October - 2014 - issue > Startup of the Year - Education Management Software

NetSpec Global: Deploying Advanced Digital Solutions for Educational Entities

Nandini Mukherjee
Friday, November 21, 2014
Nandini Mukherjee
It was year 1992 when Rrajesh Bakshi embarked upon his entrepreneurial career with Netlink Business Systems. Under his able stewardship, Netlink achieved the status of one of the most successful system integration company in India. The strategic partnerships and long-term alliances of Netlink with some of the top global IT manufacturing companies like HP, Lenovo & IBM won him several awards for his services. After his success with Netlink, Spectra Innovations, a Singapore based firm, expressed interest in partnering with him over his conceived idea of creating collaborative platforms for education. This led to the formation of NetSpec Global in 2013, a company that develops cloud hosted software applications for educational institutions. NetSpec Global is consultancy & application development company for technology in education. "Currently, we are evolving as a fast emerging name in the world of Integrated Digital Solutions for educational entities. Our passion for technology has motivated us to take on the challenges of an ever evolving digital world that pose a threat to the education sector," states Rrajesh Bakshi, Founder & Chief Architect, NetSpec. The company aims to develop and deploy advanced digital solutions that can optimize campus processes, revolutionize content flow and establish a communication network. "We believe innovation is as important as customization, hence, we strive towards creating solutions that can be adapted and altered as per needs," he adds.

Rrajesh recounts the initial difficulties faced by him while setting up the company. "Selling educational apps to schools and colleges meant first convincing educators and learners of the utility of technology in education. We faced mindsets so deeply rooted in the archaic mechanisms of imparting education that it seemed like a herculean task to even find an audience. Through extensive promotion, awareness building programs and events, we were able to gain attention," he explains. Also, educators these days do not have enough time to learn new and ever-evolving technology. To address this issue, NetSpec Global has planned to start a trainer program where they will train teachers on uses of integrating technology into education. "It has been over a year that we have been rolling out the apps as a company and almost three years that we have been working on our products," adds Rrajesh.

An Edge over Others

The silver lining of NetSpec is the uniqueness of the product and the insatiable drive of its people. Rrajesh and his team have deeply surveyed the need of education market and have made their software applications cloud enabled, easily customizable and scalable. "We have incorporated several features which allow web interactions and engagements of the healthy kind within a safe environment. This concept has so far not been explored in school management systems," he says. The products cannot be easily classified into LMS, ERP or any of those jargons associated with educational technology. Also, the products offer innumerable features and is spread beyond classifications of any kind. The company is also mindful of Corporate Social Responsibility and hence has planned computerizing schools for poor children where they can't afford to have computers. "We facilitate tablets, PCs and notebooks across such schools to ensure that even the differently privileged children have access to such education technology. We are also participants of 'Hole in the wall' and would like to grow this concept in rural Indian villages," he adds.

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