Birla Brainiacs: A Pioneer in the Indian Hybrid Homeschooling Space

Nirvaan Birla,   Director

Nirvaan Birla


The increasing smartphone & internet penetration has disrupted every industry across the globe, and education segment is no different from this. While online education was already gaining a lot of traction in India, the Covid pandemic and the lockdown that followed have skyrocketed e-Learning industry in India. As per a recent study by MarketResearch .com, the e-Learning market in India which stood at Rs. 91.41 billion in 2020 is expected to be worth Rs.312.13 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 17.6 percent during 2021-26. Further strengthening the digital education landscape in India, the government has launched the PM eVIDYA program to make e-Learning easily accessible to students and teachers. Owing to such favorable market conditions, a multitude of platforms are offering high quality e-Learning services across the country.

Birla Brainiacs is one such EdTech company that stands-out from the crowd through its highly efficient e-Learning services. Based in Mumbai, the company was incepted in 2019 by Nirvaan Birla, who holds an MA in Management from the University of Westminster, London. Birla Brainiac is a hybrid homeschooling platform offering a diverse variety of courses for students from Nursery to 12th grade. "We aim to inspire and
empower students with modern skills and knowledge in a fun & experiential way. While the concept of home schooling is still new in India, it is gaining quick momentum due to the flexibility it offers. Our platform helps students optimize their time for the school curriculum as well as allocate time to pursue their passions. Our vision is to democratize quality education. We have had an overwhelming response from our students and parents who are looking for hybrid homeschooling, develop real life skills, and pursue passion-based careers", explains Nirvaan.

Unlike other platforms, Birla Brainiacs does not just focus on academic curriculum, but also offers courses on coding, communication skills, financial literacy, vlogging and many other subjects via its 150+ centres spread across India. By integrating technology into its offerings, the company has been successfully assists students sharpen their critical thinking, reasoning skills and memory. Birla Brainiacs, through its online platform, offers practice exercises, instructional videos, live interactive classes, recorded sessions and a personalized learning dashboard that enables each student to learn at their own pace. "We aspire to become the market leader in homeschooling in both India and aboard. We want to bring the joy of school education to every student's home along, with a comprehensive education and stress-free childhood to all our students", Nirvaan further adds.

Being a pioneer in the Indian homeschooling arena, Birla Brainiacs has received an astounding acceptance from students and individuals who are opting for hybrid schooling to develop reallife skills and simultaneously follow their passion-based careers. Having successfully a year of operations, Asia, Middle East and Europe regions are currently its strongholds. The company received around 300 student enrollments last year, and has already undertaken 800+ student enrollments this year.

When asked about the future roadmap of Birla Brainiacs, Nirvaan says, "We strongly believe that online schooling, along with a mix of offline presence, i.e. hybrid format is the way forward for schooling, and more and more parents will opt for homeschooling to give a chance for kids to pursue passion based careers. In view of the same, we are poised for a growth trajectory since we have both formats readily available and take advantage as the first mover. We hope to accelerate our next growth phase and expand operations in India, Middle East, Europe, and America and also enhance products in UI and AI. While technology enabled us to reach students in the remotest parts of the country, we hope to expand our reach even further with this investment".