In a significant development for India’s education sector, Airtel Business has been chosen by the Ministry of Education to be the cloud and CDN (Content Delivery Network) partner for DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing), the country’s national platform for open education digital content. This partnership marks a significant milestone in empowering teachers and students across India through advanced technology.
Airtel’s low latency and high-bandwidth Edge CDN solution will now serve as the backbone of DIKSHA, the most prominent digital education initiative by the Indian government. DIKSHA hosts extensive learning content in over 35 Indian languages and caters to teachers and students across 28 states and eight Union Territories. This state-of-the-art CDN solution ensures seamless access to educational resources, even in remote areas of the country.
As part of the collaboration, Airtel Cloud will power DIKSHA’s online platforms, including its mobile application and website. This integration enables students to access free educational content in their preferred Indian language effortlessly. Airtel Cloud’s advanced capabilities will facilitate easy enrollment onto the DIKSHA platform and support the migration of DIKSHA to Oracle Cloud, alongside offering managed services and CDN solutions.
The announcement presents a great business opportunity for US and global service providers aiming to enter the Indian market. The United Nations recently disclosed that India has surpassed China as the most populous country globally. Additionally, a recent study conducted by ResearchandMarkets.com indicates that the EdTech market in India is projected to achieve a substantial worth of USD 10.4 billion by 2025. Airtel is strategically positioned to act as the primary communications gateway for US companies looking to target fresh audiences.
“DIKSHA offers 9300+ courses in 35+ Indian languages and has witnessed 50+ billion learning sessions and 60+ billion minutes of usage by students, making it one of the largest free education platforms in the world,” said Praveen Agarwal, Head – Govt. Business, Airtel Business. “We are thrilled to partner with the Ministry of Education to bolster this crucial education infrastructure and advance its accessibility to millions of children across the country with our state-of-the-art cloud and CDN services.”
The Ministry of Education’s selection of Airtel Business as the cloud and CDN partner for DIKSHA signifies a significant step forward in leveraging advanced technology to enhance education in India. Airtel’s state-of-the-art cloud and CDN solutions will empower teachers and students nationwide by providing seamless access to educational resources, particularly in remote areas. This partnership reinforces Airtel Business as a trusted cloud solutions provider and highlights the commitment to transforming education through innovative technologies.
For more details, read the announcement here.