National | 25th March 2020: Gradeup, one of India’s largest preparatory platforms for competitive exams, announces the launch of its campaign #PadhaiNahiRukegi. The campaign will specifically cater to the education needs of students from class 8th to 12th; especially those preparing for JEE and NEET exams. All classes will be free of cost and will commence from March 25 on the Goprep app, powered by Gradeup.

Since schools remain shut due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the time when their new session is about to start, the focus will be on topics covered during the first two months in schools.

Shobhit Bhatnagar, Co-founder & CEO, Gradeup says, “We want to ensure that students’ education should continue; their learning should go on uninterrupted. Most schools open for new sessions around this time, but due to the current crisis, it will be delayed by a few weeks. By offering these courses for free, we want to make sure that no student’s time is wasted”.

As the entire nation goes on a lockdown, the biggest benefit that the EdTech industry offers right now to students is a safe, convenient, study-from-home option.

He further adds, “Students preparing for exams such as JEE and NEET are confined within the four walls of their home due to this pandemic. If they need any help or guidance, they can’t go to their coaching/ tuition centres, the services they’ve already paid for. We at Gradeup are committed to providing free live classes and guidance to our students through our expert faculty, which include IIT graduates and doctors who have mentored lakhs of students.” In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, most organisations have embraced work from home policy to restrict the spread of this disease. EdTech is functioning unhindered; its true potential is coming to the fore. A realisation is finally sinking in that online education model is the way forward.

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