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35 Innovators Under 35

Unni Koroth, 26

Open source platform for institute management

Foradian Technologies, Kasaragod

Illustration of the Fedena software

Unni Koroth cofounded the Internet startup Foradian Technologies to launch Fedena, an open source student information system built on Ruby on Rails web development framework which now has more than 7 million users in over 100 countries. The startup was also the first to launch the Rupee Foradian Font for the new Indian Rupee symbol which was downloaded over 20 million times.

Koroth has built Fedena, a multipurpose school or campus management software, which can be used by educational institutions for all administrative and management activities. The software can be used by schools and colleges and can be scaled up to suit universities and training centers' requirements. Fedena can help head of institutions to track and monitor all activities of students and the institute. It can also facilitate smooth transfers among different institutions as well as in preparation of certificates, generating various reports related to students, parents, teachers and non-teaching staff, preparation of examination database, preparation of integrated timetable, and more.

"The open source software is a cloud based software that can be accessed by users through a browser, for free. It is now available in Spanish, Chinese, Mongolian, and Arabic, with more translations underway," says Koroth.

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