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Investment Opportunities in the Indian Education Market

Investment Opportunities in the Indian Education Market

The Indian education market is viewed from the perspectives of investors and entrepreneurs in this study.

The study addresses the following important aspects:

Pursuit of excellence in research/innovation in universities

Fostering quality culture in the education system

Quality in higher education and employability

Governance and regulatory reforms

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme – to achieve equity, access, and excellence

Utilizing standards in education both at university and school level

Issues and opportunities related to vocational education, skill development, eEducation, online learning, and open education resources – challenges faced by higher education

The aim of this study is to objectively assess the development of the education sector in line with this larger vision and to understand the involvement and role of different stakeholders. The research discusses some of the important achievements, challenges, investment avenues, and learnings through case studies. The conclusion is a few recommendations to chart the future roadmap for development of education sector.

About this report

The study analyzes the education market in India from the perspectives of investors and entrepreneurs. The study addresses these important aspects: pursuit of excellence in research/innovation in universities, fostering quality culture in education system, quality of higher education, employability, and governance and regulatory reforms. It also discusses the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme aimed at achieving equity, access, and excellence utilizing standards in education both at university and school levels, as well as issues and opportunities related to vocational education, skill development, eEducation, online learning, and open education resources. The base year of the study is 2014, with forecasts up to 2024.


  • Executive Summary
    • Overview of the Education Investor's Top 10
  • Research Scope and Definition
    • Scope and Definitions
    • Context
    • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key Objectives
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction to Investments in India
    • Market Segmentation
  • Market and Investor Trends
    • Trends in the Formal Education Sector
      • Table Investment Opportunities in the Indian Education Market: Pupil-Teacher Ratio at K-12 Levels, India, 2009 and 2014
    • Trends in the Non-Formal Education Sector
    • Regulatory Trends-Strong Education Focus
    • Regulatory Trends-Forward Steps by the Indian Government
    • Megatrend Impact
    • Consumer Trend-Education of Primal Importance
    • Investment Philosophy
  • Challenges and Bottlenecks
    • School Education-Declining Number of Teachers
    • Declining Pupil-Teacher-A Big Concern
    • Higher Education-Absence of Path Breaking Research
    • Low Employability of Graduates
    • Erosion of Values-Academic Giants but Moral Dwarfs
  • Lessons from Best Practices
    • Values Orientation-Case Study of SSSIHL
    • Cross Cultural Focus-Case Study of the Super Powers
    • Employability-The ITI Model
  • Financial Analysis and Investment Climate
    • Economics of a K-12 School
    • Investment Climate-Increased PE and VC Interest
  • The Future of Education
    • Digital Education to Play a Big Role
    • Social Media
    • Gaming
    • Mobile Devices
  • Conclusion
    • Investment Scorecard
      • Table Investment Opportunities in the Indian Education Market: Investment Scorecard, India, 2015-2024
    • Recommendations
    • Snapshot of the Indian Education Market

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