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Pune University RAK

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Pune University RAK in Ras Al Khaimah

University name Pune University RAK
Director's name Dr K C Mohite (Director)
Executive body or owner University of Pune India / Edulink Dubai
Date founded February 2009
Number of students (approx) 250
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area Al Burairat - location map
Postal address PO Box 12939, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Telephone +971-7-2338489
Fax +971-7-2276532
Email infouop@edulink.ae
Website www.uop-rak.com
Curriculum Indian
Qualifications MBA, MSc, BBA, BCA, BBT, BE, BSc
University fees 20,000-25,000 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 30 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 7 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
3 stars from 9 votes.    

Pune University RAK admissions, reviews, notes

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University of Pune RAK degrees, courses, and programs
Program Duration Annual Fees (AED)
Executive MBA (EMBA) 2 years full-time 20,000
MBA 2 years full-time 25,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services (PGDFS) 1 year + project  
Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management (PGDHM) 1 year + internship  
Post Graduate Diploma in Materials and Logistics Management (PGDMLM) 1 year  
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) 1 year  
  • Postgraduate diplomas are part-time with classes on weekends (Friday and Saturday). Fees information not supplied.
  • Fees information for 2009-2010? Not clear if also for 2010-2011 - amounts still the same on website when checked 07 February 2011.
07 February 2011 - Pune University RAK closing?
  • Pune University in Ras Al Khaimah has suspended admissions while waiting for accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education according to an anonymous source from the university. An Emirates 24-7 report on 06 February 2011 quoted the official as saying "We will not take any more students. We have applied for accreditation."
  • Dragana Symons, the Edulink Administration Manager for Edu-Link, was also concerned about the viability of the RAK campus, saying "There is no student life here. For the young, there's just not enough on offer. You need to be located near to where students live," according to a report in The National on 07 February 2011. The National concluded that The university now plans to relocate to Dubai or the capital.
  • Dr R. K. Shevgaonkar, the Vice-Chancellor of Pune University in India, was reported by The Indian Express on 03 February 2011 to have said "Edulink, which is the strategic partner of the varsity for the Ras-Al- Khaimah (RAK) campus was responsible for admissions. However, no student could be admitted to any course last year. ... With the grim economic situation in UAE, our partner is also facing difficulties." Indicating that the RAK campus might shut down.
  • Latest News page on UOP-RAK website says "University Closed ..." but that was in November 2010 and only a temporary closure for the Eid Al Ahda holiday (from 15-20 November 2010).
  • Website domain updated, www.uoprak.ae forwards to www.uop-rak.com. Contact details updated - new tel number +971-7-2338489 (previously +971-7-2276531 - might still be valid?). Additional email might be info@uoprak.ae.
29 July 2009
  • University of Pune (UoP) RAK Director is Dr K C Mohite. Previous information was that the Vice Chancellor was Dr Narendra Jadhav. Other reports said Arun Adsool / Adsul was the Acting Vice Chancellor (but that might be for Pune University in India).
23 May 2009
  • First MBA and Executive MBA lectures started at the UOP RAK campus 22 May 2009.
  • Senior academic personnel include Vice-Chancellor Dr Narendra Jadhav, Academic Coordinator Dr S B Kolte, Dean Faculty of Management Dr (Captain) C M Chitale, and Professor Ranjit Chitale.
  • Same website appears to be at www.uoprak.ae, www.uop-rak.com, and www.edulink.ae/uop/
08 April 2009
  • University of Pune (UOP) have a 5-star rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India (Edulink press release 06 February 2009)
  • See also University of Pune Dubai (under consideration or planning)
  • No fax number found, try +971-4-4264787 for edulink in Dubai
  • UOP campus near the RAK George Mason University initially, later will move to the new RAK education city.
  • Edulink also establised Middlesex University in Dubai in 2005
  • Khaleej Times report 07 February 2009 said subject specialisations (maybe for MBA) included Banking and Insurance, Biotechnology, IT, Retail. Same report also said there would be an ITES (Information Technology Enabled Services) program starting in March 2009.

Courses starting in April 2009 in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK):

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) courses offered from March/April 2009
  • Classes start April 2009
  • Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council
  • AED 20,000 per year (2 years full time? Might be only part time for April 2009 start, and full time for September 2009 start)
  • Evening and weekend classes also available?
  • Bus transport available for working executives, with classes on Fridays.

The following degree courses are expected to be offered for September 2009:

Faculty of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade (BFT)

Faculty of Management

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration in Biotechnology

Faculty of Engineering

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in:
    • Architecture
    • Computer
    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Electronics and Telecommunications
    • Mechanical
    • Petroleum

Faculty of Science

  • Masters in Science (MSc) in
    • Electronics
    • Instrumentation
Last update 05 March 2011
General comments - might not apply to Pune University RAK
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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