CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CollegeVine, a national online provider of student mentoring and college admissions guidance for high schoolers and their families, today announced it is partnering with the education unit within India-based Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) to offer overseas education guidance to Indian schools and families. The services will be offered to Indian students who want to apply to colleges and universities in the United States.
"India is one of the largest markets for higher education in the world," said Mr. RCM Reddy, CEO of IL&FS Education and Technology Services. "We wanted to partner with a best of breed innovator to bring U.S. college guidance to our home market, and CollegeVine was our first choice."
High schools will make CollegeVine's software and near-peer mentorship services available to students in 11th and 12th grade. Students will be able to generate their college lists, see all deadlines and requirements for applications, and work directly with CollegeVine's near-peer counselors to navigate their college applications.
"We think there is a terrific opportunity to open access to American colleges and universities for talented Indian students using our near-peer mentorship model," said Zack Perkins, CollegeVine co-founder. "We will also be using our data analytics tools and software to best match students to the right schools for them based on profile strength, academic preferences, and financial feasibility. Our solution is years ahead of the traditional brick and mortar consulting services that currently serve students looking to study abroad."
CollegeVine will work with 100 schools in the first year in major cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Distribution methods include schools purchasing CollegeVine services on behalf of their students as well as families signing up for CollegeVine directly.
About IL&FS Education
IL&FS Education is the social infrastructure arm of the IL&FS Group and were the pioneers in introducing technology to education in the K-12 segment. Today, through its various interventions in education and skills-training, IL&FS Education impacts over 15 million learners and half a million teachers every day, covering more than 30,000 schools and 300 skills-training institutes across India, Africa, and other developing countries.
CollegeVine is a leading provider of one-on-one mentorship, academic and test prep tutoring, and college applications guidance. The company features an expansive network of near-peer advisors at the nation's top universities—their experience representing more than 20 different majors, substantial extracurricular activities and far-ranging success. For more information, visit www.collegevine.com.