Convergius innovated and created a chat-based learning platform for cheap and remote areas. 8 million students are benefiting every week through Whatsapp learning session in 10 languages.
Moving away from the second edtech, Convergentius decided to convert its existing solution to a parent-based offering, which moved tablet-based learning to WhatsApp. Through this, students could learn from chat-based teaching via phone from home even during the outbreak of the virus. Through this, Convergius educated more than 1.5 crore students in just 11 months.
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Promoted outreach of edtech platform
Vip-Chaudhary, VP-Operations at Convergence, states that during Kovid-19, the availability of digital devices was a major bottleneck in education for students from rural and remote areas in India. He said, in the backdrop of the technological shift caused by the epidemic, the social enterprise has moved from tablet-based adaptive learning to chatbot-assisted teaching and learning and has promoted the outreach of the EdTech platform.
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Target to reach five crore students
Since its inception in 2014, the startup has raised Rs 20 crore funding from other investors and institutional investors such as the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), Benori Ventures, Enablers, and Ashish Gupta, Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University. Its annual revenue in the financial year 2019-20 was Rs 18.4 crore. Despite the epidemic changes in the education sector, Convergius is looking at an option to reach 4-5 crore students from middle and low-income families in 2021, which is part of the company’s ‘EdTech for New India (ETNB)’ mission. .
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Students were facilitated in this way due to technology change
The Convergentius team adopted a chatbot-based model of learning by integrating WhatsApp APIs into their solutions and using the Messenger function to provide short-term information and information to students studying from home. This model was inspired by the device (tablet / PC) disparity encountered by virus outbreaks. Also, WhatsApp had amazing ubiquity in Indian homes of all socio-economic backgrounds. The super-friendly interface of this app later made the ideal solution for students to study quarantine and their parents to monitor and participate in their children’s learning progress. Since the launch of the chat-based teaching and learning platform in May 2020, Convergentious has now reached 15 million students with 10 languages, with learning sessions reaching a weekly rate of 98% completion through the WhatsApp platform.