We are a team of spirited young people committed to changing the way the world learns. We use the power of technology and the concepts of instructional design to simplify learning to its essence. In the process, we also make it come alive with rich graphics and audiovisuals that seek to engage the learner and enrich the learning process. Be it a primary school classroom or a corporate training room, our e-learning content combines sound instructional design with cutting-edge technology to deliver the simplest and most powerful learning solution.
Established in 1996, Hicommands specializes in delivering high-quality e-learning solutions to corporate organizations and educational institutions worldwide and helps them with robust, reliable and cost-effective IT solutions to their learning needs.
And yes, we keep learning all the way.
Be it a primary school classroom or a corporate training room, our e-learning content combines sound instructional design with cutting-edge technology to deliver the simplest and most powerful learning solution.
1996 - A humble beginning
1998 - Provided turnkey solutions on IT Education in Chennai for more than 25,000 students
2001 - Established Cyberskool at the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Chennai, in partnership with the Tamilnadu Government
2002 - Provided turnkey solutions on IT education to Ramakrishna Mission Schools, thereby extending our services to 50,000 more students
2003 - Content development division emerged as an extended arm for the support of the IT education and translated into IT- enabled education
2003 - Partnered with the State Government of Kerala, India, and penetrated in 3 districts for enabling IT education
2004 - Strategic for the development of Interactive Educational CD contents (CBTs) to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
2004 - Textbook titles launched to augment the conventional print media strategically to convert the same into e-content. The list contains 21 titles and 75,000 print runs
2005 - Development of Educational CBT content for the Ministry of Education – Malaysia
2006 - Registered as a Public Limited Company and certified for ISO 9001:2000 by BVQI
2008 - Launched British curriculum based contents branded "ESWOTS" in UK
2008 - Multimedia content development for National deployment by National Council for Educational Research and Technology [NCERT]
2009 - Awarded the development project of Secondary Education Modernization Project [SEMP II] from Ministry of Education, Srilanka, funded by the Asian Development Bank
2009 - "ESWOTS" finalists for the most prestigious "Education Resources Awards" in UK by the British Educational Suppliers Association BESA
2009 - Awarded contract for development of e-learning contents for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation [DMRC]
2010 - Joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industry – CII Southern Chapter as knowledge partners in developing multilingual training modules in partnership with various organizations including TVS & Sons, IBM Ltd, Everonn Limited etc
2010 - Partnered with IL&FS-ETS and delivered elearning modules for 628 schools in Himachal Pradesh, India
2010 - Crossed provision of more than 100 schools with PRODIGY 1.0 across 4 states – Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka and AP
2010 - Certified ISO 9001:2008 by BVQI
2011 - Launched the all new PRODIGY 2.0 with more than 4000+ hours of learning content addressing CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus individually with
curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular contents
2011 - Hicommands Pvt Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Hicommands Tech India Limited, incorporated in East Africa
2012 - Hicommands Tech India Limited, recertified for ISO 9001:2008 successfully
2013 - Hicommands successfully completes E-Solutions project in East Africa by providing educational content for 100,000 students along with ICT
equipments in 200 schools
2013 - PRODIGY 2.0 crosses a historic milestone of being deployed in 1250 schools and used by 1 million students annually
2013 - Hicommands reaches out to students directly thro its iScore Tuition Centers – 4 branches across Chennai opened
Hari believes that e-learning is the perfect blend of technology, innovation, subject expertise, creativity and child psychology and is the very cutting edge of education that is going to revolutionize learning in the 21st century.
Hari started Hicommands in his early 20s and is One of the pioneers of ICT and e-learning in India. He has touched the lives of nearly 500,000 students across schools in India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka over the past 12 years.
Hari is also the Co-Founder and CEO–Asia of ESWOTS, a JV of Hicommands and F1Group, UK, which provides game–based multilingual content for primary schools. The content created by Hicommands has been nominated for the prestigious ERA awards 2009, UK.
Armed with a Bachelors degree in Physics and an Advanced Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, he combines a flair for technology with a passion for education.
Sena Prasad is an illustrious finance professional, with more than 15 years of experience in every aspect of Finance, Legal and Administrative Services. He is credited with the remarkable turnaround of CHANDAMAMA, a heritage publishing brand that is a household name among Indian children across the world.
Being a personal financial consultant to leading business families in South India, Sena combines financial acumen with a rare sense of business. His rich experience in Merchant Banking, Project Finance and Private equity coupled with his ability to drive the Operations management of the company is his core strength.
Sena is also the CFO of ESWOTS.
A Post-graduate in Commerce, Sena is also a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (FICWA) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (FICS).
Lakshmi Priya is a HR professional who has been an integral part of the Hicommands' growth story.
She brings administrative experience and a unique ability to work out win–win solutions. Priya is also a multifaceted creative person with varied interests.
She founded Kala Netrii Learning Academy in 1999 to make a difference to the cultural and social learning needs of the city.
Professor Silas Lwakabamba obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree also in Mechanical Engineering from University of Leeds, UK.
After his PhD, he taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
He served as Director of Training and Extension Services at the UN-sponsored African Region Center for Engineering Design and Manufacturing in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Prof Lwakabamba served in leadership roles at different universities such as Head of Department and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; Vice Chancellor (Rector) of the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Kigali, Rwanda; Vice-Chancellor (Rector), National University of Rwanda and Vice-Chancellor, University of Kibungo, Rwanda.
His performance earned him trust to be appointed Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure and later Rwanda’s Minister of Education.
All along he has been involved in Institutions and Network building.
Professor Silas Lwakabamba has been and continues to be a Chair and a Member of a number of National, Regional and International Boards and Committees such as the Governing Board of the Inter University Council of East Africa, the Executive Board of UNESCO and many others.
Hicommands believes that learning should be a happy, experiential and life-long process.
The essence of even the toughest lesson is a simple concept. The most complex problems in Maths and Science have the simplest solutions. In simplicity lies elegance, beauty and truth. If you haven't broken something down to its simplest essence, you haven't understood it completely.
Hicommands aims to bring the light and delight of understanding to learners across age groups, across the world, by creating learning solutions that are powerfully direct and simple.
Hicommands is a growing company operating in a niche but exploding sector. Education is the key focus for several governments across the world. Corporates are looking at deriving more value from their training buck. We live and work in exciting times at the delivering edge of technology.
We welcome like-minded individuals and institutions to participate in this growth story. Take your time; check out some of our work on this site.
Take a look at our corporate brochure. And let us know if you want to talk.
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