Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music launches one and two year diploma courses


Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) – the professional music college under the aegis of MARG Ltd,  is all set to welcome the Fall 2012 batch of students for the Diploma certificate program.

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Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM)

The one and two year diploma course is scheduled to commence on 22nd August 2012. SAM’s recent partnership with the world renowned McNally Smith College of Music, USA enables interested students to transfer credits after graduation to pursue a degree program at the American college with scholarships. Interested applicants can register for the course at http://www.sam.org.in/admissions/application/

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(SAM)-Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music at Marg Swarnabhoomi

This Fall 2012, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has roped in international star faculty from 6 countries that promise to deliver an exciting and enriching learning experience for the students. The line up of the international faculties includes American Keyboardist best known as member of progressive metal band ‘Dream Theater’ and progressive Rock supergroup ‘ Liquid Tension Experiment’ , Pianist and Composer Jordan Rudess as guest faculty. In addition, the full time faculty includes Sofia Tosello (Argentina), Yuri Juarez (Peru), Deanna Witkowski (USA), Arthur Kell (USA), Karina Colis (Mexico), Fjoralba Turku (Albania), Juancho Herrera (Venezuela), Dario Boente (Argentina), Lonnie Plaxico (USA), Phil Maturano (USA), Prasanna (world renowned guitarist and composer) and Karthick (Internationally renowned Ghatam artist).

SAM recently signed an articulation agreement with McNally Smith College of Music in Minnesota, USA. Through this arrangement, students pursuing a Two year diploma at SAM can effectively get a degree from McNally Smith College of Music. As per the understanding, after completing the diploma program from SAM, students can transfer upto 60 credits completed to the American institute. In addition to the diploma, this would enable students to obtain a Bachelor’s degree after attending two years at McNally Smith.

Commenting on the exciting developments at SAM, GRK Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, MARG Group said, “In a short span of two years, SAM’s achievements are remarkable. We have seen a transformation happening with 226 cumulative Diploma and Camp students from 6 countries, 46 faculty from 20 countries, an exchange partnership with McNally Smith College of Music and stellar support from top establishments in the music and education industry including Hal Leonard Publishing, Mesa Engineering, Kawai, Orange, Dixon, DW, Sabian, Meinl and other major players. ”

Top students from SAM are also eligible for a scholarship at McNally Smith. This will enable the students of SAM to get a degree from McNally Smith and a Diploma from SAM at a much lower cost than what a degree at McNally Smith would have otherwise cost him/her. The exchange programme will start from the Fall 2012 batch.

Prasanna, President, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), says “Our philosophy from day one has been to impart value based education through music and focus on giving our students the macro and micro skills essential for building careers in music. We believe that Music is about people, about communities, about shared communication that comes out of a willingness to address the human condition in all its glory and imperfection. At SAM we assemble a rotating faculty of some of the brightest and most diverse musical minds from around the world, put them all together and create a challenging and rewarding environment”.

A measure of how much the college has become sought after in the international music world can be seen from the fact that Fall 2012 will witness students such as Conrad Reeves who just graduated with a degree from Oberlin Conservatory, America’s oldest and one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world that was awarded a medal of honor by Barack Obama recently, Neal Goldberg who studied at Berklee College of Music, well known Tunisian drummer Ayman Boujlida who has a degree in music and musicology, Joel Thielman, an exchange student from McNally Smith, Maria Lucas from Argentina who is an exceptional singer alongside being a PhD candidate in Sustainable Housing Development at Putra university, a few other international students and many other amazing students from India.

Looking forward to yet another exciting music season at SAM, AP Ganeshram, CEO, MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services said, “SAM has been a successful institute in providing a collaborative exchange of ideas & thoughts through a modern gurukula style of imparting music. The unique rotational faculty concept maximizes the students’ learning experience to make it as broad musically and culturally as possible. Diversity, creativity and discipline are foundations of the SAM curriculum”.

SAM also have interesting collaborative partnerships coming up with Sao Paulo’s Souza Lima Conservatory , one of the largest and most prestigious music colleges in Brazil and the exciting Indian International Arts Festival 2013 of which SAM will be a partner along with Allan Tweedie, a veteran music promoter from Scotland .

SAM’s President and renowned guitarist Prasanna had debuted as a music director in the Tamil Film “Vazhakku Enn 18/9” with two heartrending songs which do not feature any instrument in the background but brilliantly underscore the poignant moments of the film.

Education is the fundamental building block of MARG Swarnabhoomi’s ecosystem. For this purpose, infrastructure and association are being created to cater right from elementary to higher education. And the educational institutes collaborating from India and abroad will transform MARG Swarnabhoomi as the intellectual capital with thriving high-quality human resource.

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MARG have recently joined hands with Central Institute of Technology, Australia to offer various vocational courses in India and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia, to offer innovative programmes on Games, Animation, Creative Multimedia, Advertising, Fashion & Hair Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Tourism Management etc.

