India is renowned for producing some of the world’s most eminent scholars and award-winning thought-leaders, and is today at the forefront of a global education revolution. The country leads the way in advances in learning and educational development, and boasts some of the most prestigious and lauded educational institutions, which are on par with the finest higher learning establishments in the world.


To showcase India’s prowess as a global-leader in education attainment as well as to demonstrate the country’s vast potential as a hub of learning and development, SkillTree Knowledge Consortium, India’s first syndicate of private universities and institutions founded by Mr Shekhar A. Bhattacharjee, has launched unique initiative titled ‘SkillTree Great Place To Study – India Edition’, powered by Lavasa Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of HCC (Hindustan Construction Company).


The event is being organised inassociation with Sterling Media, a respected international brand and business consultancy, established over 19 years ago.


‘SkillTree Great Place To Study – India Edition’ will comprise of two high-profile events on Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at iconic venues the House Of Commons and Madame Tussauds in London. The event marks the first international education convocation of its kind in London to profile some of India’s most established and respected educational institutions. The aim is to position the selected Indian colleges and universities as proven leaders on a global platform, and to cement India’s position as an educational destination of choice by the global student fraternity.

At the House Of Commons a special presentation of certificates to20 of India’s top educational institutions will take place led by Mr Bob Blackman MP, the Conservative MP for Harrow East and a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and Backbench Business Committee.The presentation will be followed by a prestigious gala dinner at the world-famous Madame Tussauds, and will feature an awards presentation and entertainment programme to honour some of India’s most esteemed educational institutions. There will also be awards presented to honour six of the UK’s most enterprising, innovative and successful British Asian business leaders and public office dignitaries, who have all played their part in promoting educational and trade opportunities between the two countries.

Natasha Mudhar, CEO & MD of Sterling Media, commented: “All of us at Sterling are delighted to be partnering with SkillTree for such a worthy event. SkillTree Great Place to Study will enhance the reputation of some of India’s most distinguished educational institutions across the globe. The importance of having access to a good education is something that cannot be overemphasised. Attracting the best and the brightest to India will support this cause by enriching the academic environment, enhancing quality and bringing in new resources to the community.


“India is indeed a great place to study with an abundance of reputable and world-class universities, as is increasingly the case in many other emerging economies. As the world gets smaller and more and more students from the UK choose to study abroad, it is essential that they are fully aware of the growing number of opportunities that are available to them. This is why we are very proud to support Shekhar Bhattacharjee CEO, Skilltree. We look forward to watching the professional and educational links between India and the UK flourish in the future.”


SkillTree Great Place to Study – India Edition’ will enable attendees to experience first-hand the Indian education success story, a benchmark for international standards, led by some of the country’s oldest colleges and universities, at a truly memorable, inspiring and innovative event.


For further information please contact:


Sterling Media

Natasha Mudhar

T: 020 7801 0077



Notes to Editors


About SkillTree Knowledge Consortium

SkillTree Knowledge Consortium was commissioned in June 2012 to articulate a strategic vision for the future of higher education governance, policies and growth. Since its’ inception, people and members at SkillTree have been conducting independent research and developed multiple platforms with core focus on collaborative growth and make India count in the global knowledge economy map. Founded under the leadership of an expert panel, SkillTree advises developed, emerging and upcoming private universities and institutes on academic excellence, teaching andragogy, student enrollment, global relations, faculty development, thought leadership and communication strategy.


About Lavasa

Lavasa is India’s first hill city where people can live, work, learn and play in harmony with nature. Lavasa, an inclusive city being developed by HCC (Hindustan Construction Company) over 10,000 hectares, is based on the principles of New Urbanism. It takes three hours from Mumbai and one hour from Pune to reach Lavasa by road. Lavasa will host a multitude of global leaders in hospitality, tourism, education, health care, business research and industry. The hill city provides a combination of contemporary and timeless architectural designs, with multiple options for housing including rental housing, apartments and villas. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities, the city enables people to live life in full.


About Sterling Media

Sterling Media is a division of Sterling Group, which was founded 20 years ago. Brand advocacy and business management strategies are implemented by Sterling Group’s award-winning, international communications brand consultancy Sterling Media. The company executes campaigns globally including in the Middle East, Brazil, USA, Canada, UK & Pan-Europe, South Africa, Africa, India and the Far East for government, celebrity, financial, entertainment, luxury clients. Services include Public Affairs, Media Relations, Marketing, Digital, Events and Advertising.



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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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