Mettl partners with GIST, to reach leading academic institutes with customized online assessment platform

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Gurgaon: GIST (gist.in), India’s leading Content and Information Solutions company announces its partnership with Mettl, a rapidly growing assessment technology company for Training and Education purposes, to enhance the reach of its scholarly content and online assessment technology to higher education institutes across India.

Mettl, established in 2009, focuses deeply on the science of assessments combined with advanced technology to deliver highly valid, scalable and reliable online assessments. Mettl’s cutting-edge innovation and technology differentiates it from other players in the segment.

Through its partnership with GIST, Mettl is looking to keep up with the education industry that is now transforming digitally under the Government’s vision of Digital India. As per government data[1], there are 799 universities, 39,071 colleges and 11,923 stand-alone institutions in India and there are about 34.6 million Higher Education students. However, the key challenge is the adoption of technology to make a significant difference in the quality of education. GIST and Mettl are aligned in their vision to digitize the education industry. With the help of GIST, Mettl is reaching out to hundreds of leading academic institutions across the country to provide its customised online assessment solutions.

GIST enables academic institutes, corporates and government organizations across India meet their requirements of digital information solutions such as Digital Library and eContent (eBooks, eJournals, online courses and more). It represents leading global publishers in the Indian market and manages complete online subscription needs of academic institutes, government and corporate libraries.

GIST represents many global publishers in the sub-continent and managing the complete online subscription needs of leading Academic and Research Institutions across the country for over 30 years. To this partnership, GIST brings its strength of wide reach to some of the top institutions in the country whereas Mettl offers world-class assessment solutions.

Mettl is one of the fourteen companies selected by National Skill Development Council (NSDC) to drive innovation and encourage skill development for youth in India. It offers a secure and customizable assessment platform to Institutes that makes examination process much easy by supporting multiple question types such as multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, subjective answers, programming (IT courses) and case studies (Business courses) simulators and more.

The technology is cost and time effective. It eliminates various levels of logistics involved in a traditional pen-paper exam such as physical test centers, printing of question papers, storage of answer sheets, team deployment, slotting of exams, printing of admit card, etc. It also enables bulk upload of more than 100,000 questions and test-formats, while features of auto-evaluation and instant reports improves turnaround time on results. The platform has successfully hosted up to 60,000 assessments in a single day. This ensures that the faculty’s time is better utilized for research and innovation. Further the platform provides individual diagnostic reports in an easy-to-understand customizable format that highlight the areas of focus for the candidate. It also enables the creation of development plans to improve the candidate’s journey and enhance employability.

“Our partnership with GIST brings in a customised package of best suited solutions for educational institutions to slowly move from conventional to technological mode of examinations. GIST’s experience of decades and understanding of education space; and our robust platform and proctoring solution blend together to help institutions cut down on operational hassles and focus more on strategic decisions, research and innovation,” says Ketan Kapoor, Co-Founder & CEO, Mettl

“Mettl is a renowned name in the assessment technology space and are known for their innovation. We are proud to associate with the company and look forward to draw from each other’s strengths to help leading education institutes in India adapt to best-in-class education technologies. Through this partnership, we are a step closer to our vision of bringing a digital transformation in the education space. The technology would be a good addition to the existing digital resources of the institutes,” says Tarun Arora, CEO, GIST.