Bangalore: Focus Educare, provider of educational learning solutions, is planning to expand its footprint by increasing its existing count of 20 centres to around 150-200 centres in the next two-three years with an investment in excess of Rs 30-40 crore.
Talking to reporters, Anirudh Baheti, MD Focus Group of Companies, said e-learning industry is currently at a nascent stage and expects to witness a 50-60 per cent growth in the next five to 10 years.
The company offered a mix of physical learning model, a virtual learning model and an on-line model (both self-based and instructor-led). The firm had also tied up with various educational partners, experts in their respective fields to deliver learning solutions to its 2,000-odd students.
It had also tied up with 15 institutes mainly in South India to provide largely vocational based courses to its students as a value add, Anirudh said. At present, the firm has its office in the US for educational content development and a branch office in Sri Lanka where it plans to launch vocational courses.
Though at present, educare did not have a third party validation for its courses but, was in talks with foreign institutes and other partners on the same. Focus Educare, an offshoot of Focus Group and a global conglomerate of companies with investments in key business segments, had a mix of 50-50 company-owned and franchisee model.