[Part of our coverage of Education Industry in India]
iProf is India’s first personal education tablet, which is set to revolutionize the way India studies at the table. Well that is at least what it says it would do. iProf brings study material in multiple formats such as audio-video lectures, animations, structured tests, solutions, performance analysis etc. on a touch-screen based device aka tablet [picture below], digitizing the learning modules that students normally undertake through coaching classes and live 1-O-1 lectures.
At this point of time, iProf is sourcing educational content from Brilliant Tutorials for the IIT JEE exam. An aspirant can buy iProf from an iStudy Zone, and download the IIT JEE content subscription at a quick speed with high speed broadband connectivity at an iStudy Zone. Once the content is downloaded onto the device, it can be viewed anywhere without internet. Moreover, devices have the capability to hold video conference for doubt clearing sessions between faculty and students, to make sure that the learning circle is complete.
iProf is also looking at offering MBA, PMT, Civil Services related course content through its network in the near future. Now let’s look at the device iProf, especially when we have Pi from infibeam, Adam from Notion Ink and possibly a plethora of international eReaders and Tablets coming this way! iProf is a slim and touch-screen based device that weighs ~800 gms and is equipped with 8GB memory. Only so much information is supplied on their website, though we have contacted them for more info such as battery life, response-rate, type of touch-screen etc. It can store reading material worth loads of books along with hundreds of hours of video and audio lectures.
Apparently iProf is counting more on (not just technology) niche content owing to tie-ups with premier education providers (Brilliant Tutorials for JEE) in India. How successful their penetration is in future, depends a lot on distribution network which needless to mention holds the key for other reading devices available around the world too. Exciting fact is that we now have the third electronic device been released in the country, although this one is meant particularly for the education market.
So Pi readers what do you think about iProf?