You may heard from newspaper and TV reports headlines that ‘Mark Zuckerberg To Invest USD 50 Million In Bengaluru-Based Byju’s App’. Here is the story of Byju’s – from a small village in Kerala to creating a global edutech startup from India. Byjus app is considered as the India’s leading education technology provider. Byjus has just announced raising $50 million (Rs 333 crore) from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) four venture capital partners (Sequoia, Sofina, Lightspeed and Times Internet) to fund its expansion plans.
BYJU’S – The Learning App
Byju’s App stimulates you to fall in Love with learning. You can stay on top in every subject with classes from India’s best teachers. The teachers list including Byju Raveendran. The team is using state of the art technology for visualization. With this app use, you can simply Understand and master all concepts right from High School Foundation Class 6-12 Math & Science. They also offer Competitive Exam Prep like JEE, AIPMT, CAT & IAS.
Byju’s App Key Features
Byju’s App is packed with Engaging Video Lessons and this is specially Designed by India’s Best Teachers. These unique video class modules assures complete understanding of even the most complicated concepts in such a simple way. Special Modules are available on ICSE, CBSE Sample Papers for Class 7-10 students. They also offer AIPMT & IITJEE coaching for Class 11-12 students.
Video lectures directly from Byju and Santosh offered for CAT Aspirants. There are complete test series (over 200 chapter wise tests) and 20 Full Length Mocks. Complete syllabus coverage of all state-level Boards, ICSE and CBSE syllabus for class 10, 9, 8 and 7 is another key attraction.
Byju’s App assures Complete IIT JEE Preparation and AIPMT Preparation for Class 11-12. There is also Chapter wise Tests for Class 7-12. There is topic based tests including IITJEE and AIPMT Mock Tests & ICSE and CBSE sample papers for class 10 to 7. Various practice tests based on Class 10th Question Papers for CBSE, ICSE & State Boards also available.
Other features of the app includes Detailed Analysis of your progress and performance, Personal Mentors & Guides from top institutions like IIT/IIM, Adaptive Learning modules to cater to each student’s personal learning needs etc. This is the most liked Education Company on Facebook with 6.5 Lakh+ likes on Facebook.
Thousands of students using the mobile learning and tablet training modules secured top ranks in all competitive exams. The list includes total of 4 rank-holders in IIT, top 100, 87 Civil Services selections and a success ratio of 1 out of every 7 student getting an IIM Call etc.
Awards Received by Byju’s App
1. CNBC TV18 Crisil Emerging India Award for Education
2. Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India and Fast 500 Asia Award
3. NDTV Profit Business Service Excellence Award
4. ET Now Education Excellence Award
Byju’s App Technical Details
The app last updated on September 3, 2016. This has 15M Size. Total Installs still now is 1,000,000 – 5,000,000. The Current Version using is 188.8.131.5260. The app Requires Android 4.1 and up versions. There is 3+ Content Rating.
Story of Byju’s Learning Revolution
Now BYJU’s has become India’s largest Education Technology (Learning) company. The learning app. has already seen phenomenal engagement, with over 3.5 million students. The app uses original content, watch-and-learn videos, rich animations and interactive simulations. The 500 members R&D team working for content creation. They are selected from accomplished IIT and IIM graduates to give each learner a personalized experience.
Story of Byju Raveendran
Byju Raveendran is the well known founder and CEO of Byju’s. His company is the first company in Asia to be backed by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. Byju Raveendran did his schooling in a Malayalam-medium school in Azhikode, Kannur district. Both his parents were worked as teachers. In earlier school days he used to miss a lot of classes because of his interest in sports.
He was largely interested in many sports items in school till the university level. This schedule forced him to start learning own by asking questions. Byju Raveendran did pre-university at S N college and B.tech from government engineering college, Kannur. After graduation he started working as an engineer abroad.
Byju Raveendran visited Bangalore during one of his work breaks, to meet friends. He was with them during the preparations for the CAT exam and taken the test. Once the result came he was surprised that he scored 100 percentile, without actually having much good preparations.
Later his friends encouraged him to teach and prepare them for the exam. Within a short time from a small group it became a large auditorium packed with students. Then Byju Raveendran quit his job as an engineer and took up teaching full-time. Then he launched Byju’s-The Learning App in August 2015.
The app follow a freemium model in which students get access to the content for free about 15 days, post which they can subscribe for advanced levels. The first investment came when hundreds of students attending a video class on a campus. Later funds raised to accelerate the product development and to increase reach. Now the team working towardd developing a world-class product which will cater to students with every educational needs