This story originally appeared in YourStory History was scripted in the startup world today as for the first time Rs 35 crore funds were made available to 100 plus startup winners at Elevate 100, a Karnataka government initiative to handhold and fast-track entrepreneurship. State IT & BT Minister Priyank Kharge (extreme right) with from left Kunal Kashyap, Executive Director, TiE Bengaluru,
Ravi Gururaj, President, TiE Bengaluru, Naganand Doraiswamy, Managing Director & Foun
This article originally appeared in the Times of India Belagavi MAY 10, 2017: In a fiercely competitive age, there is immense pressure on students to excel academically. However, remaining glued to textbooks can become a monotonous experience. In a bid to make learning more engaging and enjoyable, Shrikant Latkar of Belagavi has developed a micro gaming-cum-learning platform that is available across domains – web, Android and iOS.
The first member of his family to become an
When 23-year-old Rita Nair joined ABC Ltd, an accounting firm, as a junior sales rep, she was excited and self-motivated to learn the ropes of the game. Six months passed, with no on-the-job training or guidance, Nair’s productivity soon began to dim. There was no sense of direction in her work. She still wasn’t acquainted with the industry norms and the company’s initiatives. Soon after, Nair quit her job. She then joined VSB Pvt Ltd. During the first three weeks at the comp
Did you know that students only remember 21% of what is taught to them – just after a month? In an age and time where the attention span of an average human being is lesser than that of a goldfish, this statistic doesn’t surprise us at all! Remember when Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) first came into existence? Who knew such bite-sized and easily digestible learning modules would become a trend in the online education industry. The term MOOC was coined in 2008. It has be
This article originally appeared in Yourstory Pivoting from being a gaming-micro-learning platform for students, Bengaluru-based Oust Labs works as a plug-and-play SaaS-based platform for the training of the blue-collar workforce. Now that the Nokia 3310 is back, the most common topic of conversation, apart from the fact that it can survive an earthquake, is Snake and the highest score one can manage. This isn’t surprising because the combination of an interesting game and th
Technology is shaping modern learning at a pace that’s only for the better. Till a decade ago, who knew we would be using mobile phones and iPads to acquire knowledge on-the-go? Or the fact that our minds wander so much that smart and quick ways to learn would instantly appeal to us? Whether we talk about people at work or students surviving yet another year at school or college, both clusters of “learners” now communicate in rather different modes as a result of technology.
The team at Oust is back with a contest yet again and this time, we’re all about identifying the best storytellers and feature them as part of the exclusive Oust Writers Club! What’s more is that the winner gets it all! Oust has cash prizes lined up for you if your story gets selected, you become a part of our exclusive writers club, get featured on our hall of fame and social media, and get ongoing paid projects. Yes, if there’s a field that you are an expert in and are will
OK – so the date for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to be held is set. 4 December it is. Students have already began preparing for this competitive exam. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam to select students for their business programs and it is a moment of prestige for a student to get enrolled in either of the institutes. Cracking CAT is considered a feat given its difficulty level and paper pattern. But it is not impossible. With a proper study s
As a student, you must most definitely relate to the challenge of studying and performing well at school. From homework assignments to yearly exams – you have a lot on your plate. And, we don’t underestimate the pressure on you even one bit. This is the reason why we want you all to break the monotony – and give your mind a break! But, we are not saying you give up studying over the weekend altogether. Indulge in light mental exercises to challenge yourself in a fun way. Oust
Mathematics—the subject that proudly has its own fan following has also broken many studious hearts, frustrated many young minds and acted difficult for most students. If studying this subject is a nightmare for you, then you have come to the right place. Did you know that competitive exams such as CAT, GMAT and IIT-JEE focus majorly on mental math? You can’t definitely be sitting in the exam hall, clueless and panicked, while solving questions that can be answered mentally.
Concentrating on academics is a big challenge for every student. We all have had troubles giving our 100 per cent, undivided attention to studies. It happens! However when you have a series of tests and bi-yearly exams to give from time to time, it becomes essential to focus. We have collated a list of some study hacks to help you concentrate better and make your dreaded study sessions a breeze. Have a look: 1. Heard of mnemonic devices?
Pronounced as ‘ne-mon-ics’, they help
We can’t stress enough on the fact that Oustathon 2015 was a phenomenal success. After all, it was a unique kind of a competition for students that involved the use of a mobile phone! Since Oust has been making news lately and is in the process of expanding the content on the app, it is certain the team’s efforts are being noticed by one and everyone. We sat down with the brain behind this innovative learning concept, Shrikant Latkar, for a quick chat on everything Oustathon
Hope to get admission in an engineering college of your choice? Aspire to study Dentistry? Want to become a doctor? Phew! It’s a given that after completing 12th standard, career options are many. And if you know which line of business you wish to undertake, then you are lucky. Having said that, do you plan to plan to sit for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) next year? If you remember last week we shared a couple of interesting study hacks to top this competitive exam; t
According to Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), over 1.5 lac students sat for Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted on May 12 and May 13 this year. Held at 53 places, spread all over Karnataka, this competitive exam is carried out for the admission of students interested in taking up Medical, Engineering, Technology and Dental courses. The KCET paper mostly comprises the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus. With K-CET mock tests slated to begin from the month of October, tension is ri
It’s a given that students of today’s time have technology at their fingertips. Smartphones, tablets, e-books—you all seem to have them right here, next to you. Mobile phones, especially, have become an irrevocable part of your lives. After all, it’s all about conquering the academics in the 21st century and how! According to a report published by Forbes India, Indian consumers, on an average, spend 3 hours and 18 minutes on their smartphones on a daily basis. Needless to say
“Oh, I love to study”, said no student ever. It’s a given that if you are a student, you might not ever completely enjoy the process of studying, especially during exam time. We get it because we all have been in the same boat at some or the other point in our lives. Trust us, there’s nothing wrong in sharing a feeling of resentment towards studying. However you really can’t fight this feeling when you have a series of exams to give from time to time. So what exactly can help
So, the OUSTATHON 2015, a one-of-its-kind mobile challenge, began with much pomp and splendor from August 27, 2015. The event activities are being sponsored by Rotary E-Club of 3170, Belgaum and Rotary Mysore Midtown. Based on Karnataka syllabus, this contest is for students of class ninth and tenth. It covers three subjects—Math, Science and Social Science. You’ll be seeing a whole lot of action till September 18, 2015. And we’ve decided to start sharing sneak peeks with you
As a school-going student, the toughest challenge is to study…study a lot. We agree it is a tedious process and that it requires you to transfer an enormous amount of information from textbooks, notes and the internet to an extremely reliable part of your mind. Phew! This surely sounds a little boring, a bit monotonous to undergo every day as a student. But think of the process of studying regularly or at least during the exams as a medicine that despite its bitter taste fetc
Okay! So here is an exciting announcement! We are starting with the OUSTATHON 2015 in Mysore and Belgaum on August 27, 2015. Oustathon will give students a platform to portray their academic skills and compete with fellow students across the entire district in a fun way. The contest covers Maths, Social Science and Science for 9th and 10th grade students, based on the Karnataka syllabus. It is India’s first mobile gaming challenge for academics! Winning Oustathon consists of
Today’s generation is proactive when it comes to academics. Students don’t mind making an extra effort to fine tune their concepts through different methods. Whether it is recording an entire lecture on a gadget or watching relevant videos at school, mode of learning today has no bounds. In fact, it is safe to concur that technology has enabled the students to be at the center of learning. Taking online courses is the new fad among Indian students and this isn’t restricted to