"Reputation and ranking" brings Lancaster courses to Delhi's GD Goenka Education City
Lancaster University has put pen to paper on an exciting partnership with GD Goenka Educational Trust to become the first and only university to deliver higher education qualifications at the GD Goenka Education City in India.
The Education City, part of the new GD Goenka World Institute of Higher Education, is a 60-acre site located 30km from Delhi International Airport. Goenka previously offered courses from Nursery up to International Baccalaureate level, and with Lancaster’s involvement from August 2009 will run selected undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the World Institute. A two-year Global MBA will also begin in 2010.
Undergraduate programmes available are the BA Economics, BA Business Economics, BBA Business Studies and BSc Computing and Information Systems. Applications for Masters degrees in Management, Management and Law, and Money, Banking and Finance are also being taken, while a new two-year course leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is offered.
Speaking about the partnership, GD Goenka Chairman A.K. Goenka said his team had decided to work with Lancaster “due to its reputation and the ranking it commands in comparison to other British universities.”
“The quality of Lancaster’s degree programmes, their methods of delivery, and their proactive approach to curriculum design are some of the essential reasons for this collaboration. We have been impressed with the administrative and teaching staff of the University and their action-oriented approach to quality systems have been the driving force for this partnership with Lancaster.”
Mr Goenka went on to explain that Lancaster would help GD Goenka “become one of the leading institutions in the field of Higher Education in Asia over the next 10 years.”
“As we intend to compete with the best, we decided to partner with the best University in Higher Education. We also believe that Lancaster has a long history of delivering high-quality degree programmes and their systems and processes have been tested to give the best results both for students and the community at large. Thus, Lancaster University brings to the GD Goenka World Institute systems, processes and programmes that are in sync with the premium Goenka Brand in India.”
Initially Lancaster University will contribute 70% of the teaching, training GD Goenka staff in the process. “This is a really exciting development that shows how determined the University is to develop collaborations with institutions all over the world,” said Professor Steve Bradley, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Teaching at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). “We are delighted to be able to support GD Goenka in their forward thinking.”