Online education industry in India is set to grow to $40 billion by 2017

Written by Vikram Chaudhary | Updated: Mar 19 2013, 01:32am hrs
Simplilearn is a provider of a suite of professional certification courses that address learning needs of working professionals. Our aim is to provide the best training to working professionals and prepare them towards achievement of their certification goal, says Krishna Kumar, founder & CEO, Simplilearn, in an interaction with FEs Vikram Chaudhary. Excerpts:

What is the current size of the Indian e-learning market

The current market size of the online education industry in India is around $20 billion and is set to grow to about $40 billion by 2017.

Can online education mean simply sitting at home and studying

Online education is the new revolution in the sector. It is easy when it comes to education for the working professionals and is more convenient compared to instructor-led classroom training.

In a broadband-starved country such as ours, does it make sense

We have seen tremendous growth in the Indian mobile industry in the last few years. The broadband market is also growing consistently. This growth is directly proportional to the increase in connectivity, thereby enabling people to consider online education more seriously. Even the government has begun to recognise online MBA programmes.

How does Simplilearn fit in

We cater to the working professionals for their certification training needs. We provide 24/7 access to the eLearning content and this helps our customers to learn at their own suitability. We provide certification training in over six broad categories related to the job functions of these working professionals.

Do you also develop courses

Yes. Most of the courses we offer are developed in-house and this makes us stand apart from the rest.