Amazon India on Wednesday formally launched Amazon Academy as its edu-tech enterprise within the nation. The new providing, which is actually the rebranding of the JEE Ready app that debuted in December 2019, is presently designed for engineering faculty aspirants making ready for the IIT-JEE and different engineering entrance exams. It is touted to supply curated studying materials alongside stay lectures and assessments in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. Media experiences counsel that the Indian subsidiary of Amazon has been piloting Amazon Academy within the nation for a number of months.
Learning materials and examination content material accessible by way of Amazon Academy has been developed by skilled school from throughout the nation, the corporate stated in a press release. The content material assets accessible by way of the platform will assist college students put together for BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, and MET exams — along with Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) engineering exams.
Amazon Academy is claimed to have specifically crafted mock checks with over 15,000 handpicked questions, together with hints, from business consultants. It additionally hosts stay All India Mock Tests (AIMT) at scheduled intervals. Further, college students may schedule classes or entry each day apply issues. There can also be a six-week crash course possibility for the following JEE Main examination.
To assist engineering college students enhance their outcomes, Amazon Academy offers entry to trace progress over time and establish robust in addition to weak areas. It additionally provides insights on the general test-taking technique.
The platform additionally permits college students to evaluate their check efficiency by way of personalised experiences with chapter-wise time and power evaluation. There are additionally choices to have a look at the present progress and evaluate efficiency with different JEE aspirants who’ve tried the check in the identical time slot on Amazon Academy.
Amazon is initially providing the content material by way of Amazon Academy without cost, although it might introduce a pricing construction over time — relying on the success of the platform.
“Our primary focus has been on content quality, deep learning analytics and student experience. This launch will help engineering aspirants prepare better and achieve the winning edge in JEE,” stated Amol Gurwara, Director, Education at Amazon India. We reached out on plans to supply edu-tech content material for non-engineering disciplines, however an Amazon consultant stated the corporate has no additional info to share at current.
In addition to Amazon Academy, Amazon is presently in improvement to launch its childhood-to-career programme Future Engineer within the nation. It was final month noticed hiring for a supervisor to steer the initiative, with plans to make it operational someday later this 12 months.
According to a report by Omidyar Network India and RedSeer, the edu-tech sector for college students between grade 1–12 in India will develop six fold to $1.7 billion (roughly Rs. 12,439 crores) by 2022. Big tech firms together with Google and Facebook are additionally eyeing on the sector, with the latter already invested in Bengaluru-based startup Unacademy.
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