Investing in India's Education Sector
With Government showing higher enthusiasm to attract FDI in K-12 education domain along with rising FDI investments, India is a market with limitless opportunities to expand. Erocon facilitates partnerships and tie-ups for international school brands, foreign institutions and charitable organizations working in the education sector willing to enter Indian markets.
Acquisition & Mergers by Foreign Institutions in Indian Education Sector
International Curriculum Agencies entering Indian Education Sector with Erocon as Channel Partner
International Education Brands Planning to enter Indian Markets via Franchise & Equity Model
Organizations Funding under CSR Pledge in Indian Education Sector
We guide our clients from overseas broadly on the following aspects:
- Screening of partners/acquisition targets
- Due Diligence reports before transactions
- Appraisal on laws, regulations, tax and other government incentives.
- Market Research, Feasibility study and location analysis
- Brand Entry and Market Entry Strategy
- Franchise expansion plan
- Affiliation Compliances
India’s education sector offers a great opportunity with approximately 29 per cent of India’s population being between the age group of 0-14 years. India’s higher education segment is expected to increase to Rs 2,44,824 crore (US$ 35.03 billion) by 2025. India has been ranked 34 out of 100 countries in English Proficiency Index 2019. The education sector in India is estimated at Rs 6,40,891.3 crore (US$ 91.7 billion) in FY18 and is expected to reach Rs 7,06,587.9 crore (US$ 101.1 billion) in FY19. Increasing internet penetration is expected to help in education delivery. As of December 2018, internet penetration in India reached 46.13 per cent. As of March 2019, there are 66 million internet subscribers in India in age bracket of 5 to 11 years.
Education sector in India is an established priority domain of the Indian government. The Government of India has allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the education sector through the automatic route since 2002. The sector has attracted cumulative FDI worth US$ 2.7 billion till date. Indian education sector witnessed 18 merger and acquisition deals worth Rs 342.4 crore (US$ 49 million) in 2017. Even in the 2018 and 2019 cumulatively, India saw investments around US$ 1 Billion for take over of reputed education brands such as Oakridge International School, Laureate Education Group, Chirec International School, Euro Kids chain including Euro Schools, Euro Kids Preschool and Day Care, Billabong International School and Kangaroo Kids Pre schools and ongoing discussions of US$ 1.1 Billion take over of Sri Chaitanya Group of Schools.
As per 2020-21 Budget, it is anticipated for India to have the largest working age population by 2030 and education hence is being given the necessary attention by government to develop pool of skilled human resource pool. In addition, steps are being prepared to attract more FDI in the education sector thereby making education sector in India to be one of the most lucrative domain for investments both from Foreign and Domestic sources.
India has over 250 million school going students, more than any other country. It also has one of the largest networks of higher education institutions in the world. Number of colleges and universities in India reached 39,931 and 993, respectively in 2018-19. India had 37.4 million students enrolled in higher education in 2018-19. Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education reached 26.3 per cent in 2018-19.
Erocon’s experience in the K-12 education sector is superior to that of most other advisory firms in India. Their understanding of drivers, barriers and key issues in this business is excellent. Their advisory team worked with passion & dedication to help our management find solutions to our needs.
EROCON team is pioneer in advising and consulting for K12 Schools. Specially providing all related services under one roof. We are impressed by their knowledge of the subject and concept of educational project. Their team work as well as commitments are unmatchable. our association will go for long.
Erocon has played a vital role from the initial phase of planning this school. Planning and school set up services has been very prompt. Their team is very professional and systematic. Kudos to their expert Branding team. Looking forward to a long relationship with Erocon.
I’m glad to meet such a dedicated team. There knowledge in the educational industry is thorough. They are precise and quick in their research. There solutions are backed up with facts. I would like to mention specifically about Mr. Shiraz. A trust worthy person who works with a smile. Great team!
A thorough professional and committed organization, Erocon took off all our burden onto their shoulders. I personally experienced their diverse knowledge and expertise in education domain. Prompt in communication synced with our team they always updated us about latest govt policies regulations.
We read about Erocon thru online search as top school set up consultants in India. So we called them with high hopes and have been really happy with their support and guidance. Shiraz from Erocon is really supportive and has provided many practical inputs as we are going ahead with our first school.
EROCON carried out feasibility study for new residential school project at Udaipur. The work was done professionally and delivered on time. Attention to detail in preparation of report is praiseworthy and they know their subject very well . Keep up your good work.
Thank a lot for your affiliation advisory services People are so confident ,friendly and responds promptly. Erocon team first understands exact status by way of audit and then suggest the course of action.Especially the confidence just before and during CBSE inspection keeps the client away from pressure. Good job ?
Having EROCON as consultants has been the best decisions I have made when the concept of starting a school evolved in my mind. They have been brilliant in their planning, organization and execution to detail. Hardworking, professional and dedicated, the entire team is sheer brilliance to work with.
Erocon has terrific educational consultancy and advisory team to help our management find solutions. They have identified key issues, drivers and important resources that are required for our school. I would appreciate the entire team for their passion and dedication.
Erocon’s modules are well designed, competitively priced and value for money offering inputs much beyond contracted content.
Erocon has an expert in each portfolio- concept to affiliation and beyond. The team is efficient with remarkable response time.
