Every year, millions of students graduate. But more than half of them are unemployed or, if they manage to crack the interviews, struggle to fit into their jobs. It’s not hard to see why. There’s a big gap between academics and industry skills. Market forces have made IT, finance, analytics and management industries upgrade at a faster pace than university curriculums can match. Machine learning and automation are entering the industry, widening the gap. It’s no surprise then, that corporate organisations are launching academies to bridge the divide. KPMG, an international accounting and finance firm, has collaborated with National Institute of Information Technology and started a finance academy. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a consultancy firm, has come up with their own educational institution for courses in accounting, banking and finance. Capgemini, a global consulting and technology services company, has an initiative called Digital Academies for courses in coding, SQL and web development. These academies are not meant to offer a formal education degree, they’re for fresh graduates and working professionals to catch up.