Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT

ZOHO SCHOOLS

Where is Zoho Schools Located?
Zoho Schools currently operates only from two locations (Chennai & Tenkasi) in Tamil Nadu, India.
Applications are welcome from all over the country!
Please note:- During the covid outbreak, we conducted our classes completely online.
What is the Secret of Zoho Schools' Success?

What makes us Zoom to the Zenith of Experiential Learning? Is it powerful Zeal? Or prolonged Zest? Above all, our success-secret is a more powerful 4-letter word, that incidentally starts with ‘Z’ as well! Listen to our President Rajendran Dandapani reveal the answer! 

https://youtu.be/1HMbtggFo8E

Is the training online/ part-time / Can I learn from my home?
The training is a full-time, focused program over the course of 2 years.

We have opened the physical campus of Zoho Schools after proper precautions and anti-covid safety measures.
Can students from other countries apply?

Thank you for your interest! Currently, we welcome applications from all over India. All the Best!

What will Zoho Schools teach me?
Zoho Schools trains students to become talented professionals who will architect Zoho Corp’s future! Our core departments are Technology, Design, and Business. To learn more about what each School teaches, visit their respective pages.

Zoho School of Technology - 

Zoho School of Design - 

Zoho School of Business - 

Zoho School for Advanced Study - 
Who are the faculty?
The subject-gurus at Zoho Schools hail from diverse backgrounds but work as one when it comes to empowering the students by guiding them and nurturing their innate talents. Our expert teachers are active practitioners of their skills too! Way back in 2005, we had started with two faculty members and a few part-timers from within our organization. Currently, we have more than 25 faculty members and many more mentors who volunteer from within the organization.

Learn more about our faculty at 
Is there any bond on signing up for Zoho Schools?

No, we don’t sign any bonds with our students. The only bond that ties our students with us is TRUST!

Do you provide any Degree or Certificate upon course completion?
We are NOT affiliated to nor have a tie-up with any conventional university, and we do not provide degrees.

Instead, at Zoho, we look for skillsets and abilities more than for paper credentials. And the world is warming up to the change too! Many leading companies have started looking for real talent and experience than for certificates. Our curriculum changes twice a year, and the day our students enter the team as employees, we proudly celebrate as the Ungraduation Day!
What job opportunities do students get after ZS?

After successful completion of the course, the students will automatically be inducted as employees into Zoho Corporation, a world leader in cloud-based software products. 

Read more about our alumni’s success stories and the roles they have been playing, here - https://www.zohoschools.com/alumni-diaries

Wish to teach at Zoho Schools? Join our team!
Become a part of a 16-year-old mission that has been delivering meaningful alternative education and capturing the imagination of many. As a part of Zoho Schools, you will have a chance to lead our classrooms in line with our core values. You can positively influence the lives of students who will join Zoho’s workforce.

Apply for openings using the form at the bottom of our Staff page. https://www.zohoschools.com/staff

For faculty openings/general queries, mail us at contactus@zohoschools.com.
Is ZS a CSR initiative?

Our core principle at Zoho Schools is to spot talented students and lend an opportunity to them so they can work wonders. We are NOT part of any CSR initiative. While we know that our work is seen by some as a service to the nation and a boon to the under-privileged, we benefit as a company. We get amazing talent. A loyal workforce. A long-term talent who grows along with the company and pays it forward by spreading the word and helping with mentoring. So, yes, this is a social responsibility we wish more companies adopt, but this is not a “CSR initiative”.

ABOUT THE

COURSE

Who can apply to Zoho Schools? What are the prerequisites and conditions?
High School / Diploma students whose age is within 17-20 can apply for Zoho Schools.

Please note that the candidate must NOT have completed any degree program. Graduate Freshers can apply to the Zoho School for Graduate Studies - https://www.zohoschools.com/gradstudies
Can those who have completed a degree but still less than 20 years of age/Opted out of school after Grade 10/Grade 11 apply?
College graduates who have completed degrees can check Zoho School for Graduate Studies (https://www.zohoschools.com/gradstudies), if they’re willing to join Zoho.

