In a move of technological upgradation that could drastically cut down parents’ worries, schools in Mumbai have now started incorporating an app to facilitate efficient and user-friendly reach to the parents.
Intellinects Ventures, an education service provider, has designed an Android mobile application for schools which will provide parents with information such as news, events, teachers, alumni, PTA meetings, etc. This will lessen the burden of parents to visit schools and help them access the information on their mobile phones.
Kevin Saldanha, director of Intellinects Ventures, said, “With over 900 million mobile users, Indians are more likely to use the mobile to receive information about schools. The updates are delivered notification. The app developed for schools will not only have public view information but private view, which will be secured and cannot be viewed by an outsider.”
Apostolic Carmel Junior College, St Andrew’s High School and Convent of Jesus & Mary (CJM) High School & Junior College are three schools where this app is introduced. “In less than a month, about 30 per cent of the parents have already downloaded the App via Google Play Store,” added Kevin.
Antonette Monteiro, principal of CJM High school and Jr. College, said, “We have created the app on September 5. This is a great idea and the quickest way to provide any kind of information, especially in case of an emergency.”
Intellinects Ventures also plans to set up a group chat called Charcha, which will be a platform for parents and teachers to interact with each other. Learning Management Systems, which will include educational content and games, is also among their future goals. Plans are also afloat to provide similar Apps to more than 20 schools in Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra.