Sitting inside a spacious office in one of Kota’s sprawling coaching complexes strewn with half-finished buildings, Manoj Sharma has been dreaming up startup ideas off late. “A startup to micro-analyse the academic and social performance of each student in Kota has been on my mind for some time," said Sharma, a top executive in the city’s multi-million-dollar entrance exam prep industry.
Kota’s educationists have always had an eye for business ventures. But 2020 has been a year unlike any other. When online education and edtech is the only game in town, what does a former industrial town that has laboriously built up a slew of massive coaching complexes do? Startup ideas are the flavour of the season.
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