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MARG signs MoU with Central Institute of Technology, Australia


Central Institute of Technology and MARG Limited have reached agreement to promote the association in phased manner for a collaborative training model.

A.P. Ganessh Ram, CEO, MARG Swarnabhoomi, and Neil Fernandes, managing director, CIT, MoU.

A.P. Ganessh Ram, CEO, MARG Swarnabhoomi, and Neil Fernandes, managing director, CIT. pose with the MoU.

MARG Limited, one among India’s leading Infrastructure companies, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Central Institute of Technology, Australia to offer various vocational courses in India by setting up a centre at MARG Swarnabhoomi. The MoU was signed in the presence of Neil Fernandes, Managing Director, Central Institute of Technology & AP Ganessh Ram, CEO – MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services. The other officials present were Dr.Kiran Sandhu – International project officer and Jamie Mackaway – GM – Strategy & development of Central Institute of Technology.

Central Institute of Technology and MARG Limited have reached agreement to promote the association in phased manner for a collaborative training model. Initially, CIT and MARG will offer vocational courses in the area of Music business, Architectural Technology & Building, Civil, Structural Engineering & Drafting, Furniture and Industry & Interior Design.  Vocational courses in Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Drafting, Mining and Interactive Multimedia will be added in the second phase of operations.

Speaking on the occasion, GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Groupsaid “The MoU with Central Institute of Technology (CIT) is a proud moment for us. The education city within MARG Swarnabhoomi (EduCity) will soon house leading International education brands from Australia, Singapore, UK, Middle East, US & Malaysia. The partnership with CIT is aimed at addressing the growing demand for quality vocational education in India. The current scenario calls upon highly specialized & globally competitive talent to meet our industrial needs and MARG Swarnabhoomi is advantageously placed for training courses like these as it is a live lab that uniquely combines academia and industrial eco-system with serene lifestyle and living”.

MARG will earmark necessary infrastructure (fully fitted incubation space) upto 1,00,000 Sq.ft. at Amrita Park in MARG Swarnabhoomi for the delivery of selected courses. Both CIT and MARG recognise the value of co-operation in the field of vocational education and training in India and aim to Build the capacity of the Indian vocational education and training sector to support the development of a highly skilled workforce required for the economic development of India.

While signing the MoU, Neil Fernandes, Managing Director, Central Institute of Technology said “We are excited to partner with MARG Swarnabhoomi in creating a unique platform for providing knowledge and instilling self-confidence among tomorrow’s youth. The serene environment at MARG Swarnabhoomi & their excellent infrastructure support coupled with our expertise in offering high quality vocational courses will set standards in academic proficiency along with vocational and entrepreneurial skill development.”

MARG and CIT propose to work together to customise the courses based on the requirement of the Indian Vocational Education market and undertake the phased approach to assess the efficiency and effectiveness. MARG will identify and nominate the trainers who have industry qualifications aligned with the identified courses and CIT will train the trainers nominated by MARG for the identified courses to deliver the courses to students. CIT will also provide the course materials and pedagogy for the selected courses and also assist in assessing the students during and at the end of the course period.

AP Ganessh Ram, CEO – MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services said, “India, as a young country with 55% of its population below 30 years of age, requires very good employment opportunities. If India could impart good vocational education to its young population, it will succeed in preparing the youth as a formidable work-force of international quality. In the manufacturing and services sector there are hundreds of skills and vocations for which there is a worldwide shortage. India, even after 65 years of Independence, has not created good vocational training institutions. MARG’s and CIT’s association is aimed at bridging the gap.”

Both CIT and MARG will jointly host industry workshops and seminars on international vocational education developments. Seminars and workshops will be held on a needs basis either in India or Western Australia for the purpose of facilitating the mutual understanding between the training institutions and improving the capability of Indian training institutions. It will also develop and promote programs that are based on the Australian Qualification Training Framework, including quality assurance standards, Training Packages and assessment frameworks, customised to India’s skill development requirements.

MARG’s education initiatives are aimed at MARG Swarnabhoomi emerging as an education cluster for a New Economy. MARG has an educational focus aimed at meeting the growing global demand for skilled workforce by empowering young individuals with the necessary skill sets to bridge the socio-economic divide. These initiatives under a trust titled ‘Swarnabhoomi Academy of Institutions (SAI)’ will provide a platform for world class education with International faculty, shaping young minds and creating knowledge based society. SAI includes the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) and MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya (affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education).

Education is the fundamental building block of MARG Swarnabhoomi’s ecosystem. For this purpose, infrastructure and association are being created to cater right from elementary to higher education. And the educational institutes collaborating from India and abroad will transform MARG Swarnabhoomi as the intellectual capital with thriving high-quality human resource.

Source:http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/MARG-signs-MoU-with-Central-Institute-of-Technology-Australia/5401180939