Broadening Academic Collaboration & Visitation by Villa College Maldives Delegates at Taylor's


Taylor’s Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management hosted a delegation from Villa College, Maldives at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus. Taylor’s and Villa College Foundation have been in collaboration for over 20 years, providing Maldivian students an unique scholarship to further their study at Taylor’s University.


Villa College is a tertiary education and training institute established by the Chairman of Villa Group, Hon. Qasim Ibrahim to offer educational opportunities to Maldivians, at an affordable price, in the country. With the aim, Villa College began its historic journey on the 28th of January 2007, with the registration of its first institute, Villa Institute of Water Sports followed by the Villa Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) and Villa Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Studies. As the leading private college in the Maldives, Villa College is dedicated to ensuring high-quality education and the best student experience for its students.


A strategic meeting to discuss further on the academic collaboration between Taylor's University and Villa College Maldives was held at Taylor's Lakeside Campus. The meeting was attended by the delegates from Villa College, Maldives - Dr. Ali Najeeb, Vice Rector; Dr. Abdulla Sadig, Deputy Vice Rector, Academic and Students; Mr. Abdul Munnim Mohamed Manik, Deputy Vice Rector, Administration and Finance; Mr. Abdullah Nafiz, Dean, Faculty of Business Management and Mr. Mohamed Hameed. The attendees from Taylor's University included Prof. Dr. Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer; Prof. Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management; Mr. Pierre Louis Romain Genier, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Taylor's Digital; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro, Head of School, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events and Mr. Jules Arthur Romain Barboyon, Head of Trans-National Education.


This meeting and visit created opportunity to explore new horizon to broaden the academic collaboration between both institutions including the offering of Taylor’s programme at Villa College starting 2023. Villa College would be the first institution in Maldives to offer students the opportunity to enroll in selected Taylor’s programmes delivered locally with the support and expertise of Taylor’s University. The collaboration with Villa College is focusing on a list of programmes among others Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons), Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons), Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) (Digital Media Production), Master in International Hospitality Management and Master of Communication.