He also said that he was inspired by the Vedantu’s founding team, which has been working to spread the reach of education across the country for more than a decade now.
Founded by Vamsi Krishna, Anand Prakash, and Pulkit Jain in 2011, the online tutoring platform provides teaching solutions to students preparing for various engineering and medical entrance examinations. Teaching solutions for students of CBSE and ICSE boards from 6th to 12th grade are also being provided by the company.
During the Covid-19 lockdown period, the firm has witnessed increased demand for its services with number of subscribers on its platform growing by an additional 650,000 learners across K-12 and competitive exams such as JEE & NEET. Similarly, the company claims that its revenues have grown by 80 per cent in April over the previous month.
According to experts, Singhal’s previous stints are going help the company cash in on the emerging demand in the online learning
space. While immediately before joining Vedantu, he was working as COO at trucking platform Blackbuck, he has over two decades of experience across multiple sectors and well-known brands such as Asian Paints, Marico, Nokia, Reliance Communications, McDonald’s, TaxiForSure, Ola and BlueStone. His stint with both traditional set ups as well as the start-up ecosystem is seen as the key strength to manage the disruption created by COVID pandemic.
“The pandemic has given us many insights. Firstly, our work environment has changed with remote working. Secondly, our responsibility towards students has increased manifold for giving them uninterrupted learning opportunity at this time of pandemic,” said Singhal. “Our focus now is how to manage the whole system- from sales side, product side- to satisfy the rising need of students.”
As the Covid crisis helps the online education platforms to reach out to more audience, intense competition is also being seen among the existing players to grab higher market share. Singhal’s appointment in Vedantu will in many ways determine the edtech platform’s success in coming days.