Navneet Education Limited – founded by the Gala Family- is an educational syllabus based content provider in Print & Digital medium, manufacturer of Scholastic Paper Stationery, publisher of General & Children books and also has a wide range of Scholastic Non-Paper Stationary products.
Over the years, the company has built a strong brand in Educational Content & Scholastic 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 brands ‘Navneet’, ‘Vikas’, ‘Gala’, ‘Grafalco’, ‘Boss’, ‘YOUVA’, ‘TOP Class’ & ‘TOP Scorer’. In December 2016, Navneet acquired Encyclopaedia Britannica (India) Pvt. Ltd. for publishing CBSE Textbooks.
Navneet’s educational syllabus based supplementary books are 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 brands in India. It is also the leader in premiere stationery in markets like the U.S.A., Africa, Europe and Middle East.
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 2017, more than 3,600 institutions installed eSense enabling more than 30,000 classrooms to experience digital learning in Maharashtra & Gujarat.
Leapbridge Education was conceived in 2009 by Navneet. This allowed Navneet to foray into pre-primary education, by initiating the launch of a chain of Pre-Schools under brand Leapbridge. Leapbridge Education bridges the leaps children take during their education. Today, Leapbridge has 5 Pre-Schools across in Pune and Mumbai through a Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) 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 it has 12 CBSE Schools by the name “Orchids – the International School”. Of these 12 schools, 5 are in Bengaluru & 4 in Mumbai & 1 each in Navi Mumbai, Pune & Hyderabad.
In the year 2013-14, Navneet launched 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 launched its first CBSE retail product for Mathematics and Science for Grades I to X.
In July 2015, eSense launched web based portal. Click here to visit the portal. TOPScorer is an online knowledge platform that provides smart learning packs for grade 1 to 10 students across CBSE, Gujarat (GSEB) and Maharashtra boards (MSEB). As students lives are increasingly stressed, learning should be fun, easy and effective. At TOPScorer, we have developed a simple, fun and scalable platform that delivers smart learning.
In January 2016, Navneet Stationery business launched YOUVA – A brand of stationery. Under YOUVA both Paper stationery and Non – paper Stationery are being sold.
You got to check out Youva’s extensive range of creative products to make your studies fun and exciting. Note-books, drawing books, pencils, colour pencils, wax crayons, sharpeners, erasers, geometry boxes, glue, clay – you have all this, and lots more. All Youva’s products come in packs and designs that are vivid, vibrant and also informative.
In December 2016, Navneet acquired ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica (India) Pvt. Ltd.’ which has enabled Navneet to be a Pan-India player. It publishes textbooks for CBSE Board and has a presence in more than 6,000 schools across the country. In April 2017, the name of the company was changed to ‘Indiannica Learning Pvt. Ltd.’.