The times have changed and so has the perception of students as well as parents. There was a time when the well-being and reputation of a college was determined solely by the placements it provided but as per the latest trends, a major chunk of focus is laid on the student reviews, the functioning of the educational institute, and the overall purview as to how does the Institute operate, and CollegeDunia is focusing on the same.
With as much as 1.75 Lakh reviews spread over 30,000 colleges throughout the country, CollegeDunia plays host to one of the largest College Review Platforms out in the country, and it wasn't easy crossing the milestone of 1.5 Lakh reviews for the company.
Sanjay Meena, Business Head at CollegeDunia terms, "If we look at the Education Industry of 5 years ago, we could notice that the major focus was laid on how good the college looked, and how good of a placement it provided. The generation now is more focused on receiving a quality education and this can be achieved only through a good faculty and a practical exposure."
In order to understand if the college actually provides quality education, hosts a good faculty, hosts a healthy placement scenario, provide good scholarships, and has an excessive outreach in the cultural and other co-curricular activities, one would have to get in touch with the alumni or the current students of that college. Considering that each student has his eyes on 50 colleges, and if he gets in touch with two students of each college, it would lead to the formation of 100 cross-connections for each student. This in all would be extremely cumbersome. This is where CollegeDunia comes into play as it takes in the detailed reviews by current students as well as alumni and displays it on the website along with the college information. The users can get to know the alumni's point of view of these colleges in one go.
The genuineness of reviews always poses a big question, especially when the count is such. In that regard, CollegeDunia keeps a special check on the reviews it receives. The company verify the student details with the Institutions for which, the review is written and also audits the details of the reviews. Each review has to go through an approval process for this regard.
The recent organization of Revicon - India's Largest College Review Competition by CollegeDunia has also helped in increasing the number of reviews on the platform. The tremendous response received by the competition has assured CollegeDunia as a trusted portal for checking genuine college reviews. These college reviews are now helping shape the future of the children. Even the parents are keeping a regular check on reviews of the colleges they want their student to get admission in.
Sahil Chalana, founder, CollegeDunia.com, "With the recent transformation of CollegeDunia into the largest College Review Platform, we have observed a varied pattern. There is an increase in the traffic of people lying in the age group of 40-60, mostly being counted as parents. It has been observed that a lot of parents have been checking these reviews in order to be sure of the college they are planning to send their children to."
It won't be wrong if we mention that CollegeDunia has done a tremendous job of bringing College Reviews close to the aspirants, and has made the tedious task of choosing the best college easier for parents as well as students.
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