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Pranshu Bhandari Patni

Innovator In a Class of Their Own (Education)

About the Nominee: Pranshu Bhandari Patni

  • One billion people from all over the world try to learn a foreign language every year; about 60 percent are learning English.

    Pranshu Bhandari Patni

About the Nominee: Pranshu Bhandari Patni

About the Nominee: Pranshu Bhandari Patni

Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Meet Pranshu Bhandari Patni who is trying to change the way India learns and speaks the English language. Pranshu is a Co-Founder of CultureAlley, which has developed Hello English, an interactive, mobile-based application that allows speakers of 16 different vernacular languages to learn English right on their phones.

The which was developed out of Jaipur, went on to become the No. 1 English learning and speaking app on the Google Play store in India, within eight months of its launch.

Apart from India, Hello English is the number one education app in Nepal, Bangladesh, and many countries in the Middle East. Launched in October 2014, it already has a subscriber base of 1.2 crores and has received an overwhelmingly positive response with an average rating of 4.5/5 with over 1.6 lakh reviews.

The app uses gamification and speech recognition to enable highly engaging learning models. Bite-sized lessons are clubbed with interactive games, with rewards at every pit stop. It also uses contextualization, wherein users can keep up with their English while reading daily news and watching videos. The beauty of the app is that majority of the features even work offline.

Pranshu Bhandari Patni’s Achievements

2015: Listed as Forbes India’s 30, under 30 achievers for creating an app that is one of the top 10 educational apps in the world
2014: Received the Most Innovative Mobile App for India Award from the Internet and Mobile Association of India

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