Ola Ties up With EduKart to Facilitate Quality Higher Education for Families of its Driver Partners

NEW DELHI, January 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Initiative Designed Basis Feedback From Drivers on the Ola Platform  

- Families of driver partners to get free counseling and expert guidance for higher education 

- End-to-end assistance for children of driver partners seeking higher education 

- EduKart to provide assistance in availing scholarship and discounts on fees to children of driver partners registered on Ola   

Ola, India's leading mobile app for transportation, today announced its partnership with EduKart, India's leading education marketplace. Through this partnership, Ola will provide access to quality higher education to families of its driver partners. EduKart will provide end-to-end assistance, guidance and also facilitate admissions for drivers and their family members at leading partner colleges. As part of the program, EduKart will also provide assistance in availing scholarship and discounts on fees to family members of Ola drivers. This initiative, designed basis feedback from drivers on the Ola platform is part of Ola's Gurukul program that was launched recently to provide quality education for the drivers' school going children. The program has now been broadened to benefit both school going as well as college going family members of drivers on the Ola platform.

Ola's partnership with EduKart is being rolled out for Ola drivers and their families in Delhi and would subsequently be taken to more cities like Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. This partnership will also enable family members of Ola driver partners to study at reputed public and private institutes and drive towards a brighter future.

Pranay Jivrajka, COO at Ola, said, "With Ola Gurukul, we aim to play our part in ensuring more and more children across the country have access to quality school and college education. We have hundreds of thousands of driver partners who work with us across 100+ cities today. The objective of the Gurukul program is to enable access to quality education for children and family members of our partners. We think this will make a significant impact on India's future as well as to the lives of our driver partners. We hope more and more drivers on our platform avail of this opportunity."

Ishan Gupta, CEO EduKart, said, "We are happy to see Ola's commitment towards holistic development of its drivers' community. Through its marketplace platform, EduKart is very uniquely positioned in the education landscape to provide access to many high-quality formal and non-formal education programs for the children and family members of the drivers. Our team will provide all possible assistance that students would need to make the best use of this fantastic opportunity being provided to them by the Ola & EduKart partnership."

The tie-up will ensure complete assistance to each student across steps involved to ensure successful enrolment and completion of a course of choice. Assistance and counseling would be offered by admission experts to students and any problem that students may face throughout their study period at a university would be catered to. Depending on the type of course that the student enrols in, EduKart will offer support services post enrolment as well. This will include assistance in filling admissions forms, documentation, attestation and submission, scholarship awards, etc. Additionally, students will also get access to other special features like career building webinars and EduKart's referral programs.

Interested drivers or their family members can write to the special help desk at ola.gurukul@edukart.com  or call at +91-8826107676 to know more about this.

Notes to Editor | EduKart to provide assistance in availing scholarship and discounts on fees from Universities for higher education courses to deserving candidates through their partner college network.

About Ola: 

Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India's most popular mobile app for transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 350,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis on its platform. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Ola recently acquired TaxiForSure, India's second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand.

Please visit http://www.olacabs.com  for more information.

About EduKart: 

As an education marketplace, EduKart provides 2500+ credible courses from more than 100 course providers listed on its platform. Some partner institutes on the platform are Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Assam Down Town University, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Annamalai, All India Management Association and many more across the country.

Media Contact:  
Aditia Bhalla 


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