Why School

The education industry in India, which is presently worth around INR 5.9 trillion (US$ 92.98 billion), is poised for some major growth in the years to come. Presently, higher education contributes 59.7% of the market size, school education 38.1%, pre-school segment 1.6%, and technology and multi-media the remaining 0.6%.

By 2020, India will have the world's largest tertiary-age population and second largest graduate talent pipeline globally. Meanwhile, around 140 million children are still out of school in the country leading to a huge demand-supply gap. According to CBSE, India has an estimated shortage of 200,000 schools.

The education industry in India, which is presently worth around INR 5.9 trillion (US$ 92.98 billion), is poised for some major growth in the years to come. Presently, higher education contributes 59.7% of the market size, school education 38.1%, pre-school segment 1.6%, and technology and multi-media the remaining 0.6%.Currently, there are around 1.5 million K-12 schools in India with a student base of 253 million. The private sector contributes to nearly 40% share in enrolment although it has a 25% share in the number of schools in the country.

Seeing the current trends, around 130,000 additional private schools will be required by the year 2022. Meanwhile, many educational societies and trusts have been expanding their footprints through franchising. This is not helping just the educational societies to reach out to areas requiring good K-12 schools, but, is also offering opportunities to long-term investors to be a part of their expansion.