ECMIT granted recognition for its programmes

DUBAI - The Emirates College for Management and Information Technology (ECMIT) in Dubai is the latest higher education institution to be granted recognition by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for its academic programme leading to an Associate of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Business and Information Technology.

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Published: Mon 28 Jun 2004, 9:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:06 PM

Announcing at a Press conference on Sunday, Sudhir Kartha, President and CEO of the college, said, "The college is already approved by the ministry to operate as a higher education in the UAE. But, the accreditation received recently, ensures that all ECMIT graduates can now have their degrees attested by the ministry."

"The Associate degree programme spanning over a two-year period has been designed for transfer to institutions overseas and in the UAE. We are now in the final stages of signing transfer agreements with several US, UK, Canada, India, Pakistan and UAE institutions," said Mr Kartha, disclosing, that the University of Bolton, UK, is one of the many overseas institutions that have finalised articulation of the transfer agreement.

"By September 2004, we hope to have 25 agreements in place across the world enabling our graduates to continue with their undergraduate degree programmes in foreign or UAE institutions of repute."

Mr Kartha said ECMIT plans an intake of around 150 fresh students in September. The unique AS programme will offer students an opportunity to customise their course of study and to integrate various aspects of their liberal arts education through the study of a given subject across departmental lines.

Plans are under way to add more programmes in the future, after consolidating the present AS programme, he said, adding, the programme will be available both, as full-time and part-time, for the benefit of fresh high school graduates as well as professionals.

Highlighting the economical fee structure to be offered by the college in the interest of expatriate students, Mr Kartha said that fees will be fixed around Dh 14,000 annually coupled with attractive monthly installment fee payment plan. The college will also offer scholarship schemes to attract students with good academic records, in addition to its financial aid policy.

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