· Maharashtra Board Sees 62% Rise in Girls Accessing Free Study Material on Shaalaa.com
· The platform achieves remarkable milestones with over 880,000 students enrolled to date
3rd January 2024: Shaalaa.com, India’s premier e-learning platform committed to empowering students with high-quality study materials, has observed a substantial surge in female enrollment from the CBSE board. The percentage of girls accessing Shaalaa.com’s resources has risen from 46% in 2022 to an impressive 63.4% in 2023. Furthermore, the platform has experienced a commendable 62% uptick in the participation of girls from Maharashtra, choosing its free resources aligned with the Maharashtra State Board in 2023. In the case of the CISCE board, this change is from 46% to 62.1%.
These increases come alongside strong overall user growth trends observed recently on the platform, which currently engages over 880,000 enrolled students across India. A majority of Shaalaa’s students are girls, especially from non-metro Tier 2 and 3 cities. By offering free access to premier study materials, Shaalaa has successfully driven strong adoption among students who stand to benefit the most from these e-learning platforms.
Anthony Fernandes, founder and CEO of Shaalaa.com, said, “We are overjoyed to witness a sharp increase in adoption of our free study materials for various boards, especially among girls who face disproportionate struggles in accessing quality coaching resources. Guided by our vision of equal and enriching e-learning for all students, irrespective of geography, gender, or income levels, we aim to become India’s most relied-upon e-learning destination.”
While demand is strong across Shaalaa’s thousands of study resources, content for Maharashtra State and National Board examinations and competitive tests like MHT CET continues to see high renewal. Aligned to the latest revised syllabi, these materials are especially popular among girls balancing academics alongside other responsibilities.
Factors contributing to this include easy access to relevant lesson plans, revision notes, question banks, and online self-tests on smartphones, enabling better time management even with constraints. Furthermore, such curriculum-based support improves confidence levels while preparing to attempt board examinations independently.
With over 30% of traffic originating from non-metro Indian cities, Shaalaa foresees enormous scope for growth in aligning offerings to regional board examination needs at appropriate reading levels. The platform is actively exploring partnerships with state education departments and publication houses to augment vernacular study materials for a wider reach. Propelled by the singular focus of enhancing learning outcomes for students in every corner of India, Shaalaa.com looks poised to transform into an impactful, inclusive e-learning ecosystem at scale.