As the allure of global learning opportunities grows, a thriving ecosystem of startups has emerged to facilitate and empower Indian students on their journeys to study abroad. These startups play a pivotal role in simplifying the complex process of gaining admission to prestigious international institutions, securing scholarships, and navigating the challenges of pursuing education in foreign countries. Let’s explore how these innovative startups are transforming the landscape of foreign education for Indian students, making the dream of studying abroad more accessible and achievable than ever before.
TheBigLeague is a leading EdTech platform based in Noida, India, founded in 2018 by co-founders Piyush Bhartiya and Rachit Agrawal, with Priyanka Bhargava serving as the Head of Counselling. With a steadfast mission to empower students, TheBigLeague strives to nurture well-rounded personalities and impart essential life skills while guiding students toward admission into premier educational institutions. The brand’s visionary goal revolves around becoming a leading resource for comprehensive insights into the world’s top universities, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education.
Launched in 2017, AdmitKard is a venture capital-funded Edtech that simplifies access to higher education opportunities. Incepted by IIT-IIM Alumni (Piyush Bhartiya & Rachit Agrawal) with an aim to mentor students in the college application process, AdmitKard boasts of a robust technical platform to make the entire application process effortless and to enable aspirants to apply from the comfort zone.
Edumpus is a new-age social platform that provides a multilateral user-generated communication channel between educational institutions, students, and other stakeholders of this coveted industry. The platform was founded by entrepreneurs Ajesh Raj and Basil Ali in 2019. The startup aims to bridge the gap between institutions and students across the globe and wants to create a global outreach that will help students make informed decisions about their careers and provide an efficient way for institutions to leverage their resources to pursue good students without making it an exhaustive process. The platform offers over 50,000 courses, and around 500 universities are listed on the website. Edumpus uses artificial intelligence (AI) to suggest best-fit courses to students based on their criteria and university offerings.
4 Leap Scholar
Founded in 2019 by Vaibhav Singh and Arnav Kumar, Bengaluru-based Leap Scholar is an end-to-end platform on a mission to make global education accessible for Indian students across the spectrum. Leap Scholar offers access to IELTS coaching programmes and scholarships. It also offers live sessions with India’s best study-abroad experts like Jaydeep Rege and Shikha Seth. With a network of over 500,000 users, the startup assists students in evaluating career alternatives, connecting with experts, and selecting the best option from its 5,000+ partner universities worldwide.
5 Leverage Edu
New Delhi-based Leverage Edu helps students across India choose the right career and higher education courses with access to personal mentors and global universities. Leverage Edu was founded by Akshay Chaturvedi in 2017. The startup has experienced counsellors on the platform to support students in selecting the best college/university from over 1,000 top global institutions based on their profile. It also offers an AI tool that assists them in selecting the institutions based on their profile, making the process easier for students. Leverage Edu has a presence in over 35 locations across India, enabling students to pick colleges from countries like Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, and Germany.