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Pvt colleges to study legality of quota move amid fears of dip in quality 11th January

How will the 10% reservation for general category affect the education sector? The views of Mr. Amol Arora, MD - SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, have been featured in the reputed Business Standard Newspaper on 11th January, 2019.

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What India Inc. expects from Interim Budget Jan22nd 2019

Mr. Amol Arora, MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, shared his views on ‘What India Inc. expects from Interim Budget 2019’ in the reputed online publication Fortune India. Read his expert opinion here:

Restrict screen time January 28th 2019

Mrs. Meenal Arora, Executive Director, SHEMROCK Group of Preschools & Founder Director, SHEMFORD Group of Futuristic Schools is one of the most sought-after parenting experts in the country. Her articles are regularly featured in leading publications. Read her latest article on 'Reducing Screen Time' in 'The Pioneer' on page no 14.
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Interim Budget 2019: What are education industry expecting from Union Budget January 29th 2019

Mr. Amol Arora, MD- SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, is one of the most prominent Edupreneurs in the country. His views on various topics are highly revered and expressed in many leading magazines, newspapers and web portals. His opinion on the topic 'What is Education Industry expecting from Union Budget' was covered by The Statesman on January 30, 2019.

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Budget 2019 expectations: What Edtech startups want from Modi government January 30th 2019

With the booming number of EdTech Startups, the expectations from Budget 2019 has increased manifolds. Mr. Amol Arora, MD- SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, expressed his views on the topic' Budget 2019 Expectations: What EdTech Startups want from Modi Government' were covered by the popular business news portal zeebiz.com on January 30, 2019.

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Budget 2019: Not just literacy, education and skilling should be priority, suggest experts January 31st 2019

As the budget season is here, leading media publications are seeking opinions of the experts about the impact of the Budget on the education sector. Mr. Amol Arora, MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, expressed his expectations from Union Budget 2019 in the Financial Express on January 31, 2019. Read his views here:

We are proud to share that Mr. Amol Arora, MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, participated in a panel discussion on 'Union Budget 2019' on Zee News. He enlightened the panel members and audience with his insights and expert opinions.

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The dawn of digital age parenting: Should parents be worried? January 30th 2019

In this digital age, parents are constantly worried about their children's internet and digital media practices. Mrs. Meenal Arora, Director SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK group of schools, talks about safe internet usage in her latest article published on the popular parenting portal, Indian Express Parenting.

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Dainik Bhaskar February 24th 2019

Feeling the stress of Exams? - Mrs Meenal Arora, Director SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Schools shares some Handy Tips on how to beat the stress of exams in the leading National Daily, Dainik Bhaskar newspaper on February 24, 2019 (Page No. 11).

Education Stalwarts February 2019

Another proud moment for us! Mr. Amol Arora's (MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools) inspiring journey has been featured in the February issue of the leading magazine 'Education Today'.

Union Budget 2019: Pre-Budget Expectations from Indian Industry Leaders January 30, 2019

Amol Arora, Vice Chairman & Managing Director – Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools

” For any country, the most significant returns are those garnered from investments made in its children. The next generation is going to enter a globalized world and will be competing for jobs not just against other students but also innovative technologies that are quickly replacing human jobs. In order to keep our children in the competition, we need to ramp up our Ed-Tech sector in the years to come. To that end, Budget 2019 should give certain tax breaks to Ed-Tech startups to enable them to reach sustainable levels. The government should also grant financial incentives for organizations setting up educational institutes in rural and underserved areas. Currently, the private sector in education is viewed with distrust which is why concrete steps should be taken to show that public-private partnerships can be a win-win for all – delivering quality without fleecing the parents. The government has made significant strides in the direction of technology-enabled learning with the launch of SWAYAM, which offers free online courses by teachers from reputable institutions. Another notable achievement was giving more autonomy to institutions of higher education. The Prime Minister Research Fellows (PMRF) program has helped meritorious students tremendously. However, the promise to boost education expenditure to 6% of GDP is still a distant dream and quality of education in schools and colleges is still a worry. Most importantly, the implementation of policies & programs still remains a key challenge. We hope to see more from the government this year for this most vital sector of the economy.”

