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Operational since 1974, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School is rated as No.1 in Kanpur, U.P. In an interview with Yamini S Verma, Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, shares the journey of the institution from its inception to its growth and what lies ahead.
Kindly share with us its inception & growth.
The association of Jaipuria Group of Industries with the education sector goes back to the year 1939. Seth Mungturam Jaipuria who was actively involved in the freedom struggle strongly believed that as and when India becomes independent, its citizens especially the youth, will have to be given opportunities for quality education. His vision culminated in the establishment of Seth Anandram Jaipuria Degree College in Kolkata in 1945 inaugurated by none other than Jawaharlal Nehru himself. In 1966, the foundation stone of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur was laid by Late Indira Gandhi; the then Prime Minister of India and was inaugurated by Dr. Fakrruddin Ali Ahmed, President of India in 1974. Thus began the journey of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School and it has been influencing the educational and cultural ethos of the city of Kanpur and has shaped the future of generations of students.
What kind of business opportunity do you offer to the potential edupreneurs and where do you foresee it in next five years?
The brand is presently educating children through Seth Anandram Jaipuria School in UP. Out of our eight centers five are franchisee run. We offer a relationship based upon strong sense of mutual trust and Commitment to achieve excellence. We hope to see the brand grow pan-India, especially in North from eight to 30 schools in the next five years. We have already forayed into the field of pre-primary education under the name Little One & hope to establish 25 more pre-primary.
As the industry is expanding, at what point of time did you think of expanding via the franchise route?
The objective behind choosing the franchising route was to share our experiences of imparting quality education across India. The country needs large number of schools to meet the demand of growing numbers with strong aspiration for quality. With our experience we are fully equipped to provide an important platform for intending partners to join this enterprise and launch K12 schools in different parts of the country. With this objective in mind we have chosen the franchise route in addition to opening our own schools.
What kind of training and support do you offer to your franchisee?
We recognize the worth and importance of a thorough and comprehensive training and support system for Franchisees' success and believe in 360 degree hand holding. Our offerings include: