Whitireia New Zealand expands into the South Indian market

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

With the opening of its second office in India in Bangalore, the New Zealand education institute aims to build stronger links with southern states.

Whitireia New Zealand, a New Zealand Government funded category one Institute of Technology, announced the opening of its Bangalore office in India today. With campuses already in Auckland and Wellington, and an office in New Delhi since 2012, Whitireia aims to leverage its new Bangalore office to provide support to its growing network of partner universities in the market. The expansion plan in India reflects the institutions ongoing commitment to building relationships with India, especially in the southern region.

While many Indian students travel to New Zealand to gain higher qualifications, many more Indian students are also taking advantage of the growth in academic cooperation between Whitireia New Zealand and Indian institutions. The institution is rapidly evolving from recruiting students for study in New Zealand to working closely with Indian universities and technical institutions to support the development of educational partnerships with India.

We see many opportunities for us to build our educational relationships with Universities and technical institutions in Southern India following the very successful model used in New Delhi said Don Campbell, Chief Executive of Whitireia NZ. India is a very important market for us and we believe long term investment and support will benefit Whitireia NZ and our Indian partner institutions.

Having full time professional staff based in India has enabled Whitireia to provide the level of support needed to meet market needs and the result of this approach has been quite remarkable with India becoming the fastest growing source of international students studying at the institution.

Through its Career Link service Whitireia has also provided many of these students with the opportunity to gain work experience in New Zealand upon graduation. Their qualifications and experience have opened up many job opportunities for them when they return home to India or move to working in an international environment.

Ziena Jalil, Regional Director South and South East Asia, Education New Zealand says, We are delighted with the opening of Whitireia New Zealands Bangalore office and see it as an excellent strategy of working with quality Indian partners and students from south India, in the same way that the institutions New Delhi office does in the north. This office opening also exemplifies New Zealand education institutions commitment to work in partnership with key Indian institutions to support stronger educational outcomes for students.
 

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