Vertical name ; Education Management
iNurtureEducation SolutionsPvt. Ltd: A new-age learning revolution aspires to be one of the largest asset light higher education company in the country.
Ashwin Ajila is a multifaceted professional and a pioneering entrepreneur who is known for driving his innovative ideas and tenacious whirl to create successful business endeavors. During his entrepreneurial voyage, he experienced the underutilized and cornered abundant talent of the youngsters in India as it was not properly nurtured. The lack of proper nurturing got reflected in many ways including very low ‘employability’ among graduates. There were not many noteworthy initiatives in the higher education industry to address this issue. His endeavor iNurture was created as a pioneering model which will help the academic world and the industry to sync up and ‘intelligently nurture’ the students in universities and colleges. He felt that the ‘employability’ issue will subside significantly if his venture can achieve this. And this was the starting of a new-age learning platform for the new-age learners in India.
The bedrock idea- iNurture
iNurture Education SolutionsPvt. Ltd. was brewed up to bridge the gap between the academic world and industry to address the chronic issue of the lack of ‘employability’ among fresh graduates in India. iNurture is envisaged as a unique University-Industry Partnership (UIP) model for enhancing employability. It all began with the launch of the first ever full-time university affiliated B.Sc Animation degree program in India, in the year 2005 under the ToonSkool brand. The company was further rechristened ‘iNurture’ in the year 2009 while imbuing fresh verticals namely, Information Technology, and Marketing Leadership & Innovation.
- Industry-ready course curricula prepared by industry veterans
- Periodic updating of syllabi and curricula
- Industry veterans as academic heads and mentors
- 100% placement support
- Enterprise Learning Services cell with a strong corporate network which ensures continuous industry engagement for students
- Unique blended delivery model with Learning Management System (LMS) and E-Learning
In this context, iNurture’s Learning Studio is creating a lot of excitement in the higher education space, with many existing and potential partners expressing keenness to integrate it. Judiciously designed through an intensive research of studying best practices across top global institutes, Learning Studio is a demonstration of exemplary standards in education with cutting edge curriculum, state of the art technology architecture and multiple facets of industry immersion as its defining character. In addition to the well-crafted design, the model is fortified by rigorous and process-centric quality standards, and benchmarked with best accreditation standards globally. Through the Learning Studio, our team of distinguished academicians and industry stalwarts is committed to the creation of world class institutions and promote highest standards of meritocracy in teaching, research and professional excellence.
At present, iNurture offers career-ready full-time UG and PG programs in new-age industry sectors such as Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Cloud Technology, Information Security, IT Infrastructure and Mobile Applications), Marketing Leadership and Innovation (Digital Marketing and Advertising, Brand Management and Communication, International Business, E-Commerce, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Luxury Management and Sport Management), Financial Services, Business Analytics, New Media (Digital Filmmaking, Visual Effects and Animation), Design (Product, Transportation, Interaction, Identity and Space) and Digital Leadership. The students connect with iNurture right from the very first point of interaction in a large number of cases proportionately to the continuous efforts and excellence of the marketing team’s campaigns for the new-age programs running at partner universities. Many students contact the universities directly too as the courses are featured on their websites. Post-acquisition, the iNurture ELS team facilitates regular industry engagement for students, which culminates in meaningful projects, internships and ultimately placements, during the course of their new-age undergraduate/postgraduate programs. It stands out as iNurture’s milestone for having achieved 100% placement for all eligible and desiring candidates across partner universities. Till date, more than 7500 students have benefitted from the iNurture UIP model.
iNurture currently offers over twenty-five programs in active collaboration with some of the best-known Universities, Autonomous institutions, and Colleges across India. The interested university/autonomous college partners enter into an agreement with iNurture which further supports them in launching and running career-ready undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fast-growing new-age industry sectors. iNurture gets a share of the revenue that the partner institution generates under this initiative, as agreed upon in the MoU. The company serves as a knowledge and technology partner with 30 universities and colleges across the country, to deliver industry-relevant curricula in fast-growing high-demand domains., iNurture has partnered with Jain University (Bangalore), Ajeenkya DY Patil University (Pune), Crescent University (Chennai) Sharda University (Greater Noida) Techno India University (Kolkata) and K L University (Guntur) –to name a few. The corporate sector is successfully availing the expertize and excellence by collaborating with iNurture to lift the novel approach of solving India’s growing employability challenge amongst graduates. The corporates associated are:
- Learning resource collaboration for universities with VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS Educate) and Qlik.
- Academic and Knowledge partnership with edX, Moody’s Analytics, Xentrix Studios, Jugular Social Media, InfoAxon Technologies and Analytics Society of India (ASI)
The Journey Ahead
“Having successfully established the Unique University-Industry Partnership (UIP) model with over 30 partner universities across India, we are now looking to bring global programs from well-reputed international education networks to India,” says Ashwin. This will cater to the needs of those students who are keen to do an international degree but are unable to do so for various reasons including financial. We have recently entered into a partnership with Galileo Global Education, Europe’s largest education network, to offer new-age global programs in a campus of excellence in Bangalore, in collaboration with Golden Valley Educational Trust. iNurture has launched programs in niche areas such as sports management, luxury management, design and digital leadership from Galileo’s member schools MBA ESG, Strate School of Design and Hectic, at the Bangalore campus which is the first branded campus under this initiative. In the next 12 months, iNurture will be launching it’s E-Learning platform which will not only enable the digital classrooms for all its courses but also enable universities to launch their online graduate programs in the ODL mode. iNurture will also partner universities and colleges to set up skill centres offering industry validated certificate programs in emerging technologies, which will assist the students of the institutes to enhance their employability.
The pillar of iNurture
Founder and Managing Director
Ashwin has been at the forefront of forging partnerships with universities, colleges and autonomous institutions of high repute and driving the organization’s growth over the years. Recently, he has roped in Galileo Education Network, Europe’s largest higher education group, for launching world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Design, Digital and Management streams, in a campus of excellence that is being set up in Bengaluru, India.
He is a chartered accountant articled and qualified from KPMG Peat Marwick, UK. He also started his professional career with a five year stint with them. This has helped him develop his entrepreneurial drive which led to the creation of a pioneering initiative in the field of formal higher education in India – iNurture Education Solutions Private Limited. iNurture is the reflection of Ashwin Ajila’s passion for education and his vision for ‘intelligently nurturing’ the abundant talent in India.