Feedback from a Parent about Texila Support Team

Letter by a parent sent to CEO of Texila for appreciating the staff of Texila Support team for her kind guidance and admission of her daughter in the Texila American University.

Dear Mr Saju Bhasker (CEO),

I would like to acknowledge the work, support and guidance I was given by Ms Aishwariya. She is the reason I thought of sending my daughter to Texila American University.

I liked the way her approach was to all the questions and issues I had. She gave me all the answers I needed and what she was not sure of she answered after consulting her other colleagues and that was done not later then a day. I found her efficiency was worth the recommendation. She made me believe that the team of Texila is cooperative and I will be comfortable sending my daughter nearly 7000 miles away from home.

I must say she is an asset in your recruiting team as her professionalism is much appreciated. I am giving this commendation as I felt as an individual she was conducive, promotive and wonderful.

I would like to thank her for everything she has helped me with.

I wish her the best in her career.

Yours Sincerely
Karima Shivji (Parent).

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 Thank you Shimona and Karima madam for your kind appreciation. All the best.

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“U.S. university has big plans for Guyanese students” – GUYANA TIMES

A lecturer and students in one of the labs

Texila American University (TAU) has plans to expand its services here even as it as promotes “education tourism”. With an aim of 3000 students in five years, CEO Saju Bhaskar believes that Guyana’s economy could benefit significantly. The medical school which was established in September 2010 currently has a medicine and dentistry programme running and CEO Saju Bhaskar says the university is aiming to have 3000 students at the end of five years.

“With the current growth plan that we are in and the current achievements we have made in the short span makes it very clear that is a very possible and very realistic target that we are trying to bring in,” Bhaskar said at a press briefing held at the Critchlow Labour College. TAU is currently renting a section of the college to conduct its classes.TAU boasts an academic programme that is both accelerated and rigorous, with a focus on preparing students for licensure in the United States, the Caribbean and India. The school currently has 75 students, 50 of whom are overseas in their ongoing medicine and dentistry programme.

“Our research shows that each international student spends around US$10,000 into the economy that means that having 100 students will bring in US$1 million into the economy each year,” Bhaskar said. He reasoned that the university will be contributing US$30 million yearly into the Guyanese economy in the form of tuition and hostel living among other expenses when its attendance expands. The university draws international students from Asian and African countries and Bhaskar believes that it supports the concept of education tourism. Pointing out that many developed countries rely heavily on the exportation of education, Bhaskar believes that education can be a very important foreign exchange earner. TAU not only caters to foreigners. There are some 15 local students in the medicine and dentistry programmes and TAU offers a reduction in tuition fees. To attract more local students, TAU is launching a nursing programme in September. Accredited by the National Accreditation Council of Guyana, TAU is working with the Bristol University and the University of West England that could see students complete their clinical training in the United Kingdom. Bhaskar said the university is also in dialogue with universities in Florida for similar arrangements.

“We’ve also secured an agreement with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where we will be training our doctors, apart from Georgetown Public Hospital we have hospitals in the United States and in Philippines and India where students could train for clinical training after they finish the clinical studies,” said Bhaskar.

Texila American University news in Sunday Chronicle News paper

Texila American University news article in Sunday Chronicle-18th Mar 2012 on launching of a Nursing Course at TAU in partnership with the University of West of England.

Texila American University (TAU), launched in Guyana in September 2010, is progressing steadily. And with the first programme, the MD (Doctor of Medicine), up and running, the university is now fine-tuning arrangements for the introduction of a nursing programme to be conducted in collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE).


Plans are afoot for the collabortive nursing programme to commence in April 2012.  To this end, top officials of UWE recently visited the TAU’s campus facility, located at Woolford Avenue in Georgetown,  with a view to making a formal review of the facilities and learning resources for the upcoming programme, which is to be conducted jointly by the two universities.

The visiting officials — Professor Helen Langton, the  Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean; and Professor  Steven Neill, the Deputy Dean of the UWE (Faculty of Health Sciences) — arrived in Guyana on February 27 for a one-day visit, during which much was accomplished, according to Mr. Ashok Kumar, the International Operations Manager at TAU, who spoke with this newspaper.

Kumar said the agenda of the visit included the review of curriculum, classrooms, library, nursing skills, and laboratories and other learning resources available at TAU. He added that the outcome of the visit of the UWE officials was positive, noting that TAU is looking at going forward with the collaboration immediately.

Source: Guyana Chronicle Online

Articles about Texila American University in Kuwait Times website

Sixth Kuwait edu fair aims to lure prospective students from region – Major educational establishments offer services.

With major educational establishments making their presence felt, the Sixth Kuwaitedu Fair was launched yesterday morning at Al Safir International Hotel. The event is being held under the patronage of HH Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and Adviser at the Diwan of Prime Minister, Sheikha Rasha Hmood Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. This fair will run till March 8, 2012. The Manipal University is one of the participants this year. “The university opened its branch in Dubai 10 years ago. Experiencing an increasing interest in our university, with more than 2,000 students, we decided to shift to our own brand new campus in Dubai International Academic City with more space, more facilities and more learning.

