An Open Book ; Educomp has Spotted Opportunities in Virtually Every Segment of Education Without Getting Caught in Regulatory Hassles.

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"As some of you might be aware my company Educomp Solutions is launching its IPO on Monday, 19th December. The issue will remain open till 22nd of December. I need your support to make the issue a success. Please apply for the issue and also spread the word around. We will be the first education company in India to be listed - Shantanu Prakash, Managing Director, Educomp Solutions

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Surely, this simple appeal to the IIT-A alumni network in 2005 is not the only cause that has worked to bring about outstanding success for Shantanu Prakash, Managing Director, Educomp Solutions. He launched his initiative in 1994 and started off by trying to enter schools through IT intervention. He devised a clever way of affording schools an opportunity to get a return on their investments on IT by opting for the build, operate and transfer model. "He is truly a visionary who has seen the business need that was just lying there waiting to be picked up and he's now present in virtually every segment, says an industry observer.

Prakash does not deny the claim: "We are an education eco-system company and have a footprint in virtually all major segments, he says and does not mince his words on his leadership status: "We are 10 times our nearest competitor and are present in 2,900 schools through our learning aids. We currently have 23 schools in our portfolio under different...

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