Manipal Global Inks Agreement With University of South Florida

MUMBAI, December 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) signed an agreement for collaboration with the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida (USF), USA, in Mumbai today. This agreement will facilitate collaboration and cooperation to enhance student experience at both entities.

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Manipal ProLearn offers a variety of professional courses across IT, Management and Finance to help professionals and students stay relevant in the industry by upgrading their skills. It also offers executive programs to upgrade employee skills in the banking and IT verticals and the leadership domains across industry verticals. 

Talking about the agreement with the University of Florida, Senior Vice President of Manipal Global Education Services, AP Ramabhadran quoted, "Education is moving from being a competitive industry to a collaborative one. The unique concept of stackable credits is being introduced by Manipal ProLearn for its certification programs in partnership with institutions like USF. This agreement not only reinforces collaboration, but also highlights the ability of Manipal Global and the USF to think - and act - ahead of the curve." He added, "The globalisation of faculty and content will also help boost workplace productivity and quality to international standards, essential for a rapidly developing nation like India."

Provost and Executive Vice President of USF, Ralph Wilcox said, "The general agreement signed between USF and Manipal Global Education Services is the first step towards strategic and sustained collaboration between the two organizations. Areas of future collaborations include executive education and student mobility programs. We are very excited about this partnership."

AP Ramabhadran believes that the arrangement will help both Manipal Global - and its certification arm, Manipal ProLearn - and the USF Muma College of Business to expand their reach and offer truly international programs in specific areas like cyber security and anti-money laundering for the financial sector and big data analytics across domains. He further added, "In addition, senior executives of corporations in India, Malaysia and Dubai will have the opportunity to undertake these programs both in their home locations and at Florida in a unique blended program offered through the Manipal Academy of Banking and Information Technology, Manipal ProLearn, the international campuses of the Manipal Education Group and USF Muma College of Business in Florida."

Today, Manipal Education Group touches the lives of over 400,000 learners annually.

The University of South Florida serves nearly 48,000 students at its institutions in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. USF is ranked in the top 25 public universities in the United States for research expenditures as per US National Science Foundation. Ranked 10th worldwide among universities granted US patents and fifth among the nation's most veteran friendly universities, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.

About Manipal Global Education Services: ( 

Manipal Global Education Services is a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services. These include:

- Certification programs in various fields like Management, Information Technology and Finance

- Corporate training programs in partnership with major banks and other institutions

- Technology-driven services in areas such as testing and education delivery

- Vocational training across a number of sectors

- A wide range of services for educational institutions in India

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Manipal Global currently offers services and support to over 400,000 students, many of them through its award-winning technology platform, EduNxt™.

Manipal Global believes industry relevance is the key to career-focused education in India. This has led to innovative partnerships, like the Manipal Academy of Banking in collaboration with leading Indian banks like ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank, among others.

Manipal Academy of Information Technology supports IT majors like ATOS, Wipro, Deloitte and Verizon with online and residential boot camps, innovative Architectural Leadership Programs and other productivity and skill-related training needs. Manipal City and Guilds, in partnership with City & Guilds, UK, offers vocational training and certification programs for learners.

Other strategic investments include MeritTrac, India's leading testing and assessment company, and iRize, a unique employment exchange initiative in partnership with educational institutions, local partners and the government. The Manipal Global mantra - Achieve, Enable and Transform - builds on this legacy.

Manipal Global creates a future for every life it touches, a future that inspires achievements, enables ambitions, and transforms lives, worldwide.

About Manipal ProLearn: ( 

Manipal ProLearn offers a variety of professional certification programs across IT, Management, and Finance, to help professionals and students stay relevant in the industry by upgrading their skills. These certification programs have been designed in consultation with industry leaders and experts and are delivered using the award-winning learning management system EduNxt. The list of knowledge partners for Manipal ProLearn includes names like Google, PEOPLECERT, Sandbox Model, etc., to name a few. Over the past year, Manipal ProLearn has transformed the careers of over 20,000 learners.

About University of South Florida, United States of America -  

The University of South Florida System is a young and agile system that includes three institutions, each separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of nearly $1.6 billion and is ranked 41st in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.

With more than 180 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, USF offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation and creativity and is focused on student success. USF is a top producer of Fulbright US Scholarship recipients, boasts the highest research and patent productivity among all Florida public universities, and is one of only 15 universities in the nations selected as a Tillman Partnership University of the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Media Contact:
Pooja Ray
Senior PR Executive
Integrated Brand-Comm Pvt. Ltd.

SOURCE Manipal Global Education Services

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