October 6, 2022

Vidyakul joins the ACT For Education collective

Since the pandemic, the online tutoring space has picked up immensely; with online classes rapidly replacing the traditional tuition centre model.

While this opened up access to quality teachers for students across the country, these e-learning solutions primarily catered to students in tier 1 cities – those whose families could afford to pay upwards of Rs 20,000 for such services per year. Furthermore, being designed for the English medium CBSE curriculum, they were unable to serve the needs of students from state board schools.

Having studied in a Hindi medium school near Ambala in Punjab, Tarun Saini set out to create an affordable solution that is custom created for state board students.

Vidyakul, his entrepreneurial idea, is a mobile app that offers both live & recorded classes, along with lecture notes and quizzes, for students in grades 9 to 12. Currently operating in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat, Vidyakul employs local teachers to create vernacular educational content for all subjects (including math, science, english & commerce) with contextual examples to help students learn better.

With all courses available only for Rs. 3000 for a full year, not only is this edtech solution highly affordable but also highly effective. Earlier, many of Vidyakul’s current users in remote/rural areas had to travel 20km+ to their nearest physical tuition centre whereas now, they can simply log in to the app on their parents phone for 1-2 hours a day and be taught by trained teachers.

ACT for Education believes in enabling high-quality edtech solutions for Bharat and we look forward to supporting Vidyakul in making theirs more holistic by adding doubt solving mechanisms, personalising the content for students and generating clear evidence of learning outcomes through both in app data and researcher led studies.

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