ICT Adoption in Education Sector in India 2011

Report Summary

ICT in education sector consists of the implementation of various IT tools / applications which help facilitate imparting of better and efficient educational services. The market size was estimated to be valued at INR 23.9 bn in 2010. Encouraging Government initiatives and need for better and high quality educational services is boosting the ICT usage in education.

The report begins with a background study about Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its requirement in the education sector, an overview of the Indian education sector (IES) mentioning the spending pattern of the government, the various driving factors of the sector along with illustrations of the market size and growth figures. It elaborates the hierarchy of the IES diagrammatically giving detailed information about the market size and growth of each segment within IES, followed by an explanation of the key drivers and challenges faced by the overall education sector. 

ICT in education section of the report elaborates about the overall Indian IT industry followed by in depth information about the use of ICT in education sector highlighting the key IT components used such as   hardware, software and connectivity tools adopted by the education sector. It further illustrates the major ICT solutions used in the education sector i.e. Storage Area Network, Enterprise Resource Planning and Wireless LAN followed by a brief section stating some major educational institutes and specification of their ICT implementations. It is immediately followed by a section discussing the role of ICT in the enhancement of overall quality of education.

Government initiative section provides an exhaustive list of the various steps adopted by Government in promoting ICT oriented education. The report further mentions the various NGOs and private players participating in the education sector followed by a list of the major developments in the sector. Challenges identified in the sector comprises of Poor Connectivity and Unreliable infrastructure prevailing in IES. Opportunity areas identified for the ICT vendors provide strategic indications which can help facilitate players to capture a larger share in the market.

It also explains the role of cloud in education sector wherein it discusses about the overall cloud industry, graphical representation of market size and growth figures in India followed by a thorough study about the role of cloud in education outlining the various driving factors, potential cloud users in the sector and the relevant solutions for the sector. It enlists the major educational institutes to have adopted cloud computing in India.

Key ICT vendors section of the report provides a snapshot of its corporate information, their key offerings for the education sector along with key contacts. It also features a section wherein it lists the key educational players which brings forth a snapshot of their business and providing the relevant point of contact of respective institutes. 

The report ends with the section listing some relevant case studies in the sector thereby highlighting real life examples in India. It also features a strategic recommendation section derived after a comprehensive analysis of the sector.

Table of content

Table of Contents
Page 1: Executive Summary
Education Sector Overview
Page 2: Background - Introduction to ICT, Need for ICT in Education Sector  
Page 3: Education Sector - Overview, Market Size and Growth (2010 - 2012e), Spending Pattern 
Page 4: Hierarchy of Indian Education Sector - Formal and Non Formal Education System, Market Size (2009 & 2012e)
Page 5-8: Education Sector - Segment overview, Market Size and Growth Figures (2009-2012e)
Driver and Challenges
Page 9: Drivers
Page 10: Challenges
ICT in Education Overview
Page 11: IT Sector - Overview, Components of ICT    
Page 12: ICT in Education - Overview, Market Size and Growth Figures (2008 - 2012e)
Page 13: Key IT hardware and Software Usage - Education Sector
Page 14: Storage Area Network - Education Sector
Page 15-16: Key SAN Benefits
Page 17: Illustration of SAN based architecture
Page 18: Enterprise Resource Planning - Education Sector
Page 19: Software as a Service (SaaS) - ERP Applications
Page 20: Illustration of ERP in Educational Institutes
Page 21: Wireless LAN - Education Sector
Page 22: Illustration of WLAN Architecture
Page 23-24: Some Major Educational Institutes - ICT Implementation
Page 25: ICT Benefits - Education Sector
Government Initiatives
Page 26-34: Government Initiatives
NGOs and Private Participation in Education
Page 35: Non Government Organizations, Private Players
Page 36-37: NGOs - Indian Education Sector
Page 38-39: Private Players - Indian Education Sector
Page 40-44: Initiatives Promoting ICT in Education Sector
Recent Developments
Page 45: Recent Developments - ICT Deployments
Page 46: Recent Developments - Product Launches
Page 47: Recent Developments - Corporate News
Page 48: Poor Connectivity
Page 49: Poor and Unreliable Infrastructure
Opportunity Areas for ICT Players
Page 50: Illustration of Opportunity Areas for ICT Vendors

Role of Cloud in Education
Page 51: Cloud Computing in India - Overview, Market Size and Growth Figures (2010-2015e), Types of Cloud Computing
Page 52-53: Cloud Computing in Education - Overview, Potential Cloud Users, Key Solutions Available Through Cloud, Some major implementations of cloud computing in IES
Key ICT Vendors
Page 54-66: Key ICT Vendors - Corporate Information, Educational Solutions and Key Contacts
Major Educational Institutes 
Page 67-70: K12 Schools - Description and Key Point of Contact
Page 71-73: Preschools - Description and Key Point of Contact
Page 74-77: Coaching Institutes - Description and Key Point of Contact
Case Studies
Page 78-80: Case Studies
Strategic Recommendation
Page 81: Strategic Recommendation