DTH service provider Tata Sky, in a joint venture between the Tata Group and 21st Century Fox, today launched the Tata Sky Classroom in Ahmedabad that would offer coaching of basic concepts of mathematics and science for students of standard five to eight as per the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research & Training) syllabus for Rs 99 per month. If one opts for the content of just one standard, the charge is Rs 59 a month.
The private tuitions industry in India is estimated to be around Rs 2.6 lakh crore in size and as per a report by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), one in every four students in the country opts for private tuitions.
Tata ClassEdge, which was launched in India in 2012, reaches out to 1300 schools across the country touching 1.5 million students and is currently being used by 70,000 teachers. Rajesh Khandagale, chief commercial officer, Tata ClassEdge said that they are targeting to reach 10 million students by 2025