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Three new exciting international programs at Manipal University Dubai

04-23-2009 04:49 PM CET | Science & Education

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Three new exciting international programs at Manipal

Canada – is closer to Dubai
Manipal University Dubai – Ties up with University of Fraser Valley - Canada

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed and exchanged between the University of Fraser Valley ( UFV), British Columbia from Canada and Manipal University . T h i s relationship between the two Universities envisages the students of BBM ( E-Banking and Finance at Manipal) and BBA ( Manipal-Dubai Campus ) to continue their studies at the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia in Canada. with a provision for 100 Percent Credits transfer. A similar plan is in the pipeline for students of Information Sciences at the Manipal-Dubai campus.
The University of the Fraser Valley was ranked as the top public university in British Columbia for overall quality of education, quality of teaching, most satisfied students, best student- faculty interaction, and best career preparation. Canada offers these students work permits which allow them to work while they study and earn to support their basic needs. The students after their study also have greater opportunities and easier access to opt for Canadian citizenship

Dubai campus to offer exciting Media Management course
- One year of training at Dubai and one year at Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods Institute in Mumbai.

Manipal University (MU) Dubai campus has entered into an agreement with the Whistling Woods International Ltd to offer a two year MBA programme in Media Management. The course seems to be offering its aspirants a good experience of the global melting pots of cultures. While the first year of the programme will be conducted at MU-Dubai campus covering all general management subjects and media case studies, the second year of the programme consists of one year of internship / industrial training at Whistling Woods premises located at Mumbai. A six month Certificate programme in Media would also be offered to students at Dubai campus.
Present at the MoU signing were Ravi Gupta, CEO of Mukta Arts, MU Registrar for Intl. Programs, Dr Vinod Bhat exchanging the MoU with CEO of Ltd & Exec Director of Whistling Woods Intl and Rahul Puri, Exec Mukta Arts Ltd & Exec Director of Whistling Woods Intl., Ravi Gupta. MU-Dubai Director of Mukta Arts Ltd. Rahul also happens to be the son-in-Law of Famed Film Director – Subash Ghai
Program Offering: MBA – Media & Entertainment: This MBA (M&E) Programme combines the best of both worlds – Business and Entertainment, by coupling managerial tools and frameworks on the one hand and a deep understanding of creative Media processes on the other. The two- year MBA programme in Media and Entertainment will have specialisations in Film, Broadcasting, New and interactive Media and Event Management.

Biotech Twinning Program with UK’s Lancaster University
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the Department of Biotechnology & Engineering of the Manipal University- Dubai Campus and the School of Health and Medicine which is a part of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Lancaster University, UK.
The students will be offered an alternative pathway into international higher education in the UK and it is hoped that it will also facilitate the exchange of staff and provide opportunity for joint research projects. An academic study fund would be established to facilitate staff exchanges
Programs Offered:
• 1 + 2 degree program for Biotechnology students leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degrees from Lancaster University. Students entering this program would spend the first year in Manipal-Dubai's Department of Biotechnology and the last two years of their studies at the LU School of Health and Medicine
• 2 + 2 degree program for engineering students leading to award of bachelor of engineering degrees from Lancaster University. Students entering this programme would spend their first two years in MU Dubai's Department of Engineering and the last two years of the studies at the LU Faculty of Science and Technology.

Manipal Education

One of the largest education services provider from India, Manipal Education has over 125,000 students from over 53 countries, of which about 25,000 students study at institutions and overseas campuses in India and abroad, while over 100,000 students undertake distance education, delivered using a blended approach including both satellite-based lectures and local coaching at 450 learning centres in India and overseas.

Manipal Education also offers online testing and assessment for academic as well as corporate clients, and has recently launched professional education for service sectors like financial services, IT, media and retail.

Manipal Education recently partnered with ICICI a leading financial services group in establishing the ICICI Manipal Academy of Banking & Insurance. The academy is expected to expand the pool of industry ready resources and provide inclusive employment opportunity to capable, young graduates.

Manipal Education has several strategic investments in emerging companies, including - MeritTrac, India’s Largest Skills Assessment & Testing Company – a pioneer in this space in India, TutorVista, a leading online tutoring company and U21 Global, the world's premier online graduate school.

Manipal Education recently signed Anil Kumble, a leading international cricketer and the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, as its Brand Ambassador. His academic and extra curricular achievements are mirrored in the values and vision of Manipal Education.



Campus Education

The Manipal Group has two universities in India and seven campuses across the world. Some of the On-Site Campuses include Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal College of Medical Science - Pokhara, Nepal, Melaka Manipal Medical College - Melaka, Malaysia, and Kasturba Medical College International Centre – AUA, Antigua

For more details visit our website:

www.manipal.edu – Manipal University;

www.smu.edu.in : Sikkim Manipal University

www.manipal.edu/mcoms - Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara ; Nepal

www.manipal.edu/mmmc - Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

www.manipal.edu/kmcic - Kasturba Medical College International Centre; Antigua







Distance Education

SMU - Directorate of Distance Education

Established in 2001, SMU’s Directorate of Distance Education (SMU DDE) is the preferred open/distance learning provider of India. It believes in providing inclusive learning to create a knowledge-driven society.

