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Importance Of Professional Degree Courses With Hands-on Training – Q & A With Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor & Managing Trustee, NSHM


Promoted by Synergy group, SPS group and Multicon group, NSHM Knowledge Campus was established in the year 1996 with the view of offering professional degree courses to students. These courses unlike traditional degree courses involve hands-on training and industry exposure to make graduates job ready. Currently the dual campuses (Kolkata & Durgapur) of NSHM have 5000 students mentored by 250 teachers / faculty members.


In an exclusive interview with Baishali Mukherjee of, Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor & Managing Trustee, NSHM Knowledge Campus, shares the unique success story of this much sought after institution.




A selected excerpt –


Q. What is the institute’s uniqueness and mission?

A. Our aim is to make NSHM, a knowledge hub of global excellence. As an academic institute we continuously endeavour to deliver innovative products and services in the Education sector. We are invested in grooming industry-ready professionals, researchers, advanced learners, educators and entrepreneurs who can take best care of people, planet and profit. NSHM is also involved in the pursuit of creative research, publications and consultancy.


NSHM’s mission is to prosperity to the society and enhancing the quality of life by imparting and advancing knowledge and skills, unleashing creative abilities and inculcating responsible and responsive values and attitudes. “Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor & Managing Trustee


Q. What is the differentiating factor of NSHM?


Experiential learning is what sets NSHM apart from competitors. Knowledge is not only imparted within classrooms. For the holistic development of students, NSHM organizes workshops, seminars, industry visits, internships and other such activities that complement classroom learning and contribute towards shaping students into well groomed industry ready graduates.


Q. What is the success rate of students who passed out in the last 2 years? What they doing now?


A. Around 70 % of students got placed in top line brands across the country on completion of their course and the rest opted for higher studies.


Q. What is the secret of the success of NSHM

A. NSHM’s success lies in its vision to stay relevant in the education industry in terms of offering courses that are in keeping with global trends. Since its inception, NHSM has been constantly innovating and upgrading the programmes offered by it. The latest addition consists of futuristic programmes in areas like Data Science, Cyber Security, Psychology, Global Business, Sports Management and more. NSHM’s ultimate objective is to become the gateway to multiple career opportunities across various disciplines.


Q. What are its future plans (in next 1-2 years)? – Founder’s quote on this?

A. NSHM is open to the next level of strategic collaboration to make the institute a global education & training brand.” – Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor & Managing Trustee


Q. What awards and achievements have been received by the institution?


A. Gold Category Institute – Ranked in AICTE-CII Survey of Industry Linked Technical Institutes, 2018


Ranked 68 in Pharmacy Category in India by NIRF in 2019


NAAC accredited with B++ grade


ASSOCHAM Award for Best Education Group in the East & Best B-School of the year in the East, 2018


NSHM Knowledge Campus declared The Educational Institution of the Year at the Bengal’s Pride Awards, 2018


NSHM School of Hotel Management ranked no. 1 in Eastern India in Outlook Survey 2018


NSHM Institute of Media & Design ranked no. 1 in Eastern India in Outlook Survey 2018


NSHM Institute of Media & Design ranked no. 1 in Eastern India in 2018 in India Today Survey 2018


Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, and Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.


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