SRJNA, a Jaipur-based edutech company has developed experimental yet affordable 200+ learning models for students from Class 1 to 10. In order to ensure that students from Classes I to X retain their creativity, the models are based on an experiential learning approach.
A brand of Elation Edtech Pvt Ltd, initiated by 4 alumni of IITs and XLRI, is now a team of 15 enthusiasts who want to make a disruptive change in school education. It is the brainchild of four people – Sharad Bansal, Om Prakash, Kapil Arya and Vivek Pathak. Vivek met Sharad and Om at a fest in their college at IIT Delhi, after which he stayed in touch. He then went ahead to do an MBA program at XLRI, Jamshedpur. It was during this time that Vivek realized the quality of school education wasn’t up to the mark.
After discussing this with Sharad and Om, the trio began to develop models along the lines of the curriculum and piloted them in a few schools. Now, there are five full-time employees and over 15 interns in the startup, earlier in Jaipur, now with branches in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and growing.
It uses hybrid education model using real & virtual teaching aids to impart 5D classroom experiential learning and smart online assessment platform with deep analytics for K-10 students, teachers, and parents. Their motto is ‘True learning comes when it’s being experienced’, to ensure this, they continuously build teaching aids & methodologies and provide to associated schools. Through this platform, teachers can go online, create their own tests by choosing different parameters on which they want analytics, generate tests and see the results with advanced analytics in a user-friendly graphical format. Students can receive content and career-oriented consultancy based on their track record.
Their performance, since its inception, stands as empowering – entrusting 25000+ students, 500+ teachers and 80+ schools in Delhi NCR, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana & Gujarat.
Srjna provides a multi-discipline exposure to their team. For example, software developers sometimes market their product or marketing guys sometimes try their hand at content development. Even among the co-founders, while everyone has their own specialty and responsibility, they keep shifting roles to develop everyone’s skills so as to maintain a proper balance within limited people doing multiple tasks. It has recently signed a deal with Startup Oasis for incubation and expansion and there are other future plans which include a mentor-ship deal with CIIE-IIM Ahmedabad, and an MOU with the University of California.
Being a new start up from the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur, Srjna has got the upper hand among the emerging startups from the new startup hub of India. It is totally innovative in its approach and with a missionary approach serving the needful section of the society – school children from class 1-10, but since it is covering a variety of classes it requires a larger workforce, research activity and overall expansion in their operations so that it can reach out further to all parts of the diverse country and help the struggling school education system. If it is able to get international support it can really help in changing the poor image and reduce the poor education problem specially in the state of Rajasthan but really needs some tie-ups with telecom partners like Jio or Sify which are involved in education projects because internet facility is the key factor in providing the facilities of the startup and only then it can succeed in the longer run.