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ELS Educational Services-India signs a strategic partnership agreement with CADD Center

June 19, 2015

ELS Educational Services-India signs a strategic partnership agreement with CADD Centre – India enabling expansion of more than 500 study abroad counseling Centres throughout India

Chennai, June 18th 2015: ELS International Education Pathways Private Limited (ELS India), a leading Educational Service institution today entered into a strategic partnership agreement with CADD Centre India Private Ltd (CADD India) in Chennai to expand offering of unbiased Counseling & Admissions services to students pursuing higher studies in foreign Universities. This memorandum would enable more than 500 CADD Centres across 240 major districts spread throughout India to extend “International Higher Educational Counseling & Admissions Services”, fully supported by ELS. This significant occasion was honored with the presence of Mr. John Fleming; Principle Commercial Officer, US Consulate, Chennai; AMCHAM Members, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Members, Business associates, friends and employees of ELS India and CADD Centre. ELS promote education excellence and provide world-class international counseling and admission services to the aspiring students seeking opportunities overseas.

ELS-trained internationally educated counselors together with the CADD Centre advisors will work closely with prospective students and their parents through an online portal educating them about the overseas education system, higher educational institutions, courses offered, admissions requirements and processes, cost of education abroad, visa procedures and scholarships etc., and guiding them through this important decision making process. Through internet, websites, local seminars and presentations, on-line counseling and face-to-face advising; ELS brings unbiased counseling to students helping them to choose those institutions which most closely match their academic qualifications, career ambitions and financial means.

Speaking at the launch Mr. Mark W. Harris – President and CEO ELS Educational Services, Inc. said, “India has always been the nerve Centre of education with a strong focus on academics. The students from India have excelled worldwide provided they are given the right opportunities and environment. With a large talent pool, there is a strong need to get the appropriate exposure of global environment. We aim to assist students in achieving their personal and professional goals, by providing them with quality International education counseling and admission services. With this strategic partnership with CADD Centre, We plan to help students across India by enabling counselling and admission services being provided at more than 500 CADD Centres enabling access to high quality of information and counseling. This association between CADD and ELS is a win-win strategic partnership as more than 65% of Indian students studying in USA hail from engineering schools to which CADD Centre actively caters. To support the Indian students aspiring to study abroad we have established the India’s first “Un-Biased” Counseling Service Company in India. ELS India has also helped our students in securing more than USD $500,000 in scholarships from US Institutions in the past three years of operation in India, matriculating students to competitive and highly reputable institutions around the world.

ELS Educational Services provides direct entry pathways to more than 650 institutions with English and study skills training provided by ELS Language Centres in 10 countries and on more than 58 university campuses.

Following Mr. Harris, Mr. Mallik Sundharam – Managing Director ELS Educational Services – India shared that “ELS has done considerable work in supporting the students who do not have access to quality information and education since establishing our presence in India starting October 2010. With the launch of “We are here because we care” campaign, ELS in India has provided more than USD 1.5 million in financial assistance to extend its “Free” Quality Counseling Service to more than 500 Students in India. Our Internationally educated counselors have provided more than 200 “Free Study Abroad Awareness Webinars” including advice on financial aspects of study aboard at schools and colleges throughout India. ELS India plans to strategically expand, offering its quality services to all the major developed and developing cities thorough this strategic agreement with the CADD Centre.

Speaking at the launch Mr. S. Karaiadiselvan– Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services Private Limited said, “We are delighted to associate with ELS to offer access to high-quality international education to our customers across India through CADD Centre network. Overseas education provides whole new world of research and experiential learning. We are confident that this association will open new avenues of opportunities to ELS and CADD Centre”. CADD Centre being the largest design skill development provider in Asia; having access to over 100,000 engineering students every year; we truly believe that we will be moving up in the value chain by offering services in overseas education.

About ELS Educational Services

ELS has assisted students worldwide to achieve their personal and professional goals, through English preparation and professional higher education counseling and admission services. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, ELS has established a strong network of over 1,900 education counseling offices in more than 102 countries, and has dedicated every effort to create international pathways for over 1.1 million students from more than 143 countries. ELS has established more than 650 university pathways and maintains over 80+ pathway Centres around the world with the majority of them located on university campuses.

ELS has expanded its horizons in 2010 establishing ELS International Education Pathway in India with a plan to establish offices in all major cities by 2018. The ELS International Educational Pathways Counseling and Admission service headquartered in Chennai with branch offices in Bangalore, Coimbatore and in Hyderabad provides quality information and counseling services to students who aspire to study abroad.

ELS in India will strategically expand offering its quality services to all the major developed and developing cities in India by 2018 with immediate expansion plans to Delhi and Mumbai in 2015.

Please visit us at www.ELS.in for more information about our International Counseling and Admission Service offered to guide Indian students. Visit http://India.ELS.edu for more information about our pathways program recently launched in India.ELS Educational Services, Inc. is a Berlitz company and is dedicated to helping students meet their study goals and providing a rewarding educational and cultural experience.

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About CADD Centre:

As Asia's biggest network of training Centres, CADD Centre Training Services is the training arm of the 26 year old CADD Centre Group, head quartered at Chennai, India. With over 520 franchise outlets across 22 countries in the last 26 years, CADD Centre has excelled in training over 1 Million engineers, graphic artists and management professionals, who are employed globally. CADD Centre maintains the highest standard of facilities which when supported by our team of experienced and professionally qualified tutors creates an excellent environment for professional training.


For further information, please contact:

Mr. John Nicolson Phone: +1 609-759-5581 E: JNicholson@els.edu