While India hosts a vibrant EdTech ecosystem, there are limited EdTech solutions that have been able to penetrate the low-income segments. There is a lack of comprehensive ground-up data and reliable insights on the behaviors and needs of these end-users. Bharat Survey for EdTech (BaSE) is an effort to bridge this information asymmetry in the EdTech ecosystem and provide policymakers, educators and tech innovators with reliable data and insights for informed decision-making on EdTech.
Key Themes Explored
Access to Technology
Access to smartphones and enabling infrastructure at a household and child level
User Sentiment around EdTech Adoption
Caregivers’ attitudes & behaviors towards children’s education and adoption of technology for learning
Children’s adoption of technology for learning, the reasons, and experience of using it
Rationale for State Selection
|Internet Penetration*||State Population Categories**|
|Large (>=7%)||Medium (4-7%)||Small (<4%)|
|Internet Penetration >70%||Tamil Nadu||Telangana|
|Internet Penetration <70%||Maharashtra||Madhya Pradesh||Assam|
*based on findings from Telecom Statistics of India 2020
**based on Indian Census 2011 data
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We hope everyone accessing the datasets, including policymakers, tech innovators, practitioners, researchers, and funders, find this data useful and informative. The aim is not only to encourage data-backed dialog but also to take necessary action toward democratizing the access and use of technology for learning.