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ePravesh Launches an Android Application to StreamlinePre-admissionFormalities for Institutes and Students

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5th May 2012
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ePravesh has come a long way since its inception in 2011. One year on, ePravesh has realised that the education sector is also waking up to the importance of making technology an integral part of their processes from the fact that many schools and institutes across India, such as Fergusson College group, Maharashtra Education Society, PE Society and St Xavier’s School, have adapted to their platform for their admission processes.Looking at the keen interest shown by the institutes in India, ePravesh has launched a first of its kind android application to streamline pre-admission formalities for institutes and students alike. The ePravesh application, which is available on all android enabled phones, provides students with all the relevant information including brochures, course details, and access to the respective school or college website, who have registered with ePravesh completely free of cost. It is also going to be mCommerce enabled in the coming months.

With the rising number of students seeking admissions across universities in India, it has become imperative to allow technology to intervene and make the process easier, effective and more structured. Hence ePravesh’s newly launched application will prove to be a convenient option especially for students, parents and working professionals seeking admissions in schools and universities across India saving users the trouble of visiting the school or college website repeatedly.

Giving his thoughts on the launch of the android application, Mr Samir Kamat, CEO and Co-founder of ePravesh said, “For several Indian universities, B-Schools, Engineering Schools, if they have to reach to their prospective students, they need to constantly innovate and embrace technology. Hence, we thought beyond our existing internet platform we could also offer pre-admission solutions on a mobile platform. While ePravesh’s attempt to expose the institutes to the platform has been positive, we are pleased to be the first ones to introduce an android application solely for the Indian education sector. By bringing both, the Institutes as well as the prospective students on a common platform, we aim to make pre-admission procedures more convenient and simultaneously increase the reach of the institutes.”

According to a recent report by Boston Consulting Group, it has been predicted that Mobile commerce is set to take off in India. At present, there are over 500 million mobile subscribers in the country, out of these there are about 25 million smart phone users in India. Elaborating on the same, Mr. Swapnil Dharmadhikari, Founder & Director ePravesh said, “Looking at the immense potential of M-commerce as a service in facilitating the education sector, ePravesh will be introducing M- Commerce as a salient feature of the application which will enable students, parents and working professionals to make the necessary payment for admission forms on their mobile phones. Further, we will also make the application compatible to different mobile operating systems including iPhones and include more interactive features.”

It could also be an effective medium to reach out to their prospective students. Due to restrictions by the telecom sector, institutes are finding it increasingly difficult to reach out to their potential audience through SMS as a medium, hence the Updates facility of the application will help the institute keep the registered students, parents or working professionals posted on the latest happenings in the institute apart from providing them information about new courses, new cells or divisions launched, awards and achievements and the seminars and conferences taking place in the institute. This saves the institute of the marketing and administrative expense they might have to incur to promote the above.

About Splashgain Technology

Splashgain Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd is a Pune based software firm focused on creating an online platform for the educational sector through platforms such as ePravesh® (www.ePravesh® .com), Bookshelf(www.bookshelf.co.in) & Eklavya which addresses the needs of PG-to-PG(Play Group to Post Graduation), Students, Parents & Working Executives.

YourStory.in has recognised efforts of Splashgain Technologies in the field of ecommerce in education and has awarded them the ‘Hottest ecommerce startup of the year 2011’. ePravesh also won an award of the Top 35 best innovative ventures out of the total 17000 nationwide B plans received for ‘ET Power of ideas’ during November 2010. ePravesh has been nominated as the finalist for the Bloomberg UTV ‘Most coveted CXO awards’ (December 2011). As a finalist, their efforts have been recognised under the category “An Entrepreneur’s IT initiative that has improved the Quality of Life”.

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