"India is our most ambitious project, given the growing interest of football in the country. We have seen great talent while conducting FCB camps across the country. The Escola will certainly bring the much required impetus to grassroots training in India," Claveria said on Wednesday.
This is to ensure that aspiring Indian footballers get to train the Barca way within the next few months.
The Escola (school) will operate out of two centres, with The Heritage School, Gurgaon as the main centre and IOS Maidan, Centre of Sports Excellence at Shivaji College, Delhi as a satellite centre.
India will be just the seventh country outside Barcelona to have a permanent Escola.
FCBEscola is the official football school of Barcelona. The school operates with an intensive program that runs year round, in which the players train twice a week and play matches once every week.
Once a player is selected to the Escola he can graduate to the next year based on performance and hence goes through a continuous development program under the watchful eyes of Escola coaches.