A ray of light for students looking to study abroad in 2020

Recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent the entire world under a lockdown. With most of the countries introducing travel restrictions, many students aspiring to study abroad have started to worry. Colleges and universities across the globe are initiating online learning programmes as an alternative to the traditional classroom learning. However, studies show that more than 68% of students who study abroad are looking for global exposure and cultural exchange which cannot be delivered from online learning. This article will give you a summary about how coronavirus outbreak has impacted international education and what all options are available for students to study abroad without wasting their whole year.

Coronavirus impact on global higher education –

  • A sudden outbreak of coronavirus has forced colleges and universities across the globe to adapt digital learning in a unplanned and hasty manner.
  • Top universities around the world see an average of around 30% of students coming from foreign countries every year and hence, they are introducing distance learning programs to cater to this audience.
  • More than 77 million students pursuing higher education are at risk of delayed examinations, results, admission processes and a potential gap year.
Do you want to study abroad but unable to travel this year due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak? If yes, then here’s what you can do.

Continue study abroad without wasting a whole year

RAGC has introduced 1 Year International Diploma and Degree Foundation Programme in India in affiliation with Pearson Education, UK. You can pursue 1st year of International Diploma and Degree from India and continue to the second year with universities abroad. This globally recognised course by Pearson and regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), UK enables students to progress directly to the second year at universities abroad so that they don’t waste their one academic year.
At RAGC, we’re on a mission to provide international standard education to Indian students at their home country and prepare them for global industry requirements. Under this programme, students are evaluated as per international guidelines of Pearson and are given the complete exposure to the industry not limiting the course curriculum to classrooms. They are also offered access to all the academic resources that a student in UK campus does to ensure that the quality of the program is maintained.

Frequently Asked Questions  

1. Do I need to reappear the first year if I change my university?
No, the 1 year Pearson programme allows you to take direct admission in 2nd year of the Degree programme in Universities worldwide.
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2. Which universities accept this 1 year programme?
Pearson sets the standard for worldwide recognised qualifications aligned to the British educational system and accepted by universities worldwide including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). To check if your esteemed university accepts Pearson qualification, write to us at enquiries@ragc.rustomjee.com
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3. What are the international programmes offered by RAGC in India?
RAGC offeres a wide range of specialised programmes in the field of Automobile Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hospitality Management and, Travel and Tourism Management.
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4. What is an eligibility criteria for this programme?
Students enrolling for diploma (level 3) programmes is required to have appeared 10th examination and students enrolling for Degree (level 5) are required to have appeared 12th/Diploma examination from any recognised Indian/Foreign Board/University.
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5. When will the admission process start for this international programme?
Admissions process for the academic year 2020-21 has started. To submit your application online, click here or contact us at +91 9867295822

Top 5 countries to study abroad

Top 5 countries to study abroad in 2020

Why do 1st year of your graduation degree in India?

  • Gap Year (Don’t let the next 1 year be gap year for your studies because of Coronavirus outbreak. Continue pursuing international programmes in India)
  • Economical (Concession on fees for students doing international degree programmes from India. Save on other costs such as travelling and accommodation)
  • Globally Recognised (Get the same degree as the student studying at UK campus which is recognised in universities worldwide)

 

 

Top 5 best career options after 10th and 12th in 2020

Coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy including the education sector worldwide. Hence, it is utmost important to choose the right career pathway that can ensure a career stability while keeping your passion and interest towards a specific field in mind. For career counselling, you can schedule a callback with our experts here –

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We have identified career options that are expected to secure your admission in college and a career in a stable industry.

Vocational Courses

Vocational diploma and degree includes a wide range of courses such as engineering, business management, hotel management, travel and tourism management, Hardware and networking, etc
Vocational courses emphasize hands-on learning using interactive and engaging learning methodologies that revolve around ‘learning by doing’ such as – lab practicals, industrial and commercial visits, expert sessions by industry leaders, live assignments. Some of the course available in vocational education are –

Maharashtra SSC Board Exam 2020 Cancelled amid Coronavirus Lockdown

13th April 2020

 

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to cancel the last pending paper of Xth standard (SSC) students. The decision was confirmed by Maharashtra State Education Minister Ms. Varsha Gaikwad on Sunday, 12th April 2020. The last pending papers of Geography and Vocational courses have been finally cancelled due to further extension of lockdown in the state of Maharashtra amid coronavirus outbreak.

The officials had postponed the paper before however, the step to cancel the examination was taken after the state government further extended the lockdown. The SSC board students will be graded as per revised marking scheme set by Maharashtra SSC board for the cancelled papers.

What Next?

