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Mizoram Central University Launches Upskilling Courses For Students And Working Professionals

July 1, 2020

"Mizoram Central University Launches Upskilling Courses for Students and Working Professionals in partnership with Schoolguru. "



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Continuity in education

June 26, 2020

"Universities will need to get creative to adapt their curriculum to this new normal – resistant to change, many universities and educators have been using the same pedagogy for decades. After the global pandemic calms down, higher education should take several of these new learnings to create a new life form of education." - Shantanu Rooj and Kavita Rooj



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How Online Learning Is Transforming Education Paradigm In India

June 5, 2020

"Many Indian universities don’t balance cost, quality, scale and employability because regulations stifle innovation. Spurred by the pandemic, as unemployment rises and it becomes harder to get a job, job seekers will turn to education to improve their chances. This trend will require universities to offer more skills-oriented education alongside traditional academic offerings − and online learning works well for this."- An article by Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru



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Tech-enabled platforms will be the new norm for skilling employees

May 27, 2020

"The circumstances of Covid-19 are painful, disruptive and disillusioning – the global public health crisis has caused severe levels of anxiety and widespread fear. Yet, as we navigate through the fear, complexity and uncertainty, it is also an opportunity to reimagine new life forms of reskilling and workplace learning. Once organisations go back to normal in the future, the experiments in online learning, clubbed with appropriate pedagogy, right instructional design and tech-enabled platforms can help organisations create engaging, effective and resilient learning experiences for their employees" - Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru was quoted in HRWorld.com



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Why Online Examinations, Evaluation And Assessments Are Future Of Indian Education System

May 22, 2020

"According to a study by ed-tech platform Schoolguru, pre-COVID-19 about 800 colleges were utilizing online learning (1.5 per cent of the 50,000-odd colleges in India) and now about 10 per cent have begun delving into online options. These statistics alone reflect how remote learning is revolutionising the education sector."



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Leading ed-tech platform Schoolguru launches a training program for teachers & tutors on online teaching

May 20, 2020

"In India out of 1.5 million educators, only 10% of them ever used technology for teaching before the pandemic phase. With COVID 19 becoming the threshold of education, just like many other countries, we were pushed to move online unprepared. While the focus remained on choosing platforms and tools, the fact that online teaching is a different pedagogical tool and requires a unique approach was left unattended. To enable the enablers and bridge this gap, we at Schoolguru are trying to do our bit of good by launching a course on Administering a Learning Management System. With this course, we aim at helping educators from all divisions of education learn to operate and manage any standard LMS in the world. We very strongly feel that a right move today will make a huge difference- our educators will rise as flag bearers of quality and advancement, and our institutions will make a seamless switch to the Learning of the future!"



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Administering LMS Course Launched by Schoolguru.

May 20, 2020

"In India out of 1.5 million educators, only 10% of them ever used technology for teaching before the pandemic phase. With COVID 19 becoming the threshold of education, just like many other countries, we were pushed to move online unprepared. While the focus remained on choosing platforms and tools, the fact that online teaching is a different pedagogical tool and requires a unique approach was left unattended. To enable the enablers and bridge this gap, we at Schoolguru are trying to do our bit of good by launching a course on Administering a Learning Management System. With this course, we aim at helping educators from all divisions of education learn to operate and manage any standard LMS in the world. We very strongly feel that a right move today will make a huge difference- our educators will rise as flag bearers of quality and advancement, and our institutions will make a seamless switch to the Learning of the future!"



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Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd. was mentioned in The Print.

April 29, 2020

"Sabharwal and Rooj argue that India’s current online university regulations are creating an apartheid by allowing only seven out of 993 universities to launch online course. It exposes the “folly and unfairness” of the UGC 2018 online regulations."



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Online Education: Ending an Apartheid

April 29, 2020

"India’s current online university regulations create a similar apartheid by allowing only seven of our 993 universities to launch online courses; during the Covid-19 lockdown overseas universities have signed up 100,000+ students in India for online courses. The lockdown exposes the folly and unfairness of the UGC 2018 online regulations; we must immediately allow all accredited universities to launch online courses with full flexibility in design, delivery, and assessment."
- An article by Manish Sabharwal and Shantanu Rooj



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Ed-tech platforms reap gains during lockdown

April 20, 2020

"The global pandemic has brought online education into the mainstream. A study by Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve, quoted in Indiantelevision stated that "We have noticed some behavioural changes amongst the students as the daily logins have gone up by 2.5 times. He also highlighted that the app downloads have gone up, an indication that those who had earlier procrastinated their studies are completing them now. The participation in the virtual sessions has gone up. Course completion rates have also increased."



