ISDC Announces its Partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, UK for Arts & Design Courses

Bengaluru : ISDC, the Leading International Provider for British Education & Skills announces its collaborative partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK for design related disciplines. ISCA – International School of Creative Arts, the Creative Education division of ISDC Offers UG & PG Programs in Communication Design validated by the Liverpool John Moores University. ISCA has been working with the University of the West of Scotland to offer the courses in New Media Art and Creative Media Practice.  ISCA has also partnered with the University of Creative Arts for number progression arrangements for its students.

It is very much timely in the context of new UGC regulations around the Collaboration between Indian & Foreign Higher Education Institutions and UK High Level Education Delegation visiting India as part of a UK VC / PVC visit along with Sir Steve Smith, UK Department of International Trade International Education Champion.

The Partnership was launched today at Bangalore in the presence of Dr. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education & Skills, Government of Karnataka and Professor Joe Yates, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at LJMU.

Dr. Ashwath Narayan CN, Minister of Higher Education and Skills, Government of Karnataka, said, “NEP 2020 has created a conducive environment for internationalisation of education. It has opened the doors for educational institutions around the globe to recognise each other’s domain of expertise and collaborate, thereby creating a lot of opportunities for everyone. UGC has also stepped forward to facilitate this kind of collaboration and partnerships to expand their reach. I must congratulate both ISDC and Liverpool John Moores University for the partnership, which will provide excellent opportunities for students interested in a career in art and design”.

Tom Joseph, Executive Director for Strategy and Development at ISDC said, “ISDC is pleased to expand its operations in India with LJMU for design & arts in the context of ambitious projects like Bangalore Design District and Bangalore Design Festival – we believe that we can supply the best outputs for this. We are a strong advocate of international education and the partnership with LJMU covers many aspects, including LJMU students coming to India and pursuing a part of their courses with our partner universities in India, and we are expanding this to many other disciplines. Like LJMU, many of the ISDC Partner Universities in the UK have expressed their interest in India in the context of new UGC regulations and the Hon’ble Education Minister’s recent visit to the UK. “

“Liverpool John Moores University are delighted and excited to be partnering with the International Skill Development Corporation to offer a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, at their campus in Kochi. This partnership provides the opportunity for young people to experience the excellent teaching and learning environment that both ISDC and LJMU have to offer. Under the new National Education Policy (NEP 2020), Indian HEIs will focus on 3Is – interdisciplinary research, industry connect and internationalisation, the three pillars required to elevate Indian institutions to global standards. We are confident that ISDC and LJMU can achieve these 3 objectives through this unique partnership. UK universities have worked together with higher education organisations in India for many years. These collaborations contribute to both the UK and Indian economies and provide wider benefits to students, staff at both institutions”. Said Professor Joe Yates – Pro Vice Chancellor – Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies – Liverpool John Moores University

About ISDC

ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation) is a leading International Provider for British Education and Skills. ISDC is working with the UK Skills Federation, Scottish Qualifications Authority, large number Universities and Professional Bodies in the UK for their Market Expansion, Transnational Education and Growth. ISDC has an active presence in India and working in partnership with an excess of 200 Universities including Central, State, Deemed & Private for many Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programs in number of domains and subject areas. It also has developed many successful strategic partnerships in the Country including working with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to promote vocational education with global accreditation.

About LJMU

Ranked 73rd in The Complete University Guide – University Ranking (UK), Liverpool John Moores University is an open research university. Liverpool John Moores University is also ranked 75th in The Guardian – University Rankings, and ranks between 401-500 in THE (Times Higher Education) – University Ranking and 801-1000 in the QS – World University Ranking. With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, LJMU is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Within five faculties, the LJMU research is an influencing factor behind policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Not content to rest on its laurels, LJMU is constantly looking ahead to develop even further, with ambitious plans for the development of our campus, in the heart of the city centre, remaining committed to providing industry-ready graduates and boasting an impressive portfolio of international activity including partnerships across the globe. Notably, the university is officially associated with the Northern Consortium, University Alliance and the European University Association.

In 2016-17, the university admitted more than 22,400 students including over 18,300 undergraduate students and more than 4,000 postgraduate students, making it the 35th largest university in the country by total student population. Further, it boasts of a lively community of more than 23,000 students representing over 100 countries worldwide. Also, students are provided for learning under the guidance of

2,400 staff members. The university offers 250-degree programs that make it one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking institutions of higher education in the country.

Liverpool John Moores University is one among the eligible institutions for the collaborations with Indian Higher Education Institutions as per the UGC’s recent Framework by virtue of  its ranking in the UK and globally.