SchoolWiser.com, an online school discovery platform launches it's enhanced website for Gurgaon parents.
Online PR News – 23-February-2016 – February 23, 2016, Gurgaon, Haryana – When Pooja Kedia returned to Gurgaon after several years abroad, she didn’t imagine finding a school for her 3 year old would be such an ordeal. “I was appalled not by the lack of schools but by the information chaos” recalls Pooja. “We were spoilt for choices from options ranging from conventional to international to alternative schools with no apparent and transparent way to compare schools on a common platform other than information available on their prospectus and own websites that stacked all schools to be great”. A six-sigma practitioner by profession, Pooja couldn’t cope with the total lack of standard procedures for admission during the school-hunting process. She put up a beta website with information she collected during her school search. An unexpected response within just a few months led Pooja to convince her husband, Saurabh Kedia to leave a prestigious position and an envious six-figure sterling compensation to join her and create a platform, SchoolWiser that brings everyone that matters together - parents, schools, students and teachers.
A Cambridge alum and former vice president marketing for a leading global support company, Saurabh saw potential in turning this information chaos into usable data and putting it online to help many more like them. Saurabh’s experience as a founding member of a successful start-up and his expertise in growing online brands has helped steer SchoolWiser into its next phase.
So what is SchoolWiser?
In a nutshell, it’s a user friendly school discovery platform aimed at assisting parents to find, compare and shortlist schools based on key parameters like neighbourhood, education board, facilities, fees structure, age criteria, classes offered, and student teacher ratio amongst many others. Here, users can view in-depth school profiles, multi-facet ratings and reviews, and can compare schools by factors that matter to parents. This research site adds a dimension not seen in its competitors, as it effectively blends reviews by community members alongside actual hard data.
SchoolWiser has had an overwhelming response so far and this did not come as a surprise to Saurabh. “The millennium city is a city of nuclear families and parents in corporate jobs. These demographics give birth to parents that are more informed, more demanding and more fastidious. However, there are three things you will hear all these parents say – I want the best, I want it hassle free and I want it now. This is true for everything from buying grocery to renting an apartment online – why should searching for a school be any different? SchoolWiser sees almost 100K visits and gets listed on the first page in Google search for almost all Gurgaon school searches, says Saurabh. What’s even more encouraging is that over 35% visitors return frequently to SchoolWiser.
According to the duo, this journey has just begun and Gurgaon is just the start. They have big plans for SchoolWiser with several service enhancements in the pipeline. They are determined to make SchoolWiser the go to place for all parents and students pan-India seeking school admissions and wanting to go through this process with ease.
For more information and to discover schools, visit http://schoolwiser.com
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