MARG’s education initiatives are aimed at MARG SWARNABHOOMI emerging as an education cluster for a New Economy. These initiatives under a trust titled ‘Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI)’ will provide a platform for world class education with International faculty. At SAI, we believe that education plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds and creating a knowledge based society that propels a nation’s fortunes while bringing about profound harmony.
SAM - Professional college for contemporary music
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) is India's first professional college for contemporary jazz, rock and world music which is on a par with major music colleges around the world.
Located at the lush, nature rich and inspirational environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi, on the scenic ECR (after Kalpakkam), SAM has a 4 acre campus with a 29,000 sq.ft. facility with top of the line facilities and infrastructure on par with the best music schools in the world.
MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) – addressing global need for high quality architects
MIDAS aims to provide excellence in architecture & design and focuses on nurturing, inspiring and equipping the students with the best of knowledge tools and training. The courses that are offered in MIDAS are 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture Studies (B. Arch - Architecture Studies) and 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Interior Design Studies (B. Arch – Interior Design Studies). Both the programs are aimed at being residential. In addition to standard courses in architecture and design, specialised Continuous Professional Development (CPD) short term courses for working professional architects are also in the Anvil.
MIDAS is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai and approved by Council of Architecture, India. The counselling code for the Institution is 1130.
MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya – A school focused on holistic education
Based on the CBSE pattern, this school currently offers affordable education to first generation students around the neighbourhood of MARG Swarnabhoomi.Driven by the vision to play a key role in ushering regional growth around places where it has a presence, the MARG Group plans to open at least 10 schools under the flagship of “MARG Navajyothi” around various parts of India to provide quality education to over 5000 deserving students.
Virginia Tech (India Campus) – Collaborative research, education and outreach
US based Virginia Tech is establishing a University campus at MARG Swarnabhoomi. The University campus is designed on the similar lines as Virginia Tech, USA with the objective to deliver programs in India to foster graduate education as well as scientific and technological engagement through a model of collaborative research, education and outreach that will address current and future global issues and opportunities. Virginia Tech proposes to award Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Due diligence towards preparation for a formal launch is underway.
Institutions to be launched soon:
MARG Institute Institute of Technology Technology Swarnabhoomi Swarnabhoomi (MITS) AICTE approved engineering college, will have BE programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics Engineering. In first year of its launch, initial intake at MITS (all Branches) is expected to be 180 students. From year 2 (2015-16), MITS will add additional courses ) making it a total of 5 courses. Full capacity of MITS (4 year, 5 courses) by 2018-19 will be 1200.
MARG Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (MIME) will offer management programs in Real Estate, Infrastructure, Port and Logistics Management. In the first year of operation (2013), MIME is expected to solicit 60 students each for two courses making it a total of 120 seats in the first few years. Based on the industry demand, two more courses will be introduced. The total capacity of this institute post addition of two more courses courses will be 360 (60 each per course) course). MIME will have 480 students in its full capacity.
MARG College of Arts & Science (MCAS) will offer degree programs in B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc (Hotel Management) Management) and B.Sc (Computer (Computer Science) Science). The differentiator differentiator at MCAS will be the dual program which a student can choose and be more industry ready. It is the key differentiator to the college, attracting larger numbers.
In the first year (2013), MCAS will intake 250 students (50 in each course). In its 3 rd year (2015) of operations, MCAS is expected to reach its full capacity of 750 students.
Swarnabhoomi International School (SIS). The school will be the first fully residential International school in 100 Km radius around MARG Swarnabhoomi. SIS will start its operations in a modern building to initially accommodate three batches of 60 students moving upto 120 in a span of three years. With a strong base of 150 students by the year 2015/16, SIS plans to have international infused programs under the aegis of a big brand name in International School education.
MARG Swarnabhoomi Institute of Creative Technology (MSICT).Initial student Intake at MSICT in year 1 (2013) will be 60 (30 for each course viz multimedia/ animation) From year 2 number of each course viz. multimedia/ animation). From year 2, number of batches and annual student intake will increase to 150 (75 each course). In its full capacity MSICT will have 650 students.
MARG Swarnabhoomi – the fast emerging education cluster for a new economy:
Education initiatives of SAI are based at the Land of New Thinking, MARG Swarnabhoomi- a city of sustainable innovation built on close networking of academia-research-industry nestled in the nurturing and energizing environment of education, research, innovation and industry. It is a serene place where life pulsates, ideas are conceived and imagination takes flight - a complete learning and living experience.