We wish Erocon success in all its projects
We had approached Erocon Consultancy for our project in Gurugram. Erocon Consultancy is an epitome of high standard professional services with an effort to ensure their customers satisfaction and help them out in best possible manner. They helped us stimulate and promote our qualifications and goal
A very professional organisation. They have always valued their quality of work and delivering the work within the promised timeframe. They have been vital in setting up our school and providing us with all the necessary data as possible. Lastly, we have been more than business clients.
Erocon, our international education consultancy paves an excellent and integrated education programme each year to inculcate a international standard of education system. The consultancy played a vital role for achieving our school’s objectives and motto’s.
We feel privileged to have Erocon consultants as our advisors and the valuable information they have provided in terms of market study of Gwalior area or Meerut city has served as a useful tool for our future growth and expansion
We appreciate their effort & look forward to work with them regularly.
As a client, we really feel happy to be associated with EROCON and that we selected them to handhold our project as a consultant. We’ve been associated for almost 2 yrs now and it’s been a great & successful journey till now and we honestly feel that our relationship will last longer.
Erocon as an Organization works in a professional manner. They have been prompt in rendering their services. Our entire documentation happened in a systematic manner with regular updates and advice on the sequence of events that would follow.
My journey with Erocon has been all about learning and success.The team is very professional and positive.They make sure you follow all Govt. Of India norms in order to make sure you do not go into the wrong way of doing things.Very professional with the paper work. Instant support highly recommend.
Erocon is helping hand in CBSE Affiliation process. They make sure that everything is in place during inspection and conduct a trial before the inspection too. I am extremely satisfied with the services given by Erocon. Hats off to you and all the best for your future endeavours.
We came to know about EROCON via internet. At first, we were very skeptical. As soon as we sought their help in our School project, we found that their capacity and expertise is unquestionable the best available in the market. We highly recommend EROCON to everyone, interested in starting a school.
We are completely satisfied with the report given by Erocon. They were very professional through the project. Mr.Shiraz and Mr. Anirban were really cooperative and helpful. We will surely recommend Erocon for any related needs.
I take this opportunity to appreciate the work done by Mr.Shiraz and Mis.Marya to get our school’s affiliation done as per the cbse guidelines.Their support was really amazing. I wish for their sincere efforts in future.
We are in association with EROCON from last three years. On the basis of our experience gained during work with it we are in a position to say that it is the best service provider in India. It has experienced manpower for providing consultancy in almost all domain of school .
Timely delivery. Co-operative people. Have assisted in every minute tasks. Happy with their services.
Best service with full support
These guys are very professional and they have very good services ?
Erocon not only helped the project done prior to the deadline, but to ensure the client should be satisfied with every step of the process.
I truly appreciate Erocon’s contribution!
Erocon has done wonderful job for us. The Erocon team is very professional and they provided us a detailed survey & feasibility study report which consists of all the minute details but very crucial to take a call. Team is flexible, approachable and always ready to take our feedback and incorporate.
We had very engaging conversation with Erocon and they are indeed knowledgeable on the subject.
Really nice consultants with a alot a experience. Helped us in starting our school from scratch. The parts such as curriculum development, cbse affiliation, recruitment and training of staff helped the school to attain the heights.
Erocon team is thoroughly professional and reliable If you wish to establish a school in your city. Shiraz is in particular a moving encyclopedia in the field and I am yet to come across a better name with more insights in the field. I would definitely recommend them strongly .
Experienced, professional, know there work,punctual.
I approached EROCON because of their experience and feedback given by some upcoming schools. They helped us understand the various factors to set up a school. The report given was comprehensive and had a pragmatic approach to financial planning and infrastructure development.
I engaged EROCON to carry out feasibility study for new school project at Ranchi. The work was done professionally and delivered on time. The meticulous planning and attention to detail in preparation of report is praiseworthy.
Erocon is a professional organization having thorough knowledge about Indian school business provides in-depth analytical information and realistic bluprint for the client. Strict timelines and yet no compromise on deliverables.
Very much professional, punctual, Shows there results on time. We got many things from Erocon.
Work done with professional approach and time frame..
I got to know about erocon through a freind. The team was extremely professional and knowledgeable. They gave us the report as per the timelines agreed. I would highly recommend Erocon.
Erocon was very knowledgeable about the industry and its market. They were able to give us several valuable insights and metrics about it. Their report was very well structured and detailed. They competently went about gathering market intelligence and kept timelines. A very professional job.
We are satisfied with team Erocon ,and their professional approach to advise relating to transfer of recognition from local SSC board to CBSE board.
“Erocon Consultancy has been of immense help since day one when I began chalking out my venture. Their services have been prompt and have the ability to look into intricate details. The team has been very courteous and supportive…highly experienced and knowledgeable.
Extremely satisfied with their services.”
“We had approached EROCON for our school project in a bangalore. The team gave us a detailed insight into the market a very organised report on the running of the school. This has helped us prepare ourself for the upcoming project and serve as a guiding mechanism. Special thanks to team Erocon….
Erocon shows completeness and passion in their work and professional at work. Erocon understand client perspective very fast and guide them in proper way. The DPR they provided is simply excellent,They spent only two days on our location but they gathered all information accurately. Economic report is good. Erocon is competent and provides good service for what you pay.