The PIE News reports that AdmitKard, a start-up that helps Indian students to connect with over 1,000 universities across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Canada, has raised $1 million in initial funding, aimed at expanding its reach domestically.
The platform works by connecting candidates who wish to study abroad with students already enrolled in universities overseas, known as ‘near-peer’ mentoring, and uses artificial intelligence to assist with decision making. Founded in Noida in 2016, AdmitKard now plans rapid expansion across more than 100 Indian cities, building on an already established partner network.
How AdmitKard Empowers Indian International Students
Co-founder, Piyush Bhartiya says that the platform allows users to learn from the past trials of students already overseas. The aim is to turn the bad experiences of yesterday’s prospective students into a smooth path to overseas study for the current and future versions.
“It is a socially active platform by the students, for the students. Current students are passionate to guide aspirants on AdmitKard as they feel they were misguided when they were applying to study abroad,” says Bhartiya.
The platform has so far successfully partnered with service providers in test prep, education loans, student accommodation, banking and forex. As co-founder, Rachit Agrawal explains, “AdmitKard is a data-enabled social platform which helps in eliminating information asymmetry and building trust among aspirants.”