How an edtech company built an end-to-end study abroad admissions platform: coursefinder.ai
For many students, studying abroad is the way to gain new perspectives, receive a top-notch education, and take advantage of the best career opportunities in the field of their choice. However, from choosing the best course and shortlisting the perfect college in the country of their choice, to obtaining a visa and the necessary finances, the study abroad process can be a daunting task. .
In an effort to facilitate education abroad, Prachet Agrawal launched coursefinder.ai in 2018, the edtech platform of KC Overseas Education (KC), which enables KC and its distribution partners in India and abroad to research, screen and obtain student admissions to universities around the world. Its adaptive search engine allows users to choose the most suitable course options from a large database of over 1 lakh of courses from over 700 universities in 29 countries like Canada, USA, UK United, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and European countries, among others. .
Its state-of-the-art eligibility feature can assess a student’s eligibility for a course before submitting an application, and its streamlined application system allows its users to apply to multiple courses and universities through a single application, allowing for ‘save a lot of their precious time and resources.
Coursefinder.ai, gives easy access to research courses, students and their applications. It also has an extensive repository of learning resources and much more. This ease of access to a range of services and deep integrations with payment gateways and ancillary service providers has helped KC Overseas B2B partners immensely. KC’s Coursefinder.ai is currently used by over 5,000 student recruiters around the world. Its dashboard gives recruiters an overview of all important statistics, user management, access control, comments and notifications in real time. These value-added services give recruiters all the resources necessary for an end-to-end “study abroad” process for their students.
Complete set of services for education abroad
Getting the right kind of funding is crucial for studying abroad. To this end, Prachet and his team have also been instrumental in creating a fintech division at KC Overseas called elanloans.com that connects students with the right providers of overseas education loans from its extensive network of partner banks, financial institutions and NBFCs like SBI. , Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Mpower, Avanse, HDFC Credila and others.
As KC focuses on the entire student journey in order to make the application process for foreign institutions as smooth and hassle-free as possible, their services range from free advice to helping students choose the best course, country and university, to test preparation services, application assistance, study abroad loan assistance, visa assistance, housing assistance, tuition payment, currency exchange and currency exchange services and much more.
More recently, as the pandemic drew closer, KC Overseas switched to digital platforms in order to make the process much smoother for students. In keeping with this, they offer various virtual events for students and channel partners, such as multi-country virtual education fairs, virtual webinars by institutional delegates, online training sessions and online counseling. by KC’s team of highly experienced national experts. Their test prep services like IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, PTE, ACT and many more are all available online through live interactive bundles conducted monthly.
Prachet Agrawal, Product Manager, Coursefinder.ai
Invest in technology
KC Overseas’ investments in cutting edge technology solutions have helped it stay ahead of the curve, reach more customers, deliver a great user experience and lower operating costs.
After spending nearly $ 3 million in total on coursefinder.ai and elanloans.com so far, KC Overseas plans to invest an additional $ 3-5 million in these technology offerings and enhance their capabilities through the automation and advanced features. The company hopes to make coursefinder.ai directly accessible to students, so that they can complete the entire journey of researching, screening, applying, and paying to foreign institutions from the comfort of their own homes.
Turning dreams into reality
While today KC Overseas is a trusted brand for its technologically advanced products and respected in the market, it was born with the very simple belief that every student can fulfill their dreams of studying abroad if they is guided in the right way.
In 1998, when Pankaj and Nalini Agrawal noticed the shortage of quality service providers to help students with formalities related to the study abroad process, they launched Krishna Consultants, which was recently renamed KC Overseas Education. (KC) with the aim of closing this gap.
They have worked to make KC Overseas a market leader in the field of international education and to date the company has helped over 1.25 lakh students towards their dream of studying abroad.
The company currently has over 700 academic links in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and European countries, among others. Of these, more than 40 links are with the top 300 institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022. The team now has more than 500 employees working in more than 50 global offices spread across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka with operations also extending to Malaysia and Vietnam.
Seeking a consistent growth path, the company also plans to expand its international presence to other popular international study destinations such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Iran, Nigeria and Brazil over the next 12 months.
To learn more about how you can start your trip to study abroad, visit the KC Overseas Education website. here.