Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would shut down its online learning platform for high school students in India less than two years after it launched, without citing a reason.
The Amazon Academy platform, launched early last year amid a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, offered training for competitive exams, including the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which allows entry to the best engineering colleges across India.
Based on an evaluation, the e-commerce giant said it had decided to discontinue Amazon Academy “in a phased manner to serve existing customers.”
The liquidation comes when several tech companies are under pressure to reopen schools and training centres across India after COVID-19-induced lockdowns.
Last month, industry leader Byju said it would lay off 2,500 employees to turn profitable.
According to local media reports, other players Unacademy, Toppr, WhiteHat Jr and Vedantu, had also announced layoffs earlier this year.