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January - 2015 - Special issue > Company of the Year 2014

Best Higher Education Platform: EduKart

SI Team
Friday, January 23, 2015
SI Team
Sahil Kapoor always dreamed of starting his own business. With a vast experience in retail, sales and Marketing, Kapoor wanted to start something in the same domain. EduKart's certificate course in Retail Management helped him fulfill his dream. EduKart is a platform which facilitates enrolment in degree, diploma and certificate programs. "After completing my Retail Management course from EduKart, I have been successfully running my retail business - Kapoor Retail Ltd in Amritsar," says Sahil.

EduKart was started by Ishan Gupta along with a passionate founding team in 2011 with the purpose of creating a platform for bridging the gap between aspirants and course providers. He is an alumnus Stanford and has worked in companies like Facebook, and One97 Communications Ltd., and strongly believes that only technology can bridge the gaps of accessibility and affordability in education. "We believe that while making one of the most crucial decisions of his/her life, a student should have the widest of choices both in terms of courses and the course providers," says Ishan Gupta, CEO, Edukart.

The Unique Offerings

Within a span of three years, EduKart.com, as a marketplace, offers more than 1000 degree, diploma and certificate courses across various fields such as Business Management, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Digital Marketing, PR & Advertising and more. A student can also enrol for niche courses like Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Aviation Management, Luxury Brand Management, Oil and Gas Management, Power Management, Big Data and Hadoop and many more. All these courses are being offered by recognised course providers. "While courses like MBA, M.Com, MA , Retail Management and Digital Marketing are established categories, we have seen an increased traction towards industry specific courses like Big Data and Hadoop,ECommerce specific courses in finance like Equity Research Analyst, courses in health and medication like Clinical Research and more," says Ishan.

Under the MBA and Executive MBA programs, EduKart showcases distance and online programs with a wide range of specializations and universities to choose from. The programs are provided by Universities like Annamalai University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Tamil Nadu Open University, Karnataka State Open University, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies and many more. For those students who hope to pursue their MBA degrees from foreign universities, EduKart offers programs provided by universities like Brenau University and Concordia University Chicago. Ishan adds, "Education should not be curbed by geographical or financial boundaries. Therefore, over the next few months we will bring an even wider range of courses from foreign universities on our platform." Apart from these institutes, EduKart also offers courses from institutions like Northwood University (US), London School of Business and Finance, Indian School of Business, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and certifying institutions like Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), V-Skills, Retailers Association of India (RAI), Microsoft, Adobe and more.

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