Making education accessible and affordable

Jul 07 2014, 01:49 IST
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SummaryA Delhi-based serial entrepreneur is simplifying the learning experience through innovative technologies in rural as well as urban India

and learning support services for corporations, academic institutions and government organisations across the world.

Liqvid is a venture launched by key members of egurucool.com, which had established itself as India’s foremost elearning brands, created over 8,000 hours of elearning content and had tied-up with over 1,600 schools. “We, at Liqvid, pride ourselves on having gained reputation of being an eLearning company which matches global benchmarks and delivers rapid eLearning through cost-effective solutions.”

The company follows a unique technology based, learning methodology that leverages the power to technology to make learning scalable. The English programmes are offered on PCs, tablets and mobiles.

Liqvid has more than 250,000 learners across schools, colleges, vocational institutes and corporate for this programme and its customers include IIT Delhi, Jamia Millia, British Council and Educomp. Liqvid also has a tie-up with BBC Active.

Agarwal has a passionate

interest in education and is

committed to exploring how technology can be used to make high quality education and training available to a very large number

of people at a cost that they can

afford and at a place they can reach. Liqvid sells its software

to schools, colleges, training

institutes and corporates. Its

audience ranges from six-year-olds to middle-aged users.

Agarwal says, “In the next three years, we are targeting about 5,000 schools. We currently have a few hundred. Our goal is

to reach 10 million learners across top 500 cities. By 2017, our goal is to reach 10 million learners across top 500 cities. We charge between R500-5,000 per learner per programme for a single course of 60-100 hours. Where there are more than a 1,000 learners in one place, we license the software for close to R2-3 lakh a year,” he says. We plan 5,000 more centres by 2017, he adds.

Liqvid aims to make quality education and training available to billions of people at a cost that they can afford and at a place that they can access.

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