New College Nottingham campus gives students the opportunity to study in India
STUDENTS from Notts will get the chance to study in India.
New College Nottingham's new campus in New Delhi was being officially opened today.
It offers training for 1,000 students a year in sectors such as hospitality management, interactive media, and retail and fashion management.
According to research, there are 500 million people in India whose technical skills will need to improve to meet the demands of the country's economy over the next decade, and the college is keen to play a part in this.
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Students on higher education courses at the college's Nottingham campus will be able to travel to New Delhi, with their Indian counterparts having the chance to come in the opposite direction.
College principal Amarjit Basi said: "This venture is a milestone in our strategy to develop international education and supports our mission to be a college famed for supporting economic development and mobilising communities.
"Our vision is to replicate the academy model in other major Indian conurbations and diversify into additional curriculum areas such as building services, engineering and construction."
Matthew Hancock, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills, was joining Mr Basi at today's launch of the New College Nottingham International Lifestyles Academy.
The college believes the new campus will have huge benefits for students here and in India.
It is hoped studying abroad will give students the extra experience and expertise required to successfully compete in their chosen industry.
The campus has been founded with business firm the Batra Group.
The college is following in the footsteps of the University of Nottingham – which has successful bases in China and Malaysia – in setting up an overseas campus.
Nick Whitehouse, the college's director of higher education and international development, said: "This is a pioneering enterprise focusing on higher level skills development in India, providing progression opportunities for students into work or to further study in India or the UK."
The Batra Group will fund all capital investment, while the college will provide teaching and learning, curriculum design and development.
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