Education takes flight
After 26 years of presence in the B2B sector, Udaan India ventures into the B2C industry with the inception of ‘Study With Udaan’, an education consultancy firm. Rounak Dua, CEO, SWU, talks about her future plans.
Udaan India has set its foot in the education sector with ‘Study With Udaan’ (SWU) to provide end to end educational visas and help students get admission in foreign colleges and universities. Explaining the idea behind the birth of SWU, Rounak Dua, CEO, SWU, says, “We came up with this initiative because we have been receiving a lot of queries from agents and students directly for visa-related issues. It's a major step for us to venture into the B2C sector.” Talking about her plans, Dua says that her chief focus lies on Tier-II cities. “With our now want to target Tier-II cities where there are fewer consultancies and less resource available. We want to promote the international education system and help students get a mindset about the lifestyle, education and knowledge abroad,” she added. services which the company offers, Dua says, “We are promoting all the countries worldwide out of which destinations like the US, Canada, UK are top favourites. We are also promoting MBBS in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries." “This year, we are focusing more on sending students aboard for pursuing medicine. With a lot of competition among students, countries like Georgia, Russia and Armenia provide good education facili Dua recounted her experience and expressed joy over her association with Udaan for over three years,. She says, “I have worked with every department of Udaan; I know the company in and out. Having religiously worked in the online department, foraying into education sector was a challenging decision but I automatically got intrigued because it’s an interesting concept.” Speaking about the challenges she faces while propelling SWU, Dua insists that she is learning with each passing day. “My father is my role model. Following his footsteps, I want to take Udaan’s legacy forward. Stepping into the business of student visa from om work and tourist visa is not ot easy, it’s a complicated process but we are working hard.” she further adds.
With our second office in Nagpur, we now want to target Tier-II cities where there are fewer consultancies. We want to promote the international education system and nd help students get a mindset about the lifestyle, education on and knowledge abroad
Dua concludes by explaining her vision for ‘ Study With Udaan’ and d the tourism industry. ustry. With a lot of ideas eas to implement, she feels that there could be no better tter time for Udaan to step into the B2C segment.”