Dubai: Emaar Education, a subsidiary of real estate company Emaar Dubai, is setting up a private university in India, a newspaper reports has said.
“We have a plan to start the Raffles International University in Jaipur which will provide higher education in business studies, information technology, science, art, hospitality and other subjects,” Emaar Education vice-president, marketing and admissions, Celia Her told Emirates Business daily.
The university is being started in collaboration with the Gamber Education Foundation and is likely to start formal operations by April. Recruitment has been progressing for the faculty and senior staff, the report said.
Raffles International School, under Emaar Education, has already got a boarding school in Jaipur with about 1,000 students.
Emaar has big construction and residential projects in India through its joint venture (JV) Emaar-MGF, a JV between Properties PJSC and India’s MGF Land.
Emaar’s education business is expected to complement the residential projects in the second most populous country in the world. Emaar Education acquired Singapore-based Raffles Campus Pte Limited, a premier education provider, in September 2006 to spearhead its projects in the education sector. Raffles Campus has campuses in Singapore, Dubai, India and Vietnam.