What is the need for right counselling for a student from an early age?
The path to a successful career can be charted out at a young age. It will avoid a whole lot of unnecessary havoc later. Therefore it is very important for young students to plan their future based on their interest and skills. They need to understand what their capabilities are so that they can give it fillip and nurture them in the best possible way. This is where education counselling can help children discover their true potential, and guide them in their career journey from a young age. They can get clarity on the career options that are available to them and guide them to make informed decisions rather than just hearsay.
How is CollegeDekho.com creating an eco-system?
There is a big gap between content seekers and providers in the education industry today. The current market is full of new opportunities, and jobs are being created every day according to the market demands. But it is sad to see students repeat the same mistake, resulting in unemployment. Hence there is an innate need to break through the traditional mindset and educate young minds on the new age options available.
Collegedekho has a multi-thronged approach to counselling. Apart from counselling services on phone, the SchoolConnect, an Outreach Programme of CollegeDekho does student-counselling and related engagement activities regularly for the entire session. After profiling the student, our expert counsellors guide students to choose the right college & career.
CollegeDekho.com has guided more than 12 lakh students across India since inception and has emerged as a leading online platform for providing guidance in the education sector. In addition to this, CollegeDekho uses advanced technology to crowd source opinions based on former and present students.
What is your business model?
We offer both domestic and international counselling to students. Ours is an admissions based revenue model. We also offer Digital Marketing Services to our B2B clients.
Please share some insights about the advantage of Common Application Form (CAF)?
The Common Application Form (CAF) is a unique interface through which a student can apply to numerous colleges using one window. Through the CAF platform, a student can apply to multiple colleges using a single application form. It has been kept free of cost for students so that they can take advantage of this facility across India without having to worry about costs of applying to each college separately. Through our CAF platform, we have partnered with 400+ colleges approximately to facilitate more course and college options for students.
As mentioned earlier, Collegedekho operates on an admissions based commission model.
What benefits students can get from this platform?
The primary objective of CollegeDekho.com is to institutionalize students’ counselling in India. CollegeDekho.com has bridged the gap, irrespective of a student’s background or geography & helped them achieve their ideal career through counselling with the use of very sophisticated and advanced technology. Till date, Collegedekho has helped students with more than 10K admissions.
Other benefits include:
- A very interactive technology driven UI
- Bots aid a student’s query 24 X 7
- Counselling services
- Help with admission
- Common Application Form for students to apply to multiple colleges with one form, thereby saving time and money
What are your future plans?
CollegeDekho.com’s vision is that no student in India should suffer because of lack of access to proper education. So, CollegeDekho is reaching out to students, irrespective of geography, spending capacity & academic background and guiding them so that they are able to make informed decisions about their future.
We are looking to add new service lines to achieve this target. Our ultimate aim is to become an attractive counselling destination for students from all streams and backgrounds.
To achieve this goal, we are:
- Reinforcing our counselling outreach
- Strengthening our offline community outreah
- Improving our product and services using advanced disruptive technology
- Widening satellite offices both in India and abroad
- Extending our services to multiple countries