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As the country observes National Education Day, let’s have a look at major Edtech startups that contributed to the revolution of online learning in India.
Written By Kunal Gaurav
As the country observes National Education Day on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, let’s have a look at major Edtech startups that have contributed to the revolution of online learning in India.
BYJU'S – The learning app
The Bengaluru-based educational technology, founded by Byju Raveendran in 2011 as Think and Learn Private Ltd, is the world’s most valued edtech company at $5.4 billion. It mainly runs on a mobile app that was launched in 2015. Though it trains students for competitive examinations such as IIT-JEE, NEET, CAT, it focuses primarily on school students from class 1 to 12. The concepts are explained through animated videos of 12-20 minutes. Think and Learn Private Ltd, which became a business case at Harvard Business School, also launched BYJU’S Math App for kids and BYJU’S Parent Connect app to help parents track their child’s learning course.
Unacademy is a Bengaluru-based company that offers online education in India for several competitive exams but mainly focused on civil services examinations (CSE). It was started as a YouTube channel in 2010 which later turned into full-fledged venture in 2015. Anyone can register at Unacademy as an educator and create educational content for the platform. Unacademy won the Digital Start-Up of the Year award at the IAMAI 12th India Digital Summit. It has raised a total of $38.6 million in various funding rounds from investors with $21 million raised in a Series C round of funding from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and others.
Founded by Amruth BR, Anand Joshi, and Shivananda Salgame in 2013, the online platform works without the internet on its android application. The app generates lesson plans, logbooks, reports and also provides interesting analysis on student learning. Guru-G is also integrated with Diksha - a national teacher platform. According to the online platform, it has an impact on more than 3,20,000 students across 1200 schools. initially rolled out content in five languages, the platform now accommodates all Indian languages in the application. The app has been gamified for teachers and adapts to the mood of the student.
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