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Ed-tech startup Eruditus’s valuation soars as investors bet big on executive education in India

Continued education, as executive education is called, has caught the eye of VCs globally. In India, it’s fast emerging as a focus area for investors for two reasons. The pandemic is forcing businesses to upskill. And the New Education Policy will throw up opportunities for collaborations between ed-tech startups and global institutions. Valuations may just soar.

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Scripting a secure future: ed-tech startups parse new models as coding battleground shifts to K12

The skill gap in India is alarming. While graduates comprise 12% of the working-age population in the country, their unemployment rate is double the average rate. In the next three years, more than 20 million graduates will join the workforce. A clutch of ed-tech companies are trying to bridge this gap. Can an early introduction to coding be the solution?

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The new rival of Byju’s, UpGrad, and Simplilearn is no ed-tech startup. The name is TCS.

The pandemic has opened up a big opportunity for the IT giant’s ed-tech play. Harnessing its existing iON platform, it has launched applications, from online internship packages to digital classrooms and remote assessments. However, its startup rivals enjoy one big advantage: Their balance sheets do not come under the scrutiny of the stock market every quarter.

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