Bihar becomes the first state in India to democratize post classroom academic support

Patna : The Government of Bihar has entered a statewide partnership with Filo, the world’s first instant live tutoring app, to offer free access to its platform to all students of class 9th to 12th from over 9000 Government Schools of Bihar. The announcement was made today in Patna, where the Education Minister of Bihar Shri Vijay Kumar Choudhary inaugurated the app for the students of Bihar. Other dignitaries like Mr. Sanjay Kumar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Education, Mr. Asangba Chauba AO, IAS, Secretary, Department of Education, Mr. Manoj Kumar, IAS, Director, Secondary Education, and Mr. Shrikant Shashtri, IAS, Managing Director, BSIEDC were also present in the event.

The initiative will come at no cost to over 45 lakh students who will now have immediate access to vetted professional tutors on the platform for 1:1 personalized learning. This makes Bihar, the first state government in India to democratize and provide equitable academic support to its students beyond the classrooms; an area that has so far been the preserve of only a privileged few who could afford it (in the form of coaching).

Shri Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Education Minister of Bihar said, “We are proud to be the first state government to offer live instant tutoring support to our students. I wholeheartedly congratulate the founders of Filo to come up with such a platform whose aim is to help the students in their learning progression and offer spot solutions 24/7. Filo is true to the meaning of its name where the mission of the app is to handhold students in their after-school learning and help them solve their learning problems just like a friend does in our normal lives.”

Filo is the world’s fastest-growing and the only ‘instant-live tutoring’ platform that connects students with top tutors with subject expertise in less than 60 seconds from across the country. On Filo, students get 24×7 exclusive access to live, 1-1, video learning sessions personalized from day one, at the click of a button. Every session is designed keeping in mind the learning capabilities and style of individual students.  The company has been founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs and experienced engineers, Imbesat Ahmad (IIT Kharagpur), Shadman Anwer (IIT Delhi), and Rohit Kumar (IIT Kharagpur) who are passionate about delivering high-quality education experiences at scale. Imbesat, who hails from Bihar itself, is a well-known educator and serial entrepreneur who previously founded RiSE, an acclaimed educational institute in Jammu and Kashmir modeled on the lines of Super 30, his alma mater, and credited for helping thousands of underprivileged students from the state land in IITs, IVY league colleges.

Imbesat Ahmad, Co-founder, Filo said, “As someone who hails from the state and has done his schooling from Patna, I am thrilled to be able to create a product that can enable high quality 1:1 learning at scale for students from Bihar. Having been a teacher who has helped thousands realize their goals, I can say with confidence that post classroom personalized tutoring can create a massive difference in students’ performance. In the USA, this is a tried and tested model and districts like San Francisco, Florida, Chicago and Los Angeles have been offering such support for a while now. It gives me immense pleasure that Bihar has become the first state in India to implement this with much advanced technology which me, Shadman & Rohit have invented.”

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