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Is the edtech surge here to stay?

April 20, 2020

" A report by Schoolguru Eduserve presented in The Financial Express stated that "pre-Covid-19 about 800 colleges were using e-learning (1.5% of the 50,000-odd colleges in India), but now about 10% have started exploring online options and many more are planning to."



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Shantanu Rooj in conversation with India Education Forum.

April 17, 2020

"In India, we largely felt that the way to impart formal education is only through classroom teaching- now, that definition of education has to change. We have to widen our horizon of education and say that "Education can be all around". We believe that medium does not matter as long as the faculty is engaging and interesting" said Shantanu Rooj while speaking to Rana Jyoti, Associate Editor, India Education Forum".



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Technology Trends That Will Impact The Higher Education In 2020

April 4, 2020

"The world of education has adopted technology as a reliable way of delivering instruction, assessing student progress, improving university administration and supporting better academic outcomes." An article by Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve, presented in the Inc42".



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Leveraging your Alumni Network

'Students should see alumni associations as coaching networks and recent graduates as valuable mentors'



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Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Indian Edtechs Come Out in Chorus to Provide Free Live Classes to Students

March 13, 2020

'As a responsible organisation, in these challenging times, we wanted to do our bit of good. Today, when Covid 19 has created trouble in and around all sectors, we have tried to support students and institutions by providing them free access to our Online Learning Platform - Lurningo! This shall help all Institutions in the country (in fact, across the world) maintain continuity of their classes, conduct virtual live sessions, take assessments, collaborate with each other without going out of their homes. Our initiative was covered by Edtech Review.'



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Digitalisation of higher education

March 13, 2020

'Digitalisation of higher education' an article by Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru and Srimathi Sai Krishnan, Vice President, Student Support Operations, Schoolguru published in the Education World presents the six areas where technology can be applied in Universities and HEIs



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Online learning becomes future of education as traditional methods fade

March 3, 2020

The digital revolution has brought a lot of innovations and dramatically affected all businesses including education. Traditional institutions will always struggle with their inflexible pedagogical systems more than half of the knowledge that the kids learn in the first year of graduation become obsolete by the time they graduate - Mr.Shantanu Rooj, CEO



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Learnings Of The Future

February 24, 2020

"To remain competitive and to have the best chance of success, employees would need to resort to re-skilling and lifelong learning. Employers are using various strategies to improve the productivity of their existing workforce, reduce the cost of hiring and reduce the attrition of their employees. Online courses present a higher signalling value and present a viable strategy to bring better stickiness amongst the employees." - Shantanu Rooj , CEO Schoolguru



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10 critical soft skills for retail sales team that can be learnt online

February 15,2020

10 critical soft skills for retail sales team that can be learnt online' an article by Shantanu Rooj CEO and Atish R Bhalerao, AVP, Corporate Business Solution.



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University Education Needs to Be Disrupted; here’s why

February 13, 2020

The reality in today’s digital-first world is that we need to teach every generation how to learn, unlearn, and relearn quickly so they can transform the future of work, rather than be transformed by it. Several employers lament the resources that they must invest in upskilling and reskilling their new hires so they can actually learn skills required to be successful at work versus the skills that made them successful in a classroom.



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Budget 2020: Industry hails Nirmala Sithraman's fiscal roadmap; lauds schemes on job generation

February 6, 2020

Shantanu Rooj presents his thoughts on the Union Budget 2020 with the Firstpost and Yahoo News, "The country has been long awaiting the implementation of the National New Education Policy and the assurance from the finance minister of its roll-out is reassuring. However, the Budget disappointed on the meagre increase in the amount allocated to the sector, no relaxation on GST for online courses and no extra allocation towards subsidisation of the stipend for apprentices that could have propelled more employers to partner with Universities in this initiative. The realisation, that the tight control by the medical regulator which results in India producing far lesser doctors than what it needs, is a welcome step."



