New Delhi: Education company Pearson India on Tuesday joined hands with computing services firm International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) to expand its digital and e-learning services in the country.

Pearson India intends to boost digital classroom offerings to Indian schools, it said in a statement, and IBM will supply, install and maintain of the IT infrastructure in these classrooms.

The agreement between Pearson and IBM is for five years. No financial details were disclosed.

London-listed Pearson Plc acquired education company TutorVista in February last year. It also bought a 50% stake of Educomp Solutions Ltd in IndiaCan, a vocational education company jointly started in 2009, for an undisclosed amount in April 2013.

The Indian education market is likely to be worth 5.9 trillion in 2014-15 as against 3.33 trillion in the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to India Ratings and Research Pvt. Ltd, the local unit of Fitch Ratings Inc.

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