Monday, March 01, 2010

Pathways World School mulls Rs. 3.5 billion investment; to enter higher-ed

Gurgaon-based Pathways World School is planning to invest Rs. 3.5 billion in the next four years for its expansion in the educational sector. As part of its expansion plans, Pathways is opening two new schools in NCR (National Capital Region) this year,one in Noida and the other in Gurgaon. Both will start operating from September 2010 onwards. We also intend to double the capacity of our existing school to 2,000 students, said schools chairman Pramod Kumar Jain. Pathways has tied up with a few banks such as the Punjab National Bank for funding its expansion.

The school offers term boarding, week and day boarding for students.The institution is also planning to enter in the higher education segment in the coming year. This would include a private university and a research institute. We are in advance talks with a few Indian and western universities for tie-ups in the area of higher education, said the institute's director Prabhat Jain.

Pathways World School (http://www.pathways.ac.in/) is part of Sarla Group, which is engaged in exports of marbles, stones, granites, home furnishings, Indian handicrafts, besides real estate and education.

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