• After Classroom and Digital, AESL forays into the Satellite Education space; ties-up with Airtel Digital TV to make available separate TV Channels for NEET and JEE
• Aakash EduTV-JEE and Foundation for Class 9th and 10th will air on Channel No. 467 on
Airtel Digital TV; Aakash EduTV-NEET will air on Channel No. 478 on Airtel Digital TV
• Makes access to Aakash’s quality test preparation highly accessible by taking it to over 17 mn Airtel Digital TV customers
• The initiative transcends geographical boundaries and offers an alternative to smartphones, laptops and internet connectivity
October 13, 2020: In the first such initiative in the test preparation sector in the country, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), the national leader in test preparatory services, forays into the Satellite Education space with the launch of the first-of-its-kind Aakash EduTV in partnership with Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, to cater to students living in remote parts (internet dark markets) of the country preparing to become doctors and engineers.
Salient features of Aakash EduTV:
• It will provide best-in-class faculty of Aakash from Delhi who will teach the students through LIVE Interactive classes
• Through this medium, the students’ do not need to be dependent on Internet
• Students can start studying by enrolling for as low as Rs 247/- per month
• The platform will provide high quality audio and video for the lectures
• The programs will also offer motivational and awareness sessions for students to generate positivity within themselves
Note: In order to get a new Airtel Set Top Box with Aakash EduTV subscription, one can give a missed call on 121
The initiative aims at training students residing in small towns, villages who do not have access to internet facility, electronic devices like laptop and smartphones for studying, by beaming lectures directly onto their TV screen. There will be separate channels for NEET and JEE/Class 9th and 10th.
Aakash EduTV will be available exclusively through Airtel Digital TV free till Oct 21, 2020 for Airtel Digital TV consumers. While Aakash EduTV-JEE and Class 9th and 10th will be available on Airtel Digital TV Channel No. 467, Aakash EduTV - NEET will be available on Airtel Digital TV on Channel No. 478. Students having Airtel TV Connection can give a missed call on 9154052478 to subscribe for NEET Channel and 9154052467 to subscribe for the JEE Channel after the free period finishes.
The programs on the channels will provide high quality training sessions to students who aspire to become doctors or engineers and will help them excel in their lives. Class 9th and 10th students will be taught mathematics and science. The faculties will teach in simple English so that it will be easy for every student to understand the subject in detail.
Commenting on the launch of Aakash EduTV, Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) said, “At AESL, we believe that if a girl child gets educated the whole family gets educated. We are committed to providing the best of the facilities to deserving students across the country. Through Aakash EduTV’s partnership with Airtel Digital TV, we will now be able to convert the dream of every boy & girl who want to become a doctor or engineer into reality. This program transcends geographical boundaries and does away with the dependence on modern gadgets and internet facility. We look forward to welcoming new students to the Aakash family and would like to help them hone their skills in an effective manner in the comfort of their home.”
Adds Mr Sunil Taldar, Director – Homes, Bharti Airtel said: “We are delighted to partner with Aakash Institute to offer high quality Ed-tech content to our 17 Mn DTH customers across the country in an affordable and simple way, helping millions of aspiring students to realize their dreams of clearing Medical and Engineering entrance exams using high quality test preparation offered through Aakash EduTV on Airtel DTH platform. This partnership further underscores the high potential for innovation in DTH and improving lives of our customers by offering value added digital services.”
Aakash Institute aims to help students in their quest to achieve academic success. It has a centralized in-house process for curriculum and content development and faculty training and monitoring, led by its National Academic Team. Over the years, students from AESL have shown proven selection track record in various Medical & Engineering entrance exams and competitive exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.
About Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL)
Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, School/Board Exams and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads. AESL believes that the “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, Scholarship exams & Olympiads.
With over 32 years of operational experience in the test preparatory industry, the company has a large number of selections in Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams and several Class 9th and 10th level Scholarship exams/Olympiads, a pan India network of 200+ Aakash Centers (including franchisee), and a student count of more than 250,000.
The Aakash group also owns famous K-12 EdTech brand, Meritnation.com as well.