Technological advancements have deeply influenced the education sector. The transition from traditional classrooms to online classes and blended learning has become the way forward for educational institutions and companies alike. BYJU’S, too, the homegrown Indian company has brought together India’s best teachers, personalised learning programs and cutting-edge technology to make quality learning accessible to all.
BYJU’S was founded in 2011 and has seen steady growth. It has won several accolades in the education sector and garnered the attention of noteworthy investors from across the globe. In its journey of making quality education available for all, BYJU’S acquired educational companies that aligned with its values.
Some of its well-known acquisitions are
- Great Learning Pvt. Ltd.
In July 2021, BYJU’S acquired Great Learning Pvt. Ltd. for $600 million. It is a leading global player in the professional and higher education segment, and has delivered over 60 million hours of impactful learning to 1.5 million learners from over 170 countries.
In July 2021, BYJU’S acquired Epic! for $500 million. It is the world’s leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under, with a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books, audiobooks and videos from 250+ of the world’s best publishers.
- Aakash Educational Services Ltd.
In April 2021, BYJU’S acquired Aakash Educational Services Ltd. (AESL). With over 33 years of experience and more than 215 centres across India, it is a leader in the test preparation segment for students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads, and other Foundation level exams.
- WhiteHat Jr.
In July 2020, BYJU’S acquired WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million which teaches online coding to students through live lessons and interactive classes.
In January 2019, BYJU’S acquired US-based Osmo for $120 million. Osmo is famous for its blended learning educational games crafted for children aged 3-8 years. They have been pivotal in creating ‘play-based learning’ for young children. This acquisition has been at the core of BYJU’S offering of Disney.BYJU’S Early Learn.
- TutorVista, Edurite from Pearson
In July 2017, BYJU’S acquired TutorVista, Edurite from Pearson. It is one of the largest online tutoring brands catering to school and college students, majorly in The United States of America.
BYJU’S aims to provide quality education to students through its online learning programs. Each of the companies acquired BYJU’S has brought unique value to their content and offerings. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, BYJU’S provided access to all their content for free of cost. It also launched online live classes for students to help them in their studies. This latest offering, known as BYJU’S Classes, has helped students build a study routine for themselves and continue learning while the schools were closed.
BYJU’S continues to make quality learning accessible for all with each one of its acquisitions and new learning programs. For more details, log on to www.byjus.com