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Edtech firms in India set for shake-up of sector

Teacher C.S. Satheesha, who built a treehouse in his back garden to get a better connection for his online classes, giving a lesson in India's Kodagu District on July 12, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGALORE/NEW DELHI - While most businesses took a hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian firm BYJU'S grew to become the world's largest edtech company.

The company's virtual lessons in maths and science had since 2011 supplemented in-school classes for students, but as the pandemic shut schools across India, edtech firms stepped in to plug gaps in conventional education that struggled to move online.

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