E-Learning Giants: Startups That are Redefining Learning


In the recent past, multiple startups have emerged in the education technology market. Furthermore,  a majority of edtech startups in India have seen a surge in funding, number of users, and operation scale. With improved product offerings and a unique model of business focused on enhancing the engagement of students, these companies are leaving no stone unturned. 

It goes without saying that these companies are changing the way of education in India. Also, these companies are taking long strides forward to unlock the untapped potential in the education technology space.

On that note, let’s talk about some of the top Edtech startups that have taken the education technology sector in India by storm.


A Noida-based ed-tech startup, launched in the year 2015, Gradeup has become one of the largest online exam preparation platforms in India. The gradeup website and app Gradeup has helped lakhs of aspirants across India to prepare effectively for different competitive exams since its launch in 2015. 

Gradeup owned by Times Internet offers top-notch mentorship from experienced educators, live courses, quizzes, study notes and PDF, mock tests and more. Aspirants can access all the aforementioned educational resources and guidance on its application and website for any major government exam such as UPSC, RRB, SSC, Banking Exams, Teaching Exams, JEE, GATE and more. 

The concept behind the development and launch of the gradeup website and application was to make exam-specific communities of students and experts. The students address each other’s issues, doubts or questions and create an environment of interactive learning and competition by competing with one another through tests and quizzes. 

Students can download the Gradeup app for free from the google play store and boost their preparation by accessing all top-quality exam preparation material at a nominal subscription fee.


The Testbook is perhaps the most preferred government exam preparation platform by applicants preparing for various government exams. The Testbook through its E-learning app and website offers a one-stop source to the students for all essential exam preparation material needs.

It offers online courses, free and paid test series for around 200 government exams including all major exams, such as  Banking exams, RRB, SSC, UPSC, Insurance exams, Defense exams, GATE, CTET etc.

The main reason why most aspirants preparing for government exams have testbook in their top exam preparation platforms list is that it provides a vast collection of free test series for all major government exams.

The courses comprise interactive live as well as recorded video classes from the expert teaching faculty, Study notes in PDF form, classes on exam strategy, quizzes and mock and practice tests which include detailed performance summary and answers.

Furthermore, ed-tech startup offers free current affairs notes which are updated daily. Also, Testbook provides multiple features to the students such as bookmarking important tests and questions, downloading videos lectures for offline viewing, taking screenshots, doubt clearing sessions and more.  


Starting as a youtube channel in the year 2010, unacademy became an ed-tech platform in 2015 and soon became India’s largest E-learning platform with 50 million plus active learners. 

Unacademy offers live classes conducted by top educators, test series, quizzes and practice sets etc. Through live classes, students can clear their doubts instantly and with mock tests, practice sets and quizzes they can track their progress continuously.

With specially designed courses to crack different competitive exams including all significant government exams, Unacademy has assisted over 30000 aspirants in accomplishing their objectives. 

With thousands of success stories of students overcoming adversities to crack some of the toughest exams and how unacademy helped them in their breakthrough. Uniting with expert teachers and tailoring courses according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern to help students prepare in the most effective way for the exam.


It is one of the top online learning in India and the first Asian company to receive investment from the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative. Byju’s is working towards offering better educational technology and online learning experience to the students.

The Byju’s versatile application offers an interactive and effective learning experience through its courses. The course and programs contain animated video recordings that engage student’s attention and clarify ideas and concepts in various subjects. 

Students have to solve tests and quizzes present after every topic which enables them to test their knowledge. Together all the aforementioned elements help in adaptive learning.

The objective and subjective tests along with quizzes incorporate detailed performance evaluation tools through which students can improve their exam preparation. The learning platform offers educational programs and tools for students of class 1 to 12. 

Moreover, Byju’s has begun offering exam preparation courses to the students preparing for some major competitive exams such as JEE, NEET, Bank exams, IAS, CAT and more.


Established by three IITians, vedantu offers a top-quality learning experience with mentorship and guidance from top educators in India. The online tutoring platform permits constant association between the educators and students, empowering two-way correspondence through audio and visual instruments. 

This aides both instructors and students to compose, hear, see and interact with each other during class. Vedantu currently offers instructive courses for classes 6 to 12, some major competitive exams and more.


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