The Times Group
Bennett Coleman & Company Limited also known as The Times Group is India’s one of the largest media conglomerates with 45 dailies and periodicals in 3 languages and 108 editions being published from 9 different centers of the country. The company has more than 50 offices in the country and more than 55 websites. Also, it has various news and entertainment channels. The company also provides education solution and has its own university. The company engages in businesses such as movies, music, syndication, education, financial services, real estate, event management and specialized publications. In terms of media business, BCCL operates television channels, radio and digital content production and it also publishes magazines, books, and newspapers.
The company was founded on 4th November 1838 when it started its publication of Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce which is now The Times of India. In 1892 the English Journalist Thomas Jewell Bennett, and Frank Morris Coleman set up a joint stock company Bennett Coleman & Company Limited to acquire the newspaper. In 1946 the company was bought from its British owners by industrialist Ramakrishna Dalmia. Subsequently, his son-in-law Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain took over the company. Since then, the company is fully owned and operated by the Jain Family.
Education; Real estate; Publishing; Radio and TV Broadcasting; Film production; Music; Syndication; Education; Financial services; Real estate; Event management;
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Other Online Outlets
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Junglee Pictures Limited (100%)
Digital Product Company
Times Internet Limited (88.44%)
Gamma Ganna Limited (88.44%)
Zoom Entertainment Network Private Limited (100%)
Times Global Broadcasting Company Limited (100%)
Worldwide Media Private Limited (100%)
Verdhaman Publishers Limited (100%)
Metropolitan Media Company Limited (100%)
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Magicbricks Reality Service (88.44%)
Speaking Tree Properties Limited (100%)
Bennett University of Higher Education (100%)
Times School of Journalism
Times Centre For Learning Limited (100%)
Vivo Healthcare Private Limited (50%)
Haptik Infotech Private Limited (61.45%)
Times Jobs Limited (88.44%)
TIM Delhi Airport Advertising Private Limited (50.09%),
Brand Equity Treaties Limited (100%)
Coupondunia Media Private Limited (70.75%)
Akuate Internet Services Private Limited (75.17%)
Banayantree Services Limited (100%)
BCCL Worldwide Inc.
Affiliated Interests Founder
the co-founder of Bennett Coleman and Co. In 1892 Thomas Jewell Bennett and Frank Morris Coleman set up a joint stock company Bennett Coleman & Company Limited which acquired the newspaper. One of the sources indicate that the paper, Times of India, was founded by the Coleman family in 1839, who were the printers in London working for the East India Company. According to the same source he was the General Manager of Times of India in 1895 and was stationed in Ceylon attached to Government Press before becoming the manager of Financial News in London. He perished with the sinking of the SS Persia in 1915 on its way from London to Karachi.
was a British journalist and politician. He travelled to India in 1884 and started as an associate editor of the “Bombay Gazette”, one of the first English newspapers in the country. 10 years later in 1894, he became both the editor and the sole proprietor of the Times of India. Bennett left India in 1901 but continued to run his paper from England. He was a Member of Parliament for the Sevenoaks constituency in Kent. He died in London in 1925 due to poor health.
Times of India BLDGD N ROAD Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400001, India
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Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
INR 14.76 Billion / USD 226.391 Million
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
INR 6.81 Billion / USD 104.473 Millions
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Other Influential People
Chairwoman of BCCL, the mother of Samir Jain, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL.
the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL, the son of Chairwoman, Indu Jain
the wife of Samir Jain, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL.
the daughter of Meera and Samir Jain, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL. She is an artist and an author of children’s books. She is on the board of a non-profit organization The Girl Effect. She runs a project called Thank Joy and co-founded Gather Conversations.
the managing director of the Bennett Coleman and Company Limited, the brother of Samir Jain and the son of Indu Jain. He serves as the Director of various companies such as Bennett Coleman and Company Limited, The Press Trust of India Limited, Entertainment Network (India) Limited, Optimal Media Solutions Limited, Vinabella Media and Entertainment Private Limited, Times Global Broadcasting Company Limited, Azzshopping Limited, Times Websol Limited, Times Mobile Limited, Times Infotainment Media Limited, Times of India Org, Zoom Entertainment Network Limited, Credence Trusteeship Company Private Lmited, Times Centre for Media Studies and SP Jain Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Press Trust of India Limited.
Bennett Coleman and Company Limited is an unlisted company. The group website, www.timesgroup.com that could have been the authentic source of company information is not working and returns a blank page. The financial statements of the company too is not available, nor is their management structure. The financial of the company takes into account the foreign exchange rate i.e, USD 65.22 per INR prevalent in March 2018. MOM has sent email on 18th Janurary’19 and a courier on 1st February’19 requesting information under various heads. There has been no response from the Company.