EmpowerU: Using tech to display government colleges in Jharkhand

For over two years now, faculties in Giridih district in Jharkhand were seeing accelerated teacher attendance and good midday meals being served. All thanks to EmpowerU, an era platform that keeps a take a look at authorities school situations, tracks and brings real-time statistics from the colleges without the use of the net, analyses it to come across crucial issues, and for that reason recommends brilliant movements to administrators.

The headmaster of each college marks students’ attendance using the cell app, and all departs taken with the aid of instructors and college students are tracked. The college also has to provide an update about the noon meal scheme and sanitation facilities. The records collected are checked to utilize a cluster resource coordinator who is tracking about 15-20 schools. The records subsequently are going to the deputy commissioner to restore the troubles.

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“There has been a boom in trainer attendance from fifty-eight percent to more than 86 percentage, increase in noon meal serving to greater than ninety percentage thru real-time evaluation of funds and grains provided and students served, and progressed infrastructure and primary facilities via smart difficulty detection and grievance redressal,” says IIT Kanpur alumnus Onkar Prasad. He commenced Promorph Solutions in 2015 to trade the manner authorities schools characteristic in India. “Our motto is to improve education with the aid of leveraging technology and analytics,” says Prasad.


The bootstrapped employer raised finances through the Invent program of the United Kingdom government, Villgro Innovation Foundation, Technology Development Board, SIIC IIT Kanpur, and is supported by Social Alpha (Tata Trusts). The business enterprise, headquartered on the Sidbi Innovation & Incubation Center (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, was bootstrapped with approximately ₹30 lakh and has acquired seed investment of ₹50 lakh.

Promorph works on the Software as a Service version. “We’re doing real-time monitoring and assessment of presidency faculties on everyday foundation, and the utility runs without a net,” says Prasad. “Currently, we’re working with the governments of Jharkhand and Odisha, and 1,500 faculties in Jharkhand and a pair of,000 schools in Odisha are using this app.” All the colleges have also been geo-tagged and geo-mapped. “It was vital to make certain that we’re getting correct records from the headmaster, to keep away from any discrepancies, we gathered the data of each faculty and mapped it,” says Prasad.

For its services, the Kanpur-primarily based startup is getting sales from the authorities—it fees a charge of ₹150-250 per month according to college. “We’re planning to paintings with the authorities of UP, Bihar, Goa, and Karnataka in future. We’re also operating on a task with a chain of private colleges. Besides imparting statistics, the plan is likewise to provide consulting within the future,” says Prasad including that they’re trying to affect five million students within the following years.

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