Mangaluru: Deeksha, a trusted name in PU & competitive exam coaching, launched Deeksha PAL, an android app that aids students in preparation for Board Examinations at Ocean Pearl here, on January 21.
The launch marks the institute’s foray into the segment of mobile applications. Deeksha PAL is an android mobile application and a comprehensive, exam prep tool developed specifically to cater to 2nd PU students in Karnataka. It currently includes lessons and question banks for Science subjects and Languages (Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit and English) prescribed in the Karnataka PU syllabus. The app is tailor made for better preparation and success in the board examinations, and is the only app in the technology enabled education market that caters to this segment.
Deeksha PAL has been created by teachers who have a vast experience in setting question papers for board exams. The app is designed in a student friendly manner and allows them to create individual study plans as per their needs and requirements. This provides them the flexibility to set their pace of study and hence acts as a customized buddy for the students.
The Deeksha PAL, currently in its beta version, is available FREE OF COST to all students in Karnataka and can be installed from the Google Play Store.
Shriram Sabhapathi gave a demo of the app. The app features questions required to pass as well as to score a distinction and covers all the chapters included in the syllabus. He said, “Commerce subjects will be introduced from the first week of February.” The app has already seen 3050 downloads and is expected to reach 50000 downloads before the coming board exams. “Since Mangaluru is considered as an education hub, we launched this app here,” added Lalit Sridhar, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ace Creative Learning and Deeksha.
The app includes many other exciting features such as:
• Question banks organized by difficulty level
• Marking scheme and detailed breakdown of answers
• Explainer video commentary for each chapter
• Useful tool such as bookmark, revisit, and break down of marking scheme
In the future, the app will introduce paid features like ‘call a teacher,’ where a student can schedule a call with a teacher to clear his/her doubts. “The feature will be introduced later as we are nearing the end of the academic year. The idea is to use this feature from the beginning of the academic year,” said Shriram.
Deeksha, whose industry presence spans about two decades, is committed to holistic and value based education. This has constantly urged them to churn out innovative learning tools and products that meet the evolving needs of school students.
“Preparation for board exams is often limited to content that is delivered through classes or tuition and coaching centres. Learning and practice happens from books and reference materials. However, many students today own mobile devices, which serve as effective platforms for delivery of content and test prep material. Deeksha PAL makes use of this opportunity to connect better with students and provide them an effective and user friendly learning tool,” said Lalit.
“We also have a paid app called ‘CET Cracker’ which costs Rs 2499. The entire cost is for maintenance and there is actually no profit that we can make out of it. We have also reached many colleges which see our app as a great tool which can boost the marks of their students,” said Shriram.
Deeksha is an association of like-minded institutions that share a common vision – “To create an academic environment that nurtures original thinking and develops young confident confident individuals with a sense of responsibility to society.” The network works on the philosophy of taking ownership of the students’ academic needs, through a disciplined, rigorous academic environment and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for the student. With the help of renowned academicians, well researched and comprehensive study material, the Deeksha Program has established a systematic structure to enable academic aspirations of a student. For more information please visit www.deekshanetwork.org
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