By Nirmalya Sen

This might just be the value-add Indian jobs portal Naukri.com was aiming for.

Applect Learning Systems, funded by Noida, Uttar Pradesh-based Info Edge (India) Ltd, the parent company of Naukri.com, recently expanded its product offering by adding content for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board to its Web site,
MeritNation.com.

The latest add-on comes after the creation of Shiksha.com, a higher education portal. With this addition, Info Edge seeks to better prepare 10th-grade students across India to score well in the certificate examinations and pursue careers that would fuel jobs portal Naukri.com’s growth in the near future in a highly competitive space.

Thus, in addition to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) content, MeritNation.com now has learning content for ICSE students of grades six through 10 in physics, chemistry, biology, math and English.

The site also facilitates collaborative learning that allows learners to interact with other learners. ICSE Board students across India can now interact with one another and exchange ideas “With a learning and interactive platform for our CBSE and ICSE users, we can now cover a wider base of users,” said Pavan Chauhan, director of Applect Learning Systems. Applect Learning Systems was founded by Pavan Chauhan and Ritesh Hemrajani who are Indian Institute of Management alumni and have been in the education content space for more than 12 years. The organization has a state-of-the-art content development center in Delhi.

Info Edge (India) Ltd is the largest and fastest-growing Internet company in India. Info Edge owns and manages Naukri.com – India’s No 1 job site, Quadrangle – an offline executive search firm, Jeevansathi.com – a matrimonial portal, 99acres.com – a real estate portal, and Naukri Gulf – which is the company’s recent foray into the Middle East market.

The company employs more than 1,700 people and operates through 64 offices in 41 cities in India and overseas. Its offices in Dubai and Bahrain cater to the Middle East market.