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Globally reputed Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia, to offer innovative programmes at MARG Swarnabhoomi

MoU between MARG Group & LIMKOKWING Global Alliance for Excellence (LGA) on Innovative Programmes for 21st Century Careers

  • Malaysian University’s ‘innovative ‘vision on education comes to MARG Swarnabhoomi
  • To set up a 1 lakh sq.ft. campus at MARG Swarnabhoomi’s vertical campus
  • Tie-up to deliver creative and industry driven courses
  • Limkokwing University eyes expansion in India through the campus development developments initiated by MARG Group

Chennai, May 07, 2012: MARG Limited, one among India’s leading Infrastructure companies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysian based Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. The MoU was signed at MARG premises between AP Ganessh Ram, CEO - MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services and Dato Prof. Gail Phung, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide in the presence of GRK Reddy, CMD, MARG Group.

Through this partnership, MARG Group and Limkokwing University will introduce industry-driven programmes on Games, Animation, Creative Multimedia, Advertising, Fashion & Hair Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Tourism Management etc. The courses are designed specifically to boost the students’ chances of securing high income careers when they graduate as digital professionals equipped with the skills and knowledge required in the 21st century. Limkokwing University focuses on creativity and innovation to equip students with leadership and entrepreneurial skills to develop new businesses. Today, thousands of Limkokwing graduates are playing active roles in many important aspects of nation-building in their home countries.

Commenting on the partnership GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Group said “We are excited about our strategic partnership with the prestigious Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. This tie–up will see students gaining exposure on an international scale. Our association with the Limkokwing University aims at creating a curriculum that encourages students to access their innate creativity and latent talent. After all, creativity and innovation are paramount to success and at MARG Swarnabhoomi we have always followed this philosophy.

Innovative Programmes for 21st Century Careers

Diploma In Fashion Design
Diploma in Animation & Multimedia Design
Professional Certificate in Fashion Design
Professional Certificate in Graphic Design
Professional Certificate in Photography
Professional Certificate in Games Art
Professional Certificate in Brand Management
Professional Certificate in Event Management
Professional Certificate in Tourism Management
Professional Certificate in Hair Design

MARG Swarnabhoomi’s partnership with Limkokwing University aims at helping students hone their talents and enter the industry as confident professionals backed by a strong and innovative learning process. Limkokwing University’s collaborations with diverse educational institutes from across the globe will facilitate MARG Swarnabhoomi’s giant strides towards becoming a flourishing intellectual centre. The partnership will also see the growing presence of Limkokwing University’s in India, through various campus development initiatives. MARG will earmark necessary infrastructure of 1,00, 000 lakh sq ft for the delivery of courses. The association will offer Diploma, bachelor, master and doctorial programs that holds the same value and recognition as those offered by other campuses of Limkokwing.

While signing the MoU, Dato Prof. Gail Phung, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Limkokwing University Creative Technology Worldwide, said “We are excited to partner with MARG Group which marks our entry into India, the second fastest growing economy in the world. Indians worldwide are known for their intellectual abilities & sound skill sets and we are glad to contribute our knowledge towards development of the younger generation in India. We would like to thank MARG Group for providing us with this opportunity to expand in India and we will bring our global experience to the best use here.

MARG has always strived to innovate in all it endeavors from infrastructure to education. With MARG Swarnabhoomi, the company seeks to create an education cluster that meets present and future industry demand to cope with the global economy. These initiatives under the trust titled ‘Swarnabhoomi Academy of Institutions (SAI)’ will provide a platform for world class education with International faculty, shaping young minds and creating knowledge based societies. SAI includes the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) and MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya (affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education).

Speaking on the occasion, AP Ganessh Ram, CEO - MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services said, “This historic association with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is a step towards building an intellectual community that will create tomorrow’s leaders. The industry driven courses to be offered through this partnership are carefully selected after much deliberation to provide necessary skill sets to the students and to match the growing demands of the 21st century. We can proudly say that the innovative and in-demand courses like graduation in Games, Animation, Creative Multimedia, Advertising, Fashion & Hair Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Tourism Management, etc are not offered under one roof elsewhere in the country. This partnership is in line with our aim to be a truly global platform for innovative education under Swarnabhoomi Academy of Institutions (SAI).

Education is the fundamental building block of MARG Swarnabhoomi’s ecosystem. For this purpose, infrastructure and association are being created to cater right from elementary to higher education. And the educational institutes collaborating from India and abroad will transform MARG Swarnabhoomi as the intellectual capital with thriving high-quality human resource.

MARG have recently joined hands with Central Institute of Technology, Australia to offer various vocational courses in India by setting up a centre at MARG Swarnabhoomi.


Limkokwing University is an international University with a global presence across 3 continents. With over 30,000 students coming from more than 150 countries, studying in its 12 campuses in Botswana, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malaysia, Swaziland and United Kingdom. The University has established worldwide recognition through its innovative brand of creative education merging the best of east and west education.

The Limkokwing Global Alliance was established out of a need to meet market demands for a new kind of education that caters to the requirements of the developing world. The Limkokwing Global Alliance is the investment arm of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide with a collegial network of over 282 Universities in 77 countries. Limkokwing University is embarked on a global journey to transform education so young people are able to learn as much as they can according to their ability and interests and so that industry is able to use their talent to build the capacity to move forward onto the next level.

The University’s unique philosophy of merging the best of East and West attached to its Global Empowerment programme initiative has won the hearts and minds of governments in the developing world. The University is rapidly spreading across the world through the establishment of campuses, which are now present across 3 continents in 11 campuses.


MARG Swarnabhoomi, the flagship project of MARG is being developed as an inclusive and integrated new paradigm city based on the principles of new urbanism with unique offerings for education, research and innovation. This integrated city will house a R&D hub and an innovation led futuristic Science Park supported by an educational, commercial and residential framework. MARG Swarnabhoomi has been designed to be an aspirational habitat based on the principles of ‘new urbanism’ where Education, Research and Innovation will coexist in a stress free atmosphere.

Christened as the “Land of New Thinking”- the global city of education, research and innovation that brings together educational institutions, manufacturing & research companies, IT services firms, housing and healthcare facilities all under one roof. It has already roped in several companies including the likes of Grundfos India, Polyhose, Van Spall Associates, Virgo, Sumeet Machines and TVS Kwikpatch in the engineering category. Strand Bioprocesses and Micro Therapeutics Research labs have been tied up in the Research & Innovation domain. MARG Swarnabhoomi has been shortlisted as Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) pilot project for the first Platinum rated city in India.

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MARG Limited (BSE: 530543), incorporated in 1994 and headquartered in Chennai, is an infrastructure, real estate development and services company. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and its shares are traded on the NSE under the category of ‘Permitted Security’. The holistic regional development undertaken by the group is unlocking economic prosperity and creating inclusive & sustainable growth models.

With over two decades of reassuring presence and the credit of pioneering the development of economic growth centers, MARG's portfolio spans across the entire infrastructure value chain - urban and industrial infrastructure, urban residential clusters, marine infrastructure & services, malls and EPC division. Listed by Dun & Bradstreet among “India’s Top 500 Companies 2010”, today MARG Group has projects worth more than Rs. 3000 crores under execution, a seasoned human capital of more than 1100, global partners in the Infra space and offices spread across India, Singapore and China. The MARG CSR brand – MARG Parivarthan complements these business verticals.

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