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Singapore’s Raffles Education Group sets up India’s first centre in Hyderabad

Announces UK’s MBA at Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Singapore’s, 54 years old, and one of the oldest and the most respected independent institutions of higher learning and also one of the longest education providers in South East Asia, forays into India and sets up India’s first centre at Hyderabad. And offers a MBA programme of a different kind.

Disclosing this Mr. Collin Pereira, Chairman of Raffles Education Group informed that beginning February they will offer The Nottingham Trent Universtiy of U.K’s eight module programme here in India at Hyderabad.

Britain’s Nottingham Trent University is the latest foreign university that has tied up with Raffles Education Group for its MBA programmes to be offered in India. With a fee of Rs 3.25 lakh, the students of India have an option of studying MBA programme fully in Hyderabad or partly here and partly in Malaysia or Singapore. The Nottingham Trent University of UK will award the certification. The university professional have recently inspected the Hyderabad centre and gave a approval for the programme.

Indian centre is the Raffles 12th member-institution of the Raffles Education Group, Singapore, and first centre of the group outside Singapore and Malaysia. The centre will have only 40 students in the first semester.

The Nottingham Trent University, a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and ranked number one for the employability of its graduates with a 98.7 per cent employment rate, has approximately 24,260 students. The UK MBA degree will help to provide a modern thinking programme under the functional areas of management in three semesters with a research project. The programme consists of eight modules including a specialised module in either marketing, HRM, hospitality management, corporate finance, advertising, public relations and information systems. Some of the course material is provided by leading editors of the Financial Times in tune with the current trends. The degree is awarded through the Raffles Education Group by the Nottingham Trent University, Mr Collin Pereira added.

According to Mr. Ravikumar Kousik, head of Indian centre, the objective of the programme is bring home the internationally acclaimed MBA programme at the doorsteps of students in Hyderabad who, for various reasons can not go abroad, which may be due to ill health of elderly parentent or any other reason. The benefit of the programme for student is internationally accepted qualification obtained studying at Hyderabad.

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