After fronting the retail revolution in India, Future Group has now embarked on a new venture. Through its group company Future Learning and Development Limited (FLDL) it wishes to realise its dream of making more and more Indians employable. To achieve this dream FLDL, the education arm of Future Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), to offer skill oriented and career development programs at its centres in Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. The main purpose of this MOU is to allow FLDL to leverage business experience, thereby providing trained manpower to the retail sector in particular and to business in general. This tie-up will also help FLDL provide job-oriented education to all, at affordable prices and guaranteed job placements. Under this agreement, not only will the various short term certificates, on offer by FLDL, get recognised as Non- Credit programs, but will also allow FLDL to develop and deliver Diplomas, Under Graduate Degrees, Post Graduate Degrees and Non- Certificate programs. The uniqueness of these programs is that apart from graduates even 8th standard students who have completed 18 years of age can apply for them, thereby not restricting education to a select few.
Kruben Moodliar- Chief Executive Officer, FLDL, 'We are proud to be associated with IGNOU- the most recognised university for distance learning programs. We are positive that this association will help us leverage our understanding and expertise in the field of retail to educate all those aspiring to make a career in this sector. Making more Indians employable is the vision that drives FLDL, and this tie- up will help us achieve it.'