SP Jain School of Global Management, ranked in the world’s top 12 for its 1-year Global MBA programme, has become the first Indian management school to start an international campus in London. The school will also offer admission to local students, with a possibility to study in its other branches in Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore or Sydney for a semester or two.
SP Jain London will begin delivering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in October 2023. These programmes will be accredited by the Office for Students, Department for Education, UK, and will result in students graduating with a UK degree. However, SP Jain London has also received New Degree Awarding Powers (NDAPs), which means it can confer its own degrees- the first ever by an Indian institute in the UK.
Gaurav Jain, the Business Development Manager said, “We are only the 5 institution to get these degree awarding powers and the only one of Indian origin.”
The student mix will be a combination of UK nationals and residents and students from all over the world. SP Jain Global already has 85 alumni who work in the UK.
The new school will also offer students from the UK and abroad the opportunity to study in London and also at S P Jain’s other campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and Mumbai. The London campus is located in the heart of London’s financial, business and tech district – Canary Wharf.
Nitish Jain, Founder and President of the S P Jain Global Group told Asian Voice, at a working lunch meeting with IJA journalists, “People ask me – why London? Because students want to study in London! Simple. The number of students interested to study in the UK has doubled in the last year itself. We are a student-centric school and will go to any length to improve their learning experience. And why not London? With GMT 0, I call it the centre of our planet earth.
“Our new state-of-the-art campus in London is designed to be a place where students, alumni, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs from across the UK can come together to ideate and collaborate on thought leadership. It also provides for an excellent location for part time jobs, internships and industry guest lectures.”
The meeting was also joined by his wife and author Bapsy, who was born in Kolkata and son Gaurav.
Applauding the initiative, Sarah Chidgey, Head of International Education, Department for International Trade, UK said, “We are delighted to welcome S P Jain to London! We have heard of their strong reputation and futuristic education. London is a centre of global business, and we are confident that students would have a superb learning experience. Though the UK is well-known for the quality of its higher education, a strong new provider would add to the choice both British and international students would have.”