Navneet Education Limited (Formerly known as Navneet Publications (India) Ltd), founded by the Gala Family, is in the business of Educational, Children and General books Publication, Scholastic Paper and Non-Paper Stationery products. Over the years, the company has built a strong brand in Publications and Stationery and gained a leadership position
Since 1959, Navneet has been a major force in the dissemination of knowledge. It is a dominant player in the field of publishing with more than 5,000 titles in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and other Indian and Foreign Languages.
Over the decades, Navneet has emerged as a preferred brand for Educational Products among teachers and students in India. The company's products are sold under the brand names of 'Navneet', 'Vikas', 'Gala', 'FfUuNn' and 'Boss'. It's portfolio of Educational based Books include high quality supplementary books like Digests (Guide), Workbooks, and 21 Most Likely Question Sets, most of which are published in five languages - English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, and Urdu. The company has a dominant market share of about 65% in Western India. Also, with the new range of supplementary books targeting the students from CBSE and ICSE Boards, its educational products are now made available across India.
The company also publishes various titles in the Children and General books category, which are not based on Syllabus, such as Coloring and Activity Books, Board Books, Story Books and Books on Health & Hygiene, Art & Artist, Cooking, Mehendi, Embroidery etc.
In 1993, the company saw opportunities in the area of exports of Stationery products, for which it now has the state-of-art manufacturing facilities in Virar (near Mumbai), Guma, Dantali and Silvassa (Union Territories bordering Maharashtra and Gujarat). In the same year Navneet launched its paper stationery products for the domestic market. Product range includes tight bind note books, long books, hard case bound books and drawing books.
The company enjoys leading position in premiere stationery markets in India, the Middle East, parts of Africa, U.S.A. and Europe. Now, with more than 500 Stock Keeping Units, Navneet is one of the largest paper stationery brand in India.
In 2006, taking the success of the Paper Stationery products, Navneet launched its first range of Non-Paper Stationery – FfUuNn Pencils. Over the years the Company has added many products under this brand like erasers, sharpeners, rulers, compass boxes & art materials etc.
Foreseeing the need and demand in digital space, the Company ventured into Digital Learning in 2009. eSense was set up to provide a better and a first in its type of experience for the teachers and students in the space of Digital Learning. Till June 2014, eSense has been installed in more than 2,200 institutions enabling more than 12,000 classrooms to experience digital learning.
Leapbridge Education was conceived and promoted by Navneet in 2009. With this new initiative, Navneet forayed into pre-primary education, and to start with, it has launched a chain of Pre-Schools under the brand name - Leapbridge. Leapbridge Education (A Navneet Initiative) is a bridge between various leaps a child takes in his education life. Today Leapbridge boasts of six successful Pre-Schools in Pune and Mumbai. From being the awarded as the Most Preferred Pre-School in Pune and Mumbai (6th position) by Education World Magazine, to getting recognised across the world via a documentary on EURONEWS, Leapbridge International Pre-School has taken a big leap in this Industry. Leapbridge Education operates its Pre-Schools across Maharashtra through Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) business model.
In 2011, the Company ventured into direct education / School Management Business by taking a minority stake in a School Management Company in Andhra Pradesh. For the academic year 2014-15, the company has 52 schools under the brands "Gowtham Model School" in Andhra Pradhesh & "Orchids - the International school" 6 in Bengalooru (Karnataka) & 3 in Mumbai (Maharashtra)
In the academic year 2013-14, the Company launched its first retail digital product "UTOP" in Maharastra and Gujarat in English and regional languages (Marathi & Gujarathi). UTOP is a complete education solution. Students can learn through Audio-visual content and evaluate themselves through multiple choice questions on each chapter. The learning and evaluation content packaged on a 7” Android tablet makes it a complete education solution in the hands of students.
UTOP is an attempt to integrate technology in a student’s day to day education. UTOP ensures constructive use of technology in a student’s education without exposing students to abuse technology.
In September 2014, eSense has launched its first CBSE retail product for Mathematics and Science for Grades I to X.