Collegedunia Lists 15000 colleges, Reaches out Students in Every Corner of Country
Founded by Sahil Chalana, Collegedunia is an education search engine, where students can explore and compare their future study destinations. Leaving its competitors behind, Collegedunia.com today has become a leading education portal of the country. It provides information of about 15000 colleges across country and aims to double this figure by year end. Having competitors like Careers360, Shiksha and clients like NIIT Group, Educomp Business Schools, NMIMS, Alliance Business School IDP Global, this Delhi based education portal enables users to view state and city wise listing of top colleges and universities with reviews and ratings. Collegedunia reaches out students in every corner of the country and helps them find the information that isn't easily available and make an informed choice. Students can explore and compare their future study destinations using this education search engine.
At the first creative instinct of Sahil Chalana, encouraged him to start getmyforms.in, a startup that provided assistance for online filling up of admission forms. Unfortunately, this startup firm did not take off. But, the whole experience brought Mr. Chalana in close proximity to huge gap that existed between the available data about colleges and the quality of information as sought by the college aspirants. He started Collegedunia with only five people, which has now grown into a hundred- employee team. This number is increasing with more experienced members joining the team. With time Collegedunia has realized the need of a product absolutely catering to the needs of the aspiring college candidates, their parents and peers. Putting strenuous effort to maintain high standards in UI and UX, Collegedunia.com has seen a massive increase in its user base. Number of first time users for Collegedunia.com took a multifold leap from 15000 per month to 1200000 per month. These numbers speak a lot about the company's growing market share. Presently their only source of revenue is advertisement but they are planning to move for user payments with an online marketplace for preparation material. The company has successfully launched its Mobile App on Android owning to high mobile traffic. Since a big chunk of its user base is from mobile platform, they have a plan to launch an app for iOS. Its Personal Admission Assistant both on Mobile and Desktop, works together in the admission starting from Exam Preparation to College Selection.
This portal has three major sections to cater : College Section, Exam Section and Course Section. The college page offers info on Courses, Fees, Placement, Admission Updates and Reviews. It also has an exam section listing exam from over 18 streams. It offers Practice Papers, Preparation Tips from Expert and Toppers. Its Course Section is still in the development phase but currently it is offering info on over 6000 courses across India with info of average fee, eligibility, course structure, syllabus and career opportunities.
The Maverick behind the Company
Sahil Chalana is the founder of collegedunia.com. He completed his MSc (Tech) Information Systems from BITS Pilani, one of the premier technological institutes in the country. He went onto become a co-founder in zoutons.com, 3.14 digital, rocketstores.in before setting up collegedunia.com.
High standard design, availability of most credible, updated and authentic information are the reasons behind the success of the company. Collegedunia has more than 30000 genuine reviews spread across 9000 colleges, which means visitors can make an outlook critical during admission. Collegedunia is held in its strong vision to reach out students in every corner of the country and help them find the information that isn't easily available and make an informed choice. The vision is also rooted in the opportunity this sector entails. With college admissions a $45 billion market, collegedunia.com aims to sweep a major chunk by making the admission process as smooth as possible and not only in terms of information but also application procedure. The company has changed its model and worked on lead generation instead. It is also renovating its portal for exam preparation and study material. Raising Rs 3 crore (in pre-Series A round) fund from Umang Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Gaadi.com, the company plans to offer students such a product which can fulfill every needs of a student looking for admission in India. Collegedunia also plans to replicate the same model for Study Abroad and Online Counselling.