Based on the theme – celebrating the best college moments, IndiaCollegeSearch started its Facebook photo contest on January 3, 2014. The contest lasted for 16 days and got 61 amazing entries and over 2000 votes! All the contestants submitted the most cherished moments of their college days, and the best ones got the maximum votes.
Out of the 61 entries from several states, one winner and four runners-up were declared on January 20, 2014. The entries were shortlisted on the basis of the contest theme and votes.
Shubham Pokhriyal from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, came out as the lucky winner and bagged the contest prize – a Google Nexus 7 Tab. While Sharan Hazari from Madhya Pradesh, Richard Barre from Maharashtra, Deepak Malhotra and Tarun Gusain from Uttar Pradesh, formed the runners-up.
Apart from the winning prize for the lucky winner, customized gifts were given as a consolation prize to the runners up.
IndiaCollegeSearch is a platform that connects colleges and students. It is currently the country's fastest growing education portal used actively by over 2000 colleges and 1 million students looking to find a college.
The platform attempts to provide granular information that helps a student differentiate between colleges using qualitative as well as quantitative factors to sort colleges based on the user's preferences. ICS also enables students to compare colleges and apply instantly on the basis of the admission criteria specified by the institute. Over 50,000 applications were sent via ICS in the first six months of 2013 and the portal currently provides information about 9000+ colleges across 31 courses.
IndiaCollegeSearch has clients spread across 15 states the company raised INR 20 mn investment in 2013 led by Shaadi.com CEO Anupam Mittal.