Edtech startup Eupheus Learning, the largest school-focused distribution platform in India, has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a new initiative, ‘NEP STAR School’.
The Eupheus Learning-AWS collaboration is aimed at enabling schools to seamlessly implement digital solutions.
As part of the initiative’s pilot phase, the edtech company intends to establish a 21st-century learning environment in 400 schools in over 110 cities.
India has recently marked two years of the National Education Policy (NEP), which ushered in a number of innovative reforms in the education sector, with the integration of technology into education being a key highlight of the policy. This also led to the rise in edtech companies across the country with a focus on different aspects of the Indian education system. Reports suggest that the education market in India is expected to grow from $117 Bn in FY20 to $225 Bn by FY25, according to the data.
Through this initiative, the homegrown edtech company, which has a reach of over 20,000 schools, is aimed at providing existing user schools with a comprehensive platform comprising content, learning management systems (LMS), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) under a single sign-on.
Additionally, to make the task simple for all stakeholders viz., students, teachers, school management and parents, the company is working to offer a unified, one-stop solution.
Talking about the initiative, Sarvesh Srivastava, Founder and Managing Director, Eupheus Learning said, “NEP STAR School initiative aims at upgradation for schools on multiple levels — learners will benefit from integrated content and educators with teaching aids; technology will enable play-based and experiential content, and automation will help create efficiency around routine tasks like marking attendance of students and assigning homework.”
He added, “Importantly, the initiative will help achieve a more positive impact on the learning outcomes through an integrated progress report for students, rather than relying only on assessments and examinations.”
All participants under the ‘NEP STAR School’, will receive hands-on support for better learning outcomes; improvement through the use of technology in the efficacy of school operations thereby creating benchmarks for other schools in terms of usage of technology for administrative work, learning, school management as well as teaching.
The Edtech is certain that this initiative will lead to the successful implementation of the NEP mandate at schools, help in tracking and improving the overall learning environment.
Eupheus Learning has the largest content offerings for schools and gives them a platform that helps boost learning outcomes while automating the school’s operating system.
The Eupheus Learning’s platform is powered by a range of cloud services from AWS. It’s operating system (OS), learning environment and financial system run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) offering scalable compute capacity. While SchoolMitra, which provides schools with an easy-to-use web and mobile application, leverages Amazon Cognito for the purpose of authentication, authorisation, and user identity management.
While the content delivery for Eupheus Learning is powered by Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery network (CDN) service built for high performance, security and developer convenience, the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) provides it with a scalable, secure and cost-effective service for all the mobile application notifications sent by the edtech platform to its users.
Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Sunil PP, Lead—Education, Space, and Nonprofits, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, AWS India and South Asia said, “By participating in the ‘NEP STAR School’ initiative, schools can leverage digital technologies to develop more immersive and engaging learning experiences for their students and teachers, enable smarter decision-making, and run administration operations more effectively and efficiently.”