Although education has always helped us evolve, the educational system remained conventionally rigid, resistant to change, and confined to physical classrooms. It had been the case before arrived global pandemic compelling every one of us to change our entire outlook on everything, especially the way we impart knowledge to our future generations.
Thanks to swift digitalization and our timely adoption of advanced technologies, we learned anew that change is the only constant and that the journey of learning is a never-ending endeavour. Our ancient philosophy teaches us that we are but a thirsty mind in the cosmic ocean of eternal wisdom; today, thousands of learning-hungry minds are guided profoundly via Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya.
Revealing their focus on building the unicorn EdTech in India and enhancing learner performance through their digital talent and new-age technologies, Ujjwal Singh, President and CEO, says, “At Infinity Learn, we believe in getting substantially more for less, optimizing and multiplying the results of our key success factors with optimal efforts.”
Gaining Optimum Wisdom
He furthers that they empower learners to excel and educators to elevate their teaching. Their goal is to encourage learners to surpass their expectations and inspire teachers to improve continually. “In pursuing this ambition, we focus on generating outcomes tailored to each learner’s unique goals rather than striving for competition. We do not, as a principal, believe in competing with anyone,” he insists.
Based on these exceptionally distinctive principles, Infinity Learn has
~Achieved ATAW (Anytime, anywhere product) available on Android Network, iOS, and Web along with offline access for learning videos
~Launched new features to enhance the learning journey in an engaging manner, including CYOT (Create your Own test), Error test, recommended videos, video solutions, Games etc.
~Launched Adaptive Learning such as Knowledge Graph, Recommendation engine, Goal Setting, Dynamic Question paper, Doubt Resolution System, etc.
Expansion/Launch of new verticals/BUs:
Alongside selling to consumers directly through the online portal (Outside school), Ujjwal and his team Infinity have started to tap learners ‘Inside school’ through the launch of ‘Infinity School.’ “We have made inroads into 100+ schools in the last 12 months through our curricular and co-curricular offerings serving learners across the Grades 1-12, thus providing a one-stop solution to enable students in these school’s crack ranks in the prestigious exams like JEE/NEET,” says Ujjwal who is a tech enthusiast, innovator, strong believer in modernizing education and breaking the barriers of conventional education systems. He stands for the values of ideation, innovation, constant improvement, and inclusivity.
The Brightest Illuminating Star
Currently, he heads Infinity Learn, an outcome-based learning EdTech start-up by the Sri Chaitanya Group. At the company’s helm, Ujjwal manages the fast-growing brand, ensuring its mission and vision are successfully implemented across the operations.
With his 25 years of experience in education, he has successfully delivered business value through frugal product development with two patents filed in his name. Before Infinity Learn, he was associated with Pearson, where he successfully built businesses to scale from scratch and implemented education programmes across geographies. He has served in leading roles like Chief Product Officer and Vice President at Pearson. So far, he has created multiple innovative digital-first education products that have received tremendous positive customer responses.
He believes in being a better self each day, encourages and supports his teams to outdo themselves consistently, and pushes them to the highest level of self-actualization. An empathetic leader, a design thinker, a serial entrepreneur, an inclusivity advocate, a customer-centric product developer, and an IDEO-certified rapid prototyper, Ujjwal dons several hats with ease. He brings an experience of over two decades in the education industry. His career straddles management and product development in equal stead, and he always enjoys a challenge, especially if it is time-bound.
Through Infinity Learn, he aspires to create an immersive and measurable learning system and achieve physical classrooms’ engagement levels in a digital setting –
A New Age Platform for a New Age Learner
Ujjwal is also a sports enthusiast and loves binge-reading and watching shows in varied genres. Sharing their inspiration behind venturing into the EdTech niche, he says that Infinity Learn aims to carry Sri Chaitanya’s legacy in the digital learning and teaching space and create a powerful impact in every child’s life. Infinity Learn is a combination of traditional wisdom and Technology that creates a system of learning that is engaging and measurable.
As an experienced leader, Ujjwal shares his opinion on how adopting modern technologies like AI and ML impacts the startup space and how Inifnity Learn adapts to the change. He says, “I’m inspired by visionaries like Sam Altman and Sal Khan, who have already begun harnessing the power of AI and ML in the EdTech space.” Their pioneering work demonstrates the transformative potential of these technologies to reshape education, empower learners, and drive innovative solutions in the startup ecosystem. The future of EdTech lies in embracing and adapting to this change, unlocking boundless opportunities for growth and impact.
According to him, they face several challenges in the current industry scenario, including rapidly evolving technology, fierce competition, and the need to continuously innovate to stay ahead. However, amidst these challenges, their focus on building a sustainable business, adopting frugal practices, and staying true to their purpose of empowering learners remains unwavering.
