Infotech Lead India: Ellucian has opened its facility in Bangalore.
Targeting education institutions, Ellucian delivers technology solutions, developed in collaboration with global education community, and provides strategic guidance to assist education institutions to navigate change, achieve transparency, and drive efficiencies.
The Bangalore center will enable the company to work closely with local institutions to develop India-centric solutions and provide enhanced implementation and product support.
The company will accelerate delivery of new products and provide better support to its customer base in India.
Ellucian also plans to invite higher education thought leaders to the facility to engage with its customers, and identify more partnering opportunities to expand the company’s portfolio of solutions. Currently, about 250 employees staff the operations hub.
“ICT applications can give institutions a competitive edge by streamlining processes and driving growth through effective engagement of all stakeholders. As the Indian higher education sector continues to grow and transform, Ellucian strives to provide solutions and strategic services to enhance the entire student lifecycle and to help institutions engage more deeply with prospects, students, alumni, and donors,” said Milind Kamat, vice president and country head – India, Ellucian.
The new facility in Bangalore will function as a knowledge and operation hub to cost-effectively serve Ellucian’s vast portfolio of solutions and customers in India and worldwide.
As of 2011, India had 42 central universities, 275 state universities, 130 deemed universities, and 90 private universities.
A recent report from Springboard Research forecasts a significant increase in the IT spending by India’s education sector from an estimated US $356 million in 2008 to US $704 million in 2012 (reflecting in a CAGR of 19 percent).
“The Indian education system is looking for new tools and methodologies to improve the student and faculty experience. Adoption of ICT will help institutions across the country improve learning and benchmark their successes against the best global institutions,” said S Raghunath, Dean, Administration, IIM Bangalore.