Gone are the days when education was something that was limited to the classrooms and books. Nowadays students have access to the internet and electronic devices that give them access to the world. Education doesn’t have to stay confined to the pages and classrooms. With the pandemic in effect, this stands truer than ever that education can be decimated through the online medium as well through the proper process. In recent years, Bangladesh has seen a surge in education startups that aims to make education more accessible and fun for the students. Let's have a look at some of the most promising ones.
Best Education Technology Companies in Bangladesh
Shikho is one of the newer ed-tech startups from Bangladesh. the company aims to provide curriculum and school-based learning on an online platform. Currently, the platform works with students from class 6 up to HSC. The main aim of the platform is to make education more fun and easier for the students so that it doesn’t become boring for them. the company has received funding of over 275k and are looking to expand their horizon beyond the general curriculum.
Founded in 2018 by Mustafizur R Rahman, Fayaz Taher, and Samad Miraly, Upskill is a platform that works like Coursera. Except Upskill is all about peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. The platform provides a place for skilled person to share their specific skillset with the world. Anyone can sign up on the platform and undertake the courses. This is a great initiative away from the traditional learning scopes and incorporating online facilities. You can easily gain new skills or share your own on the platform. The platform as a whole is working to make its users more skilled and enabling means of primary as well as passive income. The company managed to secure funds of over 100k dollars.
One of the most competitive exams of Bangladesh is the admission exams. Every year, around half a million sits for the entrance exams to universities. Needless to say, as fiercely competitive as the exams are, it is also very hard. Admission Ninja tries to ease the preparation process for the examinations through its platform. The app-based platform works to provide students with study material, model tests, admission notices, and various other facilities, all for free. The app is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Eshkul is a school management system based on a cloud platform. Though it doesn’t directly act as an educational platform for the students, it works to make the process of engaging students in an online platform easier. Eshkul has two separate parts – a student portal and a school ERP. Besides this the platform provides an e-learning service where schools or teachers can develop visual aids as part of the study material for their curriculum. The platform acts as a one-stop solution for all kinds of digital needs of schools and teachers alike. The application is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Funded as part of the Grameenphone accelerator program, Repto is similar to Upskill where users can create and sell courses they expertise in. It’s a comprehensive marketplace for courses and you can find all sorts as per your need. For course providers, the platform can work as a great source for passive income as you get to earn every time someone signs up for the course. As a student, you get access to verified quality content at an affordable rate which makes learning and generating skills easier. After successful completion of a course, you will also get certified from Repto which you can add to your CV.
The website claims to be the number one education portal of Bangladesh and we can hardly argue that. This is probably the most comprehensive education-related website when it comes to secondary level and above. Whether it's SSC or competitive job exams, this site has got you covered for preparation. There are a lot of study material as well as model test opportunities that you can avail for free. You can also receive updates and news about job recruitments from the portal. Overall, this is a great site to hone your learnings and preparation for any type of exams from secondary and above.
Classtune is another full-fledged learning management system. The pandemic has reshaped how we look at education with most of the institutes having to resort to online classes. Having an LMS in place helps to reduce all sorts of the hassle that comes with shifting normal classrooms into online ones. With Classtune, teachers can create their learning system and course module for the students. There is also a process for tracking student performance and attendance. Classtune has the most comprehensive LMS in Bangladesh and the services offered by it are sure to make the entire digitization process of education much easier.
CodersTrust works to make freelancing easy for everyone. the reality of our job sector is that there aren’t enough opportunities even if you are qualified enough. In that respect, freelancing can be an alternate career if you acquire the necessary skills. With that view in mind, a prominent Bengali business person Mr. Aziz Ahmad founded CodersTrust in 2013. Currently, CodersTrust operates in 11 countries including Bangladesh. the headquarter of CodersTrust is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to freelancing and applied education, the platform also offers various business management services.
One of the common gripes facing the students of our country is access to quality education. A student residing in a rural area doesn’t have the access to the same quality of education compared to a student of a city area. The classroom app was developed to bridge this gap. The platform offers a comprehensive solution to curriculum-related problems from class 8 up to graduation. Students can easily access learning material and can develop their core concept of any subject. The application is available on both android and iOS platforms.
10 Minutes School
10 Minutes School is probably the most successful ed-tech startup in Bangladesh. Founded in 2014 by Ayman Sadiq, the platform offers a range of course modules and solutions of curriculum-based studies, often in the form of 10 minutes of learning. Over the years, 10 minutes school has also incorporated skill-based learning making it an effective platform for students of all ages. The course modules aren’t limited to the NCTB curriculum anymore, rather there are modules of higher studies and various skill certification exams. One of the visionaries of online learning in Bangladesh, 10 Minutes School has been a beacon in transforming and digitizing the education sector of Bangladesh.