Rachit and Piyush were celebrating the success of their first company in London when they were invited by Indian Students Association to talk about career development. Sitting at a cafe in London, with around 20 Indian students, they realized how clueless many of them were and how the students had been misguided into choosing the wrong course or a sub-par university. They decided to assess the experience of many more students who had gone to study around the world and found the same lack of information and a feeling of missed opportunities. Determined to challenge status-quo, they started AdmitKard to disrupt the USD 10bn counseling industry in India.
With internet reaching every corner of India today, they decided to create a platform to connect millions of students to thousands of universities globally. Today, AdmitKard is an online platform (www.admitkard.com) which helps students to apply to 1000+ universities and colleges abroad including those in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and many more. With the help of data backed algorithms, a student has suggested the best possible universities according to her profile and preference. In their unique approach of 'œAI+Social' approach, they use intelligent counseling assistant, Eric, and a network of current students to resolve the queries of the students. With a completely online process and a strong knowledge base, they are disrupting this industry dominated by archaic brick-and-mortar players.
The Minds behind AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelais in France. From the days when he worked with Microsoft and Adobe, he believes that many students have huge potential and some good guidance can do wonders for them.
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. He has worked around the globe (except Antarctica!) and interacted with students of various world-class universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. He is passionate to help young students realize their full potential.
Making study abroad easier with AdmitKard
AdmitKard was conceptualized to achieve the dream that every student should be able to get admission in the best university as per their potential. What sets it apart from the others are the elements of standardization and personalization on the same platform. The unbiased data-backed algorithm which provides information to students is automated and functions without any lapse. Also, the unique profiles of students are matched with courses and universities accordingly providing the best matching option to the student.
When you are determined to improve the lives of people and work for the good, you bring out new ways to solve the particular problem. AdmitKard is using latest artificial intelligence technologies to create chat assistants for students which provides details about universities, courses, scholarships and the criteria for an application process. The students are always keen to know the actual experiences of students studying abroad. AdmitKard provides aspiring students the option to connect with such students for guidance and mentorship. The set up makes it a unique platform for interaction among students which makes the journey of a study abroad aspirant easier.
Students also use the help of their mentors (current students) to apply using the single application form which covers 500+ universities. Wrapped together, this creates a seamless and integrated process for a student from the discovery of opportunity to final admission.
Moment of Delight – Dreams do come true
AdmitKard’s influence on the education domain is rising fast. Some heartening examples include Shreyas, a student at a leading school in Delhi, who has secured an admission in Bachelor of Engineering program at Purdue University. Another student, from a small town in eastern UP, will be joining the New York University for a Bachelor of Business degree. Not limited to India, a student from Afghanistan has secured a place in a reputed Canadian college with the help of AdmitKard.
'œA dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.' AdmitKard becomes your friend and guide in the pursuit of your dreams. Even if you are confused and don't know which direction to continue further, you can speak to one of the experienced counselors. Some say that one decision can change your life. Who knows, this might be your chance!
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