This is our effort to keep up with increasing student enrollments, and provide world class facilities that reflect our commitment to the region. It is bigger, better and in tune with the heritage of Manipal in education,” Najmul Qamar, Manager- Admissions at Manipal University told the Kuwait Times. It offers different majors in engineering, business management, media and communication, interior designing, IT, biotechnology. “We also offer sports facilities, workshops, labs for engineering and others. Furthermore, the cafeteria offers an international menu that satisfies palates at reasonable rates. Also, separate accommodation facilities are offered to boys and girls.

We also assist with visa facilities as well. The university provides Indian academic degrees that are internationally valid and accepted,” added Qamar. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Bahrain branch has a stall set up to woo prospective students. RCSI Bahrain was built on the heritage of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland which was founded in 1784. It aims to enhance healthcare in Bahrain and other GCC countries, and beyond through endeavor, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain was founded in 2004 under license from the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and was officially opened in October 2004.

As of October 2008, there are students belonging to 34 nationalities. A vibrant School of Nursing admitted its first cohort of students in October 2006. Clinical tuition will be provided in the King Hamad General Hospital when completed, and is currently provided in the other healthcare facilities of the Ministry of Health and the Bahrain Defence Forces Hospital. The University is staffed by academic and administrative personnel from Ireland and Bahrain.

“We receive a large volume of applicants from Kuwait, encouraging us to participate this year as well. This year,  we aim to attract even more Kuwaiti students because this is the first year government scholarship is being offered to study at our university. All applications can be submitted online,” said Elaine Cabrey, Student Recruitment Officer.

Some institutions are novices in Kuwaitedu. “We are looking to serve expats in Kuwait and the Middle East who would like to study abroad. We are glad to be participating in this fair,  and offer our services. We aim to let interested students know that they can complete the rest of the program in the United States while studying the first two years in Guyana. We have two students from the UAE for the next academic year, and we hope to host more students from the Middle East,” stressed Saju Bhaskar, Chief Executive Officer of Texila American University.

The Texila American University (TAU) is listed in the World Health Organization – The AVICENNA Directories, which is a publicly accessible database of schools, colleges, and universities for education of academic professions in health. It has three missions: To establish state of the art facilities for education and create higher level of educational systems in health care, technology and management, to provide the highest standard of medical training, using an innovative program that utilizes the knowledge from highly qualified teaching professionals and resources available across the globe, and to inspire within every graduate of the university the humanity and desire to provide the highest quality of medical care to their patients.

Read More : Kuwait TIMES

University of the West of England – Bristol, United Kingdom Visits Texila American University

Dr. Wesley C. Torrington (Left), Prof. Steven Neill (Second left), Prof. Helen Langton (Second Right) & Mr. Ashok Kumar (Right)

Prof. Helen Langton – The Pro Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean and Prof. Steven Neill – The Deputy Dean of the University of West England (UWE) – Faculty Of Health Sciences visited Texila American University (TAU) last Monday, 27th Feb 2011 for making a formal review on the facilities and learning resources for the upcoming collaborative Nursing Program to be conducted by TAU in association with the UWE. UWE is consistently one of Britain’s leading universities for quality in teaching, and has a strong research tradition and history.

Texila American University believes that the upcoming collaboration can benefit the Nursing Students of TAU in many ways including, the adaptation of the standardized curriculum of the UWE, The option to choose Pathway Programs enabling the student to do the First part of the program in Guyana and the second Part in United Kingdom and the getting the professional expertise of UWE to raise the standards followed during the course of the Nursing Education at TAU.

Mr. Ashok Kumar, The International Operations Manager mentioned that “the agenda of the visit included the Review of Curriculum, Classrooms, Library, the Nursing Skills & other Laboratories and other Learning resources available at TAU. He also added that the outcome of the Visit of the UWE Officials is positive and TAU is looking at going forward with the Collaboration Immediately. The program intake is expected to start in May 2012 and will also be taken for the review of the General Nursing Council of Guyana and the National Accreditation Council Guyana for the formal approval.

TAU currently offers Doctor of Medicine(MD)&Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Programs in its Campus located in Woolford Avenue, Georgetown and has 65+ students in its Medical program. The current student population hails from different Countries including India, Africa, USA & Guyana.

TAU is working towards towards its goal to play a major role in attracting International students to Guyana – A Country which has all required resources to become the Educational Hub in the Caribbean and South American Region. The upcoming Collaborative Nursing program will be one its key programs to move towards TAU’s goal by attractinggood number of students from the neighboring countries.

Caribbean Medical School Listed WHO & IMED Directories and registered with Accredition Council

There are few medical schools available in the Caribbean region registered with the appropriate accredition councils. Texila American University is one of the most preferred Caribbean medical schools which is registered with the Accreditation Council locally, and listed with 8 major organizations like WHO. TAU is registered with NAC and listed in WHO & IMED also member of various recognition bodies.

Texila offers Health Science programs with a high-level of professionalism, exactness and problem solving skills, upon which the foundations of specialist training and an independent medical practice can be built, which facilitates further education and development of their knowledge throughout their life.

TAU Credentials or Recognitions are –

  1. Listed in WHO (World Health Organization)
  2. United Nations Global Compact program
  3. Listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  4. International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  5. Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME)
  6. International Association For Medical Education (AMEE)
  7. National Accrediation Council of Guyana (NAC)
  8. Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP)