Prateek: Tell us about the journey of Globus Infocom.
Kiran Dham: Incepted in year 2001 with an aim to provide advanced technology and learning solutions to our users, Globus Infocom forayed into the market with a few products and solutions in the Education Technology domain. Within few years of its inception, the brand became trustworthy and one of the most sought-after technological solutions providers in India.
Apart from Education technology, we have also forayed into Collaborative Conferencing & professional Displays, Security & Surveillance Solutions & Healthcare & Wellness range of solutions. We have the widest and the most comprehensive product/solution basket for the entire range of our verticals. We strongly believe that technology has the power to transform education and we hope to create a digitally-enabled & easily accessible education environment across the country with a range of technologically advanced, meaningful yet cost-effective solutions. The journey has been full of learning and challenges at the same time wherein we have learned through the challenges and evolved ourselves as one of the leading technology solution providers of the Edtech industry.
Throughout this journey, we are focused on creating a learning environment that could bridge the digital divide spread across the rural areas of the country. We have not only broadened our range of offerings but also widened our family with 260 team members that work together tirelessly to take this company to even greater heights. With a few customers in the beginning, we have now amassed 30,000+ customers due to the exceptional services and customer experience we offer.
Prateek: How Edtech companies can revolutionize India’s public school educational systems?
Kiran Dham: With the development of technology, there is an even greater need for it to be exploited in every sector, be it India’s public school educational systems.
Children from India’s public school educational systems will be prepared for a world outside the four walls of their free and obligatory education as a result of the digital revolution in public education. It will assist them in progressively recovering from their learning lags and instill a sense of confidence that will allow them to dream beyond their current reality. It will also help the teachers in easing out their heavy load of preparation & assessment work. They can remediate instead of spending time in instructions & paperwork. By going digital, they can also upskill themselves to tackle the current dynamic learning scenario. Digital classroom solutions also provide access to unlimited knowledge resources to teachers & students both which allows them to explore out of the limited option of books & notes.
Prateek: How Edtech brand Globus Infocom is bridging the gap between technology and government schools?
Kiran Dham: Globus Infocom is bridging the gap between technology and government schools by making quality education accessible in the remotest part of India. Our cost effective, highly user friendly solutions address beautifully the needs of rural education scenario providing the teachers ample training, counseling to remove the technology usage barrier for their minds. For learners our solution consists of interactive tools & resources including engaging academic content which not only generates student’s interest in attending classes but also creates a sustainable yet effective learning ecosystem. Apart from the academic learning content, we also focus on developing their language skills which play a major role in bringing them into mainstream education & prepare them for better career opportunities. We offer Language content in three languages – English, Hindi and Sanskrit to enable enhancement in communication and help develop language as a skill .So far, we have proudly implemented our digital solutions in no. of prestigious Government schools like under Department of School Education, Govt. of Haryana, the Government of Gujrat, the Government of Goa and many more.
Prateek: How leading Edtech companies are empowering teachers to accept & integrate technology to advance education in schools?
Kiran Dham: Initially, many schools specifically in rural India had a difficult time in accepting technology as part of their regular pedagogy. Teachers were not comfortable enough given the complex nature of technology. But many edtech companies including us have started providing training & counselling sessions to the teachers to make them comfortable with the technology in classrooms & empower them enough to optimally utilize the power of technology in order to bring the desired change in the learning ecosystem.
Teachers are getting trained to enhance the key skill sets, such as communication, creative & critical thinking, and problem-solving, which are enhanced through advanced technical tools and resources. The non-traditional ways of teaching allow teachers to teach via interesting & engaging methods which opens a world of opportunities for learners to gain experience practically. The ease of creating effective content, evaluating students & generating reports eases out teachers to focus more on learners’ need for attention. Our in house training department deeply focusses on providing comprehensive trainings to the teachers which help them in using digital solutions with great ease and confidence.
Prateek: What will be the organization’s strategy for growth in the coming years?
Kiran Dham: We are looking at growth in terms of expanding our reach, increasing sales revenue & widening our sales and service presence further. For all these, we would be expanding our sales & channel partner network and consolidating our existing customer base. Lot of focus would be on Branding and Marketing initiatives. Also we plan to set up Studios for Online and Offline learning experiences. We are also looking forward to the opportunity of Pvt. Equity investment opportunities. In the coming year, we plan to scale up the manufacturing capacity as per the soaring demands of the market. Globus Infocom has been at the forefront of the B2B industry for the past two decades with a strong customer base of 30000+. Now we look forward to launch our App based learning solutions and foraying into the B2C industry to expand our reach by introducing a consumer-oriented product line.