Coding Ninjas sees 150% increase in enrollments — C++, Java, Python top choices

Coding Ninjas sees 150% increase in enrollments — C++, Java, Python top choices

  • As e-learning gains in India, online coding platform Coding Ninjas has registered a whopping 150% increase in admissions in March.
  • Of the total admissions during this period, 90% were students while the rest were working professionals.
  • Three in five courses undertaken by the learners were in programming languages like C++, Java and Python.
  • The company, which has a learner base of over 1,500 students per month, now expects twice the growth in April.
The nationwide lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus has led to suspension of classes and disrupted the academic calendar for this year. This has given rise to online education across levels.

As e-learning gains in India, online coding platform Coding Ninjas has registered a whopping 150% increase in admissions in March — both students and working professionals. Of the total admissions during this period, 90% were students while the rest were working professionals.

The online edtech platform focuses on teaching coding and other programming courses to beginners. As per the company release, three in five courses undertaken by the learners were in programming languages like C++, Java and Python.
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“The current surge in the course admissions comes with the fact that the students have more spare time to utilise and are, therefore, enrolling in programming courses that can help them upskill,” said Ankush Singla, Co founder at Coding Ninjas.

Across the world, as many as 1.3 billion students are suffering due to suspension of classes across 102 countries, as per UNESCO. This has triggered the demand for online learning as the learners look to polish their skills while at home.

The company, which has a learner base of over 1,500 students per month, now expects twice the growth in April, as the deferment of exams has contributed to the growth of the Indian edtech platforms. “March is typically the lowest month in a financial year for us given the exam time in the academic cycle. However, this time March was the second highest month for Coding Ninjas in the Financial Year 2019-20,” Singla added.
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Given the surge in online learners, the company has also rolled out a ‘course pause’ feature — which allows students to pause and extend their classes for upto 60 days. This has been implemented keeping in mind the semester exams after the colleges reopen.

Byju’s and upGrad also witnessed increase in new enrollments

Edtech startup Byju’s, which is on UNESCO’s list of learning platforms to support students amid the Coronavirus pandemic, witnessed a whopping 150% surge in the new enrollments after it announced free access in March. That accounts for 6 million new students within a month.
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It also introduced free live sessions for students in 4th to 12th grades.

On the other hand, Ronie Screwvala backed upGrad onboarded an additional 4,000 learners in March.

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