  1. How will marks for cancelled paper of SSC exam be calculated?
    Marks of students will be calculated based on revised grading system of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. However, the Maharashtra board authorities have yet not confirmed on the revised marking system for SSC exam.
  2. How will students from class IX and XI be promoted?
    Students from class IX and XI will be promoted to class X (10th/SSC) and XII (12th/HSC) on the basis of the first semester exam, internal exam results and practicals.
  3. What is the new date of JEE and other entrance exams?
    JEE (Main) examination scheduled in the month of April 2020 has postponed to the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced after assessing the situation at that time. Follow their official website for more updates on entrance exam date.
  4. When will colleges reopen?
    Government of Maharashtra has ordered all schools and colleges to remain shut until further notice. Schools and Colleges are expected to remain shut for students for few more weeks even after the lockdown is over.
  5. When will the admission process start?
    In most of the colleges, the admission process will start once the SSC/HSC results are out. However, the application process has started in a few institutes.
  6. On what basis will the admission be considered?
    The admissions will be considered on basis of SSC marks obtained as per revised marking scheme of Maharashtra SSC Board for cancelled exam.
  7. When will the academic year of 2020-21 begin?
    There is yet no information regarding dates for result declaration and entrance exams. Hence, the start of academic year 2020-21 is expected to delay.

A Way Ahead for Education Institutes in India

A few colleges have initiated to develop content to be delivered online. Online/distance education has become the need of time and many higher education institutes have started to move towards it. This will ensure uninterrupted learning for students irrespective of the situation in the future.

The lockdown situation due to coronavirus outbreak has brought the entire world to a standstill but RAGC has ensured delivery of lectures with its online learning. The video lectures are supported by online tests and assignments to understand the adaptability of every student. RAGC is using Augmented Reality (AR) in it’s online teaching methodology to demonstrate the activities to substitute the practical learning. Recent feedback survey with students shows that more than 82% of those engaged in this learning process are satisfied with the content and the delivery method.

Parent’s Feedback on Online Lectures

Parents feedback for online learning initiative taken by Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers

 

 

We are overwhelmed to see such a positive response and appreciation for our online learning initiative in this pandemic from parents. This has motivated us to continue engaging students through online training. We thank all students and their parent for their support during this period.

         

 

 

We conducted a  short survey with parents to understand how effective the online training initiative is to engage their child while in the lockdown.

 

 

 

 

RAGC to Introduce Vocational Education in TMC Schools

Mumbai, 25th March 2020

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) has proposed a unique initiative aimed at providing vocational education to high school students which will provide them with useful skills that can ensure a job in the future. A curriculum that helps build their capabilities at a young age and appeals to their interest would encourage more students to complete their high school level education.

RAGC and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) have identified and recognized the need for adding the vocational element to the curriculum of high school students where they are encouraged to ‘learn by doing’ and this has been the basis for the initiative. Thus, students in the 9th and 10th standards of 16 TMC schools across Thane will have the advantage of the vocational education programme designed by RAGC.

These are students from middle and lower middle class families and typically many are unable to complete their high school education due to various reasons, including loss of interest in education or needing to work to supplement the family income. The introduction of the RAGC programme will provide them with vocational education in the fields of construction, hospitality and automobiles. Their multi-skilled education foundation will stand them in good stead in the future when they are required to earn a living. 500 students will benefit from this one year program by RAGC.

Speaking about the initiative, Percy S. Chowdhry, Director,Rustomjee Group said, “RAGC has always been primed to provide the youth with the right skills and education that will enable them to contribute to the nation’s workforce. We believe that education should match industry requirements as only this will ensure that students upon completion of their education will immediately be absorbed into the relevant sectors. Introducing this vocational education programme at the high school level is one more step in the direction of making children realize the value of vocational education and the need to complete their basic education.”

Rustomjee Prestige Vocational Education & Training Centre held convocation for 2nd batch of Persons With Disabilities

15 beneficiaries were certified after successful completion of 45 days training in retail at the convocation ceremony held by Rustomjee Prestige Vocational Education & Training Centre in Bangalore.
The Batch was a CSR initiative from Raymond Group for training Persons With Disabilities in retail and hospitality sector. 13 students were placed in Amazon, Ability in Disability, Aditya Vani Facility Services – Devanahalli airport, Bata and Café Coffee Day with average annual package of 1.2 Lakhs.
Under this initiative, Raymond Group and Rustomjee Prestige Vocational Education & Training Centre plans to start 3rd batch of 15 more candidates in Hospitality sector.
15 beneficiaries were certified after successful completion of 45 days training in retail at the convocation ceremony held by Rustomjee Prestige Vocational Education & Training Centre in Bangalore
15 beneficiaries were certified after successful completion of 45 days training in retail at the convocation ceremony held by Rustomjee Prestige Vocational Education & Training Centre in Bangalore
a CSR initiative from Raymond Group for training Persons With Disabilities in retail and hospitality sector
Glimpses from the convocation ceremony held on Monday, 16th December 2019

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) holds 6th Convocation Ceremony

16th November 2019

 

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) conducted its 6th annual convocation ceremony for Pearson Higher National Diploma students. 86 students were granted diplomas at the convocation ceremony held on 16th November 2019. The ceremony was graced by Mr. Mohit Golui – Vice President, HSE Runwal Group, Mr. Pradip D. Parikh – Entrepreneur and Mr. Anwar Patel – Vice President, Customer Care and Service Honda.

