Rachnoutsav Academy, South Asia’s first Academy that is offering integrated learning program in Event Management, Wedding Planning and Designing, celebrated its first annual day “JAZBAA 2013” here in city at Grand Kakatiya on Wednesday.
Organised as “JAZBAA 2013” , a demonstration of Event Management Skills of its students who put their skills in use and demonstrated the same. This annual day has been planned, conceptualized and executed by the students of the academy.
The brain child of Rakhi Kankaria and Sanjay Kankaria, the setting up an Academy of such a magnitude never tried and rare subjects like Event Management, Wedding Planning and Designing was a huge task. More than two decades of experience in events has helped them shape up a dedicated academy for imparting training in events and wedding planning. Breaking through the conventional mode of education by expanding and exploring other avenues of education, gave birth to Rachnoutsav Academy
The Organised Event Management Industry, which according to Ernst and Young report is expected to reach INR 4,375 crore by next year, hardly has structured curriculum. And is growing annually at 20 per cent. Rachnoutsav Academy was the pioneer and was set up to fill the gap for skilled professionals in this industry, informed its founder Ms. Rakhi Kankaria.
Event Management is a skill. Unfortunately no Indian University recognises this. We hardly have any courses offered by any Indian Universities. Only a handful of institutions offer these courses in India, whereas in west we have lot of universities offering these courses. We have been in touch with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to recognise Event Management as a skill development, informed Sanjay Kankaria, Director of the Academy.
Starting with 75 students in 2012, Rachnoutsav Academy today boasts of being the alma mater to approximately 200 students across cross section of courses. Time tested curriculum put in place by industry experts, frequent industry interface added to the success and helped produce skilled professional ready for absorption by the industry.
In little over year since its inception, Rachnoutsav Academy has become a name to reckon in the industry, which is evident from the fact that seven different foreign universities from across the globe have visited Rachnoutsav Academy for channelizing various associations and partnerships which are under various stages of finalization. The students have presented research papers at National level forums / platforms. The Academy enjoys MoU with Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
Event & Entertainment Management Association, the National Trade body of the Event Management industry invited and hosted Rachnoutsav Academy students for the Event industry 3-day National meet.
Rakhi Kankaria further adds, “Rachnoutsav Academy offers a professional structured learning which helps to pursue this education with a wider perspective. We feel fulfilled having created a learning environment aiming at entrepreneurship and leadership. Our vision, mission and commitment to education are well aligned to achieve the same. We aim to prepare young men and women not just for excellent career opportunities through academic excellence, but also to build responsible leaders in a competitive and dynamic world.”