Despite all his hard work and sincerity through his publishing career spanning over two and a half decades, Mr. Abhiramaswamy, Managing Director, Cambridge Publishing Company Pvt Ltd, has never hankered for fame, recognition or awards.
Born into a family of eight siblings, Mr. Abhiramaswamy learnt responsibility at an early age as he assisted in his father’s humble books and stationery store, in his leisure. Recognising his innate aptitude for business, he completed his Diploma in Printing Technology with a second Rank from S.J. Polytechnic, Bengaluru. When crisis forced him to diversify from the family business, it was only natural that he chose to start a publishing company.
He began Cambridge Publishing Company from his home in May 1995, with finance borrowed from friends and well-wishers, in the hope of making a decent living and surviving in the already saturated industry. He didn’t want to publish run of the mill study material and wanted to offer something that was not available in the market. He decided to give students material that was really necessary for their studies at an affordable cost.
The company’s first foray into publishing turned out to be a disaster. The syllabus was unfortunately revised the month after the text books were published, ensuring the whole lot was wasted. Though unnerved, Mr. Abhiramaswamy did not give up. He started printing text books, question papers, question banks, exam scanners and rapid revision books to help students prepare for exams and managed to break even and establish the company in the market.
Later Cambridge Publishing Company introduced study material for all classes prescribed for Karnataka state syllabus schools. They were the first publishers in Karnataka who introduced digital technology with QR codes for books along with Smart Class DVD. Today, they publish children’s books, workbooks, text-books, study guides, books from Kindergarten to Post-Graduation level and books for all competitive exams.
The company has a team of well-experienced academicians with subject expertise, from well-known educational institutions in Karnataka, who prepare study material for excellent results in exams. These well-prepared books have helped students all over Karnataka to score more than 90% marks in their exams. Today Cambridge Publishing Company has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings with more than a hundred employees and numerous distributors and sellers.
Through this journey of success, Mr. Abhiramaswamy did not forget to give back something to the society which has given him so much. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the company provides books for NGO’S and other charitable institutions at cost price.
“We are very happy to be selected for the Times Group Business Award 2019, especially this year, the silver jubilee year of our publication company. I take the opportunity to thank all teachers, students, distributors, suppliers, well-wishers, media and academicians who have made us the No. 1 educational publishing company in Karnataka. Now the CPC Books is a well-known brand in every nook & corner of the state. “We thank the Times Group for their recognition of our efforts in the cause of education,” says Mr. Abhiramaswamy – MD, CPC Books.
Cambridge Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
#639, 1st Floor, 8th “B” Main, 2nd Block, 3rd Stage,
Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru – 560 079
Call: 080-23232844 , 23236074