Date: Monday, October 1st 2012
Anuna.in, Picasso International Animation College and Iqbal Narain College of IT & Management join hands with Capital School of Business Management, London to offer specialized British MBA degree programmes for the first time in India.
Anuna.in, a consortium of leading Indian colleges, operated by Anuna Education Network Pvt. Ltd., announced a tie-up with Capital School of Business Management (CSBM), LondonUK at a press conference held today in Lucknow. Present at the conference were Mr. Darren Windsor, Academic Director CSBM, Mr. Peter Sharma, Managing Director and Partner at CSBM, Mr. Amit Iqbal Srivastava, Founder Anuna.in, Mr. Arun Srivastava, CMD Picasso International Animation College, and Dr. Rahul Misra, Academic Head Iqbal Narain College of IT & Management.
Mr. Amit Iqbal Srivastava informed that Anuna.in, which represents a consortium of Indian colleges, with a mission to train and place over 50 lacs (5million) Indian youths by 2022 has chosen CSBM UK to be its International partner to offer UK accredited professional & degree programs in India, which will enhance the employability and International qualification of its students.
Mr. Amit Iqbal Srivastava further added, “the first programme we are launching together is the fast-track 1year UK MBA programme, which even undergraduates can enroll in whilst simultaneously studying other courses, thus allowing them to graduate with a Bachelors and an MBA within 4 years!” He added that Anuna.in and CSBM have worked in collaboration to provide a strategy in order to make these UK& Globalprogrammes very affordable to Indian students, which will allow them to work as an assessed part of the programme.
Mr. Darren Windsor explained the fast-track MBA program in further detail and said, “CSBM is tied up with EDEXCEL UK (Part of the Pearson Gp), City & Guilds and Chartered Management Institute (CMI), amongst others, to design fast-track programmes that are recognized in 150+ countries and are designed to be affordable and save at least a year or more for the students when compared to normal university programs.” Dr. Rahul Misra added that Iqbal Narain College run by a society active in the education space in India since 1985 is one of the first Anuna.in consortium partner to offer these UK MBA programs at its center on Jopling Road, Lucknow.
Mr. Arun Srivastava said that Picasso International Animation College at Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, is the second Anuna.in consortium partner to avail the UK MBA programmes in India. He informed that Picasso International has been running BSc and Diploma level programmes successfully in Lucknow for many years and that this tie-up with Anuna.in & CSBM is opening new venues for its students to avail a UK MBA on top of a specialization in Animation and related fields. Mr. Arun Srivastava informed, “today world-class studios are looking at well-rounded personnel, who not only excel creatively in their work but also recognize the big pictures and management level issues.
Any student graduating from Picasso International with a BSc +MBA degree, within 4 years, will have a larger scope to progress not only in India but abroad as well.” He added that the MBA program Picasso International will be offering is designed specially for the need of Animation & Multimedia students, whereby the dissertation part of the MBA involves a project which expose students to how film projects are budgeted, planned, executed and managed – giving the students a 360 degree view of the studio enterprise management.
Mr. Darren Windsor added that the MBA program is virtually free for students who choose to complete their dissertation in the UK as they will also get 20 hours per week UK Work Permit and sponsorship from their respective Universities. Mr. Windsor further added that CSBM UK holds the status of Highly Trusted Sponsor from the Home Office of the UK Border Agency and shall be providing all the hand-holding and visa coordination to those students choosing to complete their MBA programmes in the UK itself.
Some of the Universities offering the MBA degrees via the Edexcel pathway under the programme include Oxford Brookes University, Brunel University, Liverpool John Moores, New Buckinghamshire University, University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, Coventry University, Middlesex University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Leeds, University of Greenwich, Southampton Solent University, University of Northampton, University of Gloucestershire, and University of Worcester amongst others.
About CSBM UK
Located in Wembley, London, CSBM caters to the needs of students from around the world who desire to take their formal education one step further. The college accomplishes this through employing only the most qualified faculty with outstanding academic records and teaching success. Furthermore, CSBM servers the needs of its students through high quality on-campus training, tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population.
CSBM is proud to be one of the first private Further Educational (F.E.) providers, in the UK, that has undergone the new Educational Oversight by a UKBA approved educational body – the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
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About Iqbal Narain College
Iqbal Narain College of IT & Management along with the Iqbal Narain Community College are run and managed by Iqbal Narain Srivastava Memorial Society. The society was formed in 1985 with the focus to provide education, training and placement to India’s marginalized and underprivileged youths. The College is a Partner Institute of National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Business Development (NIESBUD), Ministry of Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) India and runs vocational programs under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The Iqbal Narain College also offers UGC recognized & AICTE approved degrees and diplomas in partnership with Punjab Technical University & Indira Gandhi National Open University.
About Picasso International Animation College
Picasso International Animation College is run by VAS Knowledge Growth Initiative Pvt. Ltd., a company founded by International Academician and NRI Businessman, Sri. Arun Srivastava. The College has been offering BSc in Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming& Multimedia along with short-term diploma courses. The College located in Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, enjoys one of the best placement record among its peers and was recently recognized as one of the best Animation College in India in a Boot in a competition held at Prana Studios for the next Disney project.
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