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OmDayal Group to invest over Rs 200 crore in state education

The group has three schools and an engineering college in Kolkata

PTI | Published 15.09.22, 10:41 AM
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The OmDayal Group, which introduced Delhi Public Schools (DPS) in West Bengal, on Wednesday said it will invest at least Rs 200 crore in the next five years in school and technical education infrastructure in the state.

The group remains committed to more investment in the state as it received “unprecedented support from the government” to bring “quality” education here, stated an official said.

“We remain committed to invest in Bengal in the education domain. We are proud to introduce DPS schools in Bengal in 2001 and since then, there is no looking back with all-around support from the state government. Alone in new schools and colleges, we will invest an additional over Rs 200 crore in the next five years,” Sanjiv Agarwal, group founder and vice president, OmDayal, told PTI in an interview.

The group is exploring new opportunities that could involve an “investment of around Rs 1,000 crore but it is currently under planning stage”, he said.

It has three schools, including two DPS schools in Kolkata and Durgapur, and an engineering college, imparting education to around 12,000 students, the top official said.

“There is a shortage of good schools in tier II and III cities such as Malda, Medinipur, Bardhaman and Asansol. There is a dearth of international schools in Kolkata and we are aiming at this space,” said Sagar Agarwal, group director, OmDayal.

It has introduced the latest education technology in its institutions, he claimed, adding that the group is “working on many more projects using AI and Meta” that will match global standards in imparting education in the state, he added.

 

Last updated on 15.09.22, 10:41 AM
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