Meracareerguide, a Noida based online career counselling platform for students has raised undisclosed amount from Vishal Gondal and Walt Disney India chief Ronnie Screwvala, reports Techcircle. The investment has not been confirmed by meracareerguide or either of the investors yet.
Through the meracareerguide platform, students from standard 10 and beyond (engineering, or other streams) can seek counselling from industry experts and counselors via emails, and IVR telephony.
The platform offers psychometric career assessment which helps students to Identify careers that match their interest, ability and personality. In addition, it also helps students to get sense about their strengths and weaknesses to find right career. The psychometric career assessment feature is developed by a team of psychologists who have expertise in the field of education and organisation.
The platform’s career guidance packages are priced between Rs 499 (for psychometric stream suggestor with sample report) to Rs 599 (psychometric stream suggestor plus career guidance).
Earlier in July, Ronnie Screwvala promoted UNILAZER and Vishal Gondal promoted FACT had invested an undisclosed sum on OnContract.com. OnContract.com( earlier called as StaffOnContract.com) is a contract staffing platform that addresses the growing challenges of getting quality contract staff by providing an organized internet based marketplace to get people on just-in-time and just-for-time basis.
Currently the Indian online education market is stood at $20 billion and set to grow 100% by 2017 ($40 billion). India has one of the largest education systems in the world with a network of more than 1 million schools and 18,000 higher education institutions. Given such a tremendous opportunity in online education, investors have started betting big on it.