Edukemy is India’s first test prep EdTech company in the non-STEM segment. The company focuses on personalization of education by providing immersive education and democratizes education in Tier2 and 3 cities.
Edukemy simplifies the content for K12+ with cutting edge evaluation and subjective evaluation tool and provides the modern MCQ approach with the help of AI and ML technology. In an interview Chandrahas Panigrahi, Co- founder and CEO, Edukemy, tells us more about the platform. Excerpts:
DQ: How many EWS students are enrolled with Edukemy?
Chandrahas: At Edukemy we have students across backgrounds and cultures who have enrolled for our online courses as we believe in providing equal opportunities to everyone.
It is in fact a matter to great pride to see students from the Economically Weaker Sections signing up for our classes as there is a zeal amongst them to achieve something big in life. We have close to 120 odd EWS students who have enrolled for our various courses.
To further encourage students from the EWS to take up online classes we offer deep discounts and 100% scholarships to meritorious students as part of our various programs to support their dream of shining bright in their future.
DQ: How do you plan to enroll students who don’t have access to a smartphone?
Chandrahas: Since Edukemy’s inception we are delivering online live courses with doubt solving via live, interactive and immersive classes which has been our core differentiator.
Therefore, students need to have either a smartphone/ PC/ laptop or smart tv to access the online classes. Our platform helps students save money as we are bringing classes to the comfort of your home, in the conventional scenario students would spend close to 2-4 lacs a year if they opted to take regular classes away from their home.
Hence, students can utilize these savings to purchase a smart device and have access to uninterrupted and affordable education.
DQ: How has the pandemic changed your strategy in terms of providing coaching to students preparing for civil services?
Chandrahas: The pandemic has been a watershed moment for India’s Edtech sector, and the lockdown and fear of COVID-19 spread has taken schools, colleges, and educational institutes online. Edukemy aims to bridge the gaps, customize tailored plans for students and develop a uniform and graded strategy for evaluation.
Our focus has always been on digital education and during the pandemic we have introduced post class commune where students can interact amongst themselves which is moderated by our faculty. Frequent webinars are also conducted so that students can get a firsthand experience from the experts. We also offer extra hours of teaching without an additional fee to slightly weaker students.
Our footprints spread across a majority geography of the country and in the coming months we aim to drive greater engagement from all our existing markets.