Portsmouth university bid to recruit students from India

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THE University of Portsmouth has signed an agreement establishing a permanent presence in India to recruit new students.

The venture is jointly funded by the International Office and Portsmouth Business School and developed in partnership with Indian market entry experts SannamS4 in New Delhi.

Under the venture, a Portsmouth representative working from Mumbai will explore new opportunities in India to promote the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and build relationships with potential partner institutions.

Portsmouth Business School is jointly funding the venture to raise awareness across the sub-continent of its wide-ranging portfolio of programmes, including undergraduate Business and Management programmes and the AMBA-accredited MBA with Business Placement.

The university’s international director Joe Docherty said the agreement represented a shift in the University’s recruitment strategy in India and underlined its continuing commitment to the vibrant market.

He said: ‘This venture represents an exciting opportunity for the University of Portsmouth to raise its profile in India and to explore new opportunities in recruitment and institutional cooperation.

‘We are looking forward to what we are sure will be a highly successful collaboration with SannamS4 in this venture.’