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FICCI announces appointment of Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder, BYJUS as Chair of the FICCI EdTech Taskforce

Mar 23, 2022

NEW DELHI, 23 March 2022: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has announced the appointment of Ms Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder, BYJUS, as the Chair, FICCI EdTech Taskforce. As the Chair, Ms Divya and the taskforce will work towards building directional and actionable policies to give further impetus to the edtech ecosystem. She will also be instrumental in shaping and creating opportunities for the ecosystem and safeguarding consumer interests.

Commenting on her appointment, Mr Arun Chawla, Director General, FICCI said, "FICCI has always been voicing the vital and meaningful policy discussions amid industry, government, and other relevant stakeholders. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 released by the government has already set a significant impetus to the role of technology in all aspects of education and has opened tremendous opportunities for the sector. The industry needs to play a critical role in both designing and delivery of quality online education. Divya's experience in the sector makes her an apt choice to lead the holistic advisory agenda of the FICCI EdTech Taskforce."

Sharing her views on the Indian EdTech landscape, Ms Divya Gokulnath, Chair, FICCI EdTech Taskforce, said, "Over the last few years, the edtech sector has been redefining how students learn and teachers teach. It has also created new jobs and created multiple opportunities. The sector's relevance has grown manifold during the pandemic with online learning enabling millions to continue learning. By leveraging technology in education, edtechs are also bridging the gap between access and learning at scale. We have the potential to create a large-scale impact, for all stakeholders- students, teachers, and parents. Education is a great leveler, and when blended with technology, its potential to shape the country's future is unparalleled. Accessible and quality education is key to capitalizing on India's demographic dividend, and it is only through tech-driven education that we can truly help leverage it. It is my honour to serve as the Chair of the FICCI Edtech Taskforce and help drive the future of tech-driven learning in India through policy, dialogue, and meaningful discourse."

As a teacher and co-founder of the world's largest edtech company, Ms Divya has been continuously working towards creating high-quality and personalized learning experiences for students across grades. She is deeply involved in developing and enhancing new pedagogical methods and is instrumental in heralding the company's learner centric approach as well as driving student satisfaction metrics.

Winner of ASU GSV Power of Women (2020) award, Business Today's Most Powerful Women (2019, 2020) award, LinkedIn Top Voices in Education (India and Global) and Forbes Asia's 25 Most Powerful Women (2020), Divya brings in the spirit of self-learning to the organization, encourages intrapreneurship, and mentors' young women in the company to stay dynamic, keep learning, and innovating.