A software development and web services company ThoughtRipples based in Thiruvananthapuram has come up with an innovative web service, christened Gurusparsh, enabling teachers and school managements to send information about students’ absence, class notifications and marks via SMS and e-mail to parents or guardians.
The present day scenario calls for the safety of children who are constantly at risk and the novel innovation from the company helps address the problem to a larger extent. It is aimed primarily at keeping parents in the loop about the attendance and whereabouts of school-children after they leave for school and before they reach home.
According to Deepak Cherry George, CEO, ThoughtRipples: ‘’The software is in fact simple, easy to use, and intuitive. Using Gurusparsh, up to 1,00,000 transactional SMSes can be sent at a time. Besides this, the software also comes in handy with regard to drafting of examination results and notifying them to parents from time to time.’’ Gurusparsh is useful in creating detailed 24-hour logs, draft e-mail notifications and thereby ensuring student safety, as well as keeping parents and guardians updated on students’ activities in class. All these would be made available for much less than the existing prices.
In case a family sends more than one child to the same school, Gurusparsh can be deployed in such a way that one single SMS that details all about the students from the same family be sent. This would reduce the monotony of the parent from going through multiple SMSes. Student Safety Programme (SSP) has ensured that the SMS alert and e-mail of student absentees, notifications to classes, groups and individuals, marks update and the like are sent from a single platform in an utmost user-friendly way. As a pilot project, Gurusparsh has been successfully launched in 200 schools in the government and public sector across Kerala.