Redefining the hunt for the right University for Students Community aspiring to Study abroad

Sumeet Jain, Co-Founders and Tumul Buch, Co-Founders at Yocket.inEducation today is all about having an informed choice. With myriad courses and plethora of institutes to choose from, it is but natural for students and parents alike to get perplexed in finding out the right course and the right institute to pursue one’s interest. It is even more muddled when looking for a university abroad for a preferred choice of course for higher studies.

While there are enough institutes and counselors in this space offering expert advice, they tend to fail at multiple levels, primarily due to their associations with existing universities, which then becomes more of a selling point than an impartial counseling.

To get the maximum from counseling, one needs advice not just from the experts but also the authentic experiences from students who are currently pursuing their course in such universities. It would be an added advantage to discuss with students with similar interests who have found out an apt university for a particular course and could explain why they chose what they chose.

Well,this looks like an ideal situation. Sometimes ideal situations can be a reality.

Yes it can be a reality when it is started by a bunch of engineering grads who decided to start a platform that would help students aiming for higher education abroad to get comprehensive information. It required a blueprint that would help speed up the process of identification, genuine testimonials and real time students who could help the seeker find the right university that suits their needs across right from tuition fees to stay.

The Blueprint came into existence when 4 unique yet similar minds with immense passion to create a difference in this space decided to start a platform called while still in College. The website's resounding success finally gave way to a well-planned and a structured platform both as a website and as a mobile app that became a boon for those grappling to find out the ideal resource that would answer all their queries
The founders named itYOCKET

Yocket is a platform for student communities who aspire to study abroad. The site and the app have over 200,000 registered students. There are more than 70% of these users who are actively using its mobile apps and website and exchanging an incredible2.3 Million messages and above. This helps in networking with the right people based on their profiles. While choosing, offers a wide range of tools for the user to access such as the website, Android App, and iOS app.

The community based approach helps an individual seeking admission abroad to build a rapport and approach students for advice and testimonials anywhere abroad. The USP of this initiative is that students can seek help from peers, seniors and even professional experts.

Speaking on its growth and development Sumeet Jain,one of the co-founders said,“The various tools that have been deployed helps students make an informed choice while choosing a university abroad. It assists the seeker in finding the right graduation schools,compare universities, and provide deadlines to submit applications for different schools and courses and on events such as webinars,seminars to help the student make an informed decision.

Speaking on the business side of its venture, the co-founders Tumul Buch and Jinesh Bagadia call their company a self-sufficient and a self-reliant bootstrap firm that works on a case to case requirement of paid services by the student, which at the moment works well for this start-up firm.

While coming back to the description of the venture, Kashyap Matani who spearheads the technology platform and also one of the brains behind the venture says, “The difference between the website and the app is that that app gives a customized feel to the user. Like the added feature of reminder services including deadlines of application submission to payments for students interested in those univs only. This technology also helps in better networking between the student communities and provides for chat facility that is quite popular amongst the users. The upcoming groups feature makes it easy to network with the right people”.

What’s more has also implemented a machine learning tool that helps users know their probability of getting into a particular university.

The site not only helps to network with peers and experts it also provides services which have carefully crafted to cater to the needs of the aspiring student. Right from Education Loan to Forex to Insurance to Couriering of transcripts and in applying to universities, prides itself in executing the required services to the utmost satisfaction of its consumers.

The website also provides on information session happening on their platform regularly along with physical information sessions in various cities for the benefit of the student community.

Currently we cater to students planning to study in US, Canada, Germany, Aus predominantly. We plan to include UK, China, EU, Japan, NZ very soon. As for the students, they predominantly come from India and a few from the neighboring countries. We plan to expand to countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Middle East, African countries, Vietnam, Indonesia to help the students there.