December 8, 2015, 17.25 PM IST || Pocket News Alert
Mumbai, 8th December 2015: Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) signed an agreement for collaboration with the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida (USF), USA, in Mumbai today. This agreement will facilitate collaboration and cooperation to enhance student experience at both entities.
Manipal ProLearn offers a variety of professional courses across IT, Management and Finance, to help professionals and students stay relevant in the industry by upgrading their skills. It also offers executive programs to upgrade employee skills in the banking and IT verticals and the leadership domains across industry verticals.
Talking about the agreement with University of Florida, Senior Vice President of Manipal Global Education Services, AP Ramabhadran quoted “Education is moving from being a competitive industry to a collaborative one. The unique concept of stackable credits is being introduced by Manipal ProLearn for its certification programs in partnership with institutions like USF. This agreement not only reinforces collaboration, but also highlights the ability of Manipal Global and the USF to think –and act-- ahead of the curve,” said Ramabhadran. The globalisation of faculty and content will also help boost workplace productivity and quality to international standards, essential for a rapidly developing nation like India.”
Provost and Executive Vice President of USF, Ralph Wilcox said, “The general agreement signed between USF and Manipal Global Education Services is the first step towards strategic and sustained collaboration between the two organizations. Areas of future collaborations include executive education and student mobility programs. We are very excited about this partnership.”
AP Ramabhadran believes that the arrangement will help both Manipal Global—and its certification arm, Manipal ProLearn--- and the USF Muma College of Business to expand their reach and offer truly international programs in specific areas like cyber security and anti-money laundering for the financial sector and big data analytics across domains. He further added, “In addition senior executives of corporations in India, Malaysia and Dubai will have the opportunity to undertake these programs both in their home locations and at Florida in a unique blended program offered through the Manipal Academy of Banking and Information Technology, Manipal ProLearn, the International campuses of the Manipal Education Group and USF Muma College of Business in Florida.”
Today, Manipal Education Group touches the lives of over 400,000 learners annually.
The University of South Florida serves nearly 48,000 students at its institutions in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. USF is ranked in the top 25 public universities in the United States for research expenditures as per US National Science Foundation. Ranked 10th worldwide among universities granted US patents and fifth among the nation's most veteran friendly universities, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.