Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers signs MoU with the University of Wolverhampton for Academic and Research collaboration
Mumbai, 20th April 2017: The University of Wolverhampton(UOW) and Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers(RAGC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Academic and Research collaboration. The MoU opens prospects for joint research collaboration in the field of Automobile, Construction, Hospitality and Electrical. Exchange of educational and research staff as well as exchange of publications, academic materials and other information between the two institutes can be explored.
For the signing Ceremony, UOW was represented by Vice – Chancellor, Mr. Geoff Layer & Country Representative, Mr.Pragyat Singh, while RAGC was represented by Mr.Boman R. Irani, Chairman & Managing Director, Rustomjee Group, Mr. Percy Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group, Mr. Kavi Luthra, Vice President, RAGC, Mr.Winny Rawal,Program Head,RAGC and Mr. Kevin John, GM Strategic Alliances, RAGC.
University of Wolverhampton has been providing quality education for the past 180 years and with this partnership, RAGC hopes to bring these internationally acclaimed and accepted programs at the Dahanu center. This collaboration between RAGC and University of Wolverhampton is one of the first in India for Engineering. This collaboration would give access to local community for global education, thereby giving them opportunities to compete worldwide. The Collaboration between the university of Wolverhampton and RAGC would benefit all those students who wish to enroll for international degree programs but are unable to do so due to socio-economic restrictions along with those students who require top-up program for their Higher National Diplomas in India. While UOW are commencing with these programs in Dahanu, they wish to extend this offering to different geographic locations across India, through various centers of RAGC in the near future. Such a partnership will allow Indian Colleges to deliver international curriculum locally enabling them to cater to global industry requirements and set standards for quality education programs in India, thereby increasing the acceptability of Indian students worldwide.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Boman R. Irani, Chairman and Managing Director, Rustomjee Group said, “RAGC was born out of Rustomjee Group’s passion to provide quality education to people and community who otherwise do not have access such programs in India. Since 2008, what started as a small CSR initiative, RAGC has now grown into one of leading self-sustaining vocational education institute in India, and is in forefront of Skill based education programs touching lives of over 20000 people. RAGC has been appreciated by several stakeholders such as center and state ministries as well as several reputed Industry partners for its efforts.
With India being projected to become an economic superpower in next couple of decades owing to its rich demographic dividend, the requirement of quality education provider in India is also on a tremendous rise. With this in mind, RAGC has also been constantly updating and improving its offering to the youth of the country with quality education and ever changing industry requirement being the basics.
The tie-up with University of Wolverhampton is another milestone which RAGC has achieved on its journey to become the torch bearer for Skill India mission. University of Wolverhampton has been providing quality education for the past 180 years and with this partnership we now hope to bring these internationally acclaimed and accepted programs at our Dahanu center. This collaboration between RAGC and University of Wolverhampton is one of the first in India for engineering programs and we hope to make it sustainable for long term. This collaboration would give access to our local community to global education, thereby giving them opportunities to compete worldwide.”
Commenting on the partnership Mr. Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor, The University of Wolverhampton said, “It’s a proud moment for us to collaborate with a brand like Rustomjee for offering international degree programs here in India, with a partner which shares same values and vision towards education and skills as we do. RAGC has been a leading vocational education provider in India, and is a perfect match for us to increase our global presence. The existing curriculum delivery methodology, well networked industry linkages and state of the art campus are few things that we weighed before entering into the partnership for which RAGC went through rigorous testing process.
Students passing out of RAGC under International degree program would be getting same degree as our UK campus students. Students and faculties will have access to all the academic resources that a student/faculty in UK campus does, to ensure that the quality of the program is maintained. In addition there would be a continuous faculty visits from university of Wolverhampton to ensure that the students get the best of the skill sets that are offered globally.”
RAGC recently signed a MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill 10,000 workforce in the construction sector . Lately RAGC students from construction & hospitality sector have also left a mark of excellence at west zonal round of India Skills 2016 and India Skills 2016 wherein these students were felicitated by Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and were encouraged and congratulated by the minister to bring laurels to the Nation.
About RAGC (www.ragc.in)
Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC), established in 2008, is a Rustomjee Group CSR initiative and a part of the Rustomjee Knowledge City Private Limited. RAGC is a provider of vocational education with an objective to make India “the capital of skilled manpower” by enlightening, empowering, and engaging the underprivileged youth with vocational skills and employment opportunities. RAGC now wants to make vocational education as a prime choice in the career path of a child. RAGC have been able to transform lives of almost 10000 students by skilling them to a gainful employment. Today RAGC have successfully been able to make vocational education a prime choice in a students’ career and make them industry ready, globally. Some of the reputed companies where RAGC students are currently employed are Kalpataru, Ajmera Realty, Godrej Constructions, Shapoorji and Pallonji, Keystone Realtors, L&T, amongst many others.
Rustomjee has carved a niche for itself in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a portfolio that includes 12.5 million square feet of completed projects; 15 million square feet of ongoing development and another 30 million square feet of planned development in the pipeline, spanning across the best locations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Their portfolio currently includes two very large townships, residential spaces, office complexes, retail developments, spaces for healthcare and education spread across BKC Annex, Khar, Upper Juhu, Kandivali, Borivali, Virar and Thane.
Rustomjee lays emphasis on adding value to the lives of their homeowners through their core business, their CSR initiatives and philanthropy. They have strived to ensure that every blueprint includes child-friendly spaces for parks, playgrounds, and learning rooms and thereby encouraging families to spend quality time with each other.
To know more about Rustomjee, please visit www.rustomjee.com
With over 500 courses to choose from delivered across our 18 Schools and Institutes, the University of Wolverhampton’s attractive offering to students from around the world includes 96% graduate employability (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey 2015), teaching informed by world-leading research, strong business links, and state-of-the-art facilities.
Guided by the coat of arms’ motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’, we seek to widen participation in higher education and were commended for our enhancement of student learning opportunities in the most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review.
The unprecedented investment programme, Our Vision, Your Opportunity aims to generate £250 million of investment by 2020 to drive economic growth in the region and to further enhance the student experience.
To know more about Rustomjee, please visit https://www.wlv.ac.uk/
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