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A big bang budget for Education January 30, 2019

Amol Arora, Vice Chairman & Managing Director - Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools

"For any country, the most significant returns are those garnered from investments made in its children. The next generation is going to enter a globalized world and will be competing for jobs not just against other students but also innovative technologies that are quickly replacing human jobs. In order to keep our children in the competition, we need to ramp up our Ed-Tech sector in the years to come. To that end, Budget 2019 should give certain tax breaks to Ed-Tech startups to enable them to reach sustainable levels. The government should also grant financial incentives for organizations setting up educational institutes in rural and underserved areas. Currently, the private sector in education is viewed with distrust which is why concrete steps should be taken to show that public-private partnerships can be a win-win for all – delivering quality without fleecing the parents. The government has made significant strides in the direction of technology-enabled learning with the launch of SWAYAM, which offers free online courses by teachers from reputable institutions. Another notable achievement was giving more autonomy to institutions of higher education. The Prime Minister Research Fellows (PMRF) program has helped meritorious students tremendously. However, the promise to boost education expenditure to 6% of GDP is still a distant dream and quality of education in schools and colleges is still a worry. Most importantly, the implementation of policies & programs still remains a key challenge. We hope to see more from the government this year for this most vital sector of the economy."

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Union Budget 2019-20: Here’s how the industry reacted February 1st, 2019

Amol Arora of  Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools on the other hand thought the budget could have enhancedthe condition of the education sector. "here’s still a need for a proactive approach considering the fact that investment in this sector offers the highest ROI in the long term. But most democratic governments concentrate more on short term gains. As it was an interim budget, we were not expecting any revolutionary steps. I hope the next budget will be more education-focused," he said.

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How Being Listed in One of the Top 100 Franchise Brands can Increase Your Brand Value February 15th 2019

For any education franchise brand, especially in India, the competition is massive. There are over 14 lakh schools in the country with another 40,000 higher education institutes.

According to a 2018 study, by CARE Group, the K-12 market in India is estimated at INR 16.65 lakh in FY2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% over the next three years to reach Rs. 24 lakh by 2022.

Eurokids, Kidzee, NIIT, Jaipuria, Shant Juniors, TIMTS, Doon School, Gait View technologies, Humming Bird Education and Sperowz Pre-School have made their way into the TOP 100 Franchise Brands List of 2019.

Amol Arora, Vice Chairman & Managing Director - Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools.

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Post Budget: Amol Arora In A Discussion Over Budget 2019 February 1st 2019

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This Entrepreneur Recognises Education as His First Priority February 27th 2019

Meet Amol Arora, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools. He is the man responsible for having mapped its extraordinary growth since its foundation. With over 100 branches across 18 states, the Shemford Group of Schools has been felicitated for falling in the category of ‘Most Schools Launched in the Shortest Time by the Limca Book of Records 2013’. Furthermore, it was felicitated by ASSOCHAM, one of India’s apex trade associations, as the ‘Best School for Innovation & Value-based Education’ at the Education Excellence Awards in July 2018.

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Grand Inauguration of the 10th Annual Residential Teachers’ Training Programme at Shemford, Pinjore news in Chandigarh Times of India Newspaper

The 10th ShemEmpower Annual Residential Training Programme grabbed the headlines all over the country!

When it comes to breaking news, we are delighted to share that the 10th ShemEmpower Annual Residential Training Programme broke all the records! Leading newspapers like Times of India covered the event in its full glory.

Mr. Amol Arora, MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools’

comments on ‘Budget 2019’ published on Page 2 of the 6th July Edition of Financial Express.

Mr. Amol Arora, MD-SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, is a distinguished educationist.

You can read his expert views on ‘Budget and its impact on the education industry’ in 10th July 2019 edition of The Pioneer on page no 10.