IITians from Bihar bagged prestigious mBillionth Award

RiSE APP has won the mBillionth Award South Asia 2016 in the Learning & Education Category organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation. mBillionth Award South Asia is the most influential and leading platform to explore, recognise and honour excellence in mobile innovations, applications and content services for development and empowerment across South Asia. The mBillionth Award has been previously won by start-ups like Ola, Paytm, Redbus.

The RiSE team consists of Four people from Bihar. Mubeen Masudi (IIT Bombay) is a native of Kashmir, Imbesat Ahmad (IIT Kharagpur) belongs to Patna, Salman Shahid (IIT Kharagpur) is a native of Darbhanga , Neyaz Ahmad (IIT Delhi) is from Patna & Saifi Karim (DTU Delhi) is from Muzaffarpur.
Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, has congratulated the RiSE team on twitter and admired their innovation of creating a virtual classroom.

Kashmir’s first of its kind institute, RISE aims to equalize opportunities for students by providing educational tools through technology. RISE has developed two mobile tools that are used by students — RISE App and RISE Edu Tablet that enables users to improvise their quantitative and analytical skills for exams like JEE (Mains/Advanced), BITSAT, JKCET etc.

These young IITians left their lucrative corporate jobs in Delhi and other cities and went all the way to Kashmir only to mentor the students there. Their Srinagar based institute ‘Rise’ has given many students an opportunity to study Science and Technology and to get through IIT exams.
RiSE Edu tablet is a product that creates an interface of interaction between students and teachers, streamlines academic processes in a classroom and creates an exhaustive database of information, that too in no time.

Students can take tests and use the app without any internet connectivity, thus, the app works in areas of harsh terrains and rural regions where students do not have access to reliable internet connection or cellular network.

The Rise app has free chapter wise practice tests, analysis reporting system, rank predictor, high quality solutions and counselling and in-person guidance tips by expert IITians. Rise edu tab offers time management tools, chat with faculty, student records, regular updates, automated compilation of detailed performance, course tracking and feedback from faculties.

RiSE app is predominantly being used in Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar with around 8000 users and very soon some more features will be added in it to raise its utility.