NEW DELHI, November 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
As the rate of literacy increases in the country - touching a figure of almost 75 per cent, there is a growing demand for students wanting to go overseas to pursue higher studies. Not surprisingly, the first choice is inevitably to go to the United Kingdom, primarily because of India's historical ties with the UK. The University of East London is concentrating its efforts on helping Indian students wanting to study in the UK with the launch of the Indian office in Delhi to be announced on 7 November 2013 at the Le Meridian Hotel. The University has been attracting a large number of students from this region. Those present at the launch event will include a range of VIPs and dignitaries including Indian businessman and Sahara Shree Subrata Roy, UEL Chancellor Lord Gulam Noon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dusty Amroliwala and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor Lord Kamlesh Patel.
The Delhi office will have a dedicated team in India to assist students through the admissions process and prepare students for study in London. There will also be an Indian National Scholarship which will be available to all students who apply from India for postgraduate courses starting in February 2014. UEL has also announced plans to create a Sahara International India Centre which will be opened on the Docklands Campus in East London, in 2015.
Through the centre, students, local communities and UK businesses will get an unrivalled opportunity to tap into one of the world's fastest growing and most buoyant economies by working with elite companies and business leaders. While students will be able to enrol on courses in Indian fashion and media, the centre will also play host to a rich programme of cultural activities throughout the year to complement and celebrate South Asia's remarkable and telling contribution to the UK, as well as the outstanding success of the Indian diaspora in the UK.
Students from India can apply for a wide range of programmes at UEL including: BEng Civil Engineering, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering and MBAs in MSc Computer Networks MSc in Pharmaceutical Science, MSc Biomedical Science, MSc Structural Engineering and MA Fashion. UEL are also launching two exciting new programmes in the coming academic year - an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-masters course. They are designed to provide opportunities to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level for students who just fall short of our normal entry requirements. They provide an in depth grounding in the skills needed to succeed in a British degree programme and are an excellent introduction to life at UEL.
UEL has also announced plans to create a Sahara International India Centre which will be opened on the Docklands Campus in East London, in 2015. Through the centre, students, local communities and UK businesses will get an unrivalled opportunity to tap into one of the world's fastest growing and most buoyant economies by working with elite companies and business leaders.
Speakers attending on the day include Subrata Roy, 65, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar, which was launched in 1978. His company also owns the famous Pune Warriors India, London's Grosvenor House, New York's Plaza Hotel, Aamby Valley City and has stakes in Force India.
Lord Gulam Noon, 77, is Chancellor of UEL and a British businessman originally from Mumbai. Noon was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE), and then made a Knight Bachelor. In January 2011, he was made a life peer as Baron Noon, and was introduced in the House of Lords, where he sits on the Labour benches.
Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford OBE, 53, UEL's Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor is a British politician and member of the House of Lords. In 2006, he was made a life peer. Lord Patel of Bradford was until recently chair of the Mental Health Act Commission. He has authored a number of national reports including 'The Patel Report into Prison Drug Treatment'.
Dusty Amroliwala OBE, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Services and Infrastructure), began his career in the RAF, which included a period as Head of the Royal Air Force's Initial and Professional training academy, Dusty moved into Whitehall where he spent two years as the Director of HR Services at the Home Office.
The launch of the India office sees University of East London build on 15 years of experience, welcoming and working with aspiring students from India.
NOTES TO EDITOR
The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. It has a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry, and has been in the field since 1898 with more than 120 nationalities represented on the campus. In addition, it has over 4,000 students from outside the UK.
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