IAN (Indian Angel Network) incubated startup IndiaCollegeSearch.com has raised INR 5.8 million seed funding from VAS Capital.
Launched in October 2010, IndiaCollegeSearch.com is helps students find a college (currently, engineering colleges only). The site is like a local search engine for college search related queries (one can filter colleges on locations/courses offered/admission fee/admission criteria etc).
Given that Indians are often confused about education, a service that helps them filter information will add value and the site has done a great bit of SEO to ensure that they don’t lose out on queries that often rule Google.
Cofounder, Anirudh Motwani shares some of the key roadmaps for the portal
- Replace the current prototype with an improved website which incorporates all colleges and courses in India.
- New website will be live by December with over 3000 MBA & Engg colleges – we will add more as we go along
- Granular info like Placement, Infrastructure, Faculty along with Cut-offs and in-depth college reviews
As far as the business model is concerned, IndiaCollegeSearch will focus on bringing targeted traffic and monetize the same via advertising.
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