Sahara to build International India Centre in London’s Canary Wharf

India News Bulletin

Investment conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar has collaborated with the University of East London to build an International India Centre (IIC) at the university’s Docklands campus near London’s financial hub – Canary