EThames Graduate School, one of London's leading colleges, on Tuesday opened its India campus in Hyderabad. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Daggubati Purandeswari inaugurated the college, where students from around India can study for British qualifications, and benefit from the best teaching methods and latest classroom technology. The campus has come up in Ameerpet area in the heart of the city. EThames India will conduct sandwich programmes in which the first part of the course will be conducted in India and students will then have the opportunity to spend one year at one of EThames' campuses in London to complete their Bachelors or Masters degree awarded by EThames' partner universities in Britain. Veen Pula, chairman of EThames Educational Society, said EThames India was initially launching post-graduate and under-graduate courses in management and under graduate course in computing. Subsequently it proposes to launch courses in hospitality/tourism and healthcare. EThames is also building a large residential campus over nearly 200 acres on the outskirts of Hyderabad. This campus will accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 students. The first phase of the new campus will be opened in October 2012.