World Development Foundation Partner Program

You may be anywhere in the world, you can become our partner for working together either in India or your country- Asia, Africa, Eorope or USA. Our expertise in broadcasting and media and our strategic low cost solutions shall result in win win situation for all. A brief scenario in India is given below:

World Development Foundation Expertise

  • Terrestrial Broadcasting for Radio and Television; Frequency planning, coverage planning and prediction, system design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of terrestrial broadcast networks.
  • Satellite Broadcasting; Consultancy and undertaking full turnkey jobs in planning, execution and operation of uplink & downlink systems employing both analogue and state-of- the-art digital video compression technologies.
  • Studio Systems; Interior design and acoustics for broadcast studios and office, theatres & auditoriums, design and implementation of audio-video production and post-production suites to meet customer specific requirements.
  • Content planning, Commercial strategy, Operations, Engineering design, Regulatory Support .
  • Assistance in Site Planning & System Design of the set-up.
  • Assistance in Operational Aspects,Training, Commissioning, Hand-holding & Maintenance .

World Development Foundation Philosophy

Our key philosophy is to provide quality service of highest standard. This includes.

  • Flexible, tailor-made cost effective solutions to every customer's unique requirements.
  • Emphasis on a professional, total quality approach with frequent reviews and monitoring for efficient and cost-effective completion of every project on schedule.

Indian Scenario

Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry

The Indian media and entertainment industry is expected to reach around Rs 307,000 core crore (US$ 43.93 billion) by 2024. Media and entertainment Industry is set to expand at a CAGR of 13.5 per cent over 2019-24. In FY19, major segments were television, print and films with a market size of Rs 713 billion (US$ 10.22 billion), Rs 333 billion (US$ 4.76 billion) and Rs 185 billion (US$ 2.62 billion), respectively. They are projected to reach Rs 1025 billion (US$ 14.67 billion), Rs 375 billion (US$ 4.76 billion) and Rs 228 billion (US$ 3.26 billion), respectively in FY22. Indian television market has an opportunity of catering to 100 million homes as 197 million homes out of the total 298 million have TV sets as of 2018. Digital media & entertainment (M&E) platforms in India grew 13.3 per cent in FY19 to reach Rs 163,100 crore (US$ 23.34 billion), contributing the most to the growth of M&E sector in the country. India’s advertising revenue is projected to reach Rs 1,367 billion (US$ 19.56 billion) in FY24 from Rs 693 billion (US$ 10 billion) in FY19. India’s advertisement spending increased to Rs 67,603 crore (US$ 9.67 billion), growing at 11 per cent y-o-y in 2019. India ranked at 15th in the world in music industry and is expected to enter into the top 10 music markets by 2022.

Indian agriculture and allied sectors

India is expected to achieve the ambitious goal of doubling farm income by 2022. The agriculture sector in India is expected to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investments in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. Furthermore, the growing use of genetically modified crops will likely improve the yield for Indian farmers. India is expected to be self-sufficient in pulses in the coming few years due to concerted efforts of scientists to get early-maturing varieties of pulses and the increase in minimum support price.Total agricultural exports from India grew at a CAGR of 14.61 per cent over FY10-19 to reach US$ 38.54 billion in FY19. In FY20 (till November 2019) agriculture exports were US$ 22.69 billion.


Indian Education Sector

India has the world’s largest population of about 500 million in the age bracket of 5-24 years and this provides a great opportunity for the education sector. The education sector in India is estimated at US$ 91.7 billion in FY18 and is expected to reach US$ 101.1 billion in FY19. Number of colleges and universities in India reached 39,931 and 993, respectively in 2018-19. India had 37.4 million students enrolled in higher education in 2018-19. Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education reached 26.3 per cent in 2018-19. The country has become the second largest market for e-learning after the US. The sector is expected to reach US$ 1.96 billion by 2021 with around 9.5 million users.

Investments/ Recent developments

The total amount of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 3 billion from April to December 2019.

  • In January 2020, Harappa Education raised an undisclosed amount from James Murdoch-led Lupa Systems in a funding round.
  • In February 2020, Unacademy has raised a US$ 110-million Series E round from Facebook and General Atlantic.
  • In August 2019, Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) has signed a collaboration agreement with Google for Education in India.
  • In July 2019, Qatar sovereign fund led an investment round of US$ 150 million in Byju's.
  • As of March 2019, the Government of India is taking the initiative to encourage colleges to offer online courses in rural areas to ensure education for all.
  • As on February 2020, 254,897 training centers are registered in India and around 2 crore candidates have completed training under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA).
  • Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi launched the Skill India initiative – ‘Kaushal Bharat, Kushal Bharat’. Under this initiative, the government has set itself a target of training 400 million citizens by 2022 that would enable them to find jobs. The initiatives launched include various programmes like: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Skill Loan scheme, and the National Skill Development Mission.

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