Sunday, May 10, 2009

Madurai Kamaraj University Opens Free Zone Campus in UAE

Dr. R Karapaga Kumaravel (Honorable Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University) launched the MKU Free Zone Campus at the Academy Zone, in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone on 8th May 2009. This is the first time Madurai Kamaraj University is starting to operate its Free Zone Campus at Academy Free Zone in UAE. This is the first Free Zone Campus of Madurai Kamaraj University in GCC Countries issuing student visa for the higher studies.

Madurai Kamaraj University is a Government University, one of the oldest and biggest Universities from India and accredited A Grade by National Accreditation and Assessment Council ( NAAC ) India and also conferred with the status of “Potential for Excellence” by University Grants Commission ( UGC ) India. MKU is one among 9 Universities from India conferred with the status of “Potential for Excellence” by UGC. The Madurai Kamaraj University has 73 strong departments, brought under 18 Schools, most of them recognized by UGC at various levels of DRS Status. The University is internationally accredited, and as per the latest ranking by UGC, MKU is coming under Top 5 Indian Universities. This is the first time one of the Top 5 Universities from India is offering its reputed programs at the Academy Free Zone in United Arab Emirates.

Admission to this Campus will start by the end of May after publishing the Plus Two results. Student visa will be provided by the Campus. The Fee structure has been fixed at the minimum level considering the affordability of middle income group in UAE by not harming the inspirations of parents as well as students for the higher studies, without affecting the quality of course delivery. As Madurai Kamaraj University is one of the largest and biggest Universities in India having the learning centers operating all over the world including USA & Singapore as well as in India, and particularly the learning centers are widely spread in South India. Students studying in RAK Campus can change their learning center near to their home town if they have to re-locate from UAE to the home country due to the contingency at any point of time.

Regular Courses of reputed Under Graduate Programs, Post Graduate Programs and MBA Programs of MKU will be offered at this Campus. Bachelor of Commerce ( B.Com), Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in Computer Studies ( B.Com [CA]),Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Administration with specialization in Retail Operations ( BBA [RO] & Bachelor of Science in Tourism & Hospitality Management (BSc THM) & Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) will be the major undergraduate programs offered at the RAK Campus in the first academic year. Regular & weekend executive MBA Programs also will be offered with specialization in HR, Retail Management, Systems, Finance, Production and Marketing Management. More Under Graduate & Post Graduate programs will be offered in the coming years at RAK MKU Campus.

Eminent Professors & Industrial Experts from India and other GCC Countries will be visiting RAK Campus for conducting expert training for the MBA students.

Dr Mohammed Aslam, M.Sc First Rank & Gold Medal, PhD( University of Mysore ) DSc ( Chiba University, Japan ) MBA ( Manipal ) has taken charge as the Director ( Academic & Research ) at this new Free Zone Campus. Prior to occupying this office Dr Aslam worked as the Researcher in Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, formerly Senior Faculty and Researcher in premier Educational Colleges, Universities in India and as Scientist in Government Departments in India.

The MKU Campus will be operated at the Infra-Structural facility of International Academy for Graduate Studies ( IAGS ) at Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, a sister concern of Wisdom Group of Institutions. The quality course delivery through well experienced faculties supported with modern teaching methodology including the visual media will be ensured at this new Campus. This Campus is dedicated and committed to become the Center of Excellence for all Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programs and also to become one of the best Management Schools in UAE in the near future, charging affordable fees.

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