Friday, 1 April 2016

Smart Education:

Problem Statement

Imparting education, the noblest of deeds, has galvanized into the unforgiving Education Industry with the coming of the modern era. Over the last couple of decades the rise in population coupled with the subsequent rise in competition has made quality education a more complicated proposition for aspiring students and parents to find.

Today, the money hungry Education Industry fueled by devious advertisements layered with coats of gloss and glam, threatens the integrity of the noble trade. Parents are finding it further more difficult to find for their kids a school which they genuinely believe in.

Malpractices and misleading promotional campaigns have taken root in the schooling system of our country and what meets the eye of the aspiring parents and students is far from being a transparent and clear picture.

Corruption has only worsened the situation. Money is extorted in the name of donations and hefty fee structures bog down ambitious parents that aspire to provide for their children a good and proper education and a great professional career.

Schools show themselves for something they are not and what meets the eye, is poles apart from the real situation inside the day-to-day of the school in both its admission process and regular functioning. This is the transparency that our country needs.

Barring a few educational bodies, very few can make a claim at transparency today. And searching for the right school for your kid can be a very difficult task. Confusion is a common symptom among aspiring parents, at the time of admissions.

Word of mouth and advertisements are generally the sole parameters that help make the prospective parents a decision as to which schools and where do they want to apply for admissions for their child in their budget bracket. This can be a severely cumbersome and painful task with the possibility of missing out on important aspects and details.

This also hampers the chances of one finding the optimum school that fits not just their wallets and locational preferences. It also significantly reduces the chances of stumbling upon schools that are not big names but have implemented some modern new age ideas to the field of education and can potentially turn out to be the perfect choice for your kid to develop and stand apart in the crowd.

The governance also finds it’s difficult to completely understand and analyze and thus attempt to improve the system as lots of issues never really meet their eyes.

To sum it up, the education scene is being run on an inefficient and an obsolete error prone search mechanism which is not only hampering the chances of potential candidates but is also downgrading the overall quality of the education imparted.

A smarter solution is the need of the hour, a solution that could help provide a conducive environment for all parties involved to interact and analyze and hence improve.


Edways, A platform, a solution that can change the whole dynamism of how we search, analyze and in fact, view the whole education system. Edways is a platform to discuss schools, discuss education, discuss the realities and facts, and to share it with the world.

The platform finds its inspiration in the girth of a platform to discuss education. Social platforms discuss myriad topics and education predominantly gets left behind. Here is a dedicated platform where we can profile, analyze, locate, compare, review and search for the best educational institutes across the topography of the nation.

Word of mouth is one of the biggest factors in the school analysis and pin pointing process among parents, but on its own it is an insufficient and incomprehensive in more ways than one. Edways provides a platform not just to get word of mouth responses from not only a select few but a larger, wider range of people who can share their personal experiences with any given educational institute.

Thus we not only strengthen and broaden the word of mouth strategy, but also provide other parameters that can comprehensively give a clearer picture of the school to a prospective parent, thus helping them decide better.

Location based searches can help you literally find the best schools NEAR YOU. The web platform also guarantees openness and variety of opinions as everyone including staff, parents already in relation with the school, alumni, current batch of students, luminaries from the educational scene, can all contribute to a school’s profile thus making it more exhaustive and complete.

It also helps analyze demographical horizons for quality and condition of the education scenario. This can not only help parents take more informed decisions but also help the authorities in charge to work towards the betterment of the situation and also to prospective bodies planning to venture into educational domains to explore new horizons and come forth as more of a solution to a situation than merely another option.
Edways has the potential to change the way we search for schools, and how we decide on them as well. Misleading advertisements don’t need to be the misguiding lights anymore. We can have our own guiding light. A place where students, alumni, staff, parents can all collaborate and discuss.

It gives a platform to not just search for options but also to interact with parents with experience who can be of immense help to a younger set of parents going out for a one to one with schools for the first time. Thus alumni and more experienced parents can share their experiences and help show a school for what it really is, in all its glory and shame alike!


Parents are in all fairness the greatest benefactors from the platform. Parents can make more informed choices about their children’s future. A proper schooling is of utmost importance for any child as their future is shaped in these formative years. Every parent aspires to provide the very best for their kids, and edways helps them achieve that and base this extremely important decision on more than just fleeting vague judgments and more on glitz less on substance advertisements.

Parents can finally have a platform to look to when they intend to look to or raise their voice about or against the education scene and with others in similar boats can come in contact and help each other out, thus making the sometimes unfairly pitted parents vs schools situations more manageable for parents.

Parents can also get a taste of the situation inside the school and its regular functioning from other parents and students and not just a well cut out picture of the school in the form of advertisements, thus they can look for not just the schools with heavy names and limited substance.

The alumni have a very interesting stand point in the whole education system. Juniors and prospective parents look upto them for guidance and opinion as they have had a first hand experience with the institution thus making them the best informed judges.

Their opinion can be of immense help to not just the parents but also for schools as they can improve on themselves and learn the opinion of their pass outs about their model of education.
The alumni know their schools for its best and its worst and their unbiased opinion can be of utmost importance to both parents and their schools alike. Alumni associations are set up so that they can contribute to the betterment of their schools and what better way to improve than to truly express and interact with their schools more openly.


Students are more pro-active nowadays. They interact more and are more involved in their educational decisions and ideas from a very young age. They learn to evaluate and compare and they have every right to do so.

Edways provides for them a place to openly share their experiences and also analyze other options if they were to ever need crossovers in their schooling journey.

Students are the ones over whom all this is happening, it is only fair they be a more active and involved part of it, after all it’s their future we that we all want to see brighter, and so do they.


Edways is predominantly about schools in its natural form. Schools are what we are all making so much noise about. Schools with an open mind and schools that are ready to grow and develop with changing times have the most to gain.

Opinions and reviews always help develop better products same goes for an educational structure. With the passage of time, the requisites of a good schooling experience have changed with time and now include more spheres than just good discipline and strong book knowledge.

Dimensions like personality development, health awareness, Social awareness, etc. continue to get added on.

Thus, Edways gives a chance to schools to learn and grow and develop further by picking on some ingenious and innovative idea and by responding to some insightful reviews and suggestions.

School Associations

There are limitations when it comes to what a school can change in terms of educational structures in the region. They are always a small part of the whole, and this is why School Associations come into the picture. They can bring large scale revamps to an obsolete education system.

A School Association can analyze on our platform the needs of the students and those of the parents, and work on better solutions. They can forward their genuine complains and requests to the educational boards and use the platform as substantial backing for the revamp.

The whole is always stronger than it’s parts and now that we intend to review and improve its parts its only logical that the whole, remains very much involved.


In all their post-election agendas, candidate parties always mention better education facilities. But how do you solve an issue you don’t completely understand? A platform that gives you and insight into the wishes and needs of everyone involved all in one place sounds like a solution.

The government’s interaction with schools and educational bodies remains limited on a regular basis and the situation severely worsens when we talk of parent and student government interactions. So how can we expect the government to even know what we need?

Edways can give you a platform to reach out. A platform where it’s not just a one off letter from a distraught parent or a hopeful student, but a stronger more diverse voice discussing its problems and its solutions and voicing it to you.

All the government needs to do is, listen.

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