The global pandemic has encouraged digitisation and India is taking long steps to improve digitisation in the country as visible in the launch of the Digital India Programme. From digital transactions to online classes, almost all the sectors are seeing a digital transformation. Swimming with the flow, many ed-tech startups are using this opportunity to grow and transform how the education system works in India.
For a long time, the Indian education system remained unchanged, both in terms of its content and the mode in which education is delivered in the country. However, a positive change in the education system is brought by the aspiring ed-tech startups of the country. Here is a list of seven such start-ups in India that are revolutionizing the education system.
Byju’s is India’s largest ed-tech company that not only has revolutionized school learning but also competitive exams like JEE, NEET, and IAS to prepare the students for Government Jobs. The learning platform of Byju consists of a comprehensive learning program to cater to the needs of all the classes. The visualization techniques used by Byju help in building conceptual clarity. Further, it comes with personalized learning programs which is helpful because each student has different needs.
Founded in 2016, Doubtnut was founded by Aditya Shankar and Tanushree Nagori. The platform helps the students by clearing their doubts in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology. All the doubts raised in the platform are solved with the help of video solutions to ensure that the students understand the concept behind the solution. Getting the doubts solved in Doubtnut is as easy as simply uploading the picture of the doubt.
Unacademy initially started as a YouTube channel and it established itself as a start-up in 2015. The company was founded by Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini, and Hemesh Singh. It is one of the largest learning platforms of India that teaches students of classes 6 to 12 and along with that, further helps the students to prepare for competitive exams like IIT JEE, UPSC and NEET. Since its launch, it has proved itself by giving good Sarkari Result. For instance, in UPSC CSE 2020, 170 students associated with Unacademy secured top ranks.
It is a live online learning platform that brings together the teachers and students to provide the best result. Vedantu was founded in 2011 and the start-up is known to make learning fun and engaging. The live in-class quizzes that are conducted in a gamified manner make learning fun on the platform. Further, the leaderboard score that is visible in real-time, pushes the student to perform even better.
upGrad was founded in 2015 and it is known for its quality online higher education classes. The platform is especially suitable for students who share an interest in Data Science, Management and Law and Technology. What makes upGrad unique is that in addition to helping the students learn, it also offers placement support which makes it very trustworthy.
6. WhiteHat Jr
It is an e-learning platform for the kids to learn coding, maths and music. It was recently launched in 2019 and supports teaching kids from classes 1 to 12. WhiteHat Jr has changed the concept that coding can only be done by adults by teaching kids as young as seven years old how to code. Currently, WhiteHat Jr supports 11,000 registered teachers and 1,27,00,000 registered students. The Space Explorer Program of WhiteHat Jr provides the students with direct access to a satellite. The platform has changed the education system by making it possible for kids to code.
This ed-tech start-up was founded in 2018 with the mission to digitise education in India. Classplus is a hub of online coaching institutes and it empowers educationalists with digital resources and tools. On this platform, one can sell online classes and conduct live classes for the students that are protected using SSL security. In addition to that, it also allows the educators to upload unlimited video lectures to help the students with their revision. The platform also allows the teachers to conduct online tests and provide an online assessment. Classplus is a must-try app for educators who want to revolutionize teaching in the country.
Online education that saw limited acceptance in the pre-Covid world is growing exponentially now. Digital learning is changing the face of the Indian education system by offering personalized learning, experienced educators, and round-the-clock accessibility to the students.