KidEx, IIT Kharagpur alumni-led startup, aims to help children pick up soft skills early
YourStory (December 30, 2021)
[Tech50] This IIT Kharagpur alumni-led startup wants children to pick up soft skills early
Pictured (L to R): Kapish Saraf ('08), Gaurav Sengar ('07), and Amritanshu Kumar ('07)
KidEx, a YourStory’s 2021 Tech50 startup, is a data-driven digital platform that offers children’s classes and conducts competitions around extracurricular, co-curricular, and life-skill activities.
It’s common knowledge that most college graduates aren’t really skilled or ready for real-world employment, the pandemic only drove home this point further.
The skill set which recruiters are looking for in the majority of entry level jobs are not technical skills but soft skills such as communication, creativity, imagination, social skills, critical thinking, EQ (emotional quotient), ability to use technology, understanding SOPs (standard operating procedures) etc.
None of these are really taught as part of any course curriculum in school or college but are a function of experiential learning exposure amongst children during their schooling years (3 years to 15 years). However, certain colleges and universities are slowly realising the need and importance of this and have some optional subjects in the area.
To bridge the gap that exists IIT Kharagpur batchmates and friends Amritanshu Kumar ('07), Gaurav Sengar ('07), and Kapish Saraf ('08) founded edtech startup KidEx in March 2020 in Gurugram. It is is among YourStory's Tech50 2021 list of most promising early stage startups. (Read More)