Villa College Executives met with a delegation from Joint-Credits Mechanism (JCM) on 11th July 2019, Thursday. The meeting was held to commemorate the successful completion of the installation of solar panels and its operations in the QI Campus of Villa College. Moreover, further ways for collaboration between VC and JCM were discussed in this meeting.
It is a historical day for Villa College, as we received credits from JCM for the completion of the sustainable energy project which was collaborated by JCM. Villa College is the first Maldivian institution to do so as well. One of the main goals of Villa College is sustainability. VC took a huge leap towards attaining this goal by using solar energy in the operation of the entire QI Campus. With immense help from JCM, Villa College is proudly self-sufficient in terms of electricity.
The completion of this project is also a huge step forward in the project of Villa College going green. It is estimated that 216 tCO2 is reduced per year, through the 186 KwH PV Solar System, which is installed in the college. As per JCM, Villa College has avoided approximately 190 Tonnes of Carbon dioxide until 22 February 2019. VC also negotiated with STELCO and became the first in the country to conclude a successful net metering agreement to benefit from solar power use.
Villa College Executive delegation visited Kuala Lampur, Malaysia between 25th to 29th June 2019. The delegation consisted of Vice Rector, Dr. Ali Najeeb, Deputy Vice Rector, Dr. Mohamed Adil and Deputy Vice rector, Abdul Munnim Mohamed Manik.
The delegation met with the Open University Malaysia (OUM) executives and discussed about the OUM learning management system and their virtual system. Moreover, the delegation visited the Centre for Instructional Design and observed how the curriculum and materials are produced.
The Villa College Executive delegation also met with Professor Ramly and his team, who presented how planning and budgeting takes place in OUM, while also presenting the key aspects of MIS. Furthermore, discussions were held with the Vice Chancellor and the Academic Advisor of Meritus University produced a range of issues including collaborative arrangements to be made in different disciplines and business areas. The VC delegation also met with the Vice Chancellor of Manipal International University.
The 3rd Campus Managers Forum commenced today. This forum is set to go on for 3 days, in the QI Campus. This forum is held annually, discussing different aspects of quality assurance and issues in operation of all campuses of Villa College. This forum is a focal point for discussions between campus managers, faculties and senior management of the college regarding different issues campuses face in their operations.
The Campus Managers Forum has proven to be fruitful in the previous events, as a vast majority of the discussed points being implemented further. This year’s edition promises to be even more prolific with the newest campuses also joining for this forum.
Graduation ceremony for the Discover Hospitality programme was held on 27th June 2019, Thursday. The ceremony was held in Hotel Jen. Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar addressed the attendees and mentioned that Villa College always gives a special importance to these skill-based prorgammes and aims to provide more such opportunities for interested candidates. Moreover, the Chief guest of this auspicious occasion, the Vice President of Maldives, Mr. Faisal Naseem stressed the importance of these programmes for our country.
Discover Hospitality is a programme inaugurated by the Universal Foundation as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. This programme aims for the development and provision of opportunities for candidates interested in the field of tourism and hospitality. While 15 students and 22 students completed this programme in 2017 and 2018 respectively, 34 students have been enrolled for 2019. This shows the increasing support for this programme throughout the years.
This MoU was signed between Villa College and ADK Hospital who agreed to create a platform to provide clinical education to the Villa College students enrolled in Nursing and health related programmes.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Ahmed Anwar, Rector of Villa College and Mr. Ahmed Afaal, Managing Director of ADK Company Pvt. Ltd.
This agreement will create opportunities for students of Villa College to gain further knowledge and valuable experience in their respective fields.
It also covers the roles and responsibilities of both parties that will form the basis of any joint activities that are to be undertaken as part of this collaboration.