Want to ace at computer science courses but don’t have a computer science background or an engineering degree? A startup based out of Meerut has developed a learning platform to help the situation.
Wingnity is an online education platform that gives users courses on information technology applications.
The company has 325 trainers imparting courses on Python, Java, C programming, MongoDB and Android development courses among others.
Courses are non-linear, via screen sharing and the company says that the courses can work on speeds as low as 256 KBps.
Wingnity delivers courses to its users based on market trends at any given point of time. The company says that this process of course development allows its users to learn more productively about relevant technologies.
Wingnity’s course packages include:
online training via web conferencing
live, real-time projects allocated to individuals
course material online with lifetime access
a 24×7 customer support centre
Currently, the platform offers 7 courses and are set to add nontechnical courses like Photoshop onto the platform as well.
Upon course completion, users get physical, industry endorsed certificates. Wingnity also assists students in using what they have learnt to create real life apps.
The company currently has a 38 member strong team.
What Differentiates Wingnity from Competitors?
“One of the key features that differentiates Wingnity is the 24×7 online support we give our students,” claims Shadab Nawaz, founder of Wingnity, “Students can ask doubts even after class with this,” he adds.
Another key differentiator is the price points being offered by Wingnity.
“Being from a Tier 2 city, we are able to save heavily on costs. We are able to transfer this to our customers as well,” says Shadab.
Wingnity’s courses start from Rs 6,000 onwards as compared to other portals that offer similar courses. They claim to get 30-40% margins at the given price points.
The company currently has over 300 active users, and over 2,100 registered users. Unlike most online education startups in the space, Wingnity says it gets 80% of its user base from India, 15% from the USA and the rest from different parts of the world.
Online education startup Edureka, offers similar courses to students. Courses offered range from Hadoop, to android and Java.
Edureka derives a 40-60% of its user base from the US and other countries abroad. Prices for courses starts at Rs 20,000 in India and $300-400 in the US. The company also provides 24×7 on demand support for its users.
Codeacademy and Udemy are two other leaders in the space as well.
Simplilearn is another e-learning platform being used around 50 countries.