Low-Cost Broadcast Media School for II and III Tier Cities in India

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Country: India India
  • Industry: Education, Training
  • Stage: Seed
  • Investment size: $10,000,000 / min. $4,500,000
  • Type of investment: Debt, Equity

Investment Opportunity

The School of Media and Convergence will be the first ever low fee-structure media school in India. The pilot project is to be started at Guwahati, India.

The objective to initiate an exclusive Media Institute in Guwahati and subsequently in II and III tier cities in India that aims to provide to quality professional training to the students of Assam and North East India, an affordable and professional training in:
• Television production
• Broadcast journalism
• Print journalism
• Web journalism
• Advertising
• Public relations
• New media

The objective of School of Media and Convergence is to train students with best curriculum by trained faculty members, best infrastructure and modern TV production technology.

An important goal of setting up the School of Media and Convergence is to train the employment-seeking youth in disciplines such as:
• Still photography
• Sound recording
• Lighting
• Camera work
• Video editing

The Infrastructure
• Spacious class rooms with projection facility
• Library with magazines, newspapers and reference materials
• Television Studio and Production Control Room
• High Definition Cameras
• Final Cut Pro Editing Lab
• Computer Lab

Teaching Methodology
School of Media and Convergence believes that education should be of best to industry standards and practices. Rather than conventional chalk and board teaching methodology, School of Media and Convergence plans to initiate multimedia teaching, power point presentations and live demonstrations in the class room. Each class shall be of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Duration and will be divided as follows:
• 45 minutes: Lectures
• 15 minutes: Interaction between the faculty and the students
• 15 minutes: Class feedback

Interested investors can contact us on Merar for more information. Business plan is available for download on the site.

Competitive Advantage

• Low investment as target cities are tier i and tier ii cities
• Low fee structure
• Comprehensive course structure
• Comprehensive infrastructure and training atmosphere
• Induction of new courses as per market needs.

Use of financing

We as a startup are looking for a capital of Rs. 2 crore of which Rs. 80,68,000 will be the initial investment to cover our fixed assets infrastructure ,working capital and property rental. The balance fund of Rs. 1,19,32,000 shall be kept as fixed deposits by the VC and need not to be released to Management.

The interest amount can be used as contingency funding or second round funding as approved and felt necessary by Board of directors. This structure has been suggested as we don’t foresee any major investment or funding in terms of infrastructure or marketing in next 3 financial years.

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