Sessions College and iNurture Education to Launch India’s Premium Online Education Programs in Design

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A first-of-its-kind collaboration in India to Include Professional Graduate Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and PG Programs in Design

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We believe, now more than ever, that online skills-based design education needs to be made affordable and accessible to students across the world.

Sessions College, a pioneer in online education and the first accredited online school in design, and iNurture Education Solutions, India’s No 1 higher education management solutions and EdTech company, announced a partnership today to expand liberal arts education in India. The two companies will begin rolling out a series of online design-focused educational programs to thousands of students in early 2021.

The partnership’s first offering will be a Professional Graduate Certificate in Design for Business. iNurture will make the program available in four regions across multiple universities in India, reaching students aspiring for international programs in design. Sessions College will deliver the content which will include classes in branding, photoshop, digital designs, and more. Later in the year, iNurture will launch a three-year Bachelor of Arts program in Fine Arts, with certification inclusions delivered by Sessions College.

The partnership will create a new digital design footprint in India. Experts agree that India has a shortage of qualified designers at a time when design’s importance continues to grow. A design education is the building block for advertising, web design, e-commerce, and many other aspects of daily life. The combined expertise of iNurture Education and Sessions College will help bridge the gap in design education in India.

The partnership also underscores the closely growing relationship between the US and India higher education systems, based on a shared vision of the kind of education that will be required for the 21st century. The Union Cabinet of India recently approved the country’s National Education Policy 2020 which details a new and forward-looking vision for India’s higher education system including increased access, equity, and inclusion through a range of measures like online education.

Speaking on the collaboration, Ashwin Ajila, Managing Director, iNurture Education Solutions, said, “The collaboration with Sessions College enables us to bring world-class Liberal Arts programs to India, and open doors for India’s massive talent pool to have access to such programs. The collaboration with Sessions College on their globally acclaimed programs and content, our prowess in designing and delivering new-age, globally-benchmarked programs, and our reach to millions of aspiring students through partnered universities will be a force to reckon with in India, especially in the design space.”

A pioneering EdTech solution provider, iNurture Education’s business model revolves around university-industry partnership. It collaborates with premium Indian and global universities to power new-age undergraduate and postgraduate programs through industry-aligned curricula, advanced pedagogical practices, and technology enablement. iNurture implements a holistic knowledge-imparting model to prepare students for new-collar jobs in emerging industries.

Since 1997, Sessions College has written the playbook for delivering accredited skills-based education for adult learners. Students learn through a project-based model collaborating with industry working professionals to master skills and deliverables that they will encounter in the real world. This cutting-edge curriculum and instruction methodology produce graduates armed with professional portfolios of their digital work who have a competitive edge in the job market, evidenced by stellar graduate outcomes. Students attending Sessions College have a 2.4 times higher graduation rate than the national average. They also have a verified 80% post-graduation employment rate with an in-field employment rate 2.2 times higher than the national average.

“We are excited to expand our global footprint through this partnership with iNurture Education,” said Gordon Drummond, President of Sessions College. “Twelve percent of our current student body is comprised of international students and we believe, now more than ever, that online skills-based design education needs to be made affordable and accessible to students across the world.”

About Sessions College
Sessions College, founded in 1997, is the pioneer in accredited and affordable online skills-based education that readies adult learners for the digital workforce. Sessions College developed its proprietary DigitalComplete™ platform to provide the best possible interactive experience for students. Students learn via real world projects that reflect the latest industry-relevant skills. More than 17,000 students from 90 countries have received a micro-credential or degree from Sessions College and the school boasts a graduation rate 2.4 times the national average and an employment rate 2.2 times the national average. Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Middle States Commission for Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) and is approved to deliver education in all 50 states through the National Council for State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements (NC- SARA).

About iNurture
India’s No 1 higher ed management solutions and EdTech company, iNurture Education’s business model revolves around university-industry partnership. It collaborates with premium Indian and global universities to power new-age undergraduate and postgraduate programs through industry-aligned curricula, advanced pedagogical practices and technology enablement. iNurture implements a holistic knowledge-imparting model to prepare students for new-collar jobs in emerging industries.

iNurture leverages its strong industrial associations to facilitate guest lectures, internships, industrial visits, live projects and placement assistance. Its artificial intelligence-based platform assesses the employability of a student and provides necessary interventions through on-campus career development programs and placement cells, strengthening the ‘employability quotient’ across the entire spectrum of adult learning – from college to corporate. iNurture is about Intelligent Nurturing. Nurturing to lead the way for tomorrow!

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