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

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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

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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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