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Cambridge International aims to add 1000 schools in India !

 Cambridge International aims to add 1000 schools in India !

Targets to reach 5 lakh learners 

Committed to empower schools in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets with tailored solutions

Chennai, 2024: With an aim to make international education accessible for emerging cities in India, catering to the rising demand for global opportunities both in India and abroad, Cambridge International plans to increase its footprint in India with 1000 schools and reach 500,000 learners in the next three years. Cambridge in India contributes to approximately 10% of global revenues which is expected to grow exponentially with this expansion. Rod Smith, Group Managing Director of International Education at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, recently visited the country and announced the same. Recognizing the pivotal role of teachers in shaping the future, Cambridge International targets empowering 50,000 teachers with enhanced academic resources and training over the next three years. With a growing acceptance of international curriculum in the country, Cambridge International Education is gearing up to create an ecosystem that can potentially nurture the aspirations of students and their parents. 

India is a crucial market and Cambridge’s significant investments underscore the conviction and commitment to this market. Cambridge is prioritizing Early Years (EY) education in India, nurturing holistic development through programs focusing on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Currently implemented in 150 schools with excellent feedback, Cambridge aims to extend this initiative to 750 EY schools, expecting outstanding outcomes. This reflects our commitment to innovation in India, with ongoing success guiding future developments. With a robust presence in K-12 publishing, spanning over 3500+ schools, Cambridge has become a significant contributor to the Indian education ecosystem. Embracing dual language models, Cambridge’s approach is global in nature, emphasizing skills acquisition and effective management techniques to prepare learners for success in an interconnected world.

Speaking on the expansion, Mr. Arun Rajamani, Managing Director of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, South Asia, commented, “In India, the education sector is undergoing a shift towards internationalization. Currently, parents' aspirations extend beyond the international market to include India as well. Therefore, students are increasingly moving to different states or major cities to pursue higher education and enrol in top universities. To address this challenge, we want to penetrate deeper into the country to make quality international education accessible to more learners. Cambridge provides flexible curriculum options at all levels to accommodate the changing requirements of the local education system, catering to learners' needs. Additionally, we can extend our offerings to local partner schools for further expansion. We are also dedicated to providing educators with the tools and support needed for excellence in their roles, aiming for a profound and lasting impact on the teaching community.”

Cambridge International stands as a pillar of academic excellence globally. Cambridge believes education works best when curriculum, teaching, learning, resources, and assessment are closely aligned. Cambridge schools can tailor the curriculum to suit the culture and ethos of the learners. The assessments are designed to be fair, valid, and reliable and to assess deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding, and higher-level thinking skills. Its expertise in curriculum, teaching and learning, and assessment is the basis for the recognition of its programmes and qualifications around the world by both universities and employers. It encourages teaching practices that actively engage students in their own learning and provide professional development for teachers to help them improve their performance and practice throughout their careers. With over 650 schools nationwide and a growing presence in major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Pune, Cambridge plays a pivotal role in building a quality international education ecosystem. Cambridge has 260 schools in South India, including 100 in Tamil Nadu. 

Cambridge University Press & Assessment (CUP&A) has also announced strategic partnerships with select institutions to address English language proficiency, aligning with industry expectations. Language proficiency is becoming increasingly vital for success in a global job market. As an internationally recognised authority on English language proficiency, CUP&A recently joined hands with L&D leaders of companies and academicians to discuss the impact of language skills on clinching good employment opportunities. To address this gap, CUP&A has partnered with renowned institutions to design programmes aimed at assisting learners in moving closer to their desired careers by enhancing their communication skills. With the hiring market becoming more vibrant, there is a growing need for educational institutions to take more ownership of aligning curricula with corporate needs, focusing on holistic skills and personality development. Cambridge's programmes are designed to nurture globally relevant skills, encouraging students to engage in diverse fields and broaden their prospects.

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