Leading ed-tech companies – GetMyUni and Twigz Network and their education platforms Getmyuni.com, Sarvgyan.com and Aglasem.com, in collaboration with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham hosted India’s largest online event for engineering aspirants “Exploring Engineering Careers after the Pandemic” during COVID-19 lockdown on 1st May 2020. These portals already, collectively, serve over 400 million students annually in their academic and career choices.
The one of it’s kind event saw over 10K registrations and 3500 attendees for the hour and half long session being conducted by the Director of Engineering admissions at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Br. Maheshwara Chaitanya, who counselled students around a career in engineering and how they can go about making the right choice.
Upneet Grover, founder of Getmyuni, mentioned that they had been experiencing a huge surge in student queries around what should be done next, in these trying and uncertain times of Covid. Hence, along with Shubham Watta, founder of Twigz Network, another leading ad network of educational portals, was born the idea of pulling off something never done before – counselling thousands of students using a single platform, at the same time. Within a couple of weeks they launched the Nurture, their joint platform for online student counselling at scale.
The online event had a host of questions which were answered in detail, such as how can students go about selecting the right engineering branch, the scope of both conventional and unconventional streams in engineering from an employment perspective, productive ways of spending time during the quarantine for engineering aspirants, how to choose the right college, etc.
Br. Maheshwara Chaitanya, with over 15 years of experience in the education domain, gave his insights and showed the students light at the end of the tunnel. He also assured the students not to panic about the COVID-19 situation, adding that they should use the time available constructively by preparing for the remaining entrance exams, engaging in online learning and thinking deeply upon their future academic choices.
Upneet Grover, further shared that given the unprecedented success of this event, many more universities and colleges are approaching them to work together to deliver similar outcomes