Learn­ing in the Dig­i­tal Age

The knowl­edge land­scape in In­dia has come a long way from class­room ed­u­ca­tion to re­defin­ing the way stu­dents are taught, and these firms are re­spon­si­ble for the revo­lu­tion.

India Today - - LEARNING - Com­piled by Akshita Khosla

Sim­plilearn It is where you will find qual­ity on­line cour­ses and free learn­ing re­sources such as ar­ti­cles, we­bi­nars, and ebooks—all catered to your per­sonal ca­reer needs. The on­line ed­u­ca­tion provider of pro­fes­sional train­ing is based in San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia, US, and Ban­ga­lore, In­dia, and of­fers over 400 cour­ses in the area of IT, pro­gram­ming, dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing, and project man­age­ment.

USP Sim­plilearn’s well-struc­tured train­ing mo­d­ules and skilled in­struc­tors sim­plify your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion jour­ney by forc­ing you to think be­yond the con­ven­tional con­cepts for ef­fi­cient func­tion­ing net­works.

PythaGu­rus One of the lead­ing MBA ad­mis­sions con­sult­ing and GMAT prepa­ra­tion firms, PythaGu­rus was es­tab­lished in In­dia by a team of 10 B-school grad­u­ates and sea­soned train­ing and test prepa­ra­tion pro­fes­sion­als. Through un­matched prac­ti­cal coun­selling, PythaGu­rus has to­day be­come a reck­on­ing force in the higher ed­u­ca­tion in­dus­try, led by Jatin Bhan­dari, founder and CEO.

USP The firm helps can­di­dates in build­ing and nar­rat­ing a seam­less story to their prospec­tive B-schools through high qual­ity es­says, let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tions and in­ter­views.

Toppr An EdTech ven­ture, it aims to help stu­dents in In­dia crack med­i­cal and en­gi­neer­ing en­trance ex­ams with un­lim­ited prac­tice tests, feed­back re­ports, and bench­mark­ing. The qual­i­ta­tive, ef­fec­tive yet af­ford­able on­line por­tal boasts of one of the big­gest on­line ques­tion banks and lets stu­dents chart their progress, which elim­i­nates the need of tu­tors.

USP Toppr claims to be the only test prepa­ra­tion plat­form where the prac­tice con­tent is cus­tomised through pro­gram­ming al­go­rithms that work out ar­eas of strength and weak­ness of the stu­dent.

UpGrad It was founded by me­dia mag­net Ron­nie Screw­vala with a few IIT, IIM and ISB grad­u­ates; it bridges the gap be­tween in­dus­try and col­lege grad­u­ates. This EdTech ven­ture tar­gets work­ing pro­fes­sion­als look­ing to up­grade their skill set; but of­fers broad­based cour­ses like en­trepreneur­ship and dig­i­tal busi­ness man­age­ment.

USP The com­pany pro­vides one-on-one aca­demic and non-aca­demic sup­port for all its stu­dents by pro­vid­ing them with live projects, case stud­ies, group as­sign­ments, ac­cess to live lec­tures and in­ter­ac­tive con­tent.

EduKart It gives a choice to any­body look­ing to learn some­thing on­line, get cer­ti­fied, or pre­pare for ex­ams. It nei­ther de­vel­ops nor de­liv­ers the cour­ses, act­ing in­stead as a distri­bu­tion plat­form. The team has ex­perts cre­at­ing com­pre­hen­sive cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in the field of re­tail, fi­nance, dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing, pro­gram­ming lan­guages, project man­age­ment, and IT.

USP This higher ed­u­ca­tion en­rol­ment plat­form has a list of In­dian and in­ter­na­tional cour­ses that of­fer pro­grammes avail­able as dis­tance learn­ing and on­line cour­ses.

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