Unacademy acquires exam prep startup Coursavy
India edtech company Unacademy has acquired Coursavy, a platform for Union Public Service, UPSC, exams preparation.
The acquisition will further strengthen Unacademy’s leadership position in the UPSC CSE prep market. In 2020, Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, and PrepLadder, besides investing in Mastree, and taking over the custodianship of CodeChef.
Coursavy was started in January 2019 by Vimal Singh Rathore with the vision to make high quality and affordable educational content accessible to UPSC CSE aspirants through technology.
Coursavy has developed a scalable learning platform and process which solves the challenge of lack of discipline in learning — the most cited roadblock to a learner’s success. It has also replicated the personal guidance and engagement a learner receives in an offline setup, hence promoting a community learning environment. Through Coursavy, learners who have completed over 70% of their daily targets have witnessed improved learning efficiency and outcomes.
Coursavy Educators, including Vimal, will now teach on Unacademy and will also mentor existing Educators on enhancing discipline amongst aspirants. The content from Coursavy will assist Unacademy Educators in their Live Classes and will help learners with their UPSC CSE preparation.
Gaurav Munjal, Co-founder and CEO, Unacademy Group: “As we grow and strengthen our position as the leader in the test prep market, bringing Coursavy on board will play a strategic role for Unacademy in the UPSC CSE examination category. At Unacademy, we are striving to democratise knowledge in India and this acquisition is a step in that direction. The exponential growth in Unacademy’s subscriber base is a testament to the increasing demand for quality online education, and a result of our consistent efforts in building the best learning ecosystem for our learners. I look forward to working with Vimal and the Coursavy team as they become a part of the Unacademy Group.”
Coursavy has Live sessions that include daily doubt resolutions, core content classes, mentorship, study notes, evaluation and feedback, to inculcate a sense of discipline amongst aspirants.
Currently Coursavy has various subject matter experts teaching over 70,000 learners through its YouTube channel and platform.
Vimal Singh Rathore, CEO, Coursavy: “At Coursavy we have created a 360-degree ecosystem where content, teachers, students, Live interactions and query resolution are connected in a daily discipline — empowering students to focus on their studies with a trust that all issues will be resolved by the Educator. We are thrilled to be a part of Unacademy and to be able to contribute to the mission of democratising knowledge. Access to the right resources, technology and teams will help us create impact in the lives of millions of learners.”
To enhance the learning experience for UPSC CSE aspirants, Unacademy will conduct bimonthly scholarship tests — Aspire, in addition to the enriching and enlightening summits with UPSC toppers, Top Educators and experts from the field.
Unacademy aims to bring quality and affordable education to all learners by enabling them to learn from India’s Top Educators. The platform currently has over 20,000 Educators, 30 million+ learners, and caters to over 35 learning goals.
With this strategic acquisition, Unacademy is moving closer to its vision of building one of the world’s best consumer internet products out of India.