We don’t consider school drop-outs or opt-outs as blockades to join Zoho Schools. If you’re passionate about learning and can prove your skills to us, we welcome you to join us for a bright future!
Medium of instruction? Any exceptions to the admission rule?  
Our medium of instruction is predominantly a mix of Tamil and English. We're happy to share that students from other parts of the country have enrolled at Zoho Schools, learned to collaborate, and now grown into successful employees at Zoho Corp!
What is the course fee?
We do not charge our students any fees.

Instead, we pay a stipend - starting at Rs 10,000 /month - with a periodic performance-based increase throughout the course.
Details about the stipend offered, facilities provided  
We provide our students with a stipend of Rs.10,000/- per month during their first year of training. This amount goes up to Rs. 20,000/- based on their performance during their second year (internship). Once they successfully complete the training, they become employees at Zoho Corp and follow the career path and salary structure of our regular employees.

Facilities

Our students can access the office-provided facilities for free - Three meals per day + Snacks, Shuttle services for pick up and drop, A/C classrooms, Internet, etc. Although we do NOT provide any accommodation facilities (Hostels), we have a large, friendly alumni network who help newly inducted students to find accommodation close to the office. Potheri is a university town, blessed as it is with the buzzing neighborhood of SRM University
Course Duration and Mode
Zoho Schools is a full-time alternative to conventional college education with 1 year of classroom training followed by 1 year internship in Zoho Corp. 

Classes will be conducted at our office premises in Chennai and Tenkasi.

Location:
About our curriculum
The motto of ZS is to impart knowledge that is relevant, contemporary, and meaningful. Hence, the curriculum undergoes revision regularly. Specifically, we don’t publish a syllabus or curriculum. We keep an eye out for market trends, an ear open for needs and demands from within the product manager community at Zoho Corp, and remain agile in our ability to switch tracks and include/exclude/modify programs along the way.

  • The Zoho School of Technology focuses on what is needed to become a well-rounded software engineer. 
  • The School of Design is for students with a keen interest in art and a discerning eye for aesthetic detail. 
  • The School of Business focuses on prompt support, effective marketing, and efficient sales needed for a successful business.
Can I continue my degree studies during ZS?
We do NOT recommend that our students pursue degrees while studying at Zoho Schools. Our course is a focused program, which aims to transform students into trained professionals in just 2 years! To make the best of this opportunity, it is advisable that students target their complete focus and efforts in our training.
Higher Studies/work elsewhere after ZS?
Want to enroll at our meaningful alternative to conventional colleges? Great! Are you also wondering about alternative paths after the training? Listen to our President Rajendran Dandapani give a detailed answer!

Co-curricular activties?
Yes, our training is aimed at enriching students’ lives and building them into better professionals, better people. So, in addition to extensive training in the chosen domain, we include Soft Skills, Interpersonal and Communication skills, Workplace Ethics, Business Understanding, also Sport and Fitness sessions. Our alumni have set a solid track record of winning various InterCorp Sport Tournaments!

ABOUT

OUR SCHOOLS

The various schools at Zoho Schools of Learning
Zoho Schools aims and works to provide contextual, relevant, and experiential education, and train students to become well-rounded professionals to successfully perform in the various domains of Zoho, a global leader in cloud-based software products. Hence, we train students in three core departments of software industry - Technology, Design, and Business. More about our Schools follows:
What is the Zoho School of Technology

Zoho School of TECHNOLOGY is for students looking for a well-rounded training in software engineering and product development. This school functions from two locations - Chennai and Tenkasi.


