Mathrubhumi Group, media conglomerate in Kerala, has partnered with Logical Steps to launch Silverbullet, an e-learning portal to coach for engineering and medical entrance exams, reports exchange4media.com. The report says that the course content on the portal is based on NCERT format.

The engineering entrance exams covered by the platform include BITSAT, Manipal, JEE Advanced, IISER, K-CET, JEE Main, IISc, Kerala Engineering Entrance, IIST, NDA, Amritha, CUSAT, RGPIT and SRM. The platform also coaches for medical entrance exams including NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER, Kerala Medical, NEST, All India Veterinary and AFMC. Coaching for other professional course exams such as CLAT, CA (CPT), Hotel Management, Design, Fashion and LLB Kerala are also available on the website.

The features on the portal include lesson summaries, study plans, test papers, mock tests, flash cards, equations and sample problems. Students have the option of getting assistance from a mentor. The platform also have an analytical tool for students to understand their progress. Interested students may sign up for long-term or short-term courses. However, on checking the site, we noticed that long-term courses are presently unavailable and will be launched on June 1, 2017. Students interested in the long-term courses can submit their email address to be notified about it.

The platform offers a free-trial course for both medical and engineering entrance exams. At the time of writing this story, the paid short-term courses originally priced at Rs.1000, 2,000 and 3,000 were quoted at Rs.700, 1,400 and 2,100, respectively after a discount.

Other developments in the e-learing segment:

  • In January 2017, education tech startup Cuemath had raised $15 million in a series B round of funding led by CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Sequoia India.
  • In December 2016, education tech startup Byju’s Learning had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank