Renowned industrialist Gautam Hari Singhania promoted Singhania Education Services is launching an online education platform. The platform will be named Singhania Quest+.
Singhania Education Services, which is already in the traditional education space and has five schools, plans to make an investment of Rs 25 crore on the new venture by the end of this year. The platform will offer education in K12 space as well as other skill development and coding courses.
“The future of education in India is now dependent on the technological ease for accessibility and affordability of quality curriculum. Moving beyond the physical realms of education through our brick and mortar schools, I have personally taken on the baton to reach out to lakhs of students across India through a technology platform that will enable in bridging academic achievement gaps,” Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, Raymond, told ET.
“Singhania Quest Plus is an endeavor that is conceptualised on providing equal access to best-in-class education from trained teachers empowering students to have fair access to this platform. Given our five decades plus experience in education and an illustrious roster of over 5 lakh alumni, Singhania Quest Plus is aimed at enhancing the online education experience for all,” Singhania added.
With a paid user base of 10,000 before the launch, the platform will provide e-learning solutions for both students and educational institutions subscribers.
The platform will offer curriculum for ICSE, CBSE and state boards and has tied up with educational and specialised institutions for courses and certifications like Russian School of Ballet, Alliance Francaise, Bombay Stock Exchange, among others.
“We have blended a lot of non-scholastic activities such as physical education, ballet and all round development courses with academics,” said Revathi Srinivasan, Director - Education, Singhania Schools. “Our aim is all-round growth of the students,” she added. “We also have skill development like coding, photography, foreign languages, leadership training, teacher’s training, among many others,” said Srinivasan. “We are also looking at tie-ups with global universities in the US, Australia, Singapore and other places,” she added.
Brijesh Karia, COO, Singhania Education Services, said: “We will invest Rs 25 crore on content and product – including sales and marketing. ”Course fees will vary from Rs 5000-30,000 depending on the class and the kind of course,” he added. “We also aim to reach out to children in tier 2 and tier 3 cities,” said Karia.