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Academic and Industry Opinion of Post – budget 2019 – 20

February 1, 2020

"The roll-out of Online Degree programs by Indian Universities shall help formal higher education reach out to the remotest parts of the country and bring about social inclusion for the deprived. The launch of apprenticeship linked degree programs by about 150 Universities in the country shall help make education more employable; Learning by Doing and Earning while Learning is powerful tools." - Mr.Shantanu Rooj, presents his opinion on the Union Budget with Higher Education Plus.



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Enable the new education policy

January 31, 2020

The new national education policy proposed by the Government has raised hopes of all stakeholders but the Budget needs to send the right signals and make provisions for the policy to bloom." - Mr.Shantanu Rooj, in his article - Enable the new education policy, published in the Pioneer, presents his perspective on Budget 2020 and highlights reforms to strengthen the future of higher education in India



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Swami Vivekanand Subharti University launches Employability Enhancement Program - Workx

January 24, 2020

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), a grade 'A' by NAAC in 2016 launches Employability Enhancement Program Workx Work Integrated Knowledge Diploma in association with Schoolguru.Workx is a 12-month diploma program with a perfect blend of Online, Classroom and On-Job training with monthly stipend. Workx is in accordance with Government of India's Skill India Mission, it is approved by the NEEM regulations of AICTE.



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How to fill the empty seats? | Ways to Improve Student Admission in 2020

January 20, 2020

"As higher education institutions look forward to yet another academic session, they can adopt various strategies, well in advance, to improve their student enrolments and shore up their revenues. Some of the areas that they can adopt are providing ROI on the student’s investment – Education that leads to a clear purpose and tangible outputs gain reputation easily and quickly"- Kavita Rooj



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Kurukshetra University Launches Workx in Partnership with Schoolguru

December 17, 2019

Kurukshetra University, a pioneering and towering institution of higher education in the state of Haryana, has launched an innovative initiative - India’s first work-integrated diploma programme in partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd. This unique programme trains the students in essential finishing skills and endeavours to make them ‘Job-Ready’ professionals. The University believes that students, fresh out of University, often lack certain basic job skills which make them difficult to be hired by HR managers.



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Schoolguru launches India’s First Work Integrated Knowledge Diploma Programme

November 8, 2019

Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading educational technology company, has launched two new technological solutions-WorkX, India’s First Work Integrated Knowledge Diploma Programme and Optara, a Virtual Employment Exchange Platform addressing India’s skill and industry-academia gap. Aimed at empowering Higher Education Institutions, the solutions will help them to improve the employability quotient of their students as well as assist them in placing their students.



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Credit flexibility is a beginning

December 12, 2019

Basis the outreach for National Academic Credit Bank, Higher Education Plus featured Shantanu Rooj in a story titled “Credit flexibility is a beginning”. Shantanu has also been quoted in the story as “The concept of a National Academic Credit Bank (NAC-Bank) is a great move that has the potential to leave a long lasting impact on our education model. The NAC-Bank will allow students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or subject at their own pace regardless of environment and the institution. The open architecture will also allow students to pick up courses from different Universities and accumulate academic credits which will fulfil partial requirement of a degree programme.”



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Cutting red tape

December 10, 2019

"Too many interventions and regulations are tying the hands of universities. In a time when India needs to discover alternatives to make higher education accessible, impactful and employable, the policy should not limit innovation or alternatives that provide access at lower costs"
Shantanu Rooj - CEO Schoolguru



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Incentivising the teachers

November 13, 2019

Teachers have always been the determinants of quality education. But somehow, the shift in the approach of the teachers has led to a major drop in the quality of teaching. This article by Ms.Amita Chitroda, AVP Academics, Schoolguru speaks about how incentivising the teachers can ensure a rise in the quality of teaching.



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Internet firms tap into soft-skill providers to train their gig workforce

October 31, 2019

Biggest differentiator for people in tech is soft skills: HR Experts
The transforming industries' requirements have effectuated new-age internet companies across the e-commerce, food-tech and fintech sectors to increasingly train their gig workforce with soft-skills to improve productivity.



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Skill education gives employment opportunity

October 11, 2019

Employment and Employability are the growing concerns for the government at present. Several and diverse solutions are being discussed to tackle these problems, but the execution is a mighty task for the Government and HEIs. Interacting with the media, Mr. Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve, highlighted evident solutions to assist the government and HEIs in enhancing employability at zero investment model. The solutions shared by him are being successfully implemented in 30 well-know Indian Universities.



