Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: edtech

Ed-tech ads draw most complaints, are ‘misleading’, says watchdog report

Findings part of advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Council of India's annual report for April 2021-March 2022 that looks into complaints about 'misleading ads'.

In a move to expand in US, Byju’s offers over $1 billion for edtech firm 2U

Byju’s is said to have made the offer of about $15 a share to 2U’s board last week. The offer represents a 61% premium to 2U’s closing price of $9.30 on Nasdaq on Tuesday.

Digi-Gyan —New age EduTech start-up that helps you pursue higher education abroad, at home

Digi-Gyan will provide certified degrees and course materials from top universities in the US, UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, and India at affordable prices.

Schools, universities in the metaverse? Why virtual reality is catching edtech’s attention

Until now, India's edtech boom was characterised by online video sessions and pre-recorded lessons. Proponents of metaverse classrooms have a whole other thing planned.

Now in Indian Ed Tech — a company that makes your baby a ‘prodigy’. All doctors don’t agree

Prodigy Framework, started by a Mumbai-based couple, got an investment from Shark Tank India. Parents seem to love it, but experts have questioned claims.

Best career counselling and guidance platform in India uses some of the best cutting-edge technology to help its students for guidance, mentorship, doubt clearance, counseling, etc,

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.

Mass layoffs, offline classes: How edtech is coping with schools, colleges reopening

With real-world campuses back in action, edtech platforms like BYJU’S and Unacademy have been forced to make changes. But experts agree: it isn’t game over yet for e-learning.

20% drop in maths performance after Class 7 as students don’t understand words, edtech app finds

Year-long study by Bengaluru-based Countingwell shows just 28% students have good language comprehension, and when they start getting word problems, their results suffer.

EdSarrthi’s mentorship helps UPSC IAS aspirants decide the best strategy

EdSarrthi segregates students according to their learning levels and provides them cohort-based mentorship.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.