Although people are underestimating the value of education these days because of the “drop out” tag, we all know how important education is. People needs to upgrade their skills instead of just getting a degree of some course. Schools & colleges are important but equally important are the skills which schools & colleges don’t teach us. Online courses are changing the game of education. They are making it interesting to learn new things. It ultimately help the nation because we know that children are the future of our country.
Edtech startups are emerging as a major business industry in India. The education sector in India is estimated at US$ 91.7 billion in FY18 and is expected to reach US$ 101.1 Billion in FY19 (source: ibef.org). Let’s see some of the best Edtech startups which are gradually emerging and changing the world regarding education scene in India.
List of Top Edtech Startups in India
Started as a YouTube channel by Hemaash Singh in 2010, Unacademy is a famous name in the education market now. Unacademy has provided lessons to more than 30,00,000 (3 million) students. They have tied up with some of the most famous and experienced teachers to teach the students. You will find over 2400 online courses. Most of the courses are free on this platform, however, you might have to pay for certification. Their majority of the business model runs on the Plus Subscription feature on their platform.
UpGrad is an online platform that provides higher education programs. They provide an immersive learning experience with the latest technology and well-designed courses. UpGrad was founded in 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala , Mayank Kumar , Phalgum Komapalli and Ravijot Chugh.
Also read: Success Story of UpGrad
Camp K12 provides entrepreneurship and app development programs to school students during their vacations and weekends. They focus on developing kids to make them innovators instead of just providing certificates.
Coursera is another education platform which offers a vast variety of courses. The USP of Coursera is the experienced professionals it hires. If you want to learn from highly experienced personals from all around the world, then Coursera is for you. Just like Unacademy, you can find some course’s videos free to watch but you will have to pay for certification and assignments.
Cuemath is a program that teaches math to children. Their only focus is on math. They have more than 3000 centers all around the nation and each session has only 6 students at a time. Cuemath is not like Abacus or Vedic math because they focus on improving the mathematical concepts of children instead of merely teaching them to calculate fast. It was founded by Manan Khurma in 2013. The fees range from Rs. 2500- Rs .3000, depending upon the region of the country.
Logic Roots was founded by Gunjan Agarwal in 2011. It is another startup focused on the math subject. Logic Roots is a game manufacturer company which designs and manufacture board games that help kids to understand the basics of mathematics. Their products are available on every big ecommerce platform like Amazon and Flipkart. Besides games, they also provide worksheets for kids on their website.
IndigoLearn is a Hyderabad based and accountancy focused Edtech startup. This startup uses the latest technology and animation techniques to make finance and accountancy easy and fun to learn. IndigoLearn was founded by Somayajula, Sathya Raghu Mokkapati Suraj Lakhotia and Sarat Udumari in 2017.
My Peegu provides a tool that helps parents and teachers monitor their kids. A team of professional psychiatrists provides proper treatment to the kids to develop their minds. The service of My Peegu is available in 6 countries including India.
Started as an independent research project named “Project Mudra”, Thinkerbell Labs now working hard to make a self-learning braille device. The device is named Annie and anyone can learn the braille language with this. This is an innovative product for India and it will lead to so many innovations in the future. Thinkerbell Labs was founded by Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastava.
MyCaptain provides a way to experience various fields of interest and test them all out for students. Most of the time, kids choose their path according to the social norms or in the greed of tons of money. They think this is their passion and eventually, realizes that it was just a phase. MyCaptain fill that gap of education and discovering self interest. People can make a better decision when they have experienced various professions.
Also read: List of Top Entrepreneurs of India
Even though the Indian education system is still developing, we still have to deal with the existing system. They create a competition among students, which is not good but you have to go through the system in order to get out of it. At least, study hard in your school days, don’t just chase your dream, prepare for them. You will have a lot of time to work on your dreams. So, be patient and do your best. You can work on your skills while you are in school but don’t focus on money unless you come out of your school. Schooling is a crucial part and the best time of life.
Comment some more Edtech startups you know. Also, let us know how was your online learning experience?