Is Edtech The Future of Education in India?

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Edtech the future of education in India

The year 2020 has witnessed a sea change in the way children are being educated, and ed-tech has risen firmly as the future of education in India. As parents, we were aware of the effects of technology on traditional methods of education in the last few years, but had not envisaged the dramatic shift that took place almost overnight, when lockdown was declared and schools closed their doors. Virtual schooling began soon after, but it became woefully clear that schools, teachers and even the students were quite unprepared for this method of online learning.

Everything from a severe lack of communication, worry about the safety of digital spaces, various choices of platforms, problems of low bandwidth, issues with the number of available devices, the lack of digital and technical training for teachers that have relied on books and boards for their entire careers; proved to be monumental hurdles for everyone involved. The ideal solution for all these issues are ed-tech apps, which have a definite advantage over conventional learning. They are built to prepare children for a technology-driven future.

It may be hard to envisage a drastically different future when one is conditioned a certain way their whole life, but could you have envisaged our extreme dependence on little gadgets called mobile phones, 20 years ago? Perhaps not! Hence, it is important to seriously consider ed-tech as the future of education in India.

The firm leader in the Indian Edtech industry is BYJU’s, which successfully made a name for itself even before the pandemic. This is because of its personalised educational programs from early learners to competitive examinations of government jobs, unmatched individual attention, ahead-of-the-game technology and firm belief in democratisation of education.

Edtech the future of education in India

Here are 5 reasons why ed-tech, in my opinion, is assuredly the future of education in India:


The internet has been revolutionary in the breaking of boundaries, by providing people in the remotest of villages, access to the outside world through the virtual medium. Ed-tech is taking this one step further by giving children everywhere, the chance to be educated and learn various skills that will help them succeed in life. Ed-tech makes high quality education accessible to scores of children from different strata of society by saving on the exorbitant institutional costs of formal schooling and extra tuition.

Edtech the future of education in India


Since ed-tech works on a one-on-one model, it has the advantage of ensuring individualised and focused attention on every child’s needs and levels. This allows them enough time to focus on and improve the skills they lack, in comparison to their peers. The teachers can also accord each student individualised and focused attention, which ultimately leads to better results and efficient usage of time and resources.


Despite it being clear that technology is the medium for all jobs in the coming future, many people in India are not digitally proficient. Ed-tech offers the best solution to this problem. It encourages digital literacy for both students and teachers, as they learn to navigate the digital environment in order to make the best use of it. 


The visual medium encourages higher and more focused engagement, even from those students that struggle to pay attention to studies of any kind. E-learning encourages children to learn on their own, enhance their knowledge, and inspires them to think out of the box and question concepts rather than simply memorising their textbooks. This ensures long-term retention of everything they learn. The unique ways that ed-tech apps package mundane information ensures that students have fun while they learn.  

Edtech the future of education in India


Ed-tech does not follow specified curricula and does not adhere to any fixed timelines. The testing and examination is flexible, which allows every child to progress at their own pace. An added advantage is the ease with which teachers and parents can track a student’s results, which allows them to design and provide personalised solutions for the children to improve and perform better.   

These salient features are unique to e-learning. As parents nurturing children in this new global environment, it is our duty to embrace ed-tech solutions so we may prepare them for a fast-changing, digitally-conscious future.

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  1. Technology is the key in any sector and education is the latest addition. With the onset of Corona pandemic, when schools and colleges are bound to take the route of online, edtech industry has gone to the next level.
    Nice article Noor. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I think digital education has a lot of potential and a bigger reach, also may be in future this may take over the physical education system we understand and trust more. However my concern is whether this digitally active life will make our future kids more inactive both physically or mentally!!

  3. An individualized education for every child is a wonderful concept and quite revolutionary to our rat-race approach towards learning.
    Byju’s has been helpful to many.
    Ed-Tech sure is a bright future, it should go hand-in-hand with classroom learning. Very insightful post.

  4. I absolutely agree to the growing pace and involvement of growing ed-tech options in our lives. I have also recently written on such futuristic technological options.

  5. Well the pandemic has definitely caused a shift and has made kids go for EdTech with no other choice in hand. I too believe that the future definitely lies in it but in a country like India we need to seriously work on the smartphone penetration aspect if EdTech has to have a serious future. Currently it is still hovering around 30-34% which makes it as an option for the privileged ones. Hope things change for in the near future. Keep writing these relevant thought provoking pieces.

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    1. Interesting that you said that, because I have a feature article coming out this Saturday in The Daily Guardian, about a new service offering SD cards and other OTG devices to underprivileged children, who don’t have internet connectivity. There is a lot of creative thinking taking place in the edtech space currently. I would love to know your thoughts in the Google Form if you haven’t filled it in yet.

  6. this is something new to me. its a good concept of teaching and bringing up children with their own talents instead of forcing certain things on them. for example not everyone likes to sing and dance so they shouldn’t really be forced to sing and dance for an event.

  7. There are always 2 sides of the coin, and I agree that one hand where edtech is new education system, it’s important to have classroom old style schooling!!

  8. So, I was part of the generation when the trend of MOOCs and online lessons were just coming along. And it really wasn’t great! None of us liked it, the lessons never really stuck on in our minds and tests were… just dodgy. But again, it would probably be because we were among the first to take up such lessons, but even then, the experience has left an indelible scar in us regarding all things digital lessons!

  9. With recent pandemic situation edtech is much needed thing for good learning of kids. I am glad India also having great options of edtech and digital apps for enhancing our kids learning and making them future ready.

  10. THis pandemic has digitized the education system of India, although old system has it’s own flaws but edtech is the necessary requirement in present scenario.

