Post-Covid-19, devices and learning apps have become integral part of education. Schools, colleges, universities, competitive exams are adapting to this new normal.
Given the situation, towards helping students and parents decide on what is good for them, let us focus on two very popular platforms in India; Byju’s and Unacademy and try to understand which is better.
Byju’s, India’s Most Loved Learning App, with more than 5 crore registered users is a platform that is engineered for personalized learning. It was started in the year 2011 with an aim to create world-class learning content. A strong team of experts across education, content, media and technology is at the heart of what they do. Byju’s tagline is “Fall in Love with Learning ”
Unacademy, their website says “We are India’s largest learning platform” with a vision to partner with the brightest minds and produce courses on every possible topic in multiple languages. Unacademy was founded in the year 2015. Unacademy is specialized in producing courses on cracking various competitive exams. Unacademy’s tagline is “Lets Crack It”.
Whom They Serve
Byju’s focuses on introducing online classrooms at a very young age. Their learning programs are tailor‑made for educating kindergarteners all the way up to job aspirants taking up competitive exams.
Unacademy on the other hand is targeted at learners who are currently in class 09 and upwards and people who are taking up competitive exams.
Byju’s programs essentially strengthen basics of young learners and continue building on a firm foundation of education.
Interactive Online Classes
Byju’s exhibit their mastery in teaching concepts through engaging videos, applications, and simulation games that are customized to every student’s learning speed. As the level of understanding and the classes go higher, Byju’s uses visual learning to help students retain complex concepts and terminologies. Byju’s offers customized adaptive learning modules which help students learn at their own pace.
Unacademy provides live classroom videos by talented educators and the same videos are available offline as well. Although there is exclusive access to every student to ask doubts to the faculty, time can be a major factor.
Unacademy offers classroom-like experience in the comfort of your home and so does Byju’s. However, a student’s performance also depends upon self-study and Byju’s utilizes technology to customize content as per student’s learning speed and interests.
Byju’s learning application provides an option to track the progress in real time by both the student and the parent alike. For younger subscribers, Byju’s even gives a detailed breakdown of the skills acquired, course completed, and data on their performance in mock tests.
Unacademy also provides performance statistics based on the user’s performance in mock tests. It presents a detailed report and notification via the mobile application.
However, Byju’s has a user-friendly interface that gives you complete feedback and data on your strength and weaknesses.
Competitive Exam Preparations
Byju’s learning program is designed to step up your learning speed and skills with tips, tricks and shortcuts in all chapters. It also features flashcards and study materials that are exam focused. Byju’s offers interactive and customized content for CAT, IAS, Banking, UPSC, and several other state as well as central government exams.
Unacademy is set out to “even the playing field” by providing everyone a chance to access classes from experienced educators in competitive exam stream. Unacademy offers educational content for UPSC, SSC & Banks, Railway, Defense, JEE&NEET, GATE, TET, CET and many other competitive examinations.
Byju’s syllabus is more comprehensive. Over the years, they have been able to expand their content and adapt their teaching style for competitive exams. The course includes chapter-wise tests, personalised feedback, and thousands of practice questions with answers.
We could safely conclude that Byju’s, as they say, make you fall in love with learning. Simply put, Byju’s is more learner-centric. So, if you are looking for a comprehensive education program, be it a kindergarten level of study or the highest competitive exams, choose Byju’s..