Education

Brainly becomes the most-visited Edtech platform in India during April: Report

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on May 20, 2020 Published on May 20, 2020

The lockdown of schools has played a major role in attracting new users to online learning, with 320 million students in India alone. While ed-tech platforms race to lead the market, Brainly, a global online learning platform for students, emerges as the most popular EdTech platform in India.

According to the data by SimilarWeb last week, Brainly registered the maximum website traffic in April with approximately 25.05 million visits constituting 4.19 per cent of the Indian ed-tech traffic.

SimilarWeb data compared Indian e-learning platforms including Udemy, Jagranjosh, Byju’s, and Coursera, among others. Brainly has also registered an increase in its Indian user base to 25 million.

Michał Borkowski, CEO and Co-Founder of Brainly stated in an official statement: “Recent weeks have been especially challenging for students, parents, and teachers. What we've observed is a rapid shift toward online learning across the whole world.”

He believes that this development will catalyze the penetration of EdTech in India, as well as other countries. “It will make the best tools and platforms stay with us even after the pandemic is gone. Now more than ever, the support with learning from home that Brainly provides proves its worth for millions of Indian families,” he added.

Published on May 20, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
  1. Comments will be moderated by The Hindu Business Line editorial team.
  2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published.
  3. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the', n is not 'and').
  4. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.
  5. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.