Published: 12th November 2019
Where Ninja meets Pathshala: Why you may need to use uFaber to study
This is what the latest EdTech platform uFaber is up to — extending their UPSC Pathshala programme to include more students and IELTS Ninja as well. Check out what they're doing now
There are many EdTech platforms offering online classes, but what makes uFaber different is that they are constantly trying to evolve. They are doing this not only in the bid to beat their competition, but to evolve. Take for example the fact that they offer many programmes each of which focuses on different needs like Fluent Life, which helps gain mastery over the English language. UPSC Pathshala, very obviously, is for UPSC aspirants, but now they are extending this personalised training to students of class VIII and above. And through IELTS Ninja, they are focusing on training for and clearing the myths around Canada. They have also initiated free workshops that will help students excel in IELTS. And all these will be announced at a press conference in a few days.
Co-founded by Rohit Jain and Anirudh Swarnkar, they inform us that what makes them unique from other EdTech platforms is that they offer a combination of live classes and video classes. And not just this, as every entrepreneur starts a start-up to solve a problem, the problem they had set out to solve was that we, as Indians, are just not moulded as self-learners. "We come from a history of learning in classrooms, we don't even flock to the library," assert the founders. So the need was to personalise learning for students. Explaining further about their live and recorded classes, they say, "We have separated interaction and instruction. So first comes a recorded video, which you can pause or fast forward, which is followed by a live audience class which is highly interactional."
Anirudh Swarnkar and Rohit Jain | (Pic: uFaber)
"We keep track of how many times you have used the service and even how many times you have asked a doubt and this is done by the personal trainer," they explain. And to deliver these unique experiences, they bring on robust teachers on board. For example, the eMaster programme is exclusively for women who would rather work from home. "And that's a very big workforce," they remind us. They have as many as 1,200 teachers under this programme from around the country like Karnataka and Assam.
As many as 30,000 students have completed courses with uFaber. Next, they want to train the highest number of trainers. They already have senior trainers in place for every trainer to help them academically, but they want to do more. And much, much more is on the cards.
For more on them, check out ufaber.com