How ‘Unacademy’ Schools By Breaking The Rules Of Traditional Academies

How ‘Unacademy’ Schools By Breaking The Rules Of Traditional Academies

Like the great Steve Irwin said education is all about being excited about something, seeing passion and enthusiasm. Unacademy- an educational technology company stepped out as educators to teach the same principle by making students find it exciting to learn new ways enthusiastically.

Unacademy- The Opposite Of Conventional Academies

The ed-tech portal is India’s largest free education company that builds an educational repository and makes it accessible to everyone.

Bengaluru-based Unacademy is founded in 2015 by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, Roman Saini, and Sachin Gupta. The startup initially an Educational YouTube Channel, and in January 2016, they launched, which helps students to learn via videos for free.

The Four Founders

Founders of Unacademy

Gaurav and Hemesh before co-founding this company were operating a startup called Flat.To which was acquired in 2014 by CommonFloor.

Roman on the other side, is a doctor from AIIMS and the youngest to crack the Civil Services Examination. He served as an Assistant Collector of Jabalpur, who surprisingly left the job and co-founded the ed-tech platform.

Roman once told to media that “It was very hard to step down from IAS. Aside from other things, there is a lot of social prestige associated with being an IAS officer.” But he still chose to be a full-time entrepreneur.

The Education system, which they are not satisfied

With the Unacademy, the founders want to break the traditional teaching methods that are breaking the bridge between students and education methods. They feel like classroom education has choked many young brilliant minds. And not many free learning platforms are in India who strive to work at this extent.

The company proudly claims that it is not fighting a race and even if 2/3rd of the people can solve them would be enough to help India develop.

Their YouTube channel has over 8 million views every month and on-boarded some of the top educators in India. Kiran Bedi, first woman IPS officer and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry gave tips on Time Management and Productivity.

League of Educators curates students by….

Unacademy under the platform helps students to face the significant competitive examinations like UPSC CSE/IAS, SSC CGL, JEE, CA, CLAT, GATE, GRE, English Language, Fresher Placements and lot more.

Nearly thousands of students benefit from live classes to crack the most stringent examination with the help of videos by educators.

Educators of the platform must go through an interview process. The selection depends on their experience. Educators in the company are free to create courses on the platform.

With the robust league of educators, it delivers the best educational content to aspirants. The startup has more than 100 educators and over 130,000 lessons. It’s YouTube channel has over 1.5 million subscribers.

Unacademy Learning App

Screenshot of website

The company has launched its mobile application for millions of viewers to reach the majority of people who wants to score the best among all. The platform has nearly 5 million installations.

It has introduced new features to the platform for a unique learning experience called Unacademy Plus Subscription by providing unlimited access to top educators and as well polls during live classes.

Whizsky Review

4.3 out of 5.

The platform is an excellent initiative by the team. With a slew of experts putting efforts to take on the education ecosystem in India to the next level. Its approach towards integrating education and technology to reach the millennials is appreciable. The application subscription comes at a low price with n number of education classes with a better interface. Users can save videos for offline watch.

Fact Sheet

Unacademy has raised a total of $88.5 Million from the investors- Steadview Captial, Blume Ventures, Sequoia Captial India and founders of the company.

Related Funding Article: Unacademy Raises $50M In The Latest Funding Investment

On Oct 26, 2018, the company acquired WiFiStudy, Rajasthan-based online educational and career portal.

The company has $1.5 Million annually, and it competes with the Toppr, Embibe, and Plancess Educ Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Parting words

Unacademy visions to collaborate with the brightest minds and want to cater to every learner a possible topic in multiple languages to empower India.

Ed-tech platforms like BYJUs, Toppr, Unacademy, SimpliLearn, etc., are breaking cliches and oppressive study system. These platforms are mending into something amazing to entice students to have fun in learning and applying the methods smartly.

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