1000 Indian towns and cities join the digitization drive among tutors & teachers signaling a new curve in the fast-growing Indian EdTech space : Teachmint Data

Dec 10 2020

 

 

Buoyed by the multiple benefits of teaching online, the vast informal Indian teaching and tutoring community is rapidly moving beyond vanilla video solutions to adopt full-service digital teaching solutions, to enhance their teaching experience and manage their teaching business more efficiently and effectively. According to data collated by Teachmint, a Bengaluru based EdTech start-up providing digital tutoring solution, the shift today is being led by 1000 Indian towns ranging from Srinagar to Port Blair and Jaisalmer to Dibrugarh with 75% of all enrolments emanating from Tier 2 and below towns and villages.

 

Early trends today indicate that digital transformation of the informal tutoring sector, whose stickiness is based on a highly personalized teaching experience, is a far bigger opportunity in India as compared to the content centric impersonal EdTech models, or even the organized sector competitive exam preparation models. Since its launch in May 2020, Teachmint has enrolled 2.4 lakh teachers on its platform and is witnessing an inflow of 50,000 teacher enrollments every month.

 

Explaining the phenomenon, Mihir Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Teachmint said, “At Teachmint, we are on a mission to democratize distribution and access to online education. We are working tirelessly to deliver   two-way   video communication and operating a full suite of teacher-student learning workflow including value added services like managing assessments, notes sharing, tuition fee management and many other features which are unique to the Indian environment.These exciting new features will remain relevant even when face to face teaching is fully restored fully, providing teachers with an option to operate a hybrid practice offering all the value-added features to offer a superior learning experience for their students more efficiently. With a focus on ‘Build for India’, Teachmint is available in 11 languages pan-India and supports low bandwidth connections through our custom video technology. Teachmint through its offering is becoming the technology and infrastructure backbone for teachers across the country from Srinagar to Port Blair.”

 

Exemplifying the benefit of scale that can be achieved through digital teaching is Dr. Vivek Singh, a tutor of Political Science and Assistant Professor at the University of Allahabad, who after signing up on Teachmint has been able to expand his student base and is today serving 1000 students across UP, Rajasthan, Haryana, MP, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh.

 

Sharing his experience Dr. Singh said, “At first, I was not sure about how to go digital with my classes. I did a few test runs and was pleasantly surprised with how simple and effective it was. Teachmint has helped me scale up my initiative called NayiPahal under which I give back to the community by tutoring and providing guidance to youngsters without charging them. These interactions were extremely satisfying for both the students and me. Inter-city teaching is fast becoming a trend thanks to Teachmint with students being able to access tutors without any geographical barriers. Teachmint has helped me connect with over 1000 students from various states which is remarkable”

 

As India moves towards the future of education, it is looking more and more likely that online learning is the way forward. Teachmint has been able to strike the right balance for tutors by enabling teachers with the right digital tools for each tutor to run their classes in a manner that is best suited to them and highlights their unique method of imparting education to their students. The platform has seen wide acceptance and rapid adoption by tutors across the country and helps them manage their tutoring sessions with a combination of online as well as recorded videos. With online classes cutting down on infrastructure costs like rent and electricity, private tutors believe digital classes are the future and are of the firm opinion that this will be instrumental in spreading quality education to students located in the farthest corners of the country.


