Sikkim has decided to bring quality education to students who prefer native languages as a learning medium, a group of Sikkimese youth have come up with a digital learning platform with learning content in Nepali language. The Android app, SVITUTOR, can be downloaded from Google Play store.
SVITUTOR CEO and founder Sayam Sharma said while talking to the press, that they started SVITUTOR in 2020 wherein skilled teachers imparted lesson to the students through live streaming. But due to internet issue, they had to reach out to the students with pre-recorded courses.
“Our aim was to reach out to maximum students that are Nepali speaking so that they understand their subject well,” said Sharma.
With the availability of mobile phones in every household in Sikkim, these days, they decided to develop an Android app through which students can learn at their own convenience.
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“We are presently providing digital education on Science and Mathematics. We have applied 3D technique, animation to make the children understand the subject clearly.” Sharma also said that more than 600 students are presently using the app.
As of now, they are providing digital learning content as per the Central Board of Secondary Education
We want the students to download the app and go through the free trial and if they feel it’s good and useful, they can move ahead with the full course by paying minimal fees which is way less compared to other edu apps,” added Sharma.
Rahul Thapa, a teacher, said: “We had decided to launch the app from 2022 session, but the syllabus of the students was still incomplete so we thought of pre-launching the app with complete course in science and maths for the aspirants attending the Term 2 of CBSE in March, 2022.”
He maintained that the teachers involved in the contents of the app are well qualified.
“We are sure the students will definitely benefit. We have decided to initiate one month special course starting 10th of February for the students appearing for the Term 2 of CBSE examination for both 10th and 12th standard, wherein they will not only avail the complete course on science and mathematics but can also clear their doubts, if any, during the live session.”
In later days, considering the internet issues faced by the students, the app creators have decided to add a download facility in the app so that the students can download the course when the internet connection is good and later view it.
“It is a self-funded edutech platform and we aim to include more subjects like commerce and humanities in near future,” the app creators said.