A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), Auckland, NZ and Rizvi Education Society, Mumbai, India on February 23rd, 2016. This agreement will allow Indian sub-continent students for the first time to begin their degree studies in India and conclude it in New Zealand. It will give students a unique opportunity to internationalise their degree and add to the global work-force.
MIT is one of New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious government Institutes of Technology with 16,000 students enrolled per annum and over 1,000 international students studying business, information technology, engineering, maritime and culinary programmes. Rizvi Education Society is a highly reputed and recognised education provider with experienced faculty and state of the art infrastructure based out of Mumbai. Both the institutions share similar values and approach towards global education, with more than 100 years of collective experience of imparting quality education.
John Wadsworth, Dean, Faculty of Business and IT at MIT said “This opportunity to collaborate with a prestigious institution like MIT, provides a unique opportunity for the students to not only gain a qualification from New Zealand, but also to gain hands on, practical experience through internship/research project. This is a core part of MIT’s curriculum, giving students a huge advantage for future employability in New Zealand.”
Dr Farooqui, Principal, Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce on signing the MoU said, “The collaboration with a prestigious institution like MIT is the first step for us towards going international. This is an
opportunity for our students to gain quality education in a foreign land at an affordable cost, giving them the opportunity to compete globally. New Zealand is considered safe and packed along with MIT’s education standards, is definite to bring positive outcomes for our students.”
Students will be guided in transition to MIT by Estero New Zealand the organisation who identified this opportunity and further engineered the project. They will have a base at the Rizvi Education Society campus in Mumbai. “Estero New Zealand will be central to the success of this arrangement as they will provide on-site guidance and support to the students,” said John after signing the MoU.
The agreement allows the students to study the first three semesters of their Bachelor Degree in India. On completion of this, the students will transition to MIT in New Zealand for their subsequent three semesters of study. The students graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Management from MIT.