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Filmfare to telecast and simulcast the 4th edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 on COLORS Bangla and Filmfare’s Facebook respectively on 9th May
May 07 2021 By Admin
  Bengal’s most iconic awards - the fourth edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 was a memorable evening, held on 31st March 2021, that was filled with glitz and glamour as it honoured and acknowledged the most-stellar performances of Bengali cinema at Westin, Kolkata, Rajarhat. With all eyes on what went down at the extravagant event, Filmfare treats cinephiles to the abundance of star-studded performances and the gala awards ceremony with its exclusive telecast on COLORS Bangla as well as a global simulcast on Filmfare’s Facebook page on 9th May at 6 pm. Curating an immersive experience and building up the fandom to the main event, the night witnessed some of the biggest stars of the industry create exclusive and entertaining content that is sure to captivate fans across the world. The audience will be able to catch their favourite celebrity performances along with exclusive video-on-demand engaging content including the red-carpet action, behind-the-stage fun performance rehearsals, and many more entertaining moments. This exclusive content will feature glamourous celebrities Kaushik Ganguly, Srijit Mukherjee, Arindam Sil, Ash King, Benny Dayal, Bikram Ghosh, Anindya Chatterjee, Mayookh Bhaumik, Sourav Das, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Riddhi Sen, Gaurav Chakraborty, Arjun Chakrabarty look their dapper and suave best as they rocked the red carpet. The excitement won’t just end here as Bengali beauties  Koel Mallick, Jaya Ahsan, Sudeshna Roy, Subhashree Ganguly, Aparajita Auddy, Iman Chakraborty, Lagnajita, Nikita Gandhi, Aditi Munsi, Ritwika Pal, Sauresheni Maita, Madhumita Sarcar, Ishaa Saha, Puja Banerjee, Monami Ghosh, Ena Saha, Ridhima Ghosh, Sreeja Sen, Sandipta Sen will set new fashion goals and style statements as you watch them dazzle on one of the biggest nights in Bengali cinema. Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media said, “We are proud to have hosted an award ceremony that matches up to the sheer grandeur of the Bengali Film Industry that continues to make waves every passing year. Bengali films have made their mark in the world of cinema through cults and classics which have been recognized globally. From Ray’s masterpieces to some amazing contemporary narratives by the current generation of filmmakers and artists, this film industry has proven its credibility year after year. And it's a great feeling to bring back the coveted black lady to honour such brilliant performances and work produced by this talented bunch.” Speaking on the long-term association with Filmfare, Sagnik Ghosh, Business Head, COLORS Bangla said “COLORS Bangla enjoys the reputation of being home to the best of entertainment, visual extravaganza and as a channel we continue to entertain our audiences through various programs. Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 has the iconic pedigree of Filmfare and we are proud to be associated with it as the Broadcast partner of choice. This year has been hit badly by Covid and we are happy to bring in some fun and enjoyment for the audiences.”       Title Sponsor of the 4th Edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 is Joy Personal Care, Powered by Shyam Steel TMT REBAR, in Association with Berger Silk BreatheEasy and Vimal Elaichi, Global Digital Partners - Facebook and Instagram, Exclusive Telecast Partner - Colors Bangla.  
ABP Network emerges as the most credible news destination for Election Forecast
May 04 2021 By Admin
     ABP Network-CVoter Exit poll has once again proved its credibility by rightly deciphering the currents of the highly charged electoral politics in India. The Exit Poll conducted by ABP Network alongside CVoter in four states and one union territory (West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry), had predicted a clean sweep for TMC in West Bengal - which pulled off a massive win.  Similarly, ABP Network-CVoter was the first one to point almost a year back that the Left Alliance would make a spectacular comeback in Kerala, owing to their management of COVID-19 in the state.  Previously, too, the network had successfully gauged the mood of the voters in the Tamil Nadu and Bihar Assembly Elections. Last year, ABP Network-CVoter was the only poll in the industry to hit the mark in Bihar. It foretold that NDA would win in close photo finish when everyone else predicted RJD would sweep. Similarly, for Tamil Nadu, ABP Network-CVoter was the only one to say J. Jayalalithaa would be coming back when everyone else projected DMK to win.  What’s more is that, on the very crucial counting day, viewers have time again placed their faith in ABP Network’s programming. On 2nd May 2021, ABP Network’s unique users grew by 300% to 23 million from its daily average on ABP Live. Compared to last year’s Bihar Elections counting day, the user base grew by more than 200% and the page views grew by nearly 700% to 76 million from its daily average.  On ABP Ananda’s website, the user base multiplied 19 times to 9 million users in a day from its daily average. Its page views also grew exponentially by a whopping 3700% to 37 million on a single day. These numbers truly reinstate the network’s leadership position in the news-genre. Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Yashawant Deshmukh, Founder CVoter stated “The ABP Network- CVoter tracker is a trendsetter in India now. The opinion mapping which we do on a daily basis helps us in garnering accurate results.  The continuous public opinion mapping has helped ABP Network- CVoter tracker to be a game changer as far as the media coverage of elections and public opinion is concerned.”  Apart from the Exit Poll, all channels of ABP Network, under their election special programming, provided unparalleled access and insight to the viewers through a diversity of content offerings in the form of interactive, informative & in-depth panel discussions, conclaves, and analytical reports.   

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Acer Donates Oxygen Concentrators to help India fight COVID-19 crisis
May 10 2021 By Admin
Acer today announced that it is donating oxygen concentrators help India fight the COVID-19 crisis. Leveraging its global presence, the company is procuring oxygen concentrators for India at this time of need and the first batch of oxygen concentrators has arrived in the country for immediate distribution.    Commenting about the contribution, Mr. Harish Kohli, President & MD, Acer India, said, “While the doctors and hospitals are doing everything they can to save precious lives, the country also needs an immediate and coordinated response from every corporate to render whatever help they can. As a company who has been in India for over two decades it is our responsibility to come to the need of the nation at a time like this. We hope the oxygen concentrators supplied by Acer will go in some way to help provide this life-saving treatment to critical COVID-19 patients.”   Apart from this Acer India has also contributed oxygen cylinders to NGOs who run COVID-19 healthcare centres including all the expenses for continuous re-filling of the cylinders which has enabled them to save lives.   “COVID-19 is still spreading around the world, and India has faced severe medical supply shortages in this latest wave of the pandemic,” said Andrew Hou, President of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operations, Acer. “As one the world’s top ICT companies, we are quickly mobilizing our resources across the world to help those in need in India, starting with oxygen concentrators for medical use.”   COVID-19 has affected all humanity, with medical experts continuing to develop new vaccines and medicines to help mitigate the situation. The latest effort is in addition to the company’s commitment in helping people stay connected during this time through technology.  
Ola Foundation and GiveIndia partner to launch O2ForIndia Initiative
May 10 2021 By Admin
  Ola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ola, today announced its partnership with GiveIndia to provide consumers with oxygen concentrators for free through the Ola app.   The service will start rolling out in Bangalore from this week with an initial set of 500 oxygen concentrators. Ola and GiveIndia will scale it up across the country with upto 10,000 concentrators in the coming weeks.   Consumers will be able to log into the Ola app and request for an oxygen concentrator by providing a few basic details. Once submitted, the request will be validated and Ola will then pick up the concentrator via one of its cabs with a specially trained driver and bring it to the consumer’s doorstep.   Once the patient has gotten better and no longer requires the concentrator, Ola will pick the device back up and return it to GiveIndia to get it ready for the next patient who needs it. This entire experience will be seamless and the oxygen concentrator as well as the doorstep delivery and pickup will be completely free for consumers.   “We must come together and help our communities during these unprecedented times. With the O2ForIndia initiative in partnership with GiveIndia, we will provide free and easy access to oxygen concentrators to those in need. We hope this initiative brings much-needed support during these very difficult times and helps in mitigating the pain and the anxiety among those impacted.” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola.   “We are happy to partner with Ola during these difficult times. Through this initiative, we will provide oxygen concentrators to those recovering or isolating at home, right at their doorstep. We hope the easier access to oxygen will ease the distress of many patients,” said Atul Satija, CEO and Founder 2.0 at GiveIndia.
Honda India Foundation announces its Covid-19 support and relief measures
May 10 2021 By Admin
Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of all Honda group companies in India, today announced its fresh support and relief measures with an aim to contribute towards the Government of India’s ongoing efforts against COVID-19. The foundation is closely working with State Governments of Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat and has earmarked a sum of INR 65 million towards these relief measures in this phase.   Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Chairman, Honda India Foundation said, “This second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us adversely. At this hour of need, it is imperative that more individuals and organizations come forward to help in cohesion and we do our best for the community we operate in and for the country, at large. We hope that these efforts by the government and the industry can help families as they tide through this calamity. We are working with various stakeholders to ensure that on-ground efforts can run seamlessly. It is time to stand together for each other, with the belief that we will sail through this.”   As part of this aid, the Foundation will be setting up temporary COVID Care isolation centers and Oxygen Production Plants. A 100 bed facility is being created at Honda’s warehouse facility in Manesar in Haryana and another 50-100 bed facility at the Government Girl School in Tapukara, Rajasthan. These temporary COVID-19 care centers are expected to commence operation from next week onwards. Similar isolation centers are being explored in other locations.   The foundation is also working with State Governments to set up Oxygen Production Plants in the districts of Kolar (Karnataka), Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Alwar (Rajasthan) and Manesar (Haryana).   Honda India Foundation has already started an extensive distribution exercise to help the local administration’s efforts in all the 5 states by providing Protection kits (PPE, Mask, Sanitisers) and Food packets for front line warriors and Medical equipment such as Pulse Oximeter, Thermometers, Oxygen Concentrators for Government Hospitals in Rural areas.   As a socially responsible corporate, Honda is determined to take each and every possible step for the safety and security of all stakeholders and community.
