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$100 bn investment potential in education sector over 5 yrs: Experts

NEW DELHI: The country's fast-growing education sector holds a
potential to attract a whopping $100 billion (about Rs 4.57 lakh
crore) investment over the next five years driven by demand for
skilled professionals and need for infrastructure development, say
experts.

Sector experts are upbeat about the growth visible now and believe it
could turn into one of the most preferred sectors for investment by
venture capitalists and private equity players going forward.

"The education sector presents an investment potential of $100 billion
over the next five to six years. Venture capitalists and private
equity players will have a role to play in the expansion going
forward," KPMG director Strategic and Commercial Intelligence Dushyant
Singh said.

Moreover, experts feel by enabling private participation in education,
private players can have a significant role in expanding the sector.

According to education and training provider Zee Learn, which is a
division of ETC Networks, there is huge g…