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Podcast - Can Edtech solve India's Education Problems?

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

In Oct'21 Azim Premji wrote about ‘Why and How India is facing its most dire education emergency’, which highlighted the problem of inaccessibility of quality education by the underprivileged, especially during the pandemic. For us, this was a trigger. As we thought more on this subject, we realized that India's education system is fraught with many more challenges like – the traditional textbook oriented approach of teaching, inadequate remuneration of teachers, excessive academic pressure on students, and many more. And now, we’re wondering,

  • Can edtech’s for-profit endeavors ever solve the problems faced by the underprivileged?

  • Have edtech companies really been solving India’s education problems?

  • How grave is the problem of poor remuneration of teachers in India?

  • Is there any startup working to address any of the problems?

To get a better perspective, we had an interesting conversation with the co-founder of an Indian edtech company that is working to solve one such problem. If you’re curious too, tag along with Kartik-K, to the conversation below, as he converses with Sahil, the co-founder of Suraasa.

 

This article is a part of the May'22 edition of our Startup Newsletter. Here's the complete publication:


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