SmartOn Launches India Operations with New Age Learning Solutions
October 28, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India
-- Establishes presence in New York and Hyderabad
SmartOn Learning, an innovative global education start-up, today announced its official launch into the Indian market. With offices in New York and Hyderabad, the Company specializes in providing new-age career courses, developed in collaboration with leading industry partners and Universities. The programs are offered in blended format (combination of online & class-room based). SmartOn Learning offers world-class technology platform to facilitate blended/online learning along with career diagnostics and continuing education solutions.
Starting with the Indian market, SmartOn Learning plans to tap international markets subsequently. Based on the “plug-and-play cloud based platform”, SmartOn Learning provides an innovative platform for higher education institutes catering to new age skills. SmartOn Learning aims to make quality content & adoption of technology easy and affordable.
Speaking on the occasion, Chaitanya Chitta, Co-founder of the company stated, “Higher Education is going through significant transformation due to the market forces and advent of new technologies. We see a huge opportunity in India to push edtech & program innovation in new age careers by working with Universities & Colleges for better outcomes of the students.”
SmartOn has successfully launched its first program in collaboration with Pearl Academy. Sharad Mehra, CEO Pearl Academy has said “As India's leading Art, Design & Fashion education provider Pearl Academy constantly innovates it’s offering to achieve superior student outcomes. We are excited to work with SmartOn as they bring specialized programs using technology into the higher education classrooms."
Rakshit Kejriwal, Co-founder of SmartOn concluded saying “In SmartOn we have a great team of global professionals with world-class backgrounds & experiences. We are bringing some of the best education and technology companies across the world to collaborate with us, so that our students acquire a competitive edge. Finally, we are very excited to offer quality international education at Indian cost.”
Research has shown that less than 10% of MBA graduates are employable and 83% of engineering graduates are unfit for employment. About 50% of the universities have infrastructure deficiencies and near about 40% of Universities faculty position remain vacant. SmartOn Learning programmes are targeting careers where there is a significant real-time demand and enabling students to learn in an interactive way to acquire effective and relevant knowledge.
SmartOn powers higher education by developing & delivering outcome focused online programs.
The programs are offered in two tracks 1) curriculum embedded courses and 2) signature programs. These programs address the demands of new-age sectors & careers to make the students career ready while they are in college. In case of the embedded program approach, courses are integrated into existing curriculum of the education institutes. Signature Programs have strong application-oriented training that will result in certification.
The Company recently launched its first program in India targeting e-commerce sector with a large reputed educational institution (Pearl Academy) with a batch of 225 students. The Company is currently developing programs in Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics and Cyber Security and is in the process of executing partnerships with half a dozen private Universities in India as clients. The founders and core management team of SmartOn are passionate about outcome-based learning using technology and have relocated from the U.S. to India to execute their plans. The core team is well-balanced with broad skill-sets in the areas of education management, learning, technology, strategy, operations, finance, business development, talent management, among others.
SmartOn currently has offices in New York and Hyderabad and will be opening the India head office in Bangalore shortly. Other than the core team, SmartOn has a global team consisting of 15 people working in the areas of content development, instructional design & pedagogy, technology & platform development, international relations and Operations. The Company has several prominent academicians / innovation & strategy experts / investors / senior industry executives as mentors / advisors.
For more information, please visit:http://smarton.co/
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Smarton learning's official launch of the company from (LtoR) Chaitanya Chitta, Rakshit Kejriwal - Co-Founders, Smarton & Lakshmi Dasaka - Chief Talent Officer, Smarton
Source: Business Wire India