Business Awards 2020

MEAMARKETS / 2020MEA Business Awards 73 , Best Educational Business & Fashion University - UAE Capital College Capital College is a leading institution of learning, licensed by the Government of Sharjah. Recently, we got in touchwithDr Vikas NandKumar Batheja to find outmore about one of the best educational business and fashion universities in theUAE today. In partnership with some of the world’s top names in education, Capital College is committed to serving the needs of school leavers and working professionals, alike with quality education offered in convenient timings and at highly affordable fees. Going into further detail, Dr Vikas begins by providing us with a brief overview of the college and also reveals some of the programmes it has to offer. “Established in 1998, Capital College is the region’s first entrepreneurship higher education institution which holds prestigious partnerships with North Wales Business School at Glyndwr University, Westcliff University, California and Rome Business School. From bachelor to doctorate degrees, all our programmes are offered in association with our globally recognised and reputed partners.” Capital College is in direct competition with several other higher education institutions across the UAE, however as Vikas goes on to explain, its flexibility and reputation has helped the college distinguish itself from others in the region. “Here at Capital College, our mission is to provide education for all. In this regard, we offer bilingual programmes online or on campus. With 95% of our students coming through word of mouth, student feedback is also key to improving our offerings and our rigorous entry process.” Every team member at Capital College is considered part of the family, and as Vikas is keen to highlight, anyone joining the team must buy into this ethos. “With an open-door policy for all, management aims to ensure all team members are comfortable and happy to push forward the mission of Capital College. When it comes to recruitment, we typically look to bring in new team members who are at the same wavelength as our existing team. Moreover, a hunger to succeed and the ability to support each other are generally the key qualities we look for.” With the higher education industry constantly changing, remaining at the forefront of emerging developments has never been so important and as Vikas points out, Capital College is taking the necessary steps to ensure its programmes are of the highest standard. “With the demand for new programmes focusing on niche markets growing by the hour, the Capital College advisory board keeps recommending new programmes and technologies to be implemented. In addition, the team regularly participates in industry led seminars to learn about the new trends.” Finally, Vikas reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on both the industry and the business, before outlining some of the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for Capital College in 2021 and beyond. Nov20598 “COVID-19 has led to a focus on online education in the region, and here at Capital College we have seen a 400% rise in enrolments for our online programmes. Recently, we have ventured into a complete bilingual offering of our programmes, being the first private higher education provider to do so. Moving forward, our focus will be on creating a whole new suite of accredited programmes in several languages which can be studied live online or on campus through our learning platform DILTON.” Company: Capital College Contact: Dr Vikas Batheja Website: