) pay-cut is introduced by your employer/ company you were placed in, across the company,
(iii) lay-off by your employer/ company you were placed in, due to economic hardship,
your payments will automatically be paused after you’ve reported the change and produced the requisite supporting documents.
CTC (Cost to Company) is defined as “Your total salary (including variable pay), compensations, and gross income and including, but not limited to, benefits such as insurance, HRA, fitness/health benefits, other benefits and allowances including, but not limited to, house rent allowance, leave travel allowance, conveyance and travelling allowance, phone allowance, vehicle allowance and other allowances provided to you from employment or pursuant to self-employment”
Masai School Aptitude Test or MSAT is a test that measures an individual’s ability to solve problems, digest and apply information, learn new skills and think critically. We also check if the applicant has basic english speaking skills.
To take admission into the Web Development courses, you need to attempt the MSAT(Masai School Aptitude Test)
The actual placement process begins upon the completion of your course which is dependent on your clearing the Masai Final Evaluation Test. However, the preparation for the placement process begins during the last leg of your curriculum and runs for a few weeks alongside the coursework.
We have 1400+ hiring partners and are continuously adding to it with the aim of bringing the best opportunities to you.
Yes, we will work with you during the last few weeks of the program, helping you build a portfolio, resume, online profiles and run you through multiple mock interviews. You will be given preparatory information for any opportunity or company coming in for hiring as well. Additional one-on-one guidance is provided during the placement process, as deemed necessary by the team.
No, we do not guarantee a job after the course. Masai is a skill building school where we offer holistic development focusing on technical skills, soft skills and employability quotient. We tie up with many hiring partners, but clearing the interview and securing a job is the responsibility of the student in the end.
At the end of the course, Masai will conduct an in-depth assessment based on the course curriculum and students who have cleared the final evaluation are considered eligible for the placement.