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Vedantu joins Byju's, Unacademy, PhysicsWallah to open offline centre

Vedantu joins a growing list of edtech unicorns to open offline tuition cetres. SoftBank-backed Unacademy, Byju's and Physicswallah have opened offline tuition classes across the country in a bid to capitalise on rising demand for offline coaching with the pandemic situation normalising.

June 30, 2022 / 03:27 PM IST
From L to R Anand Prakash Pulkit Jain and Vamsi Krishna- Vedantu founders

From L to R Anand Prakash Pulkit Jain and Vamsi Krishna- Vedantu founders

Tiger Global-backed edtech unicorn Vedantu has joined a growing list of online education companies, such as Byju's, Unacademy and Physicswallah, that are opening offline tuition centres.

In  a statement on June 30, Vedantu said that it opened its first hybrid learning cente branded as 'Vedantu Learning Center' in Muzaffarpur. The centre will offer IIT-JEE and NEET preparation courses to students of Grade 11th and a one-year course for dropper batch, the company said.

Vedantu said its hybrid learning center will offer students from tier-3 and tier-4 cities access to top teachers from across the country.

"Exams such as JEE and NEET are high-stakes exams and after speaking with so many parents over the years, we understand that these competitive exams require dedicated supervision & personalized attention, and our current hybrid model facilitates this for students in tier 3 and tier 4 cities," said Vamsi Krishna, co-founder and chief executive officer of Vedantu said.

"Keeping this in mind and our mission to create 'Impact at Scale', we are proud to launch our first of many hybrid Vedantu Learning Centers where we ensure quality learning for every student," Krishna added.

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As of today, 6 percent of IIT batch 2022- 2026 are Vedantu students, the edtech company claimed. Over 1,500 Vedantu students aced JEE advanced 2021 making the selection ratio 12.5 percent, which is 3X higher than the national average of 3.5 percent, the edtech unicorn said.

The offline classrooms will provide hi-tech interactive applications such as immersive 3-D content, and students will be able to get their doubts solved live, Vedantu said.

The learning centres will also offer interactive quizzes to students, the company said. The company's 'Master Teachers' will be live and teaching remotely, but the classes will be supervised by a class teacher present physically to coordinate and monitor students' progress, Vedantu said.

Students will be divided into a batch of twenty-five per class to ensure every child gets personalized attention by India’s Master Teachers. Every student will be provided their personal Wi-Fi and 4G enabled tablet, to interact in class and study at home, the company said.

Students will also have access to more than 1,500 Tatva Smart books, Vedantu said.
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