Indian education market is predicted to be worth rupees 5.9 trillion in 2014-15 as reported by India Rating & Research Pvt. Ltd, a part of Fitch Group. Despite inherent concerns of the being over regulated, education business has been drawing serious investor attention as the sector continuously scouts for innovative delivery models considering the strong potentials of education & training sector in creating smart education & better job prospects.
After witnessing the past successes of our previous editions, VCCircle is proud to announce the 5th edition of VCCircle Education Investment Summit to promote and facilitate multifaceted approach to the core issues of "Adoption of Innovation, Technology, Quality & Affordability" in the Indian core & non-core education industry.
The summit would feature all leading and emerging edupreneurs, investors, consultants looking out for latest trends & next big opportunity in the K-12, higher education, training space, besides newly emerged segments such as vocational training, pre-school and interactive digital e-learning courses.
8:30am - 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:30am - 9:45am
9:45am - 10:30am
Panel I: Changing landscape of education delivery: What do we see next?
NDA’s Maiden Budget manifesto not failing to touch upon areas concerning elementary schools, business schools, e-learning, skills & training seemed to be a welcome change, but what about the incentives proposed to attract private investments in education? Can the improved sentiments drive ‘invest in education’ agenda? When can we see government granting infrastructure status for the education sector? What are the changing dynamics with regards to affordability, accessibility, delivery and job relevance impacting Indian education industry? What other significant reforms can we see in five years? With mixed sentiments from the private investors, what will be the catalyst driving changes in education delivery in the forth coming years?
Prasad Gadkari - Partner, IDFC Private Equity
Ravi Agarwal - Professor and Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs), O P Jindal Global University
Ryan Pinto - CEO, Ryan International Group of Institutions
Anand Sudarshan - Venture Advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)
10:30am - 11:15am
Panel II: How technology-enabled learning is enhancing student experience across K-12 & higher education spectrum
Getting digitization at the forefront to address various challenges is no new concept to the industry, however the larger question is how long it will take to make its presence felt across India in the primary & secondary education space? Is technology just bringing students online or is it a true solution provider to bridge the online-offline gap in the core education? With the mixing of technology in the core education space, we are noticing number of startups & entrepreneurs venturing this space is increasing day by day, but are they getting successful enough in adding teacher- student- parent connect or are they joining the already existing rat race, which is bringing out a lot of content online but are unable to deliver real educational value to the major offline system? How do they justify its existence? What are the few disruptions seen in the K- 12 & higher education space with the advent of technology?
Suku Bhaskaran - Director, GD Goenka World Institute
Vinay Sharma - Business Head – Digital and Services, S.Chand Group
Ram Gollamudi - Founder and CEO, Edutor Technologies India Pvt. Ltd
Adil Usman - Business Head, B2B Business, iProf Learning Solutions
Raj Shastri - Principal, Kaizen Private Equity (Moderator)
11:15am - 11:45am
Tea & Networking Break
Panel III: Driving horizontal excellence in schools: People management, technology, quality, finance, marketing & student experience
Are the doors still wide opened for passionate players in the K-12 market that demands huge capital, qualified man power, digitisation and deep technical know-how? K-12 being a regional play, how are individual brands and school chains driving excellence in people management, delivery, student experience, quality and technology adoption? How are players managing a trade-off between driving excellence and making profits, amid exorbitant real estate cost or capital intensive nature of business? With global tie-ups and international school chains firming their presence in India, what lessons are learnt by Indian origin schools in achieving excellence?
Raj Grover - The Chief Mentor, Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd
Amol Arora - Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools
Y V Rajasekhar - Co-Founder and MD, People Combine Education Initiatives Ltd
Gene Eidelman - Co-Founder & President, Mosaica Education (Moderator)
12:30pm - 12:50pm
Satya Narayanan R - Chairman, Career Launcher Education Infrastructure & Services Ltd.
12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking
2:00am - 2:45pm
Panel IV: Future of higher education in India - Traditional vs. new age technology focused models
With the government opening doors for foreign universities to set up campuses and collaborate with established higher education institutes, will we see resolution of issues such as shortage of faculty, deficient physical infrastructure, run-of-the-mill curriculums, ill-equipped libraries/knowledge banks and quality research? How can the eco system evolve to address the prime concern ‘quality higher education vis-a-vis job prospects’?What is the role of for- profit institutes and private players in bringing in quality & transparency? What can be done to attract private investments into cash starved higher education system? Barring a few institutes claiming to be of global delivery standards, what can private players do to tap the market opportunity and deliver world-class higher education locally, targeting students opting to choose foreign institutes over Indian counterparts?
Kaushik Bellani - Managing Director, Mcgraw-Hill Education India Pvt Ltd
Amit Kapur - Managing Promoter, Vedatya Institute
Mohan Lakhamraju - Vice Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Adam Davies - Chairman, Ledmac Ltd
Mukul Singhal - Principal, Saif Partners (Moderator)
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Panel V: Opportunities within the under-tapped vocational training market in India - Powered by Omidyar Network
Being one of the critical elements of skill development in India, vocational training & education market brings in lot of opportunities to accelerate the industries by and large. How can emerging businesses within the vocational training vertical draw the attention of the youth? Low relevance of vocational education courses to job market needs, shortage of quality faculty, less private participation and shortage of funds are part of the challenges confronting the sector. How can players draw a sustainable and viable business model keeping in mind the existing problems and ever changing needs of the industry? Can vocational training bring the next growth blocks for education sector? How are entrepreneurs taping the niche opportunities & delivering scalable models?
Gayathri Vasudevan - CEO, LabourNet Services India Pvt. Ltd
Atul Bhatnagar -Chief Operating officer, NSDC
Ashutosh Phatak - Co-founder & Sr. MD, The True School of Music
Girish Singhania - Founder & CEO, Edubridge Learning Pvt. Ltd
Dimple Sanghi - Director, Investments, Omidyar Network India Advisors
Toby Linden - Lead Education Specialist, The World Bank Group (Moderator)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Networking
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Here five exciting and innovative education focused companies will make presentations on their business, differentiation, traction, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to create value.
Prasad Gadkari - Partner, IDFC Private Equity
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy - Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel VI: Is the e-tutorials, test preparations market literally connecting the dots?
With internet and digitisation taking over the coaching institutes, how are players going to keep themselves ahead of the curve while working out of thier own premises and moreover facing stiff competition from e-tutorials? Do combined models of e-learning & classrooms having an edge over standalone e-learning courses yet? Or are the the test preparation centres, who have been using pen & paper since inception, completely moving online? What are the important trends/ innovations observed in the changing Indian test prep & e-tutorials market? Is the industry matching with the parent- student expectation? Are the both channels able to deliver quality education? How are the ancillary businesses like e-commerce sites, e-books, stationery sellers and consultants generating revenues through test prep & e- tutorials?
Ashutosh Modi - Executive Director, EntrancePrime.com
Aditi Avasthi - Founder and CEO, Embibe.com
Sameer Gautam - Founder & CEO, Rank Junction Pvt. Ltd
Vineet Gupta - MD, Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd
Dilip Dusija, Partner, BDO India
Jayanta Banerjee, Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd (Moderator)
This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.
Date: 27th Nov 2014
Saket, New Delhi
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UNSW Global is recognised and acknowledged internationally for:
• quality global education activities that enable students to access academic pathways to UNSW
• innovative and professional global business services that develop commercial opportunities for UNSW.
UNSW Global comprises a number of prestigious business groups:
• UNSW Foundation Studies was established in 1988 and is Australia’s leading pre-university pathway provider.
• UNSW Institute of Languages is Australia’s first university language centre and has been operating for more than 45 years.
EntrancePrime.com is India’s favourite online test practice portal for entrance exams like JEE, AIPMT, BITSAT, NTSE, CA-CPT & other exam preparation like CBSE & Pre-Placement. It also provides detailed multi-angle result analysis of each test, based on multiple dimensions such as speed, accuracy, consistency, topic-level preparedness and concept-level understanding. EntrancePrime has a registered user base of 70,000+ users on its website & android app.
EntrancePrime.com is owned by JIVEM Education (P) Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 certified diversified education company having K-12 Education, Playschool, Test Prep, Sports Coaching, Language Training, software solutions and e-learning as its business verticals. JIVEM Education has developed its own method of school management called NEW AGE SCHOOLS SYSTEMTM. It is a combination of processes and techniques that need to be orchestrated to achieve measurable results and quality delivery at various stages of a
We are a private equity firm focused on investing with a distinct focus on companies and entrepreneurs who have the potential to lead their domains. Our purpose is operations driven transformative growth, which defines whom we partner with and how we operate. Our partner companies represent our commitment to working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
We were established in 2009 and our first fund is also India’s first education-focused private equity fund. We invest in Education because education holds the promise to transform our society in a deep and long-lasting way. Changes facing the education sector today embody our belief in transformation through slow, steady and small steps and also through disruptive innovations. Our partner companies exemplify that learning outcomes, social transformation, and value creation go hand-in-hand. Our team consists of entrepreneurial professionals who bring a combination of investment experience, dom
People Combine is an education company which owns several K-12 schools in India. We have schools in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Tenali, Bhimavaram, Vizag and Chandigarh (Mohali). We also have more than 50 Playschools all over India. We introduced IB curriculum way back in 2001. Our Philosophy reflects in our vision, mission and core values. These have been engrained in every single human resource at People Combine, creating a vibrant culture and a healthy organization.
