Edexcel is expanding in India after spending 12 years in the education and training sector in the country. The expansion includes regional presence with new offices in Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai and diversisfication into products offering skill based modules.
The estimated cost of the expansion is Rs 10 crore, it has already made in-roads into Indian academic space by representing vocational streams. It has partnered with Aptech and IGNOU for offering diploma programmes and is currently in talks with Educomp Solutions, Everon Systems and Reliance Retail to bring in curriculum and teacher-student material for quality control. Currently, almost 25,000 students have registered themselves for various Edexcel programmes.
Future plans includes entering the soft skills space by offering 60 small modules on communication, interviewing skills and behaviour.