South Asia International Institute, part of the Sylvan International Universities network, launched its operations in eastern India today.
The institute is coming up in Hyderabad on an area of 125 acres of land which is scheduled to commence its courses for general students in a couple of years.
At present, courses will be conducted at a different rented place for company sponsored students only. Officials from the university are at an advanced stage of negotiation with a few companies for offering advanced engineering and management courses to their employees.
Sylvan International Universities, the largest division of Sylvan Learning Systems currently operates six institutions in five countries with a combined enrollment of more than 60,000 students.
Each of these institutions are fully accredited by its local authorities offering more than 100 career oriented undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs in various fields.
South Asia International Institute will apply for Deemed University status in India and will offer dual degree programmes in the engineering stream of computer science, telecommunications and electronics and masters degree, in computer science and engineering.
It proposes to introduce additional on business management, hotel management, international commerce, health science, and communications.
In its first year the Institute will enroll 210 students in undergraduate programmes and 150 students in the post graduate programmes.