Just as you would create your profiles on popular social networks, Techtud enables students and teachers to do the same."If a student is looking for a potential job opportunity or the chance to work with an eminent professor, then they can access the details on the platform," Pritam Prasun, co-founder and CEO of  Techtud, said yesterday.

At the moment, the site connects mainly engineering students but it will soon extend to other branches as well, said Prasun, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus.

Faculty from IITs and other prestigious institutes are part of the initiative to maximise access to opportunities for students via the internet.

Most importantly, the online portal seeks to bridge the gap between high-end colleges and other institutes across the country in terms of curriculum and project work, said Prasun.