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University of East London launches Indian chapter in Delhi

By Faizan Nizami | Last Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 22:07

Faizan Nizami

New Delhi: The University of East London (UEL) and Sahara Group joined hands to unveil the Indian office of the university in the capital on Thursday.

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.

While students will be able to enrol on courses in India fashion and media, the centre will also play host to cultural programmes and activities throughout the year.

Speaking on the occasion, Lord Gulam Noon, Chancellor of UEL, stated that the commitment and work done by the university is commendable.

“Sahara Group has been a great support in the opening of this India office of the UEL. On behalf of UEL, we thank Sahara, particularly Shri Subrata Roy for their hospitality.” he said.

“The UEL launched in 19th century and we have somewhere around 28,000 students in which over 70 percent of our students are from ethnic minorities. We represent 120 nationalities in our university,” Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, Lord Kamlesh Patel said.

“We are truly global university and India is a centre of our new global strategy and therefore we are opening a new chapter with India. 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,” he said.

Professor Nora Ann Colton, Dean, Royal Docks Business School and Head of UEL International also highlighted the university’s objective in engaging with India, “India is a rising country, people have more income, they save; some on housing, some on education. It is a very prestigious decision to engage with India, not only in the education sector but from the business front as well.”

Students from India can apply for a wide range of programmes at UEL. The university is launching two exciting new programmes in the coming academic year — an International Foundation Programme and a pre-masters course.

First Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 17:22
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