The education sector in India has witnessed a considerable growth in the recent times. It has been metaphorized from a charitable activity into an industry. Right to education has now become a fundamental right under Article 21A of the Constitution of India. Furthermore, RTE Act, which came into force in the year 2011, seeks to provide free and compulsory elementary education to all children and thereby, give effect to this fundamental right. This right has also been recognised under various international covenants. Education sector is regulated by both centre and state government for its falls under the Concurrent List of Schedule VII of the Constitution of India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (“MHRD”) is the nodal ministry for education at the centre. Several initiatives are being taken by the government to encourage investments in education sector including greater participation by foreign educational institutions and educational service providers.
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has also been introduced in this sector to facilitate greater Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Education industry is thus attracting sizeable investment, especially in primary, secondary and higher education. In India, this sector in India comprises of preschool, primary and higher secondary education. This is then followed by the higher education segment, which includes professional and technical education. It also comprises of vocational training, coaching classes, distance education through e-learning platforms etc. All these segments with different regulatory bodies face various challenges like statutory compliance related issues, reputation damage, legalities involved in setting up a school etc.
Furthermore, the team represents and advise our education clients in various aspects including:
• Due Diligences services
• Registration and Licensing
• Compliance as per Government Rules and Regulations
• Employment and Labour
• Social Laws
• Land acquisition and construction norms
• Oversees development and governance
• Advise and consultation to independent schools, assessment and examinations bodies, educational publishers etc.