Global online school ties up with Zee Network's education arm

NEW DELHI: Universitas 21 Global, a leading global online business school, Wednesday announced the signing of an alliance with Zee Network's education arm with a view to expanding its presence in different parts of India.

As part of the agreement, Universitas 21 Global will utilise Zee Interactive Learning Systems' network of study centres to impart its online management education programmes, said a company statement issued here.

"Students can enrol themselves with immediate effect in the Zee Learning centres in north and east India, Bangladesh and Nepal and this facility will soon be available across all centres," said the statement.

Universitas 21 Global is a joint venture between an international consortium of 16 universities and Thomson Learning, a worldwide provider of tailored learning solutions for individuals, businesses and institutions.

The online business school has enrolled students from the US, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It launched its programmes in India in June last year.

Universitas 21 Global has also appointed job portal as its placement partner.

"By the year 2020, the demand for higher education is likely to increase to over 100 million students worldwide. India alone will witness 15 million students seeking higher education," said Mukesh Aghi, CEO of Universitas 21 Global.

"E-learning will emerge as a major conduit for access to education and we at Universitas 21 Global are committed to help meet this demand," he added.

"We are confident that our alliances with Zee Interactive and will help us achieve this goal. These alliances will further help us in providing the best education and career planning facilities to the students in the country."

Arun Khetan of Zee Interactive Learning Systems said: "Our alliance with Universitas 21 Global is a step forward in the direction of providing the best of education opportunities to people in India."

Zee Interactive Learning has a network of over 300 study centre across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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