Want to connect with the best of academicians in India? Wish to know what is happening in their labs? Log in to Techtud, a new platform that acts as a social network linking students and teachers from across the country. Just as you would create your profiles on popular social networks, Techtud enables students and teachers to do the same. Also Read - Mastodon gains popularity as Twitter users allege bias; Everything that you need to know
“If a student is looking for a potential job opportunity or the chance to work with an eminent professor, then they can access the details on the platform,” Pritam Prasun, co-founder and CEO of Techtud, told IANS. Also Read - You may soon have to pay a monthly fee to use this Facebook feature
At the moment, the site connects mainly engineering students but it will soon extend to other branches as well, said Prasun, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus. Faculty from IIT’s and other prestigious institutes are part of the initiative to maximize access to opportunities for students via the Internet. Also Read - Twitter introduces new feature to push more news links
Most importantly, the online portal seeks to bridge the gap between high-end colleges and other institutes across the country in terms of curriculum and project work, said Prasun.