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  • Higher Education Reform: In a first, students can now pursue two degrees simultaneously Apr 12, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Higher Education Reform: In a first, students can now pursue two degrees simultaneously

    A candidate can also pursue two digital degrees simulteniously. The move also means, an eligible candidate can do a master's and a bachelor's degree together too.

  • Unacademy lays off about 10% of its workforce Apr 07, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Unacademy lays off about 10% of its workforce

    This move comes amid murmurs among various stakeholders in the startup ecosystem on whether the euphoria is now slowing down in the country after an exuberant 2021, with deals taking longer to close and some late-stage deals coming under pressure from the funding slowdown.

  • Classplus raises $70 million led by Alpha Wave Global, Tiger Global Mar 29, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    Classplus raises $70 million led by Alpha Wave Global, Tiger Global

    The financing round valued the Noida-based startup at close to $600 million, more than double its previous valuation when it had raised $65 million Series C funding in June 2021

  • Brokerage and wealth manager Cosmea Financial enters edtech Mar 15, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Brokerage and wealth manager Cosmea Financial enters edtech

    A product mix of skills and online certification will be the major driver of growth in next three years instead of K-12 sector, the company said. Target is to train 1 million students and professionals in three years.

  • Eruditus raises $350 million debt from CPPIB Mar 08, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    Eruditus raises $350 million debt from CPPIB

    Eruditus, which ties up with top universities such as Columbia, INSEAD and others to provide executive education and MBAs, plans to make acquisitions worth a billion dollars in the next year or so

  • Live tutoring startup Filo raises $23 million Series A funding led by Anthos Capital Mar 03, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    Live tutoring startup Filo raises $23 million Series A funding led by Anthos Capital

    Filo helps students connect to tutors for one-on-one live video sessions to clear concepts, solve problems, and prepare for examinations.

  • Union Budget 2022: How does education sector read initiatives announced by FM Sitharaman? Feb 01, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Union Budget 2022: How does education sector read initiatives announced by FM Sitharaman?

    Budget 2022: While most of the reactions Moneycontrol received were positive, a few believe that key steps that are needed to enable these initiatives have been missed out

  • Online education to continue for students of classes 1 to 9 in Gujarat till February 5 Feb 01, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Online education to continue for students of classes 1 to 9 in Gujarat till February 5

    The decision to continue online education in schools for classes 1 to 9 was taken by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in a meeting of the core committee held in Gandhinagar, an official release said.

  • UGC warns against franchise model between edtech and universities to offer degrees, diplomas Jan 17, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    UGC warns against franchise model between edtech and universities to offer degrees, diplomas

    The union education ministry is working to regulate the growing edtech sector to curb monopoly and unfair practices.

  • Byju's, Unacademy, Vedantu, others want to regulate themselves Jan 12, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Byju's, Unacademy, Vedantu, others want to regulate themselves

    This development comes amid growing concerns of misselling and alleged unfair practices by edtech firms in India and the likelihood of the government cracking down on the sector.

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass Ep 13 | Back to the classroom: Is India ready to reopen schools? Aug 13, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass Ep 13 | Back to the classroom: Is India ready to reopen schools?

    Schools in India, which have over 260 million students, have been shut since March 2020. A recent study by Azim Premji Foundation, based on an assessment of a sample of 16,607 children, showed that a majority of children have forgotten foundational abilities in mathematics and over 92 percent have forgotten foundational abilities in language, which they knew in March 2020. Online schooling is not only ineffective in most cases but also inaccessible to a majority of the population. As children now stare at the second straight year of online learning, is it finally time to reopen up schools? What kind of precautions will be needed? Will a hybrid model work? These are some of the questions we will be discussing with an ace panel comprising Prasanth Nair, IAS officer, Dr Zirak Marker, Senior Psychiatrist, Mpower, Mansoor Ali Khan, Board Member, Delhi Public School, and Sumeet Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO, LEAD.

  • How schoolchildren will cope with another year behind screens Jun 10, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    How schoolchildren will cope with another year behind screens

    Studying online can be stressful for children, teachers and parents. Some say there’s no alternative during a pandemic, while others insist that all will be well.

  • Elon Musk donates $5 million to Khan Academy through non-profit arm Musk Foundation Jan 12, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Elon Musk donates $5 million to Khan Academy through non-profit arm Musk Foundation

    Prior to Khan Academy, Musk Foundation donated $480,000 in grants for water filtration in Flint, Michigan, and $424,000 to supply laptop computers to Flint middle-schools.

