Pearson Publishing is one of India’s foremost educational and academic publishers. Like many of India’s academic publishers, Pearson Publishing (India) is an independent franchise of a British publisher, in this case Pearson Education. Other branches include Pearson International and Pearson North America, which generates 60% of the group’s book sales. All the publishing businesses are part of Pearson PLC, an international media and publishing company which formerly owned The Financial Times, among other publications.
Pearson Publishing (India) follows the same model as Oxford University Press. Although it shares the name and brand identity with a western publisher, it is for all practical purposes entirely autonomous. Pearson has a unique Indian book catalogue not available through any other outlet, largely published to meet the needs of India’s English-speaking academic community.