Tutopia learning App, an online learning App especially designed for the Bengali medium students of 8th, 9th and 10th standards of West Bengal Board, was launched recetnly. The App can be downloaded from Google PlayStore and Apple App Store.
Developed by Subrata Roy, Director, Tutopia Pvt. Ltd, along with partners Gaurav Dugar and Anurag Chirimar, the app course material uses high quality 3D-animation and graphical representations, infographics etc. The tutoring programs are structured in a modern user-friendly storytelling manner that helps the students to easily – ‘relate and remember’ – thus reducing the burden of cramming through rote. It sets a new pedagogical standard in Bengali online education as per the company press release.
“We have put in hundreds of man-hours to understand the students’ learning needs by mapping their goals, strengths, weaknesses and interests in order to get the best out of them. We are also developing curricular for the Higher Secondary Classes to be followed by ICSE and CBSE Board,” said Subrata Roy.
“During the pandemic I realised that the English medium students were having access to online educational resources and tools. So I tried to find out how the Bengali medium students were doing. I came across teachers who were using novel ways like uploading Bengali educational videos on YouTube, while others were sharing notes online and some were hosting live classes. While people were making earnest efforts, I found the whole thing somewhat disorganised and the idea struck me if all this could be brought under a single online platform for the students, much of their problems could be solved,” he added.
In a novel move to reach out to the students directly, Tutopia has decided to spread the brand through the use of Tutopia-branded bicycles. “We have put in place a team of trained personnel who would reach out to the students in rural areas through our Tutopia-branded bicycles. Since the bicycle is one of the most used and easiest means of transport in rural areas, we decided to create a team that would pan out into the villages on bicycles and reach out to the Bengali medium students and explain the working of the Tutopia learning App and its benefits,” said Anurag Chirimar, Director, Tutopia Pvt. Ltd.
The Tutopia learning App courses have been named Ashtam Shreni, Nabam Shreni and Dasham Shreni. There is also the Madhyamik 2021 curriculum which is entirely free and can be subscribed through free registration using a referral code.