Former IPS officer to launch online education startup

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Kerala cadre IPS officerRajan Singh, who quit the services to study and work in the US, is all set to launch an online education startup to groom students for all-India competitive exams.
After an MBA at the Wharton School, under the Pennsylvania University, and a consultancy career with global management firm Mckinsey & Company, Singh has returned to Thiruvananthapuram.The learning system aims at harnessing technology to make learning easier and faster, and is focused on individual abilities, in the traditional classroom set-up. Thestartup has already received the backing of several established entrance coaching centres. “We wanted to overcome the lacunae in quality coaching for students in Tier-2/Tier-3 cities through this platform,” said Singh.As a first step, the platform has tied up with schools in the capital city for using the technology in math and science education.After obtaining his BTech degree from Kanpur IIT, Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, joined the Indian Police Service. In just six months in the field, the 1997 batch IPS officer was appointed as the police commissioner in Thiruvananthapuram — the youngest officer in the post.He left the services in 2005 to pursue a business degree at Wharton. Singh’s wife Tinku Biswal, an IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, is Principal Secretary in the Department of Water Resources.

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