Navneet Education Limited (Formerly known as Navneet Publications (India) Ltd) – founded by the Gala Family- is a publisher of educational, general & children books, scholastic Paper and a wide range of Non-Paper Stationary products. Over the years, the company has built a strong brand in Publications & Stationery gaining a leadership position.
Since 1959, Navneet has been a major force in the dissemination of knowledge as since then it has published more than 5,000 titles in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and other Indian and Foreign Languages, making it one of the most dominant players in the field of publishing.
Over the decades, Navneet has emerged as the preferred brand for Educational Products among teachers and students in India. Its products are sold under the brand names of ‘Navneet’, ‘Vikas’, ‘Gala’, ‘FfUuNn’ and ‘Boss’.
Its 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. And, with a new range of supplementary books for students of CBSE and ICSE Boards, its educational products are now 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 promise in the export of Stationery products, for which it now has 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. The product range included tight bound note books, long books, hard case bound books and drawing books.
Today, with more than 500 Stock Keeping Units, Navneet is one of the largest paper stationery brand in India. It is also the leader in premiere stationery in markets like India, the Middle East, parts of Africa, U.S.A. and Europe.
In 2006, with the success of its Paper Stationery products, Navneet launched its first range of Non-Paper Stationery – FfUuNn Pencils. Over the years the Company has added many products to this brand such as erasers, sharpeners, rulers, compass boxes & art materials etc.
Foreseeing the need and demand in digital space, Navneet ventured into Digital Learning with eSense in 2009. eSense being the first in its type was set up to provide an enhanced experience for the teachers and students in the space of Digital Learning. By March 2014, more than 2,047 institutions installed eSense enabling more than 11,800 classrooms to experience digital learning.
Leapbridge Education was conceived in 2009, by Navneet and promoted since. This allowed Navneet to foray into pre-primary education, by initiating the launch of a chain of Pre-Schools under brand Leapbridge.
Leapbridge Education bridgesthe leaps childrentake during their education. Today, Leapbridge has 6 Pre-Schools across Pune and Mumbai.The Education World Magazine recognised it as the 6th Most Preferred Pre- School in Pune & Mumbai. Its recognition grew manifold the world over when EURONEWS covered it in an exclusive documentary. Leapbridge Education is setting up Pre-Schools across Maharashtra through a Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) business model.
In 2011, Navneet ventured into direct education / School Management Business by acquiring a minority stake in a ‘School Management’ Company in Andhra Pradesh. Today, Navneet is responsible for 65 schools under the name of “Gowtham Model School” in Andhra Pradesh and by the name of “Orchids – the International school” in Bengalooru (Karnataka) & Mumbai (Maharashtra).
The year 2013-14, saw Navneet launch its first retail digital product “UTOP”, in Maharashtra& Gujarat. UTOP is available in English, Marathi & Gujarati. It is a complete education solution where students learn via Audio-visual content and evaluate themselves through multiple choice questions on every chapter. The learning and evaluation content packaged on a 7” Android tablet makes it a complete education solution for the 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.