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InfoEdge to launch Shiksha, the education portal

InfoEdge, the company behind Naukri, Quadrangle, 99acres, jeevansathi is all set to launch their education portal, Shiksha in next 2-3 weeks.

Shiksha would offer information about educational institutes in the country as well as overseas..”The portal will have the entire gamut of information on education, ranging from the name of a college, the courses offered, course content to the fee structure.”
Oberoi said instead of targeting the entire education market which is very huge, it would focus on advertisement which is a great source of revenue.[source]

I am quite bullish about the education market and it’s high time we have a portal that provides the necessary info about colleges, courses they offer and most importantly, the quality of education imparted (and I am not sure whether Shiksha will cover that).

What sort of feature would you like to see in Shiksha?

Interesting comment by Prashant,:

I am wondering how Shiksha is different from [ Naukri has some  stake in that company] . and lately i am feeling that there is too much of action here in that space . Apart from, there is learn hub [from Educomp], there is a unconfirmed rumor that tutorvista is doing something in this space.  this is in addition to a dedicated TV Channel [Topper TV) and a dozen print publications ( JSR,CSR,Education Times) and Professional carrier Counselors.

Is there really a BIG enough market for carrier guidance when Indian are basically  very conservative when it comes to making carrier choice . everyone wants to do IITK with Specialization in Comp Sc. do they expect students in tier B town to go to cyber caffe and spend 20-40Rs per hour to study??

I doubt if they will .


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