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Education 2.0: Over-regulation is choking online learning potential

India sights to enrich higher education, however, the over-regulation is choking the growth! De-regulating online education will enable employers, universities, and students to combine apprenticeships, degrees, and learning in ways that are currently banned.

An article by Manish Sabharwal and Shantanu Rooj.



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Reskilling employees, here's how you can train them!

"Skilling and reskilling is important for everyone today, irrespective of blue, grey, and white-collar workers"
- Shantanu Rooj

The constant developments taking place in today's work environment could mean your skills are no longer relevant to your job profile, employers are keen to have people with enhanced skill sets. Know how you can acquire industry-specific and role-specific skills with a personalized approach, supported by University Diploma Certificate.



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How the education system should be

"Since the last two decades, many initiatives have been taken to improve the education system in India. But it is noticed that students are not given proper exposure to showcase their capabilities. So, a change needs to be brought in the education system which will provide internship opportunities to students as well as help them build their network and provide them with a platform to showcase their talent"
- Schoolguru Eduserve CEO and Founder Shantanu Rooj




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Online learning combined with games to grow by 38% in 2-4 years

Aug 07, 2019

"Learning in the context of work, though essential, isn't always enjoyable and engaging, therefore, new models of training, more relevant to the workforce of today and tomorrow are being explored and games-based learning is one such model," - Schoolguru Eduserve CEO and Founder Shantanu Rooj




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Open learning institutes embrace tech through apps, conversations

July 14, 2019

In addition to the more popular platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp, Kolktata-based Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) has partnered Schoolguru Eduserve, an online learning services company. It has installed the latter’s social networking platform Qube, which allows students from each of the classes to interact, discuss and share notes.




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Schoolguru listed amongst the top ten edutech companies 2019 courtesy The Higher Education Review magazine, July edition.

July 10, 2019

Schoolguru Set off its sail to become the largest Online Program Management (OPM) service provider for Indian Universities helping them make their programs more engaging, purposeful and employable




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Students from smaller cities find lifeline in live classes for career-shaping exams

July 9, 2019

Founder of Schoolguru Eduserve, a technology-led academic services organization, Shantanu Rooj, said live streaming provides the interactivity that was missing in the self-paced online courses all this while. “Moreover, certain courses which teach higher order of skills for data science, machine learning are best taught in an interactive fashion as they involve a lot of sessions on virtual labs,” he added.




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Between education and employment, comes employability!

July 07, 2019

Education administrators often complain of a skill gap, but graduates face an “experience gap” because employers prefer to recruit young people who have spent a couple of years in the industry rather than fresh recruits from universities. Universities must accommodate some attributes of University 4.0 that recognises employability as an important objective and brings in flexibility through equivalence for learning, be it on-campus, online, on-job or on-site.




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Learning with the Machines

Over the last decade, AI has progressed well to address several challenges to learning including language processing, reasoning, planning and cognitive modeling. Intelligent Tutor Systems are able to track the learner's comprehension of the domain by tracking one's 'mental steps'. Intelligent Tutor Systems can provide feedback, explanations and timely guidance and can promote productive learning behaviors, such as self-regulation, self-monitoring, and self-explanation. The manifestation of AI in education and making the right move now will take Indian education to where it should be, any delay can be very expensive.




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59 Students out of 170 Got Selected at the LNMU Job Drive, Darbhanga




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70 Students Participate in Lalith Narayan Mithila University Job Drive Held at Darbhanga.




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Degree courses in Online - An Article Published in Prajavani




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Online Higher Education Enrollment Will Grow At 14.5% Cagr And Reach 63.63 Lacs By 2022: Schoolguru REPORT (Punekar News)

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report (Dev Discourse)

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report (Outlook )

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Web learning is in: 63 lakh Indians to get their college degrees online by 2022, says study (Indian Express Edex)

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report (Business Standard)

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report (The Times of India)

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report (The Economic Times )

Schoolguru has published a research report on ‘The Trends and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is the first in a series of knowledge leadership initiatives from Schoolguru Eduserve to curate an ongoing discourse on the state of Open and Distance Learning in India. According to the report, People registering for higher education online is expected to grow at 14.5 percent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report. The enrolment in online degree or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022. As per the report, the enrolment growth that India will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the United States of America and Europe. Read More.