Our mission is
• Achieve global stature in all our businesses
• Be an academic institution of excellence dedicated to producing leaders of the future
• Improve the quality of life of our employees and add value to all our stakeholders
• Create an environment of empowerment, intellectual challenge and wealth sharing
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KKEL owned, Kangaroo Kids & Billabong High International Schools, the pioneers in new format schooling and learning methodology, have initiated a movement that has changed the face of pre-school and high school education in India.
Starting with a single Kangaroo Kids preschool in 1993 and Billabong High International School in 2003, today, KKEL's revolutionary model of education is imparted at over 100+ Schools and Pre- Schools in 30 cities across India, as well as in Dubai, Middle East and Maldives.
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Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International Schools have pioneered a unique proprietary pedagogical model that has been developed over 20 years with more than 150,000 man hours spent on the research and design which is based on contemporary education research, neuroscience and energy science. KKEL over the years gained the respect of most School and University Institutions and ha
IDFC Alternatives Limited (“IDFC Alternatives”) is one of the largest multi-asset class fund managers in India with total funds under management of approximately USD 3.4 billion. IDFC Alternatives is a 100% subsidiary of IDFC Limited, one of the prominent private financiers of infrastructure in India. IDFC Alternatives manages seven India-focused funds across three key asset classes: Infrastructure, Private Equity and Real Estate with a dedicated and experienced team of 35 investment professionals.
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Manya Education Private Ltd is India’s Leading End-To-End Foreign solutions company. It is also the largest franchise partner and the most successful International Division of "The Princeton Review (TPR)", World's leading test preparation service provider for tests such as the GMAT, GRE, SAT, IELTS and TOEFL. In addition to study abroad counseling services & test preparation, Manya also provides Campus Recruitment Training and Admissions counseling for IIMs, ISB and Great Lakes. Manya has recently commenced offering highly effective online & Live online preparation for GRE & GMAT as well as ACT and AP preparation for students in India interested in applying to colleges in USA. With a phenomenal foreign university placement record it invites students to seek its one-to-one and comprehensive admissions counseling service and quality guidance through multiple course options.
Academia ERP (www.academiaerp.com) is a leading-edge Campus Management Software/ Edu ERP that is powering scores of colleges, universities, schools, training organizations and also groups of institutions across India, Middle-east, Africa and APAC. Academia ERP is feature-rich, flexible yet robust, and provides for diverse reporting capabilities. Apart from its deep and wide coverage of academic and administrative functions and processes, some of the unique features include: Multi-campus or Multi-program readiness, High Configurability, Dashboards for all stakeholders, Multi-language and Multi-currency support, Support for 3rd party Integrations, intuitive and contemporary User Interface, and technical superiority.
“Indian School Finance Company Private Limited (ISFC), is a Non-Banking Finance Company engaged in the business of extending loans to Educational Institutions and Entrepreneurs managing such institutions for their infrastructural requirement. ISFC is a niche NBFC focusing exclusively on education sector for building its book.
Currently, ISFC caters to private Unaided Schools, vocational colleges, coaching and tuition centres, goods and service providers to such institutions. Since inception in 2009, the company has disbursed more than 1400 loans across 11 states of the country through its network of branches and is planning to grow its base rapidly in other states as well. Primary target segment of the company is affordable private schools however the company has also started extending loans to mid segment schools and institutions. Over last five years the company has earned itself a good reputation in the education industry.”
Gene Eidelman co-founded Mosaica Education in 1997, and currently serves as its President.
Mosiaca is a global educational leader that manages K-12 schools and provides educational services around the world. Mosica holds offices in the United States, United Kingdom, India and United Arab Emirates, and employs over 1800 educators and business professionals dedicated to our mission “to empower students to learn and achieve – every child, every day.”
Mosaica currently manages over 90 preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs across the United States, United Kingdom, India and Mexico and serves approximately 25,000 students. Our core offering include: school management and operations, online and blended courses, and comprehensive curriculum design and licensing.
Mosaica has been in India since 2012. It operates a K-12 Mosaica International School of Hyderabad and licenses Paragon Curriculum to Manav Rachna International
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