Amazon’s Academy Platform offered training for competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Amazon.com, Inc. said on Thursday that it would shut down its online learning platform for high school students in India, even though it had only been around for less than two years.
The Amazon Academy platform came out at the beginning of last year when there was a lot of interest in online learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It helped people prepare for competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which lets people into the best engineering schools in India.
Based on an evaluation, the online shopping giant said it had decided to end Amazon Academy “in stages to take care of current customers.”
The winding down is happening when many tech companies struggle because schools and coaching centers are reopening all over India after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Byju’s, the leader in its field, said last month that it would lay off 2,500 workers as it tries to make money.
Local news outlets say that other players, including Unacademy, Toppr, WhiteHat Jr., and Vedantu, also let people go earlier this year.