Indian edtechs must course correct to avoid becoming the next Byju’s


Nikhil Patwardhan

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Nikhil Patwardhan

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With India’s edtech poster child Byju’s imploding, the sector is acutely aware it needs to re-evaluate its priorities. The edtech successes of tomorrow, say industry executives, must do things very differently from those that came before them.

February 16, 2024


Earlier this week, Gurugram played host to what was probably the country’s largest edtech summit. Organised by edtech-focused GSV Ventures and upskilling unicorn Eruditus, the event brought together a diverse group, including investors, government officials, entrepreneurs, and industry veterans.

The summit's timing was significant. The edtech landscape has seen a marked change in perception since mid-2022, with the return of in-person education at schools, colleges, and tuition centres. More importantly, the summit coincided with mounting challenges for Byju's—once the world's most valuable edtech startup. 

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