Key Budget Announcements and Implications for Foreign Organisations in India On 5th July 2019, our newly appointed Hon’ble Finance Minister (FM), Nirmala Sitharaman, presented her maiden budget under Modi 2.0 government for the 6th largest economy in the world presently standing at $2.7 trillion. Being the first budget after the historic victory of Modi Government in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the expectations from the budget were high. Key highlights of the budget are: Promotion of digital economy Relaxation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms for certain sectors Promotion of…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the July 2019 issue of EduChat. We proudly announce that Sannam S4 has won the Consultancy of the Year Award at the UK-India Awards 2019. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our clients and partners for being a significant part of this journey. In this edition, we highlight two reports under the section ‘Digital Future’, the former on the effects of increasing automation and the latter on the launch of Microsoft Intelligent club hub in India. Subsequently, our section on ‘Insights’ features a country-wise analysis of the QS World…

Growing Interest from Foreign Companies and Non-Profit Organisations Leads to Expansion in South India for the Country’s Leading Market Entry Firm Due to strong demand from Sannam S4’s international corporate, education and non-profit client base, Sannam S4 has expanded its international business center in Bengaluru in South India. Having first established a presence in Bengaluru in 2011, Sannam S4 expanded its local footprint to accommodate the greater number of clients utilising Sannam S4’s market entry services including local representation, accounting, payroll and…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the June issue of EduChat. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP’s victory in the 2019 election, India now has Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as the appointed Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister. We sincerely hope that the government continues to build a strong economic agenda along with its focus on internationalisation. India’s burgeoning youth population, increasing international mobility and rising demands for technology-based learning, offers plethora of opportunities for the Indian education sector to grow and fulfil the…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the May issue of EduChat. In this edition, we present a strategy report on Education Technology published by the Government of UK under the section ‘Digital Future’. Subsequently, our section on ‘Insights’ highlights the first global impact ranking of universities, which was recently published by the THE World University Rankings. Besides these, an interview with Mr. Sandeep Goel, Chief General Manger, Study in India, EdCIL India Limited is included; briefly discussing the background of EdCIL India and the ‘Study in India campaign’.…

Sannam S4 supports U.S. Department of Commerce, Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to boost U.S.-India trade and investment between small and medium sized businesses From Left to Right: Mr Pikender Pal Singh, Senior Director, CII; Mr Ashok Saigal, Co-Chairman, CII National MSME Council; Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman, CII National SME Council; Ms Alka Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Government of India; Mr Adrian Mutton, Founder & Group CEO, Sannam S4; Ms Diane Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce and Mr Rajiv…

Analyzing the Policy Priorities of India’s Leading Parties The largest democracy of the world has headed into the most consequential, contested and widely watched election of the decade. With nearly 879 million eligible voters, India’s citizens have a lot at stake as they decide which party will lead the country for the next five years. However, something that often gets sidelined in the election buzz is the importance of a new cohort of voters that will play a decisive role in the 17th general elections. It is estimated that nearly 130 million individuals will be first-time voters…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the April issue of EduChat. In this edition we have introduced a section called ‘Digital Future’ which includes reports on digital skills gap, growing impact of the education technology sector and the expansion of the Indian education technology sector. Subsequently, our section on ‘Insights’ highlights the International Education Strategy, which was recently announced by the UK government along with, a report on factors influencing international students’ satisfaction. This edition also offers a mixture of ‘News’ on a range of…

Sannam S4, a global market entry firm, today announced that its corporate office in New Delhi achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the international standard outlining best practices for Information Security Management Systems. Compliance with this standard demonstrates Sannam S4’s commitment to continuously improving its process-driven and risk-based security program. The management system was inspected by TÜV South Asia, which is part of the TÜV NORD GROUP, one of the world’s largest inspection, certification & testing organizations. “Between the implementation of GDPR last year and now…