mTutor to represent India at Digital Winners Conference in Oslo

New Delhi, India, September 15, 2015: Uninor declared mTutor as the winner of Digital Winners India contest 2015. Velayutham Sundaramoorthy, founder director of mTutor, will represent India at the Digital Winners conference in Oslo, Norway. mTutor will now contest for ‘Best App in Asia’ in education at the conference to be held between October 21-22.

mTutor offers Internet-based technical education both on computers as well as mobile devices. It is promoted by the founders of Chennai-based Symbiotic Infotech, one of the largest value added services provider in the telecom sector.

Declaring the winner Vivek Sood, chief executive officer, Uninor said, “Digital Winners celebrates innovation and recognizes the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. Through this contest we try to identify ideas and initiatives that have the potential to create a positive impact on society at large. This is our way to align Telenor’s ‘Internet for All’ ambition with Prime Ministers Digital India mission. All the entries received at Digital Winners had the potential to improve lives in an Interne enabled era. I congratulate mTutor on winning the contest.”

mTutor is an application oriented tutorial app that helps students learn concepts of every topics of engineering. The content for the app has been created by professors from leading institutions and reviewed by professors from IIT and NIT’s. Apart from English and Hindi, the app offers options of Tamil, Telegu and Kannada languages as medium of instruction. M-Tutor allows students to get connected with university students, leading faculties in the country and also potential employers. mTutor has signed MOU’s with 10 leading universities in India for theirs students to use the app.

“The prime objective of mTutor app is to make students passionate about what they learn and make them employable, there by addressing the burgeoning problem in emerging nations. It is a first step to learning social. We are very happy to have been selected to represent India at the Digital Winners Conference and take this app to a global audience,” said Velayutham.

mTutor was selected the winner from 71 applications shortlisted from nearly 200 proposals that were submitted by entrepreneurs, experts and students from all over the country. The theme for this years Digital Winners was ‘Education’.

Nishchint, a parental education and monitor application, by Dubai-based Raghav Mimani was the first runner up. Gaurav Kakkar, founder of Spayee app, was the second runner up. This app has been designed for Tier-II / III cities and rural students who want to prepare for civil services and other competitive exams but do not have access to quality study material and costly coaching centers. It is specifically designed to run on 2G Internet and consumes minimum data.

At the Digital Winners conference over the course of two days, more than 40 speakers will share fresh and thought provoking perspectives on innovation and digital business opportunities. In addition to bringing the latest thought leadership to more than 300 senior executives, Digital Winners will also showcase top entrepreneurs and startups with our annual Digital Winners Awards. The winner of the ‘Best App in Asia’ will get a cash reward of NoK 100,000.  This is in addition to the support and mentoring by Telenor’s digital team on developing and taking forward the business case.

Last year Raghu Kanchustambham’s mobile app Livelihood 360 (L360) was judged as the ‘Best App in Asia’ out of the six nominated Asia region contestants. The winning application Livelihood 360 is based on rural Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform and supports livelihoods associated with agriculture. It supports livelihoods associated with agriculture. Raghu is the founder of the Hyderabad-based start-up Concept Waves and his app has been adopted by over 12,000 farmers across 658 villages in the Araku Valley region in of Andhra Pradesh.

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