Just a few years ago, correspondence courses or online courses were looked down upon from traditional education setups – colleges, universities, etc. Then came the phase, when conventional degrees were enough to land you in a decent job, but going up the growth ladder required an accelerator. Executive courses from foreign universities or Top-notch Indian institutes attracted the corporate sector to leverage their career expansion.
This shift of skill-based learning through online or offline channels gave leverage to Indian corporate growth accelerators. Online education startups started their Indian journey in the year 2004 with satellite-based smart classrooms. According to RedSeer report, today, the Indian EdTech startups market is estimated to reach 3.5 billion USD by 2020.
What is EdTech? It is a combination of – ‘education’ and ‘technology’. Education delivered with the help of technology, mostly using virtual reality and automation.
The gradual shift of conventional medium to digital expedited during the coronavirus lockdown phase. Schools and educational institutions accepted this change with open arms and adopted new tech-based solutions more aggressively than ever before.
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Top 5 Indian EdTech startups shaping new skill-based India
The most familiar name when it comes to Indian EdTech startups. A homegrown (Bangalore based) online education company grown into one of the top EdTech companies in the world. Have you seen their recent collaboration with Disney to make it further attractive for younger kids?
BYJU’s use augmented reality, audio-visual modes for imparting engaging education. They offer a wide range of educational assistance, from primary classes to competitive exams. To enroll for a free demo, click here.
The biggest USP of this EdTech startup is tapping the regional markets, we often neglect the prospects of vernacular medium in securing jobs or higher education. Entri identified this gap and started an app in Malayalam (regional language of Kerela). Soon, this became a success story and people from the neighboring regions shown interest in learning skill-based education.
Today, Entri has Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada added into the earlier Malayalam platform. It also helped more than 1 million to secure their dream jobs. Check their website or download the Entri app here.
Preparing for specialized competitive examination, Unacademy has all resources for you! One of the largest online learning platforms in the country, Unacademy pioneers in providing phased wise online education assistance in cracking various competitive exams.
Based out of Bangalore, Unacademy offers education materials, audio-video modules of learning for all major entrance exams in India. To learn more about this Indian Edtech startup, click here.
Mumbai based Toppr is another success story of Indian EdTech Startups to inspire many budding entrepreneurs. Toppr supports conventional learning via online tools and materials along with competitive entrance exams.
Vedantu is an Indian EdTech startups that prides on it’s quality teachers. It has around 500 quality teachers, teaching more than 1 Million hours to 40,000+ students spread across 1000+ cities from 30+ countries. The stats say for itself, Vedantu online tutoring services emphasis in confidence building between student-teacher via live online classes.
It offers personalized one-on-one classes to group online classes. Covering from grade 6th to 12th, Vedantu helps students in interactive learning and competitive examinations too. To attend free Live online classes with Topps, click here.
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