Projects Undertaken

Over the last 12 years has undertaken over 30 projects for various clients have been executed. Most of its projects are long term projects spanning from duration of 10 years to those spanning 1-5 years. Some of the significant projects are as follows:

Edexcel International

MBEC secured a major contract in 1998 from one of the leading awarding bodies, namely, Edexcel UK to represent them in promotion of their qualifications in India to begin with. The territory of operation of the company was extended to countries in South Asia and Africa from the year 2001. The contract was mainly to promote vocational qualifications. MBEC, after developing an annual student registration of over 3,000 per annum in India established Edexcel’s qualifications in Bangladesh, Mauritius, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Maldives which are now established qualifications in these countries. MBEC set up facilities to manage operations in these countries and handed over to Edexcel for direct management.

Edexcel was taken over by Pearson Education, and Edexcel decided to appoint its own employees to manage its activities in India. MBEC offered to terminate the contract with Edexcel and handed over India operations in September 2008 with over 13,000 registrations on Edexcel’s vocational programmes and after introducing a step change in promoting Edexcel’s academic qualifications in India.

Undertaken two Studies ( one for the Colleges Sector and other for the HE Sector) for Scottish Development International (SDI) – the International wing of the Scottish Government to identify market opportunities for Scottish Education providers in three cities

The project involved undertaking desk research along with primary survey of institutions in Delhi, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Kolkata and Pune. The aim of the projects were to recommend to SDI education institutions in the target cities that offer qualifications in IT/ Computing, Business Studies, Retail, energy, Hospitality and Tourism, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering and Built Environment that may be willing to collaborate with Scottish Education institutions to develop partnerships. Such partnerships would be for joint delivery of education programmes, research and development, faculty and student exchange.

 Market Research for Executive Education and Training for India undertaken on behalf of UKTI, Government of UK

This project funded by UKTI, was executed through Prothero Limited (MBEC’s associate organisation in UK). The UKTI together with the Department for Innovation, Universities, and Skills (DUIS), has been considering ideas for UK initiatives in executive and management education with India as a basis for presentation and discussion during the Prime Minister’s visits to India in the Autumn of 2007. UKTI and the DUIS have consulted some UK companies and university vice chancellors on a broad concept paper proposing British centres for executive education drawing upon the capabilities of UK education providers in this sector. The concept is based on a general assessment of demand in India for practical management education that will equip existing and prospective managers to operate successfully in an international business environment. MBEC undertook market research with companies in India also Indian management institutes, industry bodies, key decision makers to ascertain the demand for UK Executive education and training programmes in India

 Report for Market entry for University of Edinburgh, UK in India

The Consultants were commissioned by the University of Edinburgh to undertake a study that provides the university opportunities for collaboration in India. The main focus of the study was to identify research opportunities for the University in India and feasibility for the University to establish its office in India. Prothero Limited (MBEC’s associate organisation in UK) assisted in undertaking the study.

American Institute of Foreign Studies (AIFS) – Report and Implementation

American Institute of Foreign Studies had contracted in 2006 Prothero Limited (a UK based consultancy organization – MBEC’s associate organisation in UK) and the Consultants to undertake a detailed study for them to ascertain the possibilities of promoting their programmes in India.

Following the acceptance of the report, AIFS contracted Prothero Ltd and MBEC later in 2006 to implement the project in India. This involved putting in place a network of staff and consultants across major cities in India that promoted various programmes such as Summer Institute for the Gifted, recruitment of counselors for Camp America, recruitment of Au Pairs and identifying Indian universities with whom study abroad Programme for Indian students can be implemented. Two groups of camp counselors participated in Camp America Programme in 2007 and 2008, two batches from students participated in Summer Institute of Gifted Programme in 2007 and 2008 and a few Au Pairs were also recruited. A study abroad programme was established at the University of Hyderabad and the first batch of students started their semester abroad in August 2008.

Promotion of Erasmus Mundus Funded European Masters in Life Long Learning: Policy and Management: Report and Implementation

The European MALLL programme is delivered by a Consortium of three institutions Department of Education, University of Aahrus, Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. The Consortium over the last two years were not been able to attract students to the scholarship programme and awarded a project to MBEC to help promote the programme, attract quality applicants for the programme and explore links between quality Indian universities with a view to developing collaborative delivery and research. A good number of quality applications were generated and quality institutions have been put forward to develop links with the Consortium. A plan of action was recommended for future follow up.

Market Research for Sheffield Hallam University

The Sheffield Hallam University had retained the services of the Consultants to prepare a report for them to identify opportunities for them to enhance the recruitment of students, identify opportunities for their four major schools under which the different departments of the University is grouped. These schools are

Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences

Development and Society

Health and Well Being

Organisation and Management

The report inter alia recommended the specific subject areas in which there are opportunities for partnerships that should be pursued by each of the four schools, some specific institutions that are interested in developing partnerships with the University and the level and type of partnerships that should be explored by the University. The report also recommended to the University to set up an office in India that would be responsible for networking with agents to facilitate recruitment of students and also help pursue development of partnerships. The University accepted the recommendation of the consultants and the Consultants are responsible for managing the office of the University in India and also advising them on developing partnerships.

University of Sunderland , UK : Report and Implementation

Set up and established the office of University of Sunderland, operations in Indian Sub continent. The office served as a clearing house for applications from students from India,Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh for admission to the University. Dedicated staff had been appointed and a dedicated office has been provided for executing this project. The University achieved 100 percent growth in student recruitment

UK e-University: Report and Implementation

Represented UKeU in India to develop their market for a very short period. The contract ended as UK e-U was closed down in the UK.

University of Lancaster , UK : Reports and Implementation

The University of Lancaster retained MBEC to undertake market research for three departments of the University to develop partnerships to undertake joint research and delivery of education and training programmes in India. Four different reports were prepared for four different schools namely, Psychology, Law, Engineering and Computing

Following development of reports, Lancaster University sought inputs in developing and implementing its strategies for developing partnerships in India. MBEC successfully organized setting up a partnership for delivery of Lancaster University programmes in India with a leading education organisation in India that is branded as the University of Lancaster’s campus in India.

London School of Economics, UK: Support Services

Provided logistics support to London School of Economics to organize event for the visit of their CEO to India. LSE has moved in their own premises in New Delhi to set up a representative office.

Interactive University (Scholar Programme), UK : Support Services

Interactive University was set up as a partnership of Scottish Universities and education providers to develop delivery of on-line programmes leading to qualifications from Scottish education providers. The Scholar programme in UK was developed to support delivery of science and ICT qualifications at the school level. MBEC offered logistics support to market the Scholar programme in India and the project ended on the winding up of the Interactive University project.

 Study for a leading French Management Institute for Market entry into India

 The Consultants were commissioned by a leading French Management Institute to undertake a study to identify potential for executive education in India and also to advise them on opportunities for establishing their physical presence in India. The study for executive education opportunities was undertaken across six cities in India. This involved primary research, group discussions with HR managers of leading companies in each cities as well as desk research on leading management schools located in the six cities.

Study for British Council’s Education UK Scotland to ascertain opportunities for Scottish Colleges and Universities in India

 The study involved primary research in 3 tier 2 cities across India for Scottish Colleges and Universities. The Study focussed on 4 specific areas identified by BC Scotland as focus areas. The outputl provided specific details of education and training institutes in each of the 4 focus areas in the 3 cities and opportunities for collaboration for Scottish Institutions.

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