Computers changing the global classroom

One of the great debates of modern times centres around the quality of education.

To Shantanu Prakash, it seems that parents and teachers all over the world are united in the belief that the grass must be greener somewhere else.

„This is not simply an India problem, this is a global problem. When I go to conferences and I talk to educators, there is almost a competition amongst them to say whose education system is the worst.“

The Indian entrepreneur sensed there was a business opportunity in the widespread dissatisfaction with educational standards he encountered.

Mr Prakash graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. But unlike many of his classmates, he turned his back on a career in investment banking.

Instead, in the early 1990s, he set up Educomp, a business which provides computer services and learning materials to schools and colleges.


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