Pragati Group is one of India?s oldest sources of authoritative academic content with more than 4000 titles published till date. It is the most trusted contributor of syllabus-oriented content customized for several schools, colleges and universities in India. As such, it has a long history of intelligent management policies and relentless on-ground efforts.
In 1974, Mr. Dinesh Furia established a retail bookshop in Pune, a city in India. Then in 1976, catching the nerve of the student and academic community, he ventured into the publishing and distribution of notes written by professors and other academicians under the name of Pragati Prakashan, helping them on the marketing front. The response that these professionally printed and cyclostyled notes received, eventually led to the formation of Nirali Prakashan in 1980. With this, Pragati Group's basic idea of becoming a full-range publisher began to take shape. Since then Nirali Prakashan has grown as a respected reference for students and researchers of Engineering, IT, Business and Pharmacy.
Taking into account the need to add to the existing subject variety, the Group took over Shubhada Saraswat Publication (1995), a small scale publisher of literature, general reading books, dictionaries and other reference material. In the same year, the Group entered into a joint venture with Technical Publications, a specialist scientific content publisher, wherein it took over the entire responsibility of distribution of their academic material through an already strong network of dealers and fully-owned bookshops.
In 1996, Pragati Prakashan was renamed as Pragati Books Pvt. Ltd. and made responsible for the entire book distribution function of Nirali Prakashan, Technical Publications as well as its own publications. Meanwhile, as the business was evolving, Pragati Group strengthened its control over the printing and production operations by entering into strategic partnerships with well-equipped and highly efficient printing presses.
To leverage their expertise in education, the Pragati Group diversified with Pragati InfoTech (2000), our software division that specializes in customized software applications and Computer Based Training. Another subsidiary called Pragati Constructions (2002) has been into the commercial construction business through partnerships with famous construction companies.
The most recent component of Pragati Group is Pragati ImpEx, a global distribution arm that will handle the overseas circulation and other import and export legalities. In order to reach closer to the global market, the Group has also launched a website www.pragationline.com that displays a comprehensive list of various other allied educational resources and services beside the comprehensive catalogue of all its publications.
Starting from humble beginnings, today Pragati Group caters to the academic needs of millions of learners in India and abroad.