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MUMBAI :Travel major Thomas Cook India's education and training vertical, Centre of Learning, has launched a global immersion program in a strategic tie-up with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore).
The seven-day immersion program, starting in January 2016, at NTU Singapore offers academics coupled with corporate visits and sightseeing to Indian students. The program is focused on key global tourism management topics and provides a platform to interact with international students and faculty.
"With India becoming one of the world's fastest growing economies, education and training will form a critical element to skilling its young population.. The program design is compact and is customised to focus on real world relevance. The personal interaction with global faculty and students ensures a greater level of learning and development, " Mona Cheriyan, chief operating officer and head of human resources at Thomas Cook India said in a press statement. Centre of Learning is an initiative of Thomas Cook India to develop talent for the organization as well as for the industry.
Nanyang Business School (NBS) Singapore is one of the largest business schools in Asia with more than 5000 students.
"Nanyang Business School (NBS), Singapore with its deep expertise in the area of tourism and hospitality through its undergraduate program and long association with Cornell university is well positioned to support and collaborate with Thomas Cook (India) while it embarks on increasing its footprint in Asia through latest acquisitions, " Puneet K Narula, country director - India and head - university partnerships, executive education, Nanyang Technological University said in the statement.
Billionaire Prem Watsa backed Thomas Cook India is an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering services that include foreign exchange, corporate travel, MICE, leisure travel, insurance, visa and passport services and E-Business. It's footprint - exclusive of its subsidiaries - currently extends to over 232 locations in 94 cities across India, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.