Published On: Wed, May 26th, 2010

Raffles to set up 5 new colleges

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Singapore based Raffles Education Corporation (REC) will invest US $24 million to expand its operations in India to offer design skills in multiple sectors, a top company official said. As part of its expansion, the company will set up five more design colleges across the country in Chandigarh, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad this year.

In a joint venture with the New Delhi-based technology driven education firm Educomp Solutions, REC opened three design colleges in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai in 2009. “In the long term, we are planning to operate about 20 colleges in India keeping in view the growing demand for design skills in fashion, interiors, graphics, multimedia, animation and jewellery,” said Raffles Chief Executive Chew Hua Seng.