Four ed-tech platforms providing online courses amidst COVID-19 lockdown


As the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in lockdowns across states in India, students and institutions have seen a disruption in their learning. As schools and universities had to close due to the three consecutive lockdowns, several ed-tech companies came forward to help in maintaining learning continuity through online courses.

At such a crucial time, several education start-ups are bringing quality education to students across the country. Here are the 4 online ed-tech platforms that will help students to maintain learning continuity.


Bright Tutee: Bright Tutee aims to offer affordable learning for students studying across 20 education boards in India. Bright tutee has also announced that it would provide online education for classes 9 and 10 in three languages for free till 31 July 2020. State governments of Haryana, Rajasthan and Nagaland have collaborated with Bright Tutee, post schools’ shutdown, to provide a virtual learning experience to mass students. The edutech platform claims to have seen 78% of users from tier 2 and 3 cities during this phase. Bright tutee also provides live teaching sessions on YouTube.

Toppr: With schools shutting down temporarily and impacting learning for lakhs of students across India, Toppr has announced free access to live classes and video classes. Students seem to prefer online videos and live classes considering the current scenario. The platform claims to have witnessed a sharp increase in student enrollment across grades. Through this initiative, Toppr says that it has reaffirmed its commitment to making high-quality education accessible especially during times like these.

Adda247: Adda247 says that it is focused on helping every student access quality education and training to become capable of cracking the most intensive competitive examinations. Adda247 has invited offline coaching institutes to utilize its state-of-the-art platform to conduct free classes for students for the exam preparation for banks, SSC, Teaching, Defence, PCS, etc. Adda247 is also disseminating free study material to students on its digital learning. To increase student engagement, Adda247 has launched #21DaysChallenge for community activities in the form of free mock tests for students. The platform is also providing the courses for test preparation at an affordable price.

Gradeup: Gradeup claims to help more than 18 million exam aspirants prepare effectively for competitive examinations like JEE, NEET, GATE, IBPS, SSC, TET, UPSC amongst others. It is also increasing free lessons to those appearing for UPSC, banking and railway exams. They have also doubled the number of free videos. The ed-tech platform has built engaging exam-specific communities of students preparing for competitive exams, enabling students to interact with fellow peers and mentors, ask questions, share updates and much more. Its flagship offering is Gradeup Classroom; a comprehensive exam preparation tool providing Live online courses from some faculty.