The Singapore-listed Raffles EducationCorp, in parntership with Educomp Solutions, Indian education company, on Monday announced the launch of an international design institute in the city, its third campus in the country. Chew Hua Seng, CEO, Raffles Education Corp, said 'The new institution in India will allow us to tap into the over 657 million youth population in the country, the largest population of young people in the world. In the near future the group is also looking to expand its footprint in India through the establishment of more instiutions in main cities.'
The group currently operates three universities and 28 colleges across 10 countries in Asia-Pacific region. Raffles Millennium International would offer certificate courses in fashion design, product design, graphic design, interior design, multimedia design, fashion marketing and management. In addition, courses in business management and tourism and hospitality management will also be offered. The campus offers state-of-the-art calssrooms, design labs, international faculty and a choice of international internships. Shantanu Prakash, MD and CEO, Educomp Solutions explained that there is a lacuna in India of institutes that offer high quality, world class professional courses that prepare students for their choice of stream. The programme here focus on specialized streams that require competencies not available in India.