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Technology customisation key for education, say panellists at VCCircle event

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Startups in India have been using technology to change the way education is imparted for the past couple of years but it remains to be seen if this is leading to effective learning for students, panellists at the News Corp VCCircle Education Investment Summit said on Friday. The panellists discussed...

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Ed-tech platform Unacademy raises $500K

Sorting Hat Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs education technology platform Unacademy, has raised $500,000 (about Rs 3.3 crore) in a funding round led by Blume Ventures. Google’s Rajan Anandan, CommonFloor founder Sumit Jain, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakri...

12 May, 2016 | More »

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Asia’s baby boomer generation will redefine social and work norms

The Asian BaoChas As the baby boomer generation of Asia (those born in the 70s and 80s) takes over from their parents, they will be the wealthiest, longest living, most mobile generation this part of the world has seen in a millennium. These ‘BaoChas’ (from Chinese Baobei and Hindi Bacha) will d...

31 May, 2013 | More »

Will A $35 Product Change Multi-billion-dollar Indian Education System?

Education has always been a high priority for the Indian government. Although the percentage of GDP (gross domestic product) spent by India on education lags behind the developed countries, it has increased over the past years. The Right to Education Act was a big step by the government to ensure a ...

28 December, 2011 | More »

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Why K Ganesh Likes These Three Education Startups

K Ganesh, founder and chief executive officer of TutorVista, was addressing a packed gathering of over 300 education entrepreneurs, regulators, private equity investors and bankers at the second edition of VCCircle’s Education Summit on Dec 21. Ganesh in his session dwelt on various new models and...

23 December, 2011 | More »

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Vriti Spins Off IndiaHotelReview.com & ConnectIndia.in; Wants To Sell IHR For $5M

Intel Capital and Jafco Asia backed Vriti Infocom has spun off two websites as it seeks to strategically re-align itself as an education company. Budget hotel booking and travel community site IndiaHotelReview.com (IHR) and ConnectIndia.in, a site that lets you compare mobile and Internet tariff pla...

28 November, 2011 | More »

Reliance Industries’ Arm Buys 38.5% In Online Tutoring Firm Extramarks

India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries has put another foot forward to move into a new-generation business in the country by acquiring 38.5 per cent stake in Extramarks Education Pvt Ltd, a company focused on school education and digital learning. However, the deal value has no...

9 November, 2011 | More »

VAS Capital Invests In IndiaCollegeSearch.com; Values 1-yr-old Co At Rs 1.8Cr

Delhi-based AM Edumedia Pvt Ltd, which runs IndiaCollegeSearch.com (a website helping students pick the right engineering colleges among thousands), has raised its first round of funding from Delhi-based boutique investment firm VAS Capital. Promoted by a group of Indian investors, VAS Capital has i...

8 November, 2011 | More »

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CoCubes Bridges Companies And Campuses To Empower Students

Bagging a job is an all-too-tough hurdle for graduates in India. And that’s an understatement for sure, given that there are more than 20,000 colleges in the country and there is always cut-throat competition even for a fresher’s post. Student placement is still a painful procedure in most of th...

28 September, 2011 | More »

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Cut The Paperwork To Beat Admission Rush

In the summer of 2008, 27-year-old Vishal B. Shah was vacationing in Chennai for a few months before joining the Cornell University for a Master’s degree in Business Administration. And there he chanced upon a cousin who was applying to various engineering colleges. Shah assisted him with the tiri...

1 September, 2011 | More »

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