SMU DDE is recognised for its innovative, professional and cutting-edge technology delivery mechanism. It currently offers over 40 programs in 11 disciplines. The programs are recognised by the Distance Education Council of India.

The programs are delivered at over 450 learning centers, through Interactive VSAT (Satellite Technology) Solutions, thereby breaking the barriers of time, geography and distance. These virtual classrooms therefore provide an interactive environment to a large number of students in geographically dispersed sites

www.smude.edu.in



Professional & Skills Education

Manipal Education is one of the largest & most diversified academic & education services provider in India. After the legacy that Manipal has created in the field of education for over five decades, Manipal Education has introduced Professional and Skills Education (PSE) as a strategic move to meet the growing need for skilled manpower in most industries.



PSE offers long-term and short-term job-oriented courses to candidates who are looking for alternative career options or aiming to get an extra edge in their professional career. It offers certificate and diploma programmes in various sunshine sectors, including Banking & Insurance, Financial Services, Retail, Infrastructure Services, Soft skills, Telecom, IT & BPO, Digital Media and Entertainment - where the availability of trained manpower is an area of concern for industry majors.

PSE currently delivers these training programs through it’s eight centres across the country at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Muzaffarpur, and Bhubaneswar and will continue to add more centers.





Online Education –

U 21 Global

U21Global has successfully enrolled students from 60 countries around the world including those from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The graduate programmes draw upon the best practices in online learning and pedagogy and have been approved by U21pedagogica, an independent quality assurance body which ensures that the curriculum meets the rigorous academic standards of all 20 affiliated universities.
U21Global's affiliated universities include: North America: McGill University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, University of British Columbia, University of Virginia; Europe: Lund University; University College Dublin, University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham; East Asia: Fudan University, Korea University, National University of Singapore, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Hong Kong, Waseda University; Australia & New Zealand: University of Auckland., University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland.

Manipal Universal Learning International (MULI) has taken over fifty percent equity of U21Global. MULI is a part of Manipal Education Group, which is a leader in higher education in India.

For more details www.u21global.com



Skills Assessment

Meritrac Testing Services Pvt. Ltd

MeritTrac™, India's Largest Skills Assessment Company, designs and delivers assessments to evaluate abilities, skills and knowledge for both corporate & individual customers. Since its inception in 2000, MeritTrac has assessed over 2 Million candidates for over 150 clients across industry verticals like IT, BPO, BFSI, Engineering, FMCG, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Public Sector Units and Education among others.

MeritTrac is neither a Placement/Recruitment firm nor a Training organization. It is uniquely positioned to be an “Independent” assessment company that provides quantitative inputs on the talent pool and helps in measuring competencies for specific roles.

Our suite of scientifically designed assessments is used by corporate customers for pre-recruitment and employee assessments, and by individuals for measuring their skills for employability. MeritTrac’s strong Test Development team has created a validated suite of tests in over 300 areas spanning Communication Skills (English and other Indian Languages), General Abilities, Domains Skills (Technologies, Engineering, Accounting, etc.) and Behavioral Assessments. The team has been instrumental in generating over 75,000 questions across all these test areas.

All the tests are delivered in both Online and Offline (paper – pencil) modes, under supervision. All online tests are delivered using OnTrac – a proprietary web-based testing engine. Our Test Delivery team has administered tests in over 75 cities in India.

We currently test over 100,000 candidates every month across industry verticals and count among our clients some of the world’s most admired & respected companies like ABB, Accenture, Aricent, Cholamandalam DBS, Cognizant, EDS-Mphasis, Google, HAL, HP, HSBC GLT, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, ITC Foods, Microsoft, MindTree, NSE, SAP Labs, Satyam, TESCO, Wipro and Wockhardt.

TracSkills – our Individual Certification program for IT, BPO, Services and the MBA Talent Pools has assessed and provided structured feedback on industry-readiness to thousands of candidates across the country. TracSkills is endorsed by several companies across sectors and partners with academic institutions like Bharathiar University, Visvesvaraya Technological University, among others on employability enhancement initiatives.

"Pariksha" - our program for Education Assessments has successfully supported educational institutions like Manipal University in conducting large scale national level entrance examinations online, in a highly secure mode.

Headquartered in Bangalore, MeritTrac has 450+ fulltime employees and over 1000 certified test administrators operating out of offices in all the metros of India. MeritTrac also operates 21 state-of-the-art online testing centers - "MeritTrac Assessment Zones" across 16 cities, having 1200+ online terminals.

MeritTrac is a winner of the Red Herring top 100 Asia award for 2007. The award is a recognition of the Top 100 Most Promising Private companies in Asia and is probably the first instance of an assessment company winning this award- a testament to the importance being placed on innovation in talent engagement practices globally.

MeritTrac assessments have also been delivered in countries like Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Mauritius & Philippines. MeritTrac is represented by business partners in the USA & the Philippines.
MeritTrac is an investee company of Manipal Education Group (MEG). For more details : www.merittrac.com

Manipal Education
Manipal Towers, 14, Airport Road, Bangalore - 04
Contact Name: Pavan Kumar
email: pavan.kumar@manipalu.com
phone: 9901902663

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