Established in 1992, T.I.M.E. today operates out of 236 offices located in 118 towns and cities across the country. Over 40 IIT/IIM graduates form part of the core team at T.I.M.E..
Started in a small room of 120 square feet on 26th May,1992 in Hyderabad with one centre, T.I.M.E. has just completed 20 years of service to the student community – helping to build a few hundred thousand careers along the way. From one office to 236 offices has been a long and satisfying journey for T.I.M.E.'s promoters who had chucked their high flying corporate jobs to pursue their dream and passion!
T.I.M.E. is today acknowledged as a multi-location, multi-programme training specialist run on corporate lines and offers a wide range of programmes not only for national and state-level entrance exams like the CAT, MAT, JEE MAIN and JEE ADVANCED, but also for international exams like GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL.
Through its Campus Recruitment Training conducted at various engineering colleges across the country every year, T.I.M.E. trains thousands of students in aptitude tests and communication skills as a part of preparing them for their campus placements.
T.I.M.E. also offers a unique IIT Foundation programme aimed at students of the classes 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. This programme focuses on strengthening the student's conceptual clarity of the fundamentals in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
In keeping with its tradition of always maintaining a watchful eye on market trends and tapping them, T.I.M.E. has introduced training programmes for Bank PO & Clerical exams, GATE, CSAT(paper 2) and CLAT.
T.I.M.E. has achieved an important milestone of training more than 11.5 lakh students since inception and over 1.75 lakh students in the last year alone for the various entrance examinations. More than 75,000 students trusted T.I.M.E. for their preparation for the CAT 2011 exam.
When it comes to results, T.I.M.E. has always been head and shoulders above the rest. 2069 T.I.M.E. students who are a part of T.I.M.E.'s flag ship programme, the CAT, made it to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (class of 2013-2015). All 8 100 percentilers in CAT 2013 Examination are T.I.M.E. Students.
Not limiting itself to entrance exam training, T.I.M.E. has also successfully forayed into the pre-school segment with T.I.M.E. Kids. The preschool chain has 128 pre schools in 32 cities across 8 states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Apart from this, T.I.M.E. has also ventured into formal education with its co-educational, non-residential CBSE schools. Currently T.I.M.E. School operates out of 2 locations in Hyderabad.
The company is constantly diversifying & entering into new areas. It has acquired a majority stake in English training institute, Veta. With 141 centres across India and having trained more than 2 lakh people during the past three years ,to speak English fluently , Chennai based Veta is one of country's largest spoken English training institutes.
T.I.M.E.'s performance in financial terms has been outstanding as well - it has grown from a brand turnover of Rs. 10 crores in FY 2001-02 to Rs. 253 crores in FY 2013-14. The key drivers of this success are T.I.M.E.'s commitment to students, its pan-India presence, its highly committed team of R&D professionals and its well-researched study material and unique pedagogy.
The company is planning to continue its aggressive growth rate by adding new courses to its product portfolio and increasing its market penetration by enhanced geographical spread.
T.I.M.E. Kids, the pre-school chain, which was launched in 2008 and T.I.M.E. School, are expected to be the key drivers to the ambitious plans that T.I.M.E. has laid out for its growth. By the end of 2014, T.I.M.E. is looking at almost 200 pre-schools being operational.
In order to support and sustain these growth plans, T.I.M.E. plans to increase the number of full-time employees over the current base of 1800 employees in its faculty, research, management, marketing and administrative teams.
Additionally, while T.I.M.E. has already made forays into the highly challenging area of training for state-level engineering and medical entrance exams, it is now looking at achieving a national presence in these fields soon.
In addition to this very creditable organic growth, T.I.M.E. is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the field of education and training.