Samsung Ventures backed ed-tech startup TagHive expands its operations to Odisha to deploy its AI-based learning app ‘Class Saathi’

Mumbai : The Class Saathi learning platform made by Samsung ventures backed South Korean ed-tech startup TagHive Inc. will be deployed in more than 100 schools in Odisha to make classroom learning more engaging and interactive. TagHive would partner with OKCL to transform the educational ecosystem of the state with ‘Class Saathi’ which works without any internet connectivity and electricity in classrooms.

‘Class Saathi’ is the world’s first clicker based smart classroom solution that makes formative assessment easy and fast. Class Saathi is a combination of a clicker device for each student and a mobile application for teachers, parents and administrators. After teaching a concept in a class, the teacher can ask a few questions using Class Saathi to gauge the understanding level of each and every student. Every student gets a voice through their individual clickers and they do not have to be shy in responding to what the teachers ask. Also, at home, Class Saathi serves as an AI-powered learning app for the students. Over 6.2 million questions have been solved by over 3.4 lakh students on Class Saathi as of April 5, 2022.

Speaking about the collaboration, Pankaj Agarwal, a graduate of IIT Kanpur and Harvard Business School and also the Founder and CEO of TagHive Inc. said “We are very excited to partner with OKCL because of our common vision to develop learning, governance and empowerment systems. We look forward to working very closely with OKCL and ensuring that we build more capabilities that transform schools across Odisha.”

Class Saathi is aligned with the New Education Policy’s objectives of micro-learning and continuous assessments thus building transparency and accountability for all stakeholders. “Data First” approach ensures greater accountability at all levels. Class Saathi is affordable and does not require schools to upgrade their infrastructure (“no internet” and “no electricity” are no more the limiting factors in making classrooms smart).

Odisha Knowledge Corporation Limited, briefly put OKCL, is under the administration of the Electronics & Information Technology (E&IT) Department of Government of Odisha. It is promoted jointly by the Government of Odisha and Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), to create a new paradigm in education and development through universalization and integration of Information Technology in teaching, learning and educational management processes in particular and socio-economic transformative processes in general.

The OKCL Managing Director, Mr. Manoranjan Puthal said, “We were really impressed by the ‘Class Saathi’ app during our pilot testing. This disruptive form of technology based learning would make education affordable and accessible to students in all contexts; and would enable us to take School Education in Odisha to new heights.”

This expansion into Odisha is the beginning of TagHive Inc.’s foray into the Eastern States of India, a region with a history of education and learning. Through the innovative Class Saathi solution, TagHive Inc. aims to transform school education in these states and propel all students, no matter their socioeconomic background, ahead through education.


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