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E-LEARNING IS STUDENT-CENTRIC

Category: Education,  News Source: Others,  Updated-On: May 22 2013

Gaurav Pal, CEO, Intelivisto Consulting India speaks with Shalini Saksena about the importance of online education portals

Tell us about Intelivisto Consulting?

It is a complete e-learning solutions provider that conducts workshops and designing courses on financial markets to foster young talent and nurture professional growth of aspiring students and also to help students preparing for various competitive exams.

How do you propose to facilitate smarter and proactive curriculum sessions?

There are many platforms like online test and assessment, comprehensive question bank which gives students a bank of questions with focus on relevant topics, parametric test analysis, receptive analysis and learning management system. Then there is form your study group and Q&A open forum.

Importance of e-learning today? What are the growth prospects in this field?

With the advancement of technology and rapid change in life, the importance of e-learning is growing day-by-day. E-learning is student-centric and focuses on every particular need of the students. The best part of e-learning is that it simultaneously authorises learners from different backdrop to equally access the superlative resources, and provides them with all kind of referral materials, tutorials and teaching sessions from knowledgeable instructors and faculty.

Also e-learning seems to be more interactive because of the videos and other technological tools, and hence, raises the interest level of the learners. The segment is growing at a rapid pace of about 27.9 per cent since the last three years. About 100 new e-learning companies have been started in the last three years, taking the total number of e-learning companies in India to over 140.

What about the infrastructure available?

At present we have two branches. One in NOIDA with area approximately 5,000 sq ft and second approximately 1,000 sq ft space in Mumbai, both with state-of-the art facilities and fully equipped classrooms.

What new concept is Intelivisto offering?

We are the first online platform that offers extensive learning tools for professional certifications like NCFM, NISM, MCCP and IRDA. Additionally, the company also understands the needs and challenges of the financial markets and train users by providing Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment — an offshoot of London Stock Exchange, Internationally Certified Financial Market Professional and Certified Stock Market Professional courses.

How does an online portal like yours help students prepare for exams like IIT JEE, CAT?

We provide students with the great assistance to prepare for their exams with instant solutions. The time when the entrance exams are approaching is very crucial for the aspirants. So, without traveling to institutes or classrooms, they can prepare for the exam with the help of the course materials as well as the mock tests and question banks provided to them by us.

What is the fee structure and what does a student have to do to enroll?

Student simply needs to register on our website and purchase a product of his choice. A student can choose to make payment online as well as offline. Online payment can be made through credit/debit cards, net banking or our unique cash card/scratch card. Offline via cheque or DD. Once the payment is done, the product is mapped to the student’s registered id instantly. The product is purely online and can’t be downloaded. All online products range from Rs850 to Rs 5,000.

At present you are catering to those preparing for engineering and banking exams. Why?

The IIT-JEE and AIEEE have been combined to create one uniform exam which has a total market size of around 1.5 million students. Similarly Bank PO exams have been consolidated under one umbrella for all PSU banks. The approximately number of candidates appearing for this exam is around 3-4 million. So these two exams, together, cater to around 60 per cent  of the competitive exam market of India.

Tell us about your initiative for providing educational programmes for the under privileged teens?

It has been our endeavour to be a responsible corporate citizen. We understand that even a small contribution can uplift few children to get essential education, health support and hope for a better future. These values have motivated us to be part of that change. We are associated with NGOs like UNICEF and Nanhi Kali in addition to active participation from our team and employees in various community programmes.

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