A strong education system is one of the pillars of any civilized society. The Indian education sector is, however, riddled with multiple infrastructural holes. The case is especially grim in Tier-3 cities where students are mostly underserved on account of the unavailability of basic educational resources, the presence of poor or no physical infrastructure, and the absence of committed teachers and reading materials. In addition to this, a dearth of credible after-school coaching facilities for students in Tier-3 cities and semi-urban areas preparing for competitive exams like UPSC, CAT, etc., causes them to shift to metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Pune in a search of better educational resources.
To such a grim picture of the education sector in India, ed-tech promises to bring a ray of hope for not just the at-risk youths, but the entire the student community at large.
1. Adda247: Adda247 is one of the largest education-technology companies in India, focused on helping every student access quality education and training to become capable of cracking the most intensive competitive examinations. The mobile app, which currently holds the position of being the second-largest Ed-tech platform in terms of paid users, has been focusing on the growth and proper training of the brightest minds in the country. The company houses multiple platforms to serve millions of students across India such as the Adda247 mobile app, Adda247 YouTube channel, bankersadda.com, sscadda.com, Teachersadda.com, and Career Power.
2. Gradeup: Gradeup is an exam preparation platform for competitive exams. Through its website and app, it helps more than 1.5 crores registered students across 2500 cities in the country to prepare actively for various exams & score better. It has been leveraging the latest technologies to fill the gaps in the current education system. Their online live classes have been a game-changer. They offer a virtual classroom learning experience. It includes interactive live classes, mind maps, mock tests with live analysis, as well as 1-to-1 mentorship. These have proven to be more effective in driving student activity, with 4X higher engagement compared to recorded videos and lectures. This becomes a formidable model when it is combined with structured planning and methodology to offer a day-wise study plan.
3. Safeducate: Safeducate is India’s largest training, skilling and consulting firm that specializes in the domains of Supply Chain Management & Logistics. Launched in 2007 by the house of Safexpress, the leading logistics service provider in India, the idea of Safeducate evolved with an aim to meet the demand gap for the skilled workforce in the ever-growing logistics of the country. In 2013, Safeducate came into being as a separate legal entity working towards the skilling and empowerment of individuals by offering industry-relevant courses, programs, and workshops. Recently they have launched their mobile app. The app records and stores crucial information regarding its offline mobilization activities such as job affairs, panchayat meets, door to door counseling, among others. It will also act as a destination to store information related to the registration of students. All of this will be possible on a real-time basis. The app will enable the ground staff to track on-going activities and keep a check on its progress without any hassles. It will also allow Safeducate to enhance the event and schedule tasks for better planning and accurate output. Potential students will now have an option to register themselves through an online enrolment form, which otherwise was a tedious and time-consuming process.
4. Brainly: The platform is designed to help students by boosting inquisitiveness with a never-ending flow of questions and radical solutions. The Brainly community is not just to crack the most puzzling questions but to share ideas, deepen insights, and explore knowledge, it is known to be a teacher-approved online learning resource. It is the world’s most popular online learning app with more than 150 million monthly active users.