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Amazon Academy To Shut Down In India, Read Details Here

The Amazon Academy platform was unveiled during the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the year. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which determines admission to the top engineering universities in India, was one of the competitive exams for which preparation was provided.

Amazon Academy To Shut Down In India

A little under two years after its launch, Amazon.com Inc. announced on Thursday that it will shut down its online learning programme for high-school students in India.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in virtual learning, and the Amazon Academy platform was founded early last year during that time. It offered to coach for competitive tests, including the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which grants admission to the best engineering institutes in India.

According to an evaluation, the e-commerce behemoth decided to end Amazon Academy “in a progressive manner to take care of current consumers,” it said in a statement.

As many edtech companies struggle under the weight of Indian schools and coaching facilities reopening after lockdowns called on by COVID-19, the winding down is taking place.

Byju’s, a pioneer in the sector, stated last month that it would fire 2,500 employees as it attempts to turn a profit.

According to local media sources, additional players Unacademy, Toppr, WhiteHat Jr., and Vedantu all announced layoffs earlier this year.

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