Administrator | April 25, 2016

Madguy Labs

Madguy Labs

MadGuy Labs is a mobile based online test-preparation platform for government jobs in vernacular languages. It currently offers services in 4 languages - Kannada, Marathi, Hindi and English.

www.madguylab.com

Incubated Since 2018 Headquarters Hyderabad Sector Education Sub-sector Testprep
Portfolio Manager Vikash Jha

"We want to deliver superior quality education that students recommend to family & friends and mentors prefer for their students"
- Vishal Meena

The Entrepreneurs

Madguy Labs was founded in 2015 by three IIT Roorkee classmates while they were preparing for government job exams.
Alok Katiyar: Alok Katiyar is the CEO and head of Community at MadGuy Labs. Alok has his dual degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. He co-founded two startups - qurebank (to find & book appointments with doctors, diagnostic labs) and RentForge (real estate portal to Buy-Sell-Rent properties).
Sanjay Jagarwal: Sanjay has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. To ensure students get the best, he has already qualified exams of UPSC, Bank, SSC, Railway and Defense as a model that delivers as promised.
Vishal Meena: Vishal has done his dual degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. During college, he founded Instabike (a bike rental service in North) and Patturn.in (printed t-shirts, mugs, photo frames etc.).

The Challenge

A government job is considered quite prestigious in India, especially in lower income groups. Current options (Coaching Institutes) which offer courses for these exams are extremely costly due to their high fee and are unable to provide proper guidance & quality education.  On other hand, with all the government job exams being conducted online, these options fail to provide the adequate test taking environment to the students, which is quite necessary to cope up with recent technological development, keeping in mind that most of the students are from rural backgrounds. 
There are 500+ government job exams but coaching options are only able to provide the courses for a few mainstream exams. There is also a lack of online content for regional level exams which are conducted in vernacular languages.

The Solution

The Automated Tool, together with Preparation Tracker helps students to prepare multiple exams at a time, and then suggests 'What & When' to study; it also adapts to students' learning and suggests improvements. Job Eligibility Engine creates awareness regarding many unpopular exams, thus increasing chances of students to get a job in their region.

The Impact

The platform enables students to study from the comfort of their home in their own regional languages at an affordable price. It reduces burden of high fees charged by the coaching centres and short term urban migration. It is most helpful for the students from rural and poor financial backgrounds with less or no access to a brick and mortar coaching centre.

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