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. The schooling segment in India is anticipated to be around US$ 144 billion by 2020 from an estimated US$ 95.8 billion in 2015. India’s higher education segment is the largest in the world, and is expected to increase to US$ 37.8 billion by 2020.
India has one of the largest networks of higher education institutions in the world with 666 universities and 39,671 colleges*
The Government of India has allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the education sector through the automatic route since 2002.
*As per IBEF Sectoral Report, 2017.