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MOOCs and the teacher

Massive Online Open Courses or MOOCs, bring a whole new potential to education. Several global multi-institute platforms (even in-house MOOC platforms owned by institutes) are slowly but surely creating a buzz among the administrator, teacher and learner communities. The buzz is catching momentum owing to a definite push from UGC (University Grants Commission) to adopt technology in education, availability of low-cost data packages, a variety of technology innovations making high quality streaming video at low speed internet connections possible and an increased smart phone penetration in the country.


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Top 5 sectors that need upskilling: How to stay relevant in age of disruption?

Millions of jobs are at high risk in sectors including wholesale and retailing, manufacturing, banking and financial support services, transport and logistics, power and utility and educational services. The answer seems obvious — to remain competitive and to have the best chance of success, employees would need to resort to re-skilling and lifelong learning. A university degree remains important, but of increasing, the value is a resume brimming with examples of lifelong learning and professional development. Let us look at the top five sectors that shall need to upskill and reskill in the coming times:


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Must considerations for students while selecting an online course

March 18, 2019

In the traditional scenario, the process of choosing the right University is fairly effortless where most students use online research to compare and select colleges and courses basis their interest and higher-secondary board results. However, the dynamics of academic planning is completely divergent for an online learner who aspires to study off the campus, writes Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, and Uditendu Bose, Vice President, SchoolGuru Eduserve Private Limited.


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The mantra behind settling for the right online course

March 18, 2019

The mantra behind settling for the right online course. Choosing an online programme is more difficult than it appears. From evaluating the university's legitimacy to the placement services it offers, a lot needs to be considered, writes Shantanu Rooj and Uditendu Bose


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How will India’s universities implement the 10% EWS quota?

March 13, 2019

Universities will need to think harder about collaboration; where industry, academia and government can partner to create a structure that can benefit from the discovery-driven culture of the University and the innovation-driven culture of the industry!


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Portal Exclusive: Here’s the list of well-paying jobs for which you do not require a degree

March 4, 2019

A college degree does not seal a candidate’s success deal in the professional scenario. While classroom knowledge still holds significance, skill-based training and relevant knowledge are gaining more weightage among recruiters, write Shantanu Rooj and Uditendu Bose


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BFSI Apprenticeships: A promising future for students

March 4, 2019

Owing to the geographical spread of universities, through their affiliated colleges and distance education, these programmes also have a unique advantage—the ability to train a large number of students spread across smaller towns and villages alike.


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LNMU Job Drive - 135 students have been selected for the apprenticeship program

January 18, 2019

Lalit Narayan Mithila University conducted a job drive on 15th and 16th January 2019, where 135 students were successfully selected for the Employment Linked Skilling Program and offered apprenticeship positions. The apprenticeships include a training period that varies from 6 months to one year depending on the candidate's prior education and experience. The positions under this apprenticeship program are available for microfinance, manufacturing and retail sectors. Candidates get the opportunity to earn a compensation between Rs 8500 to Rs 11000 pm.


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University 4.0 will bridge cost barriers

January 15, 2019

Universities need to evolve. University 1.0 was driven by religion. University 2.0 was driven by the state. University 3.0 was driven by philanthropy. All three versions of universities will continue but we need University 4.0 (U4.0) that will consider cost, employability and equity as objectives besides excellence. U4.0 will have full flexibility; equivalence for learning on-campus, online, on-site, and on-the-job. #UGC #modernuniversities #financialexpress


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University leaders in a new light

January 09, 2019

The online programmes revolution, is offering students the chance to listen to star teachers and get a degree for a fraction of the cost of attending a University-on- campus. Employers are putting greater emphasis on adaptability, curiosity and learning as desirable attributes for employees. Shorter courses, lower costs and online delivery are making it easier for people to combine work and training. New credentials are being created to signal skills.


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University leaders in a new light

DEC 06, 2018

Universities – and university networks – must rise to the occasion and offer leadership programmes that attract and groom those who see a future career at the vibrant interface between academia, industry and society at large. It calls to invest in creating a set of future leaders through structured training focused on leadership development, work on succession plans and even explore lateral candidates from non-traditional backgrounds.


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Are AI assistants like Alexa, Google Home and Siri helping kids to learn?

December 28, 2018

Technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning clearly present significant opportunities to raise the quality of education of our current one-size-fits-all system and allow a shift of teachers’ focus on higher-value creative, interpersonal and engagement tasks.

