Amazon to shut down its edtech service Academy in India from Aug 2023

Amazon India on Thursday said it would shut down its online learning platform for high-school students in the country starting from August 2023.

The Amazon Academy platform was launched in January last year to help students prepare for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).

The ecommerce giant also said that it will refund the full fee to those enrolled in the current academic session.

The platform was launched amid a boom in virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon Academy offered to coach for competitive exams including JEE, which allows entry into top engineering colleges across India.

However, the company said that customers will have access to full course material online for an extended period of a year, until October 2024.

Amazon Academy, which has over 5 million downloads on Google Play, offered students a bunch of mock tests, question banks, practice questions, and solved test papers from previous years, along with daily tips and tricks. Students also had the option of filtering questions by difficulty level (easy, medium, and hard), and comparing their JEE ranks with fellow aspirants.

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