Less than two years after launching, Amazon India announced Thursday that it will close its online learning platform for high school students in the country from August 2023. The Amazon Academy platform was launched last January to help a student prepare for her JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).
The e-commerce giant also said it would offer full refunds to current academic session participants.
The platform was launched amid the virtual learning boom during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon Academy provided coaching for competitive exams such as his JEE, which gives access to top engineering colleges across India.
Based on the ratings, the world’s largest online retailer has decided to phase out Amazon Academy “to take care of existing customers,” in a statement.
However, the company said customers will have access to online course materials for one year through October 2024.
The company also worked with the Sri Chaitanya Education Group to provide a complete curriculum course for joint entrance examination candidates. (JEE) and the National Qualification and Entrance Examination (NEET).
In October, education technology giant Byju announced it would lay off 2,500 employees to become profitable. Other players such as Unacademy, Toppr, WhiteHat Jr, and Vedantu also announced layoffs earlier this year.