MARG’S EDUCATION & RESEARCH INITIATIVES:
With its foray into the educational arena, MARG is set to address and overcome the gap in quality talent to meet the ever increasing global needs. MARG intends to fulfill its goal by creating an equitable society by empowering young individuals with the necessary skill sets to bridge the prevalent socio-economic divide.
Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI):
MARG’s education initiatives are aimed at MARG SWARNABHOOMI emerging as an education cluster for a New Economy. These initiatives under a trust titled ‘Swarnabhoomi Academy of Institutions (SAI)’ will provide a platform for world class education with International faculty. At SAI, we believe that education plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds and creating a knowledge based society that propels a nation’s fortunes while bringing about profound harmony.
The MARG Group offers unique set of advantages to ‘Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI)’:
- Extensive training opportunities at onsite projects of MARG consisting of a development of more than 60 million sq.ft. , 2 upcoming airports at Bijapur & Bellary and an upcoming port at Mugaiyur
- On the job training at MARG’s facilities amongst the brightest minds in the industry
- Help impart best practices through student exposure to international strategic partners of MARG
- Scope to absorb meritorious students into the MARG Group which already boasts os a seasoned human capital of more than 1000
- Breakthrough initiatives by MARG, like PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), will provide students with rich exposure to fast growing social issues like ‘community development’
- Senior Managers from the MARG Group will share their domain expertise with the students. 30,000 man hours of visiting faculty time, across functional domains , has already been pledged by top professionals at MARG
The institutions under the SAI banner boast of enviable campuses & infrastructure, great learning environment & experienced faculties backed by professional governing bodies.
The following institutes are under the purview of SAI:
- Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM)
- MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS)
- MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya
- Virginia Tech (India Campus)
Also, a ‘Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Studies’ is on the anvil.
SAM – Professional college for contemporary music
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) is India’s first professional college for contemporary jazz, rock and world music which is on a par with major music colleges around the world.
Located at the lush, nature rich and inspirational environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi, on the scenic ECR (after Kalpakkam), SAM has a 4 acre campus with a 29,000 sq.ft. facility with top of the line facilities and infrastructure on par with the best music schools in the world.
State-of-the-art Designed Learning Facilities: Top end gear, lecture halls, Ensemble rooms, Music labs, practice rooms, recital halls, library, media centre, private lessons, Performance labs, Ensembles, Ear training, Master class lectures and Open air performance centre.
All this combined with modern residential and recreation facilities integrating traditional Indian Gurukul learning system with the best of western education.
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has internationally renowned guitarist/composer PRASANNA as its President, along with other prominent faculty from around the globe.
SAM Faculty for fall 2011:
Guitar Faculty : PRASANNA, JUANCHO HERRERA & JANE GETTER
Drums Faculty : DAFNIS PRIETO & FERENC NEMETH
Vocal Faculty : LARA BELLO & SOFIA TOSELLO
Piano & Keyboard Faculty : CARMEN STAAF & VICTOR GOULD
Bass : DEREK NIEVERGELT & ANDRES ROTMISTROVSKY
Indian Percussion Faculty : Dr. S. KARTHICK
For more details, visit www.sam.org.in
MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) – addressing global need for high quality architects
MIDAS aims to provide excellence in architecture & design and focuses on nurturing, inspiring and equipping the students with the best of knowledge tools and training. The courses that are offered in MIDAS are 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture Studies (B. Arch – Architecture Studies) and 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Interior Design Studies (B. Arch – Interior Design Studies). Both the programs are aimed at being residential. In addition to standard courses in architecture and design, specialised Continuous Professional Development (CPD) short term courses for working professional architects are also in the Anvil.
MIDAS is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai and approved by Council of Architecture, India. The counselling code for the Institution is 1130.
The graduates who complete the courses in MIDAS will have a compelling career as specialists with Interior Design and Architecture firms. . The program is structured to facilitate students foray into specialised areas such as Retail Design, Lighting Design, Exhibition Design, Event and Set Design and Ergonomics. Designed to bring in the prevailing trends across the world, MIDAS is one of the few Schools in India to offer alternative career options to architecture students through integrated study.
The curriculum and teaching methodology integrate international standards of delivery and assimilation. Best in class professors from across the world are an integral part of the faculty, enabling students to gain extensive knowledge on international architectural standards and global exposure.
MARG institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) is administrated by a management team which comprises of eminent academicians and industry veterans. The management team is responsible for planning and monitoring of all academic and administrative activities of the institute. The Advisory Board of MIDAS includes an eminent board of erudite advisors from both India and abroad.
The school is headed by Prof. Jaffer AA Khan RIBA, FRSA, RAIA who brings in 25 years of practice, teaching and research experience to MIDAS.
Students of MIDAS have an opportunity to live and learn in the inspiring environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi – a 22.9 Million sq.ft. Smart eco – system located at an inspiring campus environment with an area spread over 7 acres. Facilities provided to the students are Internship in India and abroad, Futuristic studio, 24/7 computer access, 1000 acre campus environment, World class Library, High end residential accommodation facilities, swimming pool and play ground, etc.
For more details, visit www.midas.ac.in
MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya – A school focused on holistic education
Based on the CBSE pattern, this school currently offers affordable education to first generation students around the neighbourhood of MARG Swarnabhoomi.Driven by the vision to play a key role in ushering regional growth around places where it has a presence, the MARG Group plans to open at least 10 schools under the flagship of “MARG Navajyothi” around various parts of India to provide quality education to over 5000 deserving students.
MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya has the requisite infrastructure to take care of both the academic and extra-curricular activities. The school has a G+2 building with an area of 20,000 square feet. All the classrooms are well ventilated. Children are provided with a theme based learning environment. The school is well equipped with all educational aids to foster overall development of the child. Computer lab and a ‘Smart Class’ facility enable the children to be in touch with the latest. The school has ample lush green spaces, a garden and playground with sports facilities.The school is headed by an educationist with more than 30 years of experience in school education. A team of trained teachers experienced in handling CBSE syllabus are taking care of the overall development needs of the children.
Virginia Tech (India Campus) – Collaborative research, education and outreach
US based Virginia Tech is establishing a University campus at MARG Swarnabhoomi. The University campus is designed on the similar lines as Virginia Tech, USA with the objective to deliver programs in India to foster graduate education as well as scientific and technological engagement through a model of collaborative research, education and outreach that will address current and future global issues and opportunities. Virginia Tech proposes to award Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Due diligence towards preparation for a formal launch is underway.
MARG Swarnabhoomi – the fast emerging education cluster for a new economy:
Education initiatives of SAI are based at the Land of New Thinking, MARG Swarnabhoomi- a city of sustainable innovation built on close networking of academia-research-industry nestled in the nurturing and energizing environment of education, research, innovation and industry. It is a serene place where life pulsates, ideas are conceived and imagination takes flight – a complete learning and living experience.
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