187 students graduate at Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers Convocation

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers witnessed its 6th convocation ceremony for the graduates of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and the Maharashtra State Board of Vocational Education and Examination. The convocation ceremony held on Friday, 20th September 2019 was graced by Prof. E. Vayunandan, Vice Chancellor, YCMOU. Mr. Pervez Irani, President of YZAD Education Trust and Mr. Kavi Luthra, Vice President of Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers commended students. 

Student receiving degree from Prof. E. Vayunandan, Vice Chancellor, YCMOU
Student receiving degree from Prof. E. Vayunandan, Vice Chancellor, YCMOU

Former student of RAGC, Mr. Vaibhav Raut who represented India at WorldSkills Competition shared his experience with students on this occasion. Guest of honour of this ceremony, Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Founder & CEO of Jumbo King shared his words of wisdom and encouraged students to become an entrepreneur.


The Dahanu campus of Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers, established in 2012, has alumni strength of more than 1500 students. On this occasion, Mrs. Krupa Kadam, Head – Alumni Relations, launched Alumni Association of Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers to engage and guide alumni of RAGC throughout their career path.


How to reduce employee turnover

High employee turnover rate can cost many organisations twice as much as retaining the existing employee as organisations spend huge amounts of time and money in hiring, recruitment and training new employees.

There are various reasons for employees to leave a company. Employees tend to leave because of lack of trust and respect, for not being appreciated and lack of growth and development opportunities within an organisation. Employees now-a-days are typically always on the lookout for new platforms where there are learning and growth opportunities rather than staying at one company for years. In this era, building a loyalty towards organisation play a vital role in retaining the employee. Increased employee turnover has an adverse impact on other loyal employees in an organisation.

Here are the 5 ways to build loyalty among employees and reduce employee turnover rate –

  1. There’s no perfect employee. Hire the one who’s a culture fit.
    Many organisations spend enormous efforts to hire a ‘Perfect’ candidate for the task. Recruiters often focus on qualification and achievements of the candidate. However, they ignore the morals of employee to understand if he/she can blend in with the culture of the company. To ensure that the right employees are working for you, the first step is to find the one who nurture and celebrate organisation’s traditions.
  2. Ensure work-life balance
    Maintaining work-life balance ensures employee’s physical and mental well-being. Healthy work-life balance also helps in increasing productivity and efficiency. Providing employees with flexible timings helps them meet personal obligations and take up family responsibilities.
  3. Build a sense of ownership
    A sense of ownership helps in accelerating the growth and development of an individual as well as the success of an organisation. Supporting entrepreneurial thinking, supporting employees’ freedom and responsibility builds a sense of ownership among employees. Employees who take up ownership of their tasks, provides a more accurate and efficient outcome and stay loyal towards an organisation.
  4. Encourage training and development for employees
    ‘There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that’s not training them and keeping them’ – Zig Ziglar. Employees often feel that there are no longer new growth opportunities at workplace. This leads to rise in burnout of employees. Employees are required to be trained and up-skilled on regular basis to satisfy their learning needs and keep them updated with current industry trends. Many Corporate Training programs are designed in a way that facilitates improved productivity, quality and wastage reduction.
  5. Maintain effective communication and transparency
    Too often management keep their employees in the dark about major decisions relevant to employees. This leaves employees in confusion and lack of clarity. Employees feel important when decisions relevant to them are communicated and consulted with them.

23 RAGC students graduated with University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom

This is 2nd time when International Degree students from Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers have attended their Graduation ceremony at the University of Wolverhampton campus in the United Kingdom.

23 RAGC students graduated with University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom
RAGC students at convocation ceremony held by University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.

23 students from International Hospitality Management and Automotive Engineering received their degree. Students met The Right Honourable Lord Paul of Marylebone, where he spent 45 minutes exclusively with RAGC students and offered a few words of advice.

The Rt Hon the Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC, said: “I would like to congratulate the Rustomjee students as well as all the people who are responsible for that university. What a wonderful thing you are doing. Education in India is most important and what they are doing is a great service to the nation.”

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers students with The Right Honourable Lord Paul of Marylebone
Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers students with The Right Honourable Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone, PC.

Winny Rawal, Head of Transnational Education at RAGC, said: “For them it was a dream come true. They always knew the Chancellor was Lord Paul and it has been really nice of him to share so much of his time interacting with them and hearing their experiences. The students have been here for a week and have been to different places and have seen the University campus in its entirety, including the labs and other facilities. By being over here they get to know how good and how big the University is and they are loving it.”

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers is in partnership with University of Wolverhampton since 2017 offering degrees in BEng (Hons) Civil and Construction Engineering; BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering; BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering; BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management and BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management with a primary objective to make world renowned education available to students in their home country, India.