Top 5 EduTech Startups in India in 2019
The number of EduTech startups are increasing day-by-day, and it is having a big effect in a developing country like India where quality education isn't available everywhere. Read this article to find out about the best EdTech startups in India.
The quality of education in India has improved drastically in the past few years. Some credit has to be given to the rising number of EduTech (or EdTech) startups which is now starting to have a big effect on the quality of Indian Education. Desktop computers, Laptops, Smartphones, and Internet connection is now becoming a necessity in every home, and it is good to see that we can use this technology for improving the education standards of students.
These EduTech startups use smartphone apps or websites to reach the students and provide them with various ways of learning a topic. Many things are possible when education is brought before students in this manner like these EdTech startups can focus on creating visually good-looking charts and other graphics which can help in engaging the student to the topic and help absorb the content more easily.
So let's dive in and check out some of the best EduTech startups in India
Byju's- The Learning App, is one of the most famous EdTech startups out there. Founded in 2015 by Byju Raveendran, Byju's currently has a user base of more than 33 million registered students and 2.2 million annual paid subscriptions. It is now the world's highest-valued EduTech Company.
They have researched intensively about children's retention rate, and have done literally everything to make even a boring topic, so interesting to learn. This is done by the eye-catching designs of their app, which makes students use it more. Their video classes have a high concentration of green screen and stunning visual graphics which makes it super engaging for students when compared to the old blackboard setup.
Byju's have courses for various classes: For Class 4-10, Class 11-12 along with JEE or NEET entrance preparation material, several competitive exams like CAT, GMAT, IAS, and GRE. They have highly qualified teachers to teach portions according to the various syllabus like ICSE, CBSE, etc. A personalized experience is given to each student so that any student can study at their own pace. There is also an app for parents so that they can monitor their child's academic progress.
Embibe is an EdTech startup that uses modern technology to improve the mark and rank of its students. They provide coaching as well as mock tests for a number of examinations like JEE, NEET, JEE advanced, AIMS, BITSAT, etc. Embibe uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to create a personalized study plan based on the student's intelligence.
Embibe has various options like Jump, Rankup which helps in covering important portions in a vast syllabus and help us in solving important questions from the syllabus. Embibe is said to have analyzed over 250,000 attributes after each test and create a highly targeted and personalized study plan for each of its students.
Embibe is mainly known for its mock tests which uses several AI tools and provide you with graphs and other data after each mock test about your time management and gives you tips for improving them.
Unacademy provides an opportunity for teachers to share their knowledge with students in the Unacademy platform. They have video classes for several government competitive exams like Union Public Service Commission Exams(UPSC), State PSC exams, Pre-Medical, GATE, CLAT, CA, etc.
Unacademy takes pride in saying that they have Kiran Bedi, India's first women IPS officer as one of their tutors. They have over 300,000 students and more than 2400 online lessons which are increasing day-by-day.
If you are a student, and had a doubt regarding some portion in your syllabus and have googled it out, then toppr would probably have a solution for that question. Toppr boasts of some pretty good stats like they have answered over 8 million doubts, and have more than 8 million students. They use AI based machine learning algorithms to create 360° adaptive learning paths for its students. There are courses available for students studying in Class 5-12 for a number of boards like ICSE, CBSE and other state boards. Toppr provides online classes, Mock tests, live doubt clearing sessions with tutors and many more.
Till now we have looked at EdTech startups which are focussed in school going students and other competitive exams, but now let's take a look at a different emerging EduTech startup. Simplilearn provides certificated training for professional IT courses like cloud architect, artificial intelligence engineer, data scientist and about 300 more similar courses. Majority of its user base belong to foreign markets like the US, but Indian users are also increasing quickly nowadays. Their courses are taught by renowned experts and their certificate can add a good value to your job resume.
As you can see above, these startups prove to us that EduTech is one of the highest valued startup idea and many companies have used this to their advantage. The improvement in education that these EdTech startups have given to students is really applaudable. Let's hope more and more startups arise in this area and improve the education of students all around the world.