The Educational Startup Purple Squirrel Eduventures Is Fast Bridging The Gap Between Students And Industries
Purple Squirrel Eduventures, a startup founded by IIT Mumbai alumnus Aditya Gandhi and gold medalist Sahiba Dhandania in September 2013 is aiming to bridge the significant gap between students and their career choices in India. This educational startup helps students to make the right career choices by making experiential learning and industrial visits a vital part of their curriculum.
Aditya believes that the Indian folks do not take experiential learning and work culture immersion seriously which is the main reason why so many students suffer from wrong career choices. He spent some years of his life in Europe where he learned the vitality of industrial visits for students. This is when the idea came to his mind of starting his educational startup which will provide all students a better scope to select the careers that they will love to pursue.
It is not that industrial visits and work culture immersions are totally new to the education system in India. But, those are carried out quite formally without any reference to the reasons why they should be there in the first place. There is no point if students do not understand the importance of work culture immersion. They have to know why they are doing and what they are doing. Hence, the idea of an educational startup which will help students interact more effectively with their choice organizations is tremendously helpful in a country like India. And that is exactly what Purple Squirrel Eduventures aspires to do. How? We are getting to that.
How does the Mumbai-based educational startup helps students?
Either a student or an institute can book industrial visits to organizations to enhance their experience of how the corporate world works. You can visit the website, make your selection and leave it to the officials of the website to arrange for your visit. They will make all the preparations and provide you with details of the visit you are going to make, including dates and cost estimates. They will also help you to tailor your visit according to your specific needs and preferences. Sometimes, the senior executives will also interact with you and listen to what you have to say or learn. According to researches, there are subtle differences between the knowledge and skills of a freshly graduated student and that of a fresher in organizations in India. The educational startup Purple Squirrel Eduventures aims to bridge that gap so that the students who get selected in top notch organizations are exactly what the organization demands.
What are the costs of industrial trips in Purple Squirrel Eduventures?
The costs have been decided keeping in mind the affordability factor of most Indian students. An all inclusive three day trip to Bangalore costs 5,500 INR for example. Quite cheap for students who aspire to visit organizations in Bangalore, isn’t it? It is up to the students to decide on the days and cities to visit. The choice is among 15 cities in India and one day to multiple day trips. Organizations are free from any kind of charges. Hence they find no problem whatsoever in accommodating few students for a few days in their corporate offices, industries or sites.
Efforts of this educational startup are being appreciated by many. Recently it got funding from Matrix Partners India which the director said is going to be used in expansion of operations and products. According to the vice president of Matrix Partners, the startup is working on a completely unique business model and its requires appreciation for its noble ideas and goals. Today, there are about 30,000 colleges in India and most of them are taking to industrial visits as important part of their curriculum. Under such circumstances, this educational startup is all set to reach top levels within a short period of time. So, what do you think? Is India really lacking in spheres like industrial visits and work culture immersion? Do you think purple Squirrel Eduventures will really be able to bridge the gap? You can put down your thoughts in the comments section provided below. Also, you can write to us anytime if you need to share something. Have a great day!