 

Ganesh K. topped 2017-19 batch of Pearson Higher National Diploma. He has already started his career at Tata Motors as a technician. However, he plans to continue his studies to become an Automobile Engineer. “RAGC faculties were very supportive throughout my program. Their support and several field visits helped me reach where I am today.” he said. Total of 4 students were awarded on this occasion for their excellent performance.

 

This year, diplomas were granted for 5 specialisation areas, namely Vehicle Technology, Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering), Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Hospitality Management and Business. This diploma is awarded by Pearson Education which is recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide. Pearson’s World Class Qualifications program brings experts together to develop qualifications that will support young people around the globe to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) brings this World Class Qualifications & Certifications along with Pearson Education’s unique Assessment methodology to the neighboring cities of Mumbai, giving students an access to global education at the comfort of their hometown.

 

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) holds 6th Convocation Ceremony

 

3000 project beneficiaries to get vocational training by RAGC under skill development and entrepreneurship component of MNSCE.

25th November 2019

Few years back when CSR became mandatory in India, the objective of the policy was to generate funds for the benefit of stakeholders – people affected or displaced when an enterprise was set up or expanded its operations. Any infrastructure project paves its way through land acquisition which brings in the monetary compensation with it but in today’s scenario companies are going a way ahead and investing into the communities by doing their bit. MSRDC is doing this by providing vocational training to the youth of these communities and empowering them with sustainable means of livelihood.

Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is an infrastructure project that will build a fast-track, state-of-the-art expressway connecting Mumbai with Nagpur thereby connecting JNPT to Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport. This super communication expressway will traverse around 392 villages from twenty-six talukas in ten districts, covering five of the state’s six revenue divisions. This project requires large-scale land acquisitions. 16 construction companies will be working on this project for 3 years.

Under Mumbai Nagpur Super Communication Expressway’s (MNSCE) skill development and entrepreneurship component, Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers will provide vocational training to members of these families thereby imparting employable skills among them and helping them earn a living. 120 youth and 3000 construction workers are set to undergo vocational training at 2 new towns in Aurangabad & Buldhana. The training will focus on developing skills for Assistant barbender & steel fixer and Multi skilled technician.

“This expressway project will take 3 years to complete. 16 construction companies and 1000-2000 workers will be working on this project. This will require 500-600 skilled workforce throughout the tenure of this project.” Said Mr. Abhang, Executive Engineer – MSRDC while addressing the beneficiaries.

RAGC is committed to place who successfully complete the training under consideration. After successful completion of training of the said pilot numbers, RAGC will replicate the same in other new towns along the Mahamarg, aiming to train 25000 falling under the purview of the project.

 

120 youth and 3000 construction workers are set to undergo vocational training at 2 new towns in Aurangabad & Buldhana.

3000 project beneficiaries to get vocational training by RAGC under skill development and entrepreneurship component of MNSCE.

Festive Season Brings Positive Trends in Automobile Market

A single day of festive season completely changed the recent slowdown trends in Automobile market in India. The enormous jump in sales of vehicles during festival season are expected to help the auto market recover from the downfall this industry is facing since last 13 months. Automobile market witnessed a 5 to 7% hike in sales as compared to the same festive period from last year.

Festive Season Brings Positive Trends in Automobile Market
Festive Season Brings Positive Trends in Automobile Market

Mahindra created a new record for single day delivery by delivering close to 13,500 vehicles in 1 day. This figure was substantially higher than the deliveries last year on Dhanteras. Maruti Suzuki delivered more than 45000 cars in a single day of Dhanteras. The single day sales record came after more than 15000 vehicles delivered during previous 10 days between Navaratri & Dussehra. 

Second largest automobile manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motors has delivered about 12,500 cars in a single day. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, Hyundai who is confident the sector will bounce back said, “Compared to last year, the retail is up by 30% approximately on Dhanteras.” 

Luxury cars market also witnessed a hike in demand during this season. Mercedes Benz, after delivering more than 200 cars during the Navratri and Dussehra (in Gujarat and Mumbai alone), sold another 600 on Dhanteras across the country. BMW India said its top SUV, the X7, is already sold out for the next 3 months. On Dhanteras, MG Motor India recorded sales of 700 units of its SUV Hector.

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