  11. Ed Tech & classroom teaching both are equally important for an effective teaching learning process. I have taught online in year 2003 -2004 and also in a classroom, so I know that both are equally important. It was an age no one knew what online teaching is all about and I had students from UAE. They were quite comfortable with me as tuition classes were quite expensive and this was a good option as they just had to pre book a session few hours prior. So they got immediately assistance when they wanted from the comfort of their homes. However, it was never seen as a substitute to classroom teaching.

  12. With the new normal, such shift in teaching style was quite expected. But the pace at which online education has made its place is surprising. Edtech education has definitely helped kids in having a safe study environment. Parents are not worried about sending their kids to in-person school but at the same time, there are certain occasions when students need in-person session. Looking at current situation, this is the best option we have.

  13. You’re right in saying that any change is difficult to accept. Ed-tech seems like the future and with so many new apps offering brilliant and novel ways to learn it will the way ahead. I wouldn’t want kids to exclusively rely on them though.

  14. Byju’s has definately brough a revolution in education industry making it easy for kids as well as parents to teach from home . It’s a the future ahead for sure .

  15. The New Normal has brought in a lot of changes in the way education is received and dispensed. Edtech seems like the new buzzword for educators. Only time will tell us about its pros and cons. Thank you for this post.

  16. In this pandemic situation where everything is changed. Teaching criteria and techniques are also changed. In that scenario these digital method of teaching and apps definitely help kids to learn more efficiently.

  17. Edtech is definitely our future so it’s better to get accustomed as early as possible. These online education has given school uninterrupted learning for children.

  18. Oh yes, Edtech is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing! It has changed everyone… whether the students or the teachers or the parents… I think it is a win-win for all and is better than the traditional classroom experience!

  19. Agree Edtech is the growing leaps and bounds during this pandemic. Even before that there was a progress in the sector. This future is yet to reach the underprivileged area however there are some ongoing efforts on this too. Hopefully this online education won’t hurdle the playtime and outdoor activities of kids. A balance is much needed.

  20. Surely no one knew that edtech will boom someday in such a proportion. Byjus is the market leader and also I guess the first entrant that changed the whole scenario of online education.

  21. EdTech is definitely the present and the future. However, i do feel that there will need to be an evolution in the workings of it if it is to be a sustainable future.
    i definitely see the advantages of education and work being home based, and independent of location.
    Edtech opens up a lot of options and opportunities which I believe will go a very long way in changing the future of the world.

  22. Edtech is certainly becoming more important. My only concern is that people who don’t have his connectivity or smart phones get left out in the process. If this goes on for long it is going to increase the divide between have and have not. So hopefully we will make some progress on this front.

  23. In this current situation this is the best option for kids and parents both. Online education is new but the way it has taken over and grown is surprising. It is the need of the day to find good options to merge education with online teaching methods.

  24. Edtech education is helping kids in creating a safe environment for their studies. The teaching techniques have grown in folds and I am glad to see the efforts in making studies more comprehensive for our kids 🙂

  25. If we look into the current situation Edtech is necessary and future of our education system but classroom study is also has it’s own charm.

  26. Personally I can see that I have embraced the edTech for myself. It is so much fun to have access to resources that one want to experiment and learn at one’s own pace. I wish these facilities were available a few years ago when I was seriously studying! But it also brings some new issues along with it. The line between learning and distraction can be very thin when you compare learning in the traditional way and in the digital way. So both have its good and bad.

  27. There has been a tremendous amount of paradigm shift and as we explore new avenues we do see a lot of value coming in from the Edutech cloud. I personally am all for adding value to my kid’s learning through high quality Edutech apps.

  28. This pandemic is reshaping education. This year online education system become very popular. Good to know that Ed Tech taking various steps for children.

  29. I have experienced a BYJU App & EDUTech is something I need to check . Looking at the writing you have explained very well . I have submitted the google form hope it will help you to analysis.

  30. I guess the year 2020 as restructured the education system across the globe and i am so glad to see Edtech taking various step for children. hope my form helps you with the analysis

  31. Technology in education was not tapped seriously till the lockdown came in. Now everyone is online learning and getting educated. N not just formal education but any form of education and classes are being conducted online. Be it games like chess or a language … you can learn everything .

  32. EdTech is for sure the future of education, not just in India but all over the world. Due to the pandemic, children have figured out that they can leverage online education in ways that were unimaginable earlier. Although one craves for physical presence in schools, interaction with friends and teachers, there is no doubt that online is the way forward.

  33. I am so glad that finally we are seeing so much difference in educational approach nowadays. I have filled up the form.

  34. It’s really difficult to envisage the future, but yes edtech is the future. I’m making a project in this topic itself, shall fill teh form. Thanks

  35. No one ever imagined that one day the screen time which was thought to be evil will become such an integral part of the education system. Yes education will now be available to the remotest part.

  36. Byju’s is a great learning platform. My nephew was working for them at one time. This pandemic has changed the whole education system and Byju’s has caught on early with the changes and made it easier for students to adapt to online classes.

  37. Edtech app seems to have many fruitful features, hope they stand by their promises, I have not experienced it yet though filled the form on the basis of the feedback given by my sister, her kids are using this app. Indeed after recession in jobs in various sector, if there is anything that comes second is our kid’s academic future which is indeed on stake.

    1. hmm…all things tech are trending and the future will only see more of this happenning….you are right about the kids future… much depends on how people managing the education system work things around.

  38. I agree with you that Edtech is future of education in India. What could be better than this allowing children to grow and learn on their own pace and it also provides individual focus as per the child’s need. The future of education looks promising!

  39. Thank goodness we live in an age where virtual learning is accessible and possible. I wonder what would have happened 100 years ago during that pandemic. But byjus has changed the face how education is received and I am sure it will bring about a huge reformation

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