Hyundai Motor India Foundation Announces the winner of H-Social Creator 2020
Mar 22 2021 By Admin
 Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, today announced thewinner of the second editionof the globally renowned H-Social Creator. The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation program instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver innovative solutions in areas of Road Safety, Environment,Clean India, and Health.   Winning Idea - Mr. Bhagwati Prasad won the H-Social Creator of the Year 2020 Award for his idea –‘Accident Alert System for Blind Turns’. His idea involves capturing data at blind turns and transmitting it on a real time basis to the drivers to avoid accidents. In addition, the display boards will give an indication to the drivers about the incoming vehicles.   Speaking at the Grand Finale of H Social Creator 2020, Mr. S.S.Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Embracing the vision ‘Progress for Humanity’, we are working towards creating an amicable ecosystem to realise the dreams of mankind. With the 2nd edition of the H-Social Creator program, Hyundai Motor India Foundation aims to engage the youth of India and future leaders to ideate, develop, and implement practical solutions to fathom social change.”   Mr. Kim further added: “We congratulate the winner, Mr. Bhagwati Prasad, and all finalists of H Social Creator 2020 for giving ideas to bring social change. The steadfast spirit of all participants and the zeal to unleash their full potential to develop ground-breaking ideas will further craft a better world.”     HMIF created the ‘H-Social Creator’ as a platform to encourage the youth to find solutions to problems and drive social transformation. The second edition of H-Social Creator received over 520 registrations virtually from 200 educational and technical institutions.   Out of the 401 entries received, 135 were from the road safety domain, 116 were related to environment, 101 were for the Health category, and the remaining 49 ideas were for a Cleaner India. Furthermore, a dedicated call centre supported all the participants to address their queries.   The eminent Jury members and Mentors, handpicked for H Social Creator 2020, have years of experience and an expertise in Road Safety, Healthcare, Environment, Technology, and Sustainability.   The shortlisting and screening was done on the basis of complexity and application of the ideas. The subject matter experts selected the eleven finalists based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and more importantly the social impact. All the finalists were mentored by industry experts to refine and hone their final pitches. To culminate and choose the best social idea out of eleven big ideas, an independent panel of distinguished jury selected the final winner.    Top 11 Finalists ideas were:   S.no   Name   College Name   CATEGORY   Idea   1   Sounak Bhowmik   Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur   Environment   No Horn - EM based       Ritabrata Roy   Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur   Environment   No Horn - EM based   2   Rithika Kaparthi Raghuprasad   CHRIST DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY, BANGLORE   Environment   Refill Station for Skin Care Products       Sakshi Amit Fagnia   CHRIST DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY, BANGLORE   Environment   Refill Station for Skin Care Products   3   Vaishnavi Vijaykumar Ruikar   College of Engneering Pune   Clean india   Flowers to Fuel       Shrikala Milind Purohit   College of Engneering Pune   Clean india   Flowers to Fuel       Ashutosh Vishnu Mhasagar   College of Engneering Pune   Clean india   Flowers to Fuel       Shantanu RavindraParode   College of Engneering Pune   Clean india   Flowers to Fuel   4   Sheeja Nair   Mukesh Patel College of Engineering (NMIMS) Mumbai   Health   Integrated Health Monitoring System   5   Ayush Raj   IIT BHU, Varanasi   Health   App for ambulance and patient monitoring       Gajanan Govindrao Ingle   IIT BHU, Varanasi   Health   App for ambulance and patient monitoring   6   Soumyadip Chattopadhyay   Bangabasi College, Kolkata   Road safety   Pathole Detection Camera   7   Sanidhya  Suryakant Patel   Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat   Road safety   Driver Drowsiness   8   Bhagwati Prasad   Graphic Era Hill, Dehradun   Road safety   Accident Alert System for Blind Turns   9   Suryansham Tiwari   National Institute Of Technology, Agartala   Road safety   Modern Speed Breaker   10   Mainak sSamanta   IIT BHU, Varanasi   Health   Winnovation       Aman Mishra   IIT BHU, Varanasi   Health   Winnovation   11   Hitesh Thakrani   Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur   Environment   Eco Friendly Shampoo       PalakTaurani   Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur   Environment   Eco Friendly Shampoo