MUMBAI: Centum Learning signed a MoU with Whistling Woods International (WWI). This vertical specific programme would be offered by Centum Learning Limited this fall to build professional skills among students aspiring to join the Media and Entertainment sector in the country.
The programme aims at providing inputs to students relevant to the Media and Entertainment industry.
Bharti Enterprises vice chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal said, “The service sector with its myriad opportunities and challenges requires a talent pool that can drive and sustain its growth. Through Centum Learning Limited, Bharti Group is playing its part in skilling the youth of our country. We see ourselves playing a major role in the development of the country and making it the skill capital of the world.”
Centum Learning Limited CEO and executive director Sanjeev Duggal said “Our collaboration with Whistling Woods International is yet another step forward that endorses our commitment to world class quality in education. By partnering with Whistling Woods International, we are hoping to redefine the landscape of education and training that is offered in creative arts and sciences globally. Centum Learning’s expertise in the training and development combined with Whistling Woods International’s forte in media and entertainment space will create a very formidable alliance in the educational space.”
For the graduate programmes, the students will study at the Centum Learning urban campuses for the first 5 semesters and the last semester will be at the Whistling Woods Campus in Mumbai. Similarly, for the post graduate programs, students will study first semester at Centum Learning urban campus and last semester at the Whistling Woods campus in Mumbai. The eligibility criteria for a student to apply for these courses will be 10+2 for graduate programmes and a bachelor’s degree for the post graduate programmes. The last semester at the Whistling Woods campus is envisaged as an internship project writing period to provide complete hands on exposure in chosen area of their specialization.
Whistling Woods International chairman Subhash Ghai added “Our partnership with Centum Learning is a significant step for us, as we continue to expand our footprint to ensure that we have the skills & talent to take charge of booming media & entertainment industry that’s growing over 12% annually and has likely to touch $20 billion by 2013. We are very excited about this tie up and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship."