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Riding The Riverdale High

From sprawling luxuries to crummy edu-shops, schools are becoming big business, and spoiling parents for choice

Riding The Riverdale High
Gireesh G.V.
Riding The Riverdale High
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  • The share of education in consumer spending has soared from 1.70 per cent in 1993-94 to 2.14 per cent in 1999-2000.

  • Big business families like the Ambanis too have entered the arena, setting up international level schools.

  • Denmark’s Egmont International has set up a chain of 129 pre-schools, Eurokids, in India in the last two years.

  • The Shemrock brandname has added 35 more to its chain of preparatory schools in the last four years alone.

  • The number of private schools in education hub Dehradun has hit 250. Some 35-odd have come up in the last three years.

  • The Pune zilla parishad has received 32 applications in just the last 20 months for starting private schools.

  • The Jain group of Bangalore plans to set up about 100 Jain International Schools in the next 10 years, each at a cost of Rs 22 crore.

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