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GD Goenka University, India to incubate Glocal (Global Yet Local) Digital Talents with eduCLaaS


GD Goenka University (GDGU), No. 1 Private University in North India, signed a memorandum of agreement with eduCLaaS Pte Ltd, the international subsidiary of Lithan Academy from Singapore on the 7th of April 2021 to jointly offer applied undergraduate degree CLaaS®.


CLaaS® delivers Competency Learning as a Service to support digital upskilling for higher education students, working adults, and enterprises in the digital economy. It adopts work-based learning pedagogy with a competency-based curriculum for blended learning journeys that deliver tangible career and business outcomes.


Under the partnership, Lithan at GDGU’s campus, will deliver applied degree courses with an international work-study journey where the learners gain up to three years of working experience before graduation.


eduCLaaS’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh said “Modern employers require plug and play graduates who can be productive from the first day of the job. Our 1+3 work-study degree delivers seamless job induction before graduation: with 1 year of intensive skills acquisition bootcamp and 3 years of on-the-job training at the workplace. Our learners are Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents as they engage in borderless learning and working, alongside international learners and employers, supported by over 20 regional campuses from across Asia.”


He further added, “We welcome GD Goenka University joining our Pan Asia eduCLaaS platfor for incubating Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents ready for growth in the post-Covid digital economy.”


Prof Tabrez Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of GDGU said, “We the GD Goenka University and LITHAN Singapore have signed an MoU on 7th April 2021 for adopting an eco-system approach, to build a connected learning and talent platform for developing digital-ready talent and enterprise across Asia. Fast digital transformation is resulting in critical skills gaps that businesses are struggling to fill. Therefore, digital literacy, re-skilling, and up-skilling are sine-qua-non for the success and survival of the business world. Now the internationalization of education will come of age, fueled by the need for a global, mobile, and tech-enabled workforce, and by organizations that require human capital with the right knowledge and skills at the right time in the right place. There are three fundamental gaps that need to be addressed: the ACCESS Gap, the RELEVANCE Gap, and the OUTCOME Gap. Accordingly, the Learning must now be RELEVANT for delivering multi-disciplinary competencies required for specific jobs. Technological, social, and emotional competencies are fast becoming core skills essential for future jobs."


"Learning must go beyond just disseminating knowledge but deliver tangible career or business outcomes. To reimagine the future of higher education is CLaaS® - Competency Learning as a Service. It leverages advanced educational technology with innovative learning pedagogy to deliver workplace skills utilization for improved career outcomes and business performance."


"I am sure this partnership of GD Goenka and Lithan eduCLaaS will go long way in producing the future-ready and highly skilled workforce. I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Pankaj Jindal our CEO Skill Development for taking active steps in signing this MoU.”


Mr. Pankaj Jindal, CEO Skill Development of GDGU added, “We are glad to partner with Lithan to offer UG programs in Digital Business and Software Engineering. These are unique programs that offer 3 years of apprentice opportunities to students. These programs have been designed to address the need of the Industry. I am sure this partnership of Lithan and GD Goenka University will help to prepare students for future Jobs and prepare them for Industry 4.0.”


About Lithan and eduCLaaS


Lithan Academy is an accredited training organization endorsed by various government agencies under Singapore’s ministry of education. We are EduTrust certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE) and a Centre for Continuous Education and Training (CET) appointed by SkillsFuture (SSG) Singapore. We are also an accredited international training center for Pearson UK.


eduCLaaS Pte Ltd is Lithan’s international subsidiary hosting our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform that connects higher education students, working adults, enterprises, employers, and higher education institutions for digital upskilling, digital career progression, digital transformation, and agile workforce development.


Lithan and eduCLaaS have served over 30,000 learners and 2000 enterprises with our network of over 25 campuses across Asia.


About GD Goenka University


GD Goenka University is a private university located in Gurgaon, Haryana. It was established in 2013 by the GD Goenka Group through The Haryana Private Universities (Amendment) Act, 2013. It focuses on the holistic development of students through inclusive, innovative, and value-based education and research. In little over three years, the University has created a significant position for itself and has become a preferred destination for students and scholars from across India and abroad.


UGC recognition was given to GDGU in the second year of its existence thus making it one of the youngest universities to achieve this feat. GDGU was ranked best emerging University and conferred Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, the Education Post-ASSOCHAM Excellence Award, Edutainment Award and Skill-Tree Great Place to Study Award at the House of Commons in London. Times ranked GDGU’s School of Engineering as 3rd best emerging engineering institution of the country in 2015. GD Goenka University was profiled as Thought Leader in Higher Education by Forbes magazine. In 2017, the University has been ranked as No. 1 Private University in North India by ASSOCHAM India, 2nd best emerging Engineering Institution across India by Times Survey and 3rd best BBA Institute by Times B School Survey.

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