BYJU's joins hands with NSDC to support skilling of teachers, trainers
Edtech major BYJU's on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.
BYJU's will support NSDC by providing free access to its educational content and tools to help teachers, and will share its digital educational content (scholastic and non-scholastic) as free licences with the NSDC ecosystem to equip teachers as well as students for a quality learning experience, a statement said.
Sharing a vision to accelerate Skill India Mission, the partners aim at empowering teachers and trainers with key skills and digital tools to make learning engaging, effective and personalised for children and youth, it added.
"At BYJU's, our overarching goal has always been to make quality content accessible for students and provide teachers with the right content to foster the best learning outcomes for students across the country."
"This association will further the Digital India vision and boost online learning that has become an integral part of mainstream learning now," BYJU's founder and CEO Byju Raveendran said.
Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, BYJU'S
This collaboration will go a long way in empowering teachers and trainers and help them succeed in a digital economy, he added.
"Digital learning is emerging as one of the most important tools in moderniSing education and skill training. As the skill development ecosystem is evolving from a brick-and-mortar model to a blended model, NSDC is delighted to partner with BYJU's for professional development of trainers that support powerful teaching and learning," NSDC MD and CEO Manish Kumar said.
BYJU's app has over 75 million registered students and 5.2 million annual paid subscriptions.
Edtech was one of the top-three funded sectors in terms of deal volume (84) in 2020. In terms of capital raised, edtech startups came out on top, with a whopping $1.8 billion, according to YourStory Research.
KPMG estimates that there are more than 3,500 edtech startups in India today. Further, the Ministry of Human Resource Development projects that the country’s edtech expenditure would reach $10 trillion by 2030.
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