Mumbai, October 14, 2020 : Leading EdTech Start-up Testbook.com, which caters to students preparing for government job examinations has diversified into courses that will enable up-skilling at a very affordable price point.
The first five skilling courses can be purchased under Rs.300 for an yearly subscription by aspirants wanting to upskill themselves and reach out to everybody across the country including the remotest parts of India. In less than a month of its launch the company has enrolled 40,000 students for these life skills courses offered by it.
With online education having made an advent sooner than expected to, owing to the pandemic, EdTech companies have emerged as an important catalyst in the smooth transitioning from classroom to drawing room education in the country. The demand for hands and brains in the education sector is swelling and is expected to keep rising going forward. In addition to mainstream career opportunities in the EdTech space, the young workforce has also benefited from the time it has received to upskill themselves to suit the needs of the digitally transforming country.
A consumer survey recently conducted by Testbook revealed that 83.1% of the users on the platform preferred to learn skills like online teaching, digital marketing, content writing, data analytics, data entry, spoken English, Web & App development, Programming, taxation etc. With insights from the survey findings the company has launched its latest offering which can also be seen as a measured diversification from the traditional segment of coaching for government job examinations.
Through these courses, Testbook.com will be focusing on reaching out to aspirants in Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns by providing online skills courses which will help them become more relevant to the new market, bridging the gap between their college education and market demand while also making them employable.
Testbook.com has proven to be a helping hand to various fresh graduates and students who are looking for opportunities in the industry. Since, only 1% aspirants of the total govt exams applicants get a government job each year, these courses will also help these job aspirants to place themselves in the private sector . Through online courses, ample practice tests & assignments, the start-up is adding to the skills of the students.
Says Ashutosh Kumar, Co-founder, Testbook.com:“We believe that it is necessary to up-skill constantly, particularly in skills like communication, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills, which are hardly a part of curriculum but are relevant and necessary for growth of professional life today. Since online becomes relevant now for all the masses and with 24 million jobs lost, 21st century modern skills are high in demand and ones who are not skilled in these will be left way behind in the professional race. We are trying to create a productively employable workforce of the country.”
Testbook.com is a new-age start-up initiated by a group of IITians who believe that technology is the way forward to form a platform that can empower learning and preparation for government job entrance exams. The Edtech start-up was started by Ashutosh Kumar, Manoj Munna, Praveen Agrawal, and Narendra Agrawal in January 2014. The Indian public-sector test preparation market is currently valued at USD 5 Billion and is the largest in the world.