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We have a long-term vision

When Shantanu Prakash graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1988 and floated Educomp Solutions, entrepreneurship was a term largely used only in books. Over two decades later, his venture has not only diversified into various education segments but also inspired other companies to tap the education market. In a chat with Disha Kanwar, he talks about changes in his business strategy and why Educomp is betting big on the rural sector. Edited excerpts:

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Developments in IT Benefitting Education Sector

An opinion piece by Shantanu Prakash, MD and Chairman Educomp Solutions, on how transformational trends in education delivery and IT enabled education have led to tectonic shifts in overall quality of education content and have dramatically improved the learning outcomes.

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Training on CCE from Educomp receives an overwhelming response

A two day training conducted in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), conducted for the first time by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) deputed Educomp Solutions received an overwhelming response from the teachers of seventeen schools from the state capital region of Arunachal Pradesh attending the training.

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BT 'Best Companies to Work for'- 2012 Survey

Educomp Solutions features as one of the “Top 10 best companies to work for in 2011” in “Others and Diversified Sector” category in the Business Today - Indicus - People Strong Best Companies to Work For, study.

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Online Education-Starting up, ET Now

In India 2011 saw an explosion of new business models in online education sector. One company which is a veteran in this space in India is Educomp, the only listed online education company on the Bombay Stock exchange. The founder Shantanu Prakash believes that the next step for education companies will be in the areas of discretionary courses where only viable method of being able to reach out to these students is going to be the internet.

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We encourage innovation amongst employees - HR speak by MS Venkatesh, Educomp Solutions

From blackboard to online learning ecosystem, Educomp is considered a pioneer in providing technology-enabled education services in schools. Claiming to serve 26,000 public and private schools and 15 million learners and educators in India, US, Canada, Singapore and Sri Lanka, the company with a market capitalization of over US $1.5 billion today, has grown considerably from a two-room operation. M.S Venkatesh, the President, Group HR and PSG, Educomp speaks about K-12 and shares his views on opportunities in the education sector and the need for fresh talent.

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“The 2012 people”- Shantanu Prakash; India needs 2 lakh more schools, 1500 varsities

A song and a scientist, an artist, a muse, a player and a protester. Some extraordinary people set new milestones and raised the bar with their achievements the past year. Sunday Times spoke to 12 people to watch out for in 12 ‘. Mr. Shantanu Prakash, CEO & Managing Director, Educomp Solutions Ltd. has been profiled in the year-end special story. Shantanu says that education in our country is largely recession free, and the middle class won't ever compromise on learning.

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Kalam model to cut dropouts

Former President APL Abdul kalam stressed on Monday that primary education should be delivered in an integrated way by promoting affinity among parents, students and teachers.

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Reforms 20:20

Reforms 2020 special collection focuses on the theme of how one individual can translate his or her vision to touch the lives of millions. The Indian Express group covered leading names from the industry on their peers namely Ratan Tata, Shiv Nadar, Mukesh Ambani, Shantanu Prakash etc. Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder of Naukri.com writes about Shantanu Prakash and his contribution to education sector and how whatever Shantanu did had to be big, which he proved by setting up Educomp.

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Educomp features in two of Business World’s lists of top 500 biggest companies in India

Business World features Educomp in 2 of its lists of top 500 biggest companies in India, ranking us 217th of top 500 non financial companies. Business World - October 24, 2011, is a special issue of Business World, known as The BW Real 500 - The definitive Ranking of India's Biggest Companies. Educomp features in top 500 non financial companies with a rank of 217 an upgrade from last year’s rank of 236. Educomp is also ranked 39th of the top 500 in the list of “The Biggest Employers”

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India's Best Companies

“Educomp ranks first in Education & Training as “India’s Best Companies to Work for” in a study, conducted by, “The Economic Times” and “Great place to work® Institute, the US-based institute that ranks Best Workplaces globally.”

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TV Clip: Interview

Listen and watch to an entrepreneur’s story about following his dream and changing the face of education.Our very own Shantanu Prakash, MD, Educomp Solutions, speaks with CNBC TV on the program Wealth Creators.

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TV Clip: Talent Development Programme

The Millennium Centre for Creative and Performing Arts (MCCPA) was started in the premises of Chiranjiv Bharati School, Palam Vihar, in September 2008. This video shows the young talents of the MCCPA performing on their annual day a mesmerizing symphony followed by a spellbinding ballet.

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Tune into tomorrow

Dr SP Balasubrahmanyam sings the hit Hindi song - "Tere Mere Beech Mein Kaisa Hai Ye Bandhan...."

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World Economic Forum China Summit

Shantanu Prakash speaks at “World Economic Forum” on changes happening in terms of education sphere and leveraging technology within core areas of technology. Other four speakers at the panel included Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010); Mark Kamlet, Tan Chorh-Chuan and Tang Qian.

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