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Start-ups providing lifestyle solutions for migrant students

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Published Oct 10, 2019, 7:28 pm IST
Updated Oct 10, 2019, 7:33 pm IST
Moving out of your parents' home is hard, so here are a few start ups that make it easier to adjust to that new life.
A research showed that more than 34 million students are enrolled in Indian universities and colleges and over 10 million of these students migrate domestically for higher education (Photo: Representational)
 A research showed that more than 34 million students are enrolled in Indian universities and colleges and over 10 million of these students migrate domestically for higher education (Photo: Representational)

Moving out of the comfort of your home and bidding goodbye to your hometown is one of the most challenging things a teenager has to do. According to a survey by property consultant firm Knight Frank, Global Student Property Report 2019, more than 34 million students are enrolled in Indian universities and colleges and over 10 million of these students migrate domestically for higher education. Now, moving to a different city is a new ball game altogether.

Finding the right kind of accommodation, home-cooked food, getting to meet like-minded people, saving money, safety and so many other things are an area of concern for them. Adjusting to the new environment is not as easy as one might think. Here is a list of start-ups that are trying to meet the needs of the students and making their lifestyle more comfortable and convenient.

 

1.    Stanza Living:

The most important concern for a student and his/her parents is finding a suitable accommodation. Stanza Living is thus designed to cater to their distinct lifestyle and requirements. All rooms are fully furnished; there are study spaces, common areas and entertainment zones. A chef plans daily meals, there’s housekeeping and laundry services, wifi, biometric access, a CCTV network and guards around the clock and much more to make a student’s life hassle-free.

2.    mPokket:

Cash crunch is a very common issue that students face & asking for money from parents is not an option every time. Solving this problem, mPokket is a prominent digital lending platform offering short term personal loans to college students in a hassle-free and seamless manner. It is also eliminating the need for the time-consuming as well as the paper-heavy process of obtaining loans from traditional sources. Any college student in India is eligible to borrow money instantly using the mPokket mobile app.

3.    Ridlr:

When a student shifted to a new city, routes are something they don’t want to mess with. Providing solution for the same, Ridlr helps you exactly when the next bus, train or metro rail will arrive so you can plan your journey with ease, even using multiple modes of transport. Timetables can be downloaded and used without an internet connection to view them later.

4.    Swiggy:

They work by acting as a bridge between customers and restaurants and trying to provide home cooked food which is missed by every student living away from home. It utilizes an innovative technology platform that allows customers to order food from nearby restaurants and get it delivered at their doorstep.

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