EdCIL (India) Limited or simply EdCIL (earlier known as Educational Consultants India Limited) is a Public Sector Undertaking in India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Education, India.[1][2][3] It is a Miniratna-I category company.[4] EdCIL offers management and consultancy services in all areas of education and human resource development, both within India and overseas.[5]

EdCIL (India) Limited
TypePublic company
Founded17 June 1981
Area served
Key people
Manoj Kumar (Chairman & Managing Director),
Dr. Uttam Sapate (Executive Director)
OwnerGovernment of India


EdCIL was incorporated as a Public Sector enterprise by the Government of India in 1981.[6][7] In 2018, the company adopted a new logo.[8]

Organisational structureEdit

Chairperson & Managing Director (CMD) is assisted by two executive directors. The board of directors consists of two representatives from the Government of India, two independent directors and the CMD.


EdCIL has been primarily working in the domain of online assessment, educational infrastructure & procurement, digital education, and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for educational institutions. It has laid down blueprints for majority of eminent engineering and management institutions of India namely IITs, IIMs, and IISERs.[9][10][11]

The Government of India has designated EdCIL to implement Study in India educational campaign.[12][13] The Study in India program aims to make India a preferred destination for higher education.[14] EdCIL has worked for providing consultancy to Asian Development Bank (ADB). Previously, it had completed projects in various countries including Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda and Ghana.[15] It has commissioned projects for skill development and education quality improvement in India under supervision of the World Bank.[16][17]

Since 2018, EdCIL has been executing a smart classroom project in the Republic of Mauritius for primary schools.[18]


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  8. ^ "EdCIL India will be a 1500 Cr Company in 2019: Dr. Satya Pal Singh". DATAQUEST. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  9. ^ IIT, Guwahati (20 November 2020). "Director Report" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Trichy IIM likely to start from 2009". Trichy News. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  11. ^ "IISER Berhampur to start from 1 August, 2017, with 60 students". CatchNews.com. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  12. ^ "The Saturday Interview – We should have 2 academic sessions". The Statesman. 23 November 2019. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  13. ^ "India holds the first ever INDSAT exam under ' Study in India' Programme". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Scholarships : "Study in India" Programme – EdCIL (India) Limited". eoi.gov.in. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Offering education consultancy, technical help across the globe". Hindustan Times. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  16. ^ World Bank, Skill Development in India (20 November 2020). "Skill Development in India" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 November 2020.
  17. ^ World Bank (20 November 2020). "TECHNICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATIONAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Tablets for Grade 1 & 2 : the Era of Smart Classes in Mauritius". Le Defi Media Group (in French). Retrieved 19 November 2020.

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