is crowd sourcing a video encyclopedia

by · March 20, 2013

Mumbai based education startup launches an open web based video learning platform with over 100 hours of crowd sourced, affordable, credible and high quality content in multiple disciplines such as Academia, Professional Development, Technology, Literature, Mathematics & much more.

As the world continues changing so do the skills required to compete and survive. With the largest youngest population in the world, Indian’s find it extremely difficulty to continue learning and stay updated because of the lack of convenient, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. addresses this problem by allowing users to learn anything, anywhere. The aim is to provide the largest high quality repository of skills and academic based content by enabling anyone to contribute to the platform – crowdsourcing a video encyclopedia!

At, anyone can share their knowledge and make it available to an audience of millions of learners across the world. Videos can be uploaded to the platform, without following any tedious procedures, facilitating anyone to teach from everywhere at minimized or no costs. Every piece of content submitted to Gyaanexchange is verified and checked for quality, accuracy and credibility. Gyaanexchange also provides support in creating and producing high quality educational content.

Gyaanexchange does not believe that online classes will ever replace offline classes, however they will solve the problems of scalability, affordability and accessibility to high quality learning, which in our country is limited to a small number of institutions with a limited number of seats. Further, not every subject can be taught online, but certain skills in the field of Professional Development, Technology and Academics lend themselves beautifully to the online medium.

Freelance Journalism, SEO tutorials for beginners, Game theory, Mathematics are just some of the video classes currently available on Gyaanexchange with many more being added every day. Gyaanexchange currently has both free and premium video available on its video platform. The premium videos are priced as low as Rs.100 and are available in three different packages of 1month, 3months and 6 months subscription periods.

Gyaanexchange is putting India on the map of education innovation by enabling universities, schools, training institute and individuals to use its platform for free to reach out to the large underserved segment of learners in our country and across the world.

With the rapid increase of high quality freely available online educational content, Gyaanexchange’s ‘curated class’ feature allows you to embed rich media form any source on the internet into a chapter and topic structure in order to create a free valuable learning experience. Now take videos from YouTube, TED, Vimeo etc. and create an online class – help organize the learning web.

Siddharth Bhansali, CEO and Co founder of, said, “We believe our video platform is the missing piece in making high quality and relevant education accessible to millions around the country – by empowering anyone to teach and learn online we are laying the foundation for disrupting our failing education system ”

Vishad Shanghvi COO and Cofounder said,”Over the last decade the internet has transformed the way we communicate, shop, navigate, date, consume media and information, organize, pay our bills etc. I believe that the next area in our lives that is ripe for disruption is the way we learn”.


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