Few years before, we have seen our parents running in search of newspapers and CSR magazines to know more about the higher education options in India as soon as the class 12 results are out. The parents as well as the students were equally confused over the option of studying in different colleges in India and the degrees offered by these colleges. This is where collegedunia offers its solution of a highly optimized search engine for higher education in India.
Collegedunia.com is an extensive search engine for the students, parents, and education industry players who are seeking information on higher education sector in India and abroad. One can rely on Collegedunia for getting most brief and relevant data on colleges and universities.
CollegeDunia has been created to fulfill a vision of empowering students with knowledge so that they make a wiser decision while choosing their career and alma mater. With the most interactive user interface and most validated content, we aspire to be the top education portals in coming days, says its founder Sahil Chalana.
Students can use Collegedunia to search about a college/University (e.g. Delhi University), available courses, admission process and lots more interactive tools to simplify the process of finding alma-mater. The website has the repository of more than 20,000 colleges, 199 exams and 6000 courses categorized in different streams like Management, Engineering, Medical, Arts and much more. One can classify colleges on the basis of location, ranking, ratings, fees and cutoff for different competitive exams. Collegedunia addresses the concerns of parents looking for an ideal institute for their wards. It provides a multichannel filter page which sorts data on the basis of ranking, fees and cutoff.
Collegedunia has over 10,00,000 visits per month with 3,00,000 page views and 50,000 unique visitors a month. Founded by Sahil Chalana, collegedunia was founded in 2014 having more than 50 employees now. Collegedunia raised over $150k funding from investors till now. Sahil Chalana graduated from BITS Pilani in 2010 and collegedunia is not his first venture. Having an experience of starting up and failing in entrepreneurship, Sahil started collegedunia with a mission to curate quality content about each college in India and abroad. This way he tries to help both education seekers as well as creators. Collegedunia operates from the capital city of India, New Delhi.
The revenue model of Collegedunia is based on paid features as well as through leads from the website. The basic listings which has information about college, fees, hostels, admission information etc. is free for colleges and there are paid features where colleges and institutes can advertise. The paid advertisements will increase the visibility of the college/institution thereby attracting more students.
Along with this, they also work on Cost Per Lead, where they share an aspirant’s information with colleges. They also have a mechanism for students to apply to those colleges, and on each application to that college, they receive a CPL from the college authorities.
Collegedunia is not the single search provider in the education space. The websites like shiksha.com which is a naukri.com company, pagalguy.com, careers360, htcampus, careerindia, minglebox also provides career search and advice options.
India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India’s online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. With such a huge market size and the potential to hold more quality colleges, the need for websites like collegedunia is important as they will provide the much-needed quality information to the students to choose their dream colleges. As per the latest Nasscom reports, the quality of education in India is degrading and to provide quality education is the need of the hour.