  • 3 Point Analysis | Unacademy's fresh fundraise values it at $2 billion; what makes the education sector exciting? Nov 26, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Unacademy's fresh fundraise values it at $2 billion; what makes the education sector exciting?

    If there’s one sector that continues to see extraordinary growth during these unprecedented times, it is education. Adding on to the list of phenomenal edtech fundraises this year Unacademy has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group.

  • The story of Eruditus: How a Harvard alumnus saw a business opportunity where universities fell short Oct 07, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    The story of Eruditus: How a Harvard alumnus saw a business opportunity where universities fell short

    Eruditus started in 2010 and did not raise money for 6 years. Raising money this late, and raising money at all, changed the company's fortunes. How and why did it happen?

  • Future Wise podcast | University degrees are going online. Will it work for you? Jun 18, 2020 05:16 PM IST

    Future Wise podcast | University degrees are going online. Will it work for you?

    Keerthana Tiwari and M Saraswathy discuss the pros and cons of online degree courses

  • The vogue world of online classes short-changes India’s underprivileged Jun 11, 2020 01:02 PM IST

    The vogue world of online classes short-changes India’s underprivileged

    In the mad rush to ‘go digital’, the needs of millions of India’s poor and rural students are overlooked. They are being deprived of their fundamental right to education

  • Unicorn alert: Unacademy seeks a billion dollar valuation Jun 05, 2020 07:14 AM IST

    Unicorn alert: Unacademy seeks a billion dollar valuation

    Unacademy has seen a particular spurt in revenue and growth in the past year after it started monetising Unacademy Plus.

  • Forbes India Exclusive | The huge investment opportunity in Edtech Feb 17, 2020 08:18 AM IST

    Forbes India Exclusive | The huge investment opportunity in Edtech

    Particularly in India, education has been a segment steeped in a traditional brick-and-mortar delivery mechanism. The industry is different from food tech or fintech, but the big similarity is in its potential for returns

  • Snapask, Hong Kong entrepreneur Timothy Yu’s Uber-like tutoring app, now has 2 mn users Jul 31, 2019 01:51 PM IST

    Snapask, Hong Kong entrepreneur Timothy Yu’s Uber-like tutoring app, now has 2 mn users

    Snapask founder Timothy Yu hopes to revamp the education system completely someday, wherein students will be empowered vis-a-vis what they want to learn and how they want to learn it.

  • India e-education market to be worth $1.96billion by 2021: Google-KPMG May 30, 2017 08:09 PM IST

    India e-education market to be worth $1.96billion by 2021: Google-KPMG

    According to a report by Google and KPMG, the paid user base is also forecast to grow 6X from 1.6 million users in 2016 to 9.6 million users in 2021

  • Ronnie Screwvala launches Rs 100 crore fund for online education Apr 24, 2017 10:05 AM IST

    Ronnie Screwvala launches Rs 100 crore fund for online education

    This fund has th an aim to get to Rs 400 Crore in the next 3-4 years. He said that he will raise the rest from other like-minded individuals and corporates committed to build this eco system of tomorrow as well as from corporate social responsibility funding.

  • MLSL Unveils "Practice Plus" - Breakthrough School Learning Solution by NIIT Nguru that Helps Students Achieve Higher Levels of Learning & Mastery of Concepts through Practice & Assessment Feb 09, 2017 04:35 PM IST

    MLSL Unveils "Practice Plus" - Breakthrough School Learning Solution by NIIT Nguru that Helps Students Achieve Higher Levels of Learning & Mastery of Concepts through Practice & Assessment

    MLSL has unveiled “Practice Plus” – breakthrough school learning solution by NIIT Nguru that helps students achieve higher levels of Learning & Mastery of concepts through practice & assessment. It is a 360-degree online solution with features like student-practice engine, assessment configurator and detailed analytics that enables students identify and focus on improvement areas.

  • BYJU's raises $50 mn from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, others Sep 08, 2016 10:14 PM IST

    BYJU's raises $50 mn from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, others

    Online education start-up BYJU's has raised USD 50 million (about USD 332.3 crore) from a clutch of investors, led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and Sequoia Capital.

  • Edu-tech Start-ups Expected to See 12% Rise in Funding in 2016-17: Craft Driven Market Research Jul 13, 2016 03:53 PM IST

    Edu-tech Start-ups Expected to See 12% Rise in Funding in 2016-17: Craft Driven Market Research

    Online education system is increasingly taking over the traditional methods of teaching. Technology has become more advanced and a increasing ...

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