Read more at https://www.zohoschools.com/zs-technology

What is the Zoho School of Design?
Zoho School of DESIGN is for students with a keen interest in art and an eye for aesthetic detail. It is a finishing school for user experience professionals. Read more at https://www.zohoschools.com/zs-design
What is the Zoho School of Business?
Zoho School of BUSINESS

A successful business needs more than just high tech and great visual design. A heady mix of excellent support, effective marketing, and efficient sales is as important. If you have a yen for selling, a way with people, and power over the written (and spoken) word, we might be your meaningful alternative to a conventional business school degree. Read more at https://www.zohoschools.com/zs-business
What is the Zoho School for Advanced Study?
Zoho School for Advanced study serves as an Honors Program, allowing students to develop a breadth of knowledge in multiple fields. This is similar to students doing a major and a minor in a standard baccalaureate program. The two fields can be any two fields from three (tech, business, and design). All the other terms such as the stipend and course duration remain the same. Candidates who aspire to join this program must apply for their core/primary department, and after getting selected, shall also be evaluated for their elective/secondary department and be welcomed to join the School for Advanced Study.



What is the Zoho School for Graduate Studies?

The Zoho School for Graduate Studies is an offering from Zoho Schools of Learning targeted at graduate students of all ilk who are looking to enter into employment at Zoho Corp but are finding it difficult to bridge the gap from academia to industry. Anyone who is over 20, younger than 24, is welcome to apply. It does not matter if you hold a degree or not. (This school is NOT for Diploma/School students who can join the main course of Zoho Schools) 


To know more, please visithttps://www.zohoschools.com/gradstudies

ADMISSIONS

How to prepare for the Entrance Examination?
Zoho Schools has three departments - Technology, Design, and Business. Once a candidate has chosen a school and applied for the exam, they can know more about what is expected from them by reading about the respective school. You can find the school’s page under Schools Menu at the top of our website. We also share Sample Questions every week. Check them here! - https://www.zohoschools.com/qotw

All the Best!
About the tests and interviews we use for evaluation
We conduct different levels of tests and interviews to recruit students for Zoho Schools. We keep our candidates updated through mails and posts on our social media pages.

Here are our examination procedures:


Why is there an age restriction to join Zoho Schools?
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. -said, Henry Ford. Why then, do we have an age limit at Zoho Schools, you wonder?

Watch this video where our President, Rajendran Dandapani, gives the answer!

What is examless evaluation?
Examless Evaluation is a unique practice at Zoho Schools to assess candidates based on their work which serves as the best proof of their innate talent and skills. 

To know more about Examless Evaluation, visit https://www.zohoschools.com/examless where we have more information and the application form.
Can I apply for both examless and the online exam?
If a candidate applied for Examless Evauation and didn’t get shortlisted, he/she can try appearing through the Online Exam.
When will examless/online exam results be announced?
The results for Examless Evaluation for recruiting Class of 2024 will be shared with the shortlisted candidates, as and when we complete the process. Please check the inbox of your registered e-mail address to know if you’ve been shortlisted. The online exam results are published here - https://www.zohoschools.com/results2022
When is the last date to apply?
Our examless admission form (https://www.zohoschools.com/examless) will be open until the last date of application. All details about ongoing recruitment are shared on the website and our social media pages. We are on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Follow our news and stay updated!
When can I reapply if I do not get selected?
If a candidate doesn’t get selected in an exam, he/she must wait for 6 months before re-applying, provided he/she is still eligible per our admission criteria. Our admission form will be opened when we start recruitment for the next academic year.
How do we contact you? Is there any contact number?
Contact us @ admissions@zohoschools.com for queries related to admission. For general queries, contactus@zohoschools.com.

Join our FaceBook Group http://bit.ly/ZSFBGroup to get all your doubts solved!
In which languages could we expect the Question Paper?
The question paper for the School of Technology will be bilingual ( English & Tamil). For the School of Business, English.
What is the syllabus for the tests?
The school of technology will test your mathematical aptitude,

The school of design will want to probe you for your artistic skills and tool knowledge,

The school of business will be all about your people interaction skills and your linguistic ability,

Overall, this is not going to be a hard test/interview for anybody with fresh and contextual knowledge of what was taught during high school or diploma courses in the Maths and English lectures.

Best wishes!

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