Let’s take a look at some avenues where AI can bring a paradigm shift in the field of education
and learning.


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From 14.4% to 30% GER: How does Bihar improve its Higher Education

December , 5th, 2018

Lalit Narayan Mithila University, the only regular University of the state to have received the UGC’s approval to run distance education courses in the state, has recently launched its mobile learning platform for the students of distance education. The multi-lingual app works on all android smartphones and provides access to electronic content to the students that they can access at their own free time.


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Lalit Narayan Mithila University - Revolutionizing Distance Education through its recently launched Programs in Online Mode.

November , 22nd, 2018

Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga has taken the bull by the horn with its recent initiative of providing technology-enabled online education to the students of the state along with apprenticeship opportunities. The University offers – a combination of Online, On-Campus, and On-the-Job Learning, which is a more effective way to deliver high quality, purposeful and employable education.


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SchoolGuru in Curriculum Magazine

September , 16th, 2018

The new arrangement is also good for employers and students. Students are not saddled with the pressure of University course fees: they study online on their smartphones at their own flexi-timings, pay no fees (net of stipend received) and will graduate with several years of work experience that will be transferable into other
jobs and industries.


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Jain University, Bangalore Partners With Schoolguru To Offer ODL Program

October , 13th, 2018

Jain University, Bangalore, a top ranked University (India Today Nielsen Best Universities Survey), announces its partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Technology-led online learning services organization, to launch its premium Open Distance Learning program with Online Learning for the benefit of the students in the State of Karnataka.


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Jain University, Bangalore partners with Schoolguru to offer ODL program

October , 12th, 2018

Jain University, Bangalore, a top ranked University (India Today Nielsen Best Universities Survey), announces its partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Technology-led online learning services organization, to launch its premium Open Distance Learning program with Online Learning for the benefit of the students in the State of Karnataka.


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Jain University partners with Schoolguru

October , 12th, 2018

Jain University, Bangalore, announces its partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Technology-led online learning services organization, to launch its premium Open Distance Learning programs. In the first phase, the University is launching 7 Degree programs, 9 PG Diploma Programs,
10 Certification programs for the students.


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SchoolGuru partners with Jain University

October , 12th, 2018

Jain University, Bangalore, announces its partnership with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Technology-led online learning services organization, to launch its premium Open Distance Learning programs. In the first phase, the University is launching 7 Degree programs, 9 PG Diploma Programs,
10 Certification programs for the students.


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Jain University launches ODL programmes

October , 2nd, 2018

Jain University, Bangalore has partnered with Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd to launch its Open Distance Learning program with online learning for the benefit of the students in the State of Karnataka.


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Increasing Learner Engagement In Online Courses

September, 30th, 2018

Online education technologies claim to make education cheaper, more convenient and more effective – a format that makes it especially suitable for working people where learning has become a continuous lifelong necessity. Read More - The Features of Online Learning System that increases the student engagement levels.


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Schoolguru will Facilitate Online Admissions and Digital Learning for Lalit Narayan Mithila University

September, 26th, 2018

Lalit Narayan Mithila University in association with Schoolguru has launched ICT programs, where students can opt for online admissions, online payments. Students can now access academic content on their smartphones, receive prompt student support and apprenticeship opportunities with placement assistance services.


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Digital Degree Programs - a Boon to the Students of Lalit Narayan Mithila University

August 30th, 2018


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Orientation Event Introducing Digital Programs held at Maharaja Lakshameshwar Singh Memorial College

August 30th, 2018


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ELSP Course Presentation to the Students of C.M Science College - Darbhanga

August 30th, 2018


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When do we end the arms race in higher education?

August 21st, 2018

Higher education is one of the greatest successes of the socialist state. Due to government subsidies and support, what was once considered to be a privilege is now a middle-class entitlement.


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Universities of future

August 16th, 2018

Universities of the Future will need to balance the trinities of cost, quality and scale and think harder about innovative education writes Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, SchoolGuru, for Elets News Network (ENN).


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Mr. Shantanu Rooj's Interview Published on Estrade Website

August 14th, 2018

Technology is fast changing all aspects of business and our lives. More so, in the way we learn and consume information.


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University 4.0

August 03rd, 2018

In 1898, when Jamsetji Tata proposed setting up the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Viceroy George Curzon asked, Where are the students qualified to join and where are the opportunities for employment?


