Tata Trusts, the primary shareholder of the Tata Group, has tied-up with American online educator Khan Academy in a bid to provide free, world-class education in math and science in India for those who seek it in local languages, reported The Economic Times. The first two years of the five-year partnership will be focused on designing and improving the content produced by the academy, which already reaches 2.6 crore students globally. In the following three years, they will aim to expand to rural areas of India.

Along with reaching students, the initiative is also expected to attract more teachers as content creators and knowledge seekers who wish to improve their skills. It will also focus on the creation of adaptive learning platforms, developing an Android app and improving platform performance.

"This is a concept which is refreshingly different, extending free education and knowledge to anyone, anytime and anywhere, which can change the world of the illiterate to literate," said Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts.