India, May 22 -- With the coronavirus pandemic forcing people into changing their buying and consumption behaviour, the Indian government has been ensuring that there is an undisrupted supply of all essential services and products. Among these is online learning as the government expands its official edtech programmes with the launch of E-Vidya for multi-mode access to online education. Knowing the challenges in the government's great edtech dream, several startups like Toppr, upGrad and Goprep have also offered their technology support to colleges and universities, to go beyond the crowded K-12 segment.

While E-Vidya focusses on both K-12 and higher educational needs, given the number of K-12 platforms in India, the bigger priority will...