Kolkata based Edutech startup, Notebook officially announced the launch of their platform nationwide. The company’s initiative allows children and parents to learn topics of their respective school syllabi through audio-visual content, text notes, and an exhaustive question bank. Going forward, the platform shall provide education aids designed for dyslexic and visually challenged students. It aims to articulate the gaps in the school education system in India and address them across all major boards and subjects.
Notebook will reach out to those desirous of such an education aid in the urban and rural sections of the country at affordable pricing. As an introductory offer, the platform has been kept free of cost at launch. The platform imparts education in an augmented storytelling format which mixes teacher-led and visual-led learning audio-visual content, complemented by in-depth text content.
Founded last year, by Achin Bhattacharya and Subhayu Roy, Notebook is a mobile-first product that combines video and text content to deliver best in class education according to the school curriculum. With productive engagement in mind, visuals and audio are used in a way to create maximum impact through short-form content.
Speaking at the launch of the platform, Mr Achin Bhattacharyya, Founder & CEO, Notebook said, “We are delighted to share the launch of our unique platform. With a responsibility to let every child learn, our product converts each and every topic into concise audio-visual form and delivers through cloud-based architecture that can be streamed on any personal devices.
“It will also include vernacular languages to overcome regional barriers to make learning easier and efficient. Our vision is to provide affordable access to the high-quality education system in India” He added.
Mr. Subhayu Roy, Co-Founder, Notebook said, “It is exciting to see the fruits of our labour finally reach the students. We believe we have developed an instruction design that engages, educates and aids recall. We have set out to make a difference in the way every student perceives education, and nothing would make us happier than to see students finding this helpful and relevant. We have been extremely lucky to find great people all along our journey and have a great team. For this, I am truly grateful.”
Also present at the launch was Mr Ashok Ganguly, who Notebook has roped in as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Ganguly was Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and was instrumental in various significant improvements in India’s school education system. As a member of the National Steering Committee and the Central Advisory Board of Education, he played an important role in the development of the National Curriculum Framework 2005.