To overcome these challenges, they prioritize resource optimization and constantly seek creative ways to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions. By embracing a frugal mindset, they are better equipped to adapt and respond to market shifts without compromising their commitment to our learners.
Moreover, they invest heavily in research and development to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, such as AI and ML, which allows them to enhance and personalize the learning experience. By doing so, they can better cater to the diverse needs of their learners and maintain a competitive edge in the market.
“Above all, we stay true to our mission of empowering learners by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. We actively listen to feedback from our users, collaborate with experts, and forge strategic partnerships to ensure that we’re always aligned with the needs of our learners and the broader educational landscape.”
In summary, by building a sustainable and frugal business, staying true to their purpose, and embracing innovation, Ujjwal and Team Infinity continue to overcome industry challenges and drive their firm towards a brighter future for their learners and the world at large.
Fostering EdTech-Powered Revolution
Ujjwal firmly believes that the startup ecosystem is crucial today as it drives innovation, fosters economic growth, and creates new opportunities across various sectors. The role of startups in pushing the boundaries of technology, disrupting traditional industries, and solving complex problems cannot be overstated.
In particular, integrating AI into the education sector represents one of the most significant historical moments that humankind is poised to witness. “In the next six months, we can expect to see ground-breaking advancements in EdTech, as AI-powered solutions revolutionize the way we approach learning and teaching.”
The fusion of AI with education will enable highly personalized learning experiences, adaptive content, and real-time feedback, allowing educators to tailor their approaches to each student’s unique needs. Furthermore, AI-powered analytics will help identify areas for improvement and guide the development of targeted interventions, thereby enhancing overall educational outcomes.
Words for the Wise
He advises budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into the startup space to acknowledge the importance of having a solid support system. Family support is indeed essential, as it provides emotional and mental stability during the inevitable ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Without a strong foundation of support, the challenges entrepreneurs face can become overwhelming.
That being said, here are some additional pieces of advice for those eager to embark on their entrepreneurial journey:
*Passion and Purpose: Ensure that your startup idea is something you’re genuinely passionate about and has a clear purpose. This passion will keep you motivated and help you overcome obstacles.
*Research and Planning: Conduct thorough research on your target market, competition, and industry trends. Develop a comprehensive business plan that outlines your goals, strategies, and a roadmap to success.
*Networking: Build a strong network of mentors, peers, and industry experts who can provide guidance, advice, and resources. Networking can open doors to potential partnerships, clients, and investors.
*Adaptability and Resilience: Embrace change and be prepared to pivot when necessary. The startup landscape is dynamic, and adapting to new situations is vital for long-term success.
*Financial Management: Clearly understand your financial needs and maintain a frugal mindset. Proper budgeting and financial planning will help ensure your business remains sustainable and can weather any unexpected challenges.
*Team Building: Surround yourself with talented individuals who share your vision and complement your skillset. A strong team is the backbone of any successful startup.
*Continuous Learning: Stay informed about industry developments and be willing to learn from your mistakes. The most successful entrepreneurs embrace a growth mindset and are open to personal and professional development.
In conclusion, while family support is an essential aspect of a successful entrepreneurial journey, it’s also crucial to cultivate passion, resilience, and a willingness to learn. By combining these elements, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the exciting and challenging world of startups.
Future Momentum of Educational Innovation and Excellence
On envisioning scaling brand Infinity Learn’s operations and offerings in the future, Ujjwal divulges that their strategy is centred around three key approaches: expanding into Tie-2 and Tier-3 cities, embracing a hybrid model, and establishing partnerships with educational institutions.
~Expanding into Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities: “We believe that there is immense untapped potential in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities, where access to quality education and resources may be limited. By extending our reach to these regions, we aim to bridge the gap and provide equal opportunities for learners, regardless of their geographical location.”
~Embracing a hybrid model: “We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach is unsuitable for today’s diverse learning needs. That’s why we plan to adopt a hybrid model combining the best online and offline learning experiences. This approach will enable us to cater to a broader range of learners, offering the flexibility of online learning along with the personal touch and community aspect of traditional classrooms.”
~Opening centres and tying up with schools: “To further strengthen our presence and impact, we will open dedicated learning centres and forge strategic partnerships with schools. These collaborations will allow us to integrate our offerings seamlessly into existing educational ecosystems, providing students access to our cutting-edge resources and expertise.”
By implementing this three-pronged strategy, they aim to scale brand Infinity effectively and sustainably, making a tangible difference in the lives of learners across the country. “We are committed to continuously refining our offerings and adapting to the evolving needs of our audience, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of educational innovation and excellence,” he concludes.