Posted on November 24, 2015 at 3:39 pm

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#GlobalGoals:Great Place to Study Research Institute hosts 2nd India Edition; Provides Global League Institute Certification to 14 Universities & Colleges

Leading international education auditing and recognition platform Great Place to Study Research Institute, in partnership with Sterling Media, hosted its 2nd Global League Institute Certification for newly affiliated Indian Universities & Colleges, providing certification to 14 more Indian educational institutions at a ceremony held at the prestigious House of Commons, in London, UK. Rt. Hon. Virendra Sharma, MP, hosted the ceremony.


Rt. Hon. Virendra Sharma, MP, hosted the ceremony recently with a prestigious gathering where 14 Indian colleges/universities were affiliated with GLI Certification. The historic Churchill Room saw in attendance a distinguished guest list from the world of academia, politics, business and public service, all united to laud India’s educational prowess on the international stage including Baroness Verma, Lord Dholakia and host Rt. Hon. Virendra Sharma, MP.

GPTS is an international auditing & recognition firm commissioned by SkillTree Knowledge Consortium. Founded in 2014, Great Place to Study Research Institute is first international platform that certifies and affiliates colleges with core focus on student satisfaction survey, independent review and on-ground audit. GPTS is originated in India, established in the UK and now creating presence across Asia and pacific region.

Great Place to Study Certification is an emblem of global standard and practices earned by institutions & universities who have strong focus on student satisfaction practices in the area of learning experience, learning objective, learning outcome, life on campus and happiness quotient. Today, there are more than 35,000 colleges & universities in India and only 2% of these institutions are ready with global standards. Great Place to Study Research Institute is not only recognizing these institutes and universities by certifying but mentoring emerging institutes to achieve excellence, building a global community to jointly deliver UG and PG programme, joint research and unlimited exchange programme for students from the certified institutes and universities.


The 2015-16 GLI certification was conferred to the following Indian institutions:

ABBS, Bangalore
Apeejay Education Society, Delhi-NCR
Ecole Hotelier Lavasa
IFIM Institutions, Bangalore
Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
NSHM, Kolkata
PSG, Coimbatore
Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
XIM, Bhubaneswar
Tula’s Institute, Dehradun
Sharda University, Greater Noida
NIET, Greater Noida
United World Group of Institutions, Ahmedabad
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

“An institution needs great determination and commitment to apply for Great Place to Study Certification”.

said Shekhar A Bhattacharjee, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Great Place to Study Research Institute. A great institute cannot be defined with only great courses, infrastructure, andragogy and faculty. In 21st century to assure great learning, an institution must focus and ensure right measurement of learning objective, learning outcome, life on campus and happiness quotient for the students.

“Certification conferred by Great Place to Study Research Institute to a university or a college is beyond independent rating. It is about global commitment towards uplifting standards, practices and sustainability”

, said Arvina Purkayastha, Co-founder – SkillTree Knowledge Consortium.