The origin of our startup Clavictor Academy Private Limited (Clavimate Classes) is related to the study related obstacles faced by its founder, Mr. Suraj Kumar Nayak, during his IIT entrance exam preparation in 2007. Coming from a rural vernacular medium with no earlier guidance support, he understood that only burning desire may not always provide academic success. Strategically designed several years of focused and investigative approach to education is important to crack exams. Hence, he decided to build a system that can take care of the proper learning and guidance of students so that students can achieve their dreams. He started teaching from 2010 onwards to better understand the students’ psychology and the issues faced by them. He registered the startup as Clavictor Academy Private Limited on August 20, 2018, with some of his students as team members and the incubation support from NIT Rourkela where he was a Ph.D. scholar.
Nowadays, if a student is not able to perform well in academic activities, the reasons may be either the student is not getting access to good quality educational services or the student is not able to grasp the knowledge in a systematic and time-bound manner due to the lack of properly guided self-study mechanism even though he/she is provided with all best educational services. Hence, we are focusing on providing all the essential high-quality educational services to the students as well as getting the required self-study effort done by the students to ensure a 100% success rate of the students.
The solution proposed by us is a personalized learning platform for K-12 students. It comprises all the services that a student requires to learn the subjects properly. We provide animated videos, live classes, and notes so that students can easily visualize and learn the concepts. An online real-time doubt clearing facility is provided so that they can get clarify their doubts immediately. Then the students are encouraged to appear for the regular assessments in objective, subjective and oral formats so that they can check their performance. The personalized self-study plan for the student is designed by a mentor and the student’s daily self-study activity is monitored. The mentor takes the responsibility of improving the performance of the student day by day if it is not found satisfactory. Daily personal one-to-one guidance sessions are arranged with expert teachers so that students can identify their weak areas even after doing self-study and improve them accordingly. Some students do not have a proper study environment in their homes. Hence, we are creating residential learning centers in major cities to facilitate proper guidance and study environment apart from only providing educational services. We also conduct various entrance guidance programs and skill development programs for helping the students in improving their employability.
Clavictor Academy Private Limited is recognized as an innovative startup by Startup India Program of Govt. of India. It is currently incubated at EIC, ADYPU Pune, Maharasthra and FTBI, NIT Rourkela, Odisha. The startup has won the prestigious Odisha Youth Innovation Fund Award-2019 conducted by Govt. of Odisha, and Entrepreneurship in Residence (EiR) grant-2020 from the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeiTY), Govt. of India. Further, the startup was featured on Twitter of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India for its effort in implementing innovative student performance improvement strategies. In the last 3 years, the startup has helped more than 10000 students to get access to high-quality educational services at affordable prices. Further, the startup has provided free access to its various services as scholarships to poor meritorious students based on the recommendation of the school principals.