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Here’s how BYJU’S helped this father and son bond

Team StoryWeavers|August 29, 2019, 09:58 IST| 16

Someone once said, “Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” True, we all have role models, whom we look up to and try to emulate. They inspire us to become better. For BYJU’S student Santosh, it’s his father, K Ranganathan. During our interaction with the dynamic father-son duo, we learnt about Ranganathan’s plans for his son and how his chance encounter with tech-enabled learning helps him and his son become smart learners. 

Watch our one-on-one conversation with Santosh and his parents

Excerpts from the interview: 

Sitting in the home studio in their Chennai home is Ranganathan playing flute accompanied by Santosh on the drums. The father-son duo is jamming to a popular Tamil song. “We jam every evening after Santosh finishes his homework. That’s the only way I can get him to practise drums and piano. And I get to spend some quality time with him. We, as a family, spend our weekends watching movies or go out for long drives,” he says.

On discovering a new way of learning

A doting father, Ranganathan, encourages Santosh to become a better learner. His ways of learning are rather unconventional (Ranganathan is a self-taught coder). Taking a cue from his father, Santosh prefers to learn through real-life examples and has loads of questions for his father.

We ask Ranganathan what’s his advice for his son? “I always encourage Santosh to learn at his own pace and understand the concepts. I believe once he gets the concepts right, he can solve any problem related to those concepts,” Further, he says, “I have heard that visual learning helps children understand better and faster. When I heard about BYJU’S ways of learning with pre-planned videos, game-like tests and detailed explanation of concepts, I wanted my son to learn from BYJU’S. It’s commendable how the father-son duo sits together and studies from the app.”

On fulfilling dreams

We ask Santosh what he would like to become when he grows up. “I have seen my dad work hard in his workshop, and I want to make his life easy. So, I’m putting extra efforts in physics so that I can pursue a career in mechanical engineering,” he says. Kudos to his parents for being his pillars of strength and helping him dream big.

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December 24, 2019

Byju’s not only helped me a lot ;but also helped me to score good grades in mathematics and science and it made me to visualise the question properly which made me to score marks. Thanks byju’s. I loved byju’s

B Paul Agnes

November 23, 2019

Yes very rightly said children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.??

Dev Rajput

November 3, 2019

Best of the child


October 11, 2019

It’s very helpful for me .I think I am improving in physics. I am seeing the chapters before teachers teach it in school. Yet I can understand it because their teaching is superb. I really like the way they teach. I like byjus????????


October 9, 2019

Lovely parents. I am so filled listening to their honest remarks deep from heart. Lucky boy! May the family be blessed with happiness and peace. Thanks Byjus.


October 1, 2019

It is a very good app


September 30, 2019

What a duo of father and son

Swaroop Kapte

September 28, 2019

It’s nice byjus is helping people to get close

Vandana Nande

September 27, 2019


Vandana Nande

September 27, 2019

Dear sir/Madam
Byju is a great way of learning.
My daughter Pranava Nande used it and scored 99.999 percentile in 2017 Neet.
My son parth Nande is using it for this year.
It is effortless learning. Visual effects stay permanently with them.
Thanks for it.

Krishnan Ranganathan

September 26, 2019

Do hard work,don’t expect

Rishikesh S Unni

September 26, 2019


Suniti hati

September 26, 2019

It’s good for my children


September 26, 2019

Dear Sir,

Kindly create modules for Social Studies Subjects also which will definitely help students to develop interest in these subjects also.

especially for students in CBSE 9th and 10th Standard.

New avenue and great scope.

Please act on priority.

Many students will be benefited.


Parent of Parvathy.A.N

Sakshi Singh

September 25, 2019

Learning with BYJU’S is very helpful to me…
Asit clear all concepts of mine …..
And when I am getting bored I prefer to play quizzo which is very interesting and help me to get refresh through this I feel nice without leaving my studies……
My parents as well are very happy….
I spent most of the time with BYJU’S…
The subject which I usually prefer is biology because it is very interesting and informative……
I like the way of teaching, explaining,and the graphics help me to understand better….
In fact I had clear the whole semester of class 8 in just 6 months…….
I am really satisfied with BYJU’S…..?????????


September 25, 2019

Byjus not only helped me a lot and but also helped me to score higher in half
yearly exams specially in maths and science.During my maths and science exams
the question paper contains most of the reason based questions.As I had
prepared for exams using byjus I was able to visualize all the questions and
was able to relate the question with real life situations.Thankyou!Team BYJUS.


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