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Manipal Global inks agreement with University of South Florida

09 / 12 / 2015 (Wednesday) || 02:56 AM
On December 7, Bengaluru headquartered Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) signed an agreement for collaboration with the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida (USF), USA, in Mumbai. This agreement aims at facilitating collaboration and cooperation to enhance student experience at both entities.

Manipal ProLearn - the certification arm of Manipal Global - offers a variety of professional courses across IT, Management, and Finance domains to help professionals and students stay relevant in the industry by upgrading their skills. It also offers executive programmes 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 VP of Manipal Global Education Services, AP Ramabhadran said, “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 programmes 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 - head of the curve. 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 organisations. Areas of future collaborations include executive education and student mobility programmes. We are very excited about this partnership.”

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 programmes in specific areas such as 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 programmes both in their home locations and at Florida in a unique blended programme 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 among 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 boasts an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.

Manipal Global Education Services is a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services.To learn more, visit www.manipalglobal.com.