Swift Group of Colleges Ties Up With UK University

SWIFT GROUP OF COLLEGES has been chosen by one of the top universities of United Kingdom to be its Indian partner in higher education.

The English-based University specialises in graduate courses and has been searching for a “suitable collaboration partner for the last few years in India. The SWIFT GROUP OF COLLEGES was selected for the partnership programme after considerable quality testing.

The MoU provides for an exchange by which a BSc post-basic programme in nursing degree will be awarded by the British university to qualifying students from the Indian college. The College has tied with the UK University offering courses like B.sc (Hon) Nursing, BBA, BCA that will give the student a change to study abroad for last year and earn a foreign degree and saving money for initial 2 years in India.

Now, a student can complete a degree and earn a year’s salary in the time it would take you to study for the same undergraduate degree at a state-subsidised university. Or you could follow it with a Masters degree and be better qualified at the end of the three years than other graduates.

Students of Swift group of Colleges will study for their last year in UK and will get extended two years of work permit. Faculty members will also be exchanged to help “develop mutually beneficial programmes”.

The collaboration may also help fulfil UK’s growing need for qualified nurses and provide job opportunities for Indian nurses worldwide.


Swift Fundamental Research and Education Society (SFRES) promoted by Ind-Swift Group, based in Chandigarh. Ind-Swift is one of India’s largest manufacturers of high growth multisegment pharmaceutical finished doses and is India’s No.2 ranked generic company. Ind-Swift ranked 419 out of top 500 fortune companies in India by India Today. SFRES got Pharma Pulse Award for three consecutive years for fastest growing and most promising pharmaceutical company. The registered office of the society is located at Village Ghaggar Sarai, Rajpura, Distt-Patiala (Punjab).

SFRES is spreading Education in all streams especially targeting medical and health care industry in all parts of country with start up from Punjab. To improve health sector education, SFRES will work with educational institutions and industry and promote the value of the professional health care and other education to the society. Ind-Swift Ltd is firming up its plans to develop four deemed universities in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand with initial investment of over Rs 500 crore.

Swift Fundamental Research and Education to develop and run these universities. SFRE starting with Punjab and about 60 acre of land has been acquired at Rajpura-Ambala highway for the project. The process is on to acquire another 40 acre. Two campuses have been developed at first for Swift Institute of Nursing (SION) and Swift School of Pharmacy (SSP). The 1st batch of both B-Pharm and Bsc-Nursing has been started from July-08. Some new Engineering, hotel management, architecture and business management institutes will be added this year 2009 and later on campus will be set up for dentistry, medical college and a super specialty hospital. The university will assume the status of a full-fledged deemed university by 2011. The investment in Rajpura is expected to touch Rs 250 crore over a period of 3 years.