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June 10, 2022 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
ARE COLLEGE DEGREES RELEVANT? | IIM Grad On Indian Schools, Exams & Sex-Ed | Figuring Out 40
Show Notes

In Today’s Episode of Figuring Out,
We have Sumeet Mehta, Co-Founder, and CEO of LEAD. Sumeet has an engineering degree from Punjab Engineering College and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 

He worked with Procter & Gamble for eight years, leading the company’s business in the Asia Pacific region, mostly based in Singapore. In 2007, Sumeet returned to India to work in education and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer at Zee Learn for five years.

In 2012, Sumeet Mehta co-founded LEAD and has been revolutionizing education in the country ever since. Strongly focused on research and development, he is incorporating some of the best educational practices worldwide to make education accessible and affordable to students in small-town India.

LEAD works with thousands of K-12 schools where it has integrated its platform that helps them secure books and other resources from vendors, thereby cutting middlemen and bringing quality assurance. The startup helps teachers design the curriculum and find ways to better convey the concepts to students and evaluate the learning outcome.

The startup works closely with students to understand the areas where they need improvements.

In this episode we have discussed:

01 - Parent's role in child's development

02 - Flaws of Indian Education System

03 - Reasons Why Indian Students Choose to Study Abroad

04 - In the future, will we acquire skills, not degrees? and a lot more...

If you are interested in knowing about the future of the Indian Education System and how ed-tech startups are revolutionizing education in India watch this episode till the end.  

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00:00 - Introduction
00:38 - Parent's Role in Career Selection
03:53 - Indian education system
06:42 - Drawbacks of the Indian Education System
08:34 - Competition Vs Collaboration
14:04 - Has education become a business?
19:12 - Why can't India become a superpower?
22:57 - Why do Indian Students go Abroad to Study?
24:22 - What is a good education system?
30:25 -  Will degree be irrelevant in coming years?
32:37 - Biggest challenge of the ed-tech industry?
33:29 - Why is ed-tech facing backlash in India?
36:16 - How to build a value system?
38:40 - Why not NPO?
42:01 - India, USA & Singapore Education System
45:10 - How LEAD is solving the Indian Education System Problem?
52:00 - Next big industry in India?
52:38 - Conclusion

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