Eduraft lets you use filters like “co-educational” or “CBSE” to narrow down your search based on localities. It also has review section and a place where you can compare different schools, like you would compare gadgets on e-commerce sites.
The feature to compare schools is particularly useful as it covers crucial aspects of a school such as the student teacher ratio and the infrastructure provided by the school.
EduRaft’s school information portal presently covers schools in Chennai and Mumbai and will have information from Bangalore and Delhi. All the information on the site is free and it also offers assistance to parents who want to zero in on a school on a paid basis.
Assisted school search helps parents find the right school for their children taking the burden of short listing based on their requirements and tracking admission processes. “We also help them through the application process,” said Thirukumaran Nagarajan, one of the three co-founders of the startup. Eduraft recently raised Rs 33 lakh from Angel investors.
It also has a paid listing where service providers like tuition centers can list their offerings on the site. “We will have Bangalore by mid of February and by March- April, we plan to launch in Delhi for schools,” said Nagarajan, an Electrical engineer who studied management at Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode and worked at places such as Axis bank and Aavishkar.
“At Axis bank, I used to hear people talking of schools all the time. And later, we saw companies like Zomato
doing the same with Food. People said why isn’t there something like this for schools,” said Nagarajan who then teamed up with Aarthi Ramasubramanian and Sharath Loganathan to launch the service.
“For tutions, we are in Chennai right now. We are opening an office in Mumbai by April. We are also launching a forum for parents where their questions will be answered by experts,” said Nagarajan who learned PHP, JQuery and programming to create the first version of Eduraft.
Other co-founders, Aarthi and Sharat handle the Schools and tuitions verticals respectively.