Revamping the educational model with ThinkVidya

Education economy had seen  a burst in its growth in the past decade.With the recent increase in the number of IITs and IIMs, this has attained a new height. What is even more surprising is the development of Sub-University economy comprising of Coaching Institutes,Preparatory Classes, Training Centers, Tutions,Computer Learning Centers etc. The way these institutes have grown up has by-passed all imagination and these have turned out to be more profitable compared to the parent Colleges and Universities. While certain regulations exist for these colleges and varsities, there are no such well-defined   standards and guidelines for these small , highly profitable Institutes.Searching for a good institute is tough nut to crack especially in big towns  and metro cities. This was the idea when 3pundits.com and teacherji.in decided to join hands and came up with http://www.thinkvidya.com/ .

What it Offers

Thinkvidya has something to offer for every age group.While the parents can find information about schools, preschools, summer programs and home tuitions for children; youngsters can get information about colleges, sports coaching, professional courses, competitive exam coaching and lot more. The adult audience on the other side can find information on anything and everything they might want to learn. This includes but not limited to performing arts, visual arts, computers, languages, cooking, fitness and yoga, mind and spirituality topics, sports, corporate training and lot more. The site boasts of covering training and learning option in over 700 categories across 16 cities in India. This includes Ahmedabad , Bangalore ,  Chennai , Delhi,  Kolkata,  Mumbai,  Hyderabad,  Pune,  Chandigarh,Coimbatore , Goa, Indore,  Jaipur,  Lucknow, Nagpur and  Vadodara. Users can ask questions, post reviews, follow any school or trainer listing as well as contact the providers directly. It allows users to not only find best places for education & learning but also contact trainers, post a requirement, provide reviews and much more. The existing users and trainers of the Teacherji.in will be moved on to new website without a glitch and they will continue to enjoy their benefits.

Registration

It has  a simple lucid registration page asking for few details like Name, Email , City etc. However, it would  have been better if there was  a customized Signup page each  for Learner, Trainer, Tutor,School, Parent etc. If you have a Facebook Account You can skip the signup and Login directly.Click here to Signup now

How Much Does It Cost?

Till now the site   has a no Payment Link so its completely free to use. I dont know what is the business model associated with this project,but I could see few ads in the Search Results Page. I would rather recommend them going for banner and text ads instead of Sponsored listings or Pay-for-Use model.

UI Analysis

I am impressed that they have spent a considerable chunk of time in developing the look and feel  and gave it a standard Web 2.0 layout.However, it is not fully validated  against the W3c XHTML Strict standards.

Forum

Thinkvidya also offers  a  city specific discussion board. Members can ask questions or reply to existing  discussions. At present most of the discussions are confined to Bangalore only.Visit Thinkvidya forum

Articles

If you seek information about ancient Indian education and practices, I would suggest you to browse Articles Section.It has various  resources related to Yoga, Reiki, Folk dances etc.

 

Alerts

You can subscribe to alerts  for School Admission,Summer Program  and other activities in your city. A mail will be sent to you when something related occurs in your city

In overall, the site has lot to offer  and can be a good substitute to educational yellowpages in future.It lays the foundation of educational networking where both teachers and students can interact online and benefit themselves.So if you are planning to invest into educational sector or want to reap benefit from it ThinkViyda is definitely the best choice  for you.Join now and experience the fundas of educational networking