UK language school wins India college contracts

October 23, 2013

St George International, a London-based English language school with a campus in Delhi, has announced contracts to teach English at two Indian institutions: Mahatma Gandhi Inter College and Lovely Professional University.

Caption: Lovely Professional University, where SGI will be teaching international students

At Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab State, SGI has been contracted to teach an academic, year-long English course to 200 international students on undergraduate courses in one of India’s largest universities.

SGI India will also be teaching 1,500 students at Mahatma Gandhi Inter College, located in Gorakhpur in Eastern Utter Pradesh State, following a successful pilot programme with 60 students from the college. The three-month training course focusses on English communication and is designed to meet the needs of students with little previous exposure to English.

Sumati Jalan, School Director at SGI India, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to teach the students of these two renowned educational institutes. With our experienced teachers, supported by the experienced academic team in London, I’m sure we will fully deliver what is expected of us.”

Max Loach, School Principal at SGI London, said, “This is excellent news for SGI and a testament to all the hard work our India school management has put in to tendering for contracts. The fact that the university knew that the courses would be closely monitored and supported by the London school must have played a significant part.”

The SGI India in Delhi opened two years ago and offers a range of courses including General English, Ielts preparation, Ielts, corporate training and pre-university English. Loach said the school was seeing an increasing numbers of international students, and that there was significant potential for India to grow as an ELT destination.

He added, “The demand for quality English tuition in India is extremely high; it is the route to better jobs and a higher standard of living, and while English is the international language, I can’t see that changing, clearly good news for schools like us!”

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