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Turning Qualifications To Jobs

August 02nd, 2018

UGC’s recent guidelines asking HEI’s to ensure 50% students get to Jobs is aspirational as well as daunting for Universities


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Edu-tech firm to train 1.5 lakh students on soft skills this year

July 17th, 2018

SchoolGuru, a technology-led specialised academic services company recently signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Open University to offer a finishing skill programme linked to on-the-job training (apprenticeship) to its graduating students.



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Schoolguru has signed an MOU with TNOU for ELSP

July 17th, 2018

Schoolgrur, a technology-led specialised academic services company recently signed an MOU with Tamil Nadu Open University to offer a finishing skill programme linked to on-the-job training (apprenticeship) to its graduating students.



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Learning in a new dimension

July 11th, 2018

For most students, choosing a university is as simple as checking up on the higher-secondary board results, finding a website that ranks the institutes in order of their ranking, attending a few counselling sessions to whittle down the list.



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How modern technologies can help teachers

June 27th, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is profoundly affecting all aspects of contemporary societies and economies. Modern technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), bots and data science have become important buzzwords of today and have led changes in various sectors, including education.


Collaboration In Education

June 21st, 2018

According to a World Bank report, mismatch in skills demand is one of the main reasons for low graduate employment– what employers want may not be what our students have to offer. A majority of surveyed companies agreed that fresh graduates lack relevant technical knowledge, necessary soft skills, creativity, communication and critical thinking ability.


Learning with the Machines

June 18th, 2018

Stephen Hawking once said, "Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in Human history". We always knew that technology can play a significant role in the advancement of education and help it become meaningful and purposeful, but didn't know how.


A Case for Corporate University 2.0

May 30th, 2018

Asked to specify his education, Abraham Lincoln wrote a single word “defective”. Asked how many people work at his steel company, Andrew Carnegie said “about half”. Both comments could have been made today by many Indian companies.


The Mobile App Offering Certified Higher Education Courses

May 25th, 2018

While India has tried its hand at distance education models like massive open online courses (MOOCs), they haven't really worked out well enough.


Online Learning and Mobile Apps - Distance Learning for Graduates and Post Graduates

May 23th, 2018

Distance education in India has traditionally been just that — distanced, characterised by lack of engagement and accessibility.


Schoolguru Eduserve Signs up with Lalit Narayan Mithila University

March 8th, 2018


Machine Learning Can Transform Education

March 26th, 2018

Futurist Arthur C. Clarke wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”


Disrupting Higher Education

January 10th, 2018

In 1934, Nalini Ranjan Sarkar — the forgotten genius who chaired a committee in 1946 that recommended setting up IITs — said “There is a great need not only for a policy of action to deal with a pressing situation, but also the provision of a new conception of social and economic organisations.


An article on ELSP published in Ilaignarmani - A Supplement in the Leading Tamil Newspaper Dinamani

January 9th, 2018


TeamLease acquires 40 pc stake in Schoolguru for Rs 13 cr

November 8th, 2017

New Delhi, Nov 8 () Staffing services firm TeamLease Services today said it has acquired 40 per cent stake in online learning company Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt Ltd for Rs 13.53 crore, a move that will accelerate TeamLease's employability strategy.


TeamLease Services Spurts after acquiring stake in Schoolguru

November 8th, 2017

TeamLease Services surged 12.25% to Rs 1,874 at 10:45 IST on BSE after the company said that it will acquire around 40% stake in Schoolguru.


TeamLease Services Spurts after acquiring stake in Schoolguru

November 8th, 2017

TeamLease Services surged 12.25% to Rs 1,874 at 10:45 IST on BSE after the company said that it will acquire around 40% stake in Schoolguru.


TeamLease Services - Press Release / Media Release

November 8th, 2017

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November 8th, 2017

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Distance education goes digital in SVUDeck: Varsity launches ICT-based learning, MOOCs and M-Learning initiatives - The Hindu

November 24th, 2016

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Education-tech company Schoolguru in talks to raise Rs.30 crore from Indian, US investors

April 06th, 2016

Schoolguru Eduserve, a Mumbai-headquartered education tech start-up, is in various stages of discussions with both foreign and domestic investors to raise about ₹30 crore.


Putting Tech Thought into Correspondence

21st March 2016

Schoolguru by Shantanu Rooj has been doing wonders in retaining students across distance learning courses, learns Rajeshwari Swamianthan


Schoolguru educating lakhs across India

March 14th, 2016

After carefully studying the Indian education ecosystem, particularly the distance learning higher education segment, Shantanu Rooj, 42, a serial entrepreneur, found that there was massive scope for improvement.


'Connectivity can scale up enrolment' - Deccan Herald

FEB 24 2016

On 24 June, 2015, the UGC (University Grants Commission) circulated 20 themes for the formulation of a new education policy. Suggestions and inputs were requested from various stakeholders on the themes.


Bloomberg TV covers Mr. Shantanu Rooj & SchoolGuru's story about revolutionizing Distance Education in India

Feb 2, 2016

February 2:At a day and age where all the information needed are just a few clicks away, distance learning is gaining popularity.


Distance Education Learning Module is an Evolving Model in Today's World - Shantanu Rooj

Jan 18, 2016

Technology and higher skill sets can help rectify challenges faced by the distance education learning module



Schoolguru Eduserve to Tie-up with 30 Varsities to Offer Online Courses

January 5, 2016

Schoolguru Eduserve, a technology-led specialised academic service organiser, will collaborate with 30 universities to facilitate distance education in India.

Schoolguru Eduserve set to expand its online footprint

January 5, 2016

Three-year old ed-tech startup Schoolguru Eduserve that works with large government universities to facilitate their higher education distance learning programs, plans to tie up with another 30 universities in next 18 months as part of its expansion plans in India.


Afternoon DC covered the article written by Mr. Shantanu Rooj on 'Can Technology Enabled Education be the solution for the professionals in Mumbai?'

December 23, 2015

Mumbai is the dream city for professionals and businessmen. The land of opportunities. The land where fortunes are made. The city of dreams.


Shantanu Rooj, CEO spoke to Elets News Networks (ENN), about the benefits of technological learning that frees up students from the rigors of the classroom

December 14, 2015

Mumbai is the dream city for professionals and businessmen. The land of opportunities. The land where fortunes are made. The city of dreams.


Sakshi Telegu Daily covers Schoolguru’s initiatives in distance education space in India

December 5, 2015


Tech In Asia features SchoolGuru as one of the top 10 funded Edtech Startups in India

December 2, 2015

Edtech is a hard nut to crack in India, despite its huge potential to make an impact in a country with 1.25 billion people waking up to a new era of economic empowerment.


Online education has grown beyond mere assimilation of digital assets: Covered by Financial Express

October 19, 2015

Schoolguru is a technology­led academic services firm. It partners universities to provide online courses for their students.



Firstpost talks about SchoolGuru's strategy, competition and expansion plans

October 8, 2015

Schoolguru Eduserve, a Mumbai-based academic and technology services organisation, has raised Rs 20 crore in Series A funding from the family offices of a few HNI investors in India and USA.


Tech In Asia reports SchoolGuru to be an "Exception" in India's edtech space

October 7, 2015

Many a startup have found the highly regulated education space in India a tough nut to crack. Despite the obvious advantages of edtech, selling new ideas to schools and colleges is time-consuming and frustrating.



Our CEO's Interview covered by Pioneer

August 12, 2015

Shantanu Rooj, MD of Schoolguru.in, talks to Sangeeta Yadav about the emergence of learning from mobile application in distance education that aims to be more interactive and reduce school dropout rate



DigitalLearning Featured the views of Mr. Shantanu Rooj- CEO of SchoolGuru about 'Enabled Efficient Learning'

August 11, 2015

The implementation of ERP system makes the institutes cost efficient over disjointed traditional systems.



Schoolguru Featured in Entrepreneurindia.com

August 4, 2015

Shantanus passion for entrepreneurship has allowed him to open his new venture in the form of Schoolguru in year 2012.


SG CEO's interview featured in Technology Magazine 'Digit'

August 1, 2015


Schoolguru featured in 'YourStory'

July 29, 2015

E-learning platform Schoolguru acts as service provider for universities offering distance education



SG CEO's interaction with "The Week".

July 11, 2015

For 20-year-old Swapnil Mahato, education was a distant dream. Coming from an extremely poor family in Burdwan, about 100 kilometres off Kolkata, Mahato had to till land with his father to make ends meet.