New Delhi . NITI Aayog has partnered with BYJU’S, an apex company in the EdTech sector, to provide study material to children of classes 6 to 12 in government schools. NITI Aayog launched this initiative on Thursday. The company will provide “premium learning resources” for free to government schools in 112 districts of the country.
Under this initiative BYJU’S will provide free coaching classes to 3000 meritorious students of class 11 and 12. It will be for engineering and medical entrance examinations through its Aakash Institute.
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This initiative was started by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant through a video conference. In a letter to the chief secretaries of the states, he said, “NITI Aayog is partnering with BYJU’S to provide free learning resources to children in government schools in selected districts.”
American coding platform Tynker acquired
Byju’s is growing rapidly in the world of online education. The company is continuously making acquisitions one after the other. Byju has now acquired American coding platform Tynker. This California based company teaches coding to 12th grade kids. There is currently no information about how much this deal has taken place. This is Byju’s 9th acquisition this year.
It is believed that Byju’s has done this deal to strengthen its hold in the American market. Earlier in July, the company acquired American digital reading platform Epic for $500 million. At that time the company had said that it would spend 7500 crores ($ 1 billion) for its expansion in the American market over the next three years.
6 crore children use it
Tynker is a big name in teaching coding. It is currently offering its service in 150 countries. This platform is being used by 60 million children from all over the world. It is teaching coding to children in 1 lakh schools all over the world. The company was established in 2013. This platform prepares the necessary foundation for the children in computer science, programming, so that they can do good work in the world of technology.
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