Foreign educationists bullish on prospects in India
Foreign educationists are bullish on prospects of setting up learning institutions in India, given the country’s multi-pronged initiatives to skill the youths, a private language learning establishment has said.
“The Indian market is in great demand of language classes that are more communicative and less focused on the traditional grammar-translation method,” said Bernard Golstein, chief executive and co-founder of the Singapore- based VivaLing, an online language learning establishment.
“VivaLing is currently exploring ways of a vast market entry, both in B2C (retail mode) and B2S (partnerships with schools).
“B2C is usually one-to-one classes, while B2S usually caters to small groups of up to 10 people, lowering the costs while still offering excellent teachers and teaching quality,” said Golstein.
Vivaling teaches online Mandarin, Spanish and French and includes Indian students.
Supporting strong sentiment, Joseph Adaikalam, executive chairman of Malaysia’s Binary University, said the group was looking for more partners to set up in India, having made first link withLoyola International School in Chennai recently.
“The partners in India can be Chambers of Commerce where senior managers and CEOs reside and or it could be a good business school,” he said, referring to link up with Loyola which will start offering courses based on Binary curriculum from January 2017.
“We already have an agreement with them (Loyola) to co-deliver the course in southern part of India,” said Prof Adaikalam.
Binary’s doctorate programme can be tailored for working chief executives officers and senior managers.
“We have a block release model for five to eight days to attend the modules and at the same time network with CEOs and Senior Managers.
“It is not only acquiring contemporary knowledge in management and related areas and culminating in a doctorate, but it is also networking with senior CEOs and leaders with other parts of the world,” said Prof Adaikalam who founded Binary 32 years ago and has expanded to 19 countries and 600 doctorate holders.
The next expansion is planned for India and London, he said.
Binary was given a Leading University for Entrepreneurship Education award at the annual award ceremony organized by Singapore’s Business Excellence & Research Group last night.
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