Published: 24th May 2020
These online courses by Treetor are cost-effective, and you don't have to fear compromise on quality
Challenges like internet connectivity, for at least two students out of 15 in the class, is an issue Treetor battles with even today. But the Bhubaneswar-based start-up is trying to overcome it ASAP
In a world where everyone is offering online learning, what is different about Treetor? They provide longer engagement meaning, what would be a 40-hour course on any other platform would be a 50 to 55-hour one on their platform, and most importantly, are strong believers in the fact that education should be accessible to all. Hence, the cost of their courses are as low as Rs 1,000. Currently, they offer Python, Digital Marketing and Web Development and they are planning to add to the list very soon.
One of the banners | (Pic: Teetor)
Started in December 2018, Treetor intended to make websites for companies, but soon Arpit Narayan Singh, the founder who was a student back then himself, realised that it is in the field of education that they can make a difference. Their first batch was offline and four students participated in it. The number of students in the next batch shot up to 30. Since December 2019, they have taken their courses online. "There are people out there offering courses that are cheaper than what we offer, but what we also offer is mentorship," says Arpit. They also offer courses like Digital Marketing and the Internet of Things too. Initially, they used to use Zoom to conduct online classes, but now, they use Google Meet for it.
A few of those who completed the Digital Marketing course have been engaged with projects as well
At first, the students who opted for their online courses were only from Trident Academy Of Creative Technology, Arpit's alma mater, but now, they have students signing up from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi too. "It's been about 60 days since lockdown and we have already catered to 70 students," informs Arpit. Recently, they even conducted a three-day seminar on Microsoft Excel that was delivered by the topper of Xavier Institute of Management. "Any course which we think will help build 21st century skills in students we will try and offer," he asserts.
Arpit Narayan Singh | (Pic: Teetor)
The one who teaches Digital Marketing runs an agency of his own and has written two books, the Python trainer has already taken five batches of more than 35 hours and is very experienced and the web development teacher has completed 30 web development projects for his clients, this is the kind of faculty we are talking about. "All of them are passionate, not looking to earn money from teaching and thus, are teaching voluntarily," shares Arpit.
Treetor.in intends to offer advanced level courses and wants to start an offline centre in Jamshedpur, where Arpit was brought up. For now, their online game is going strong.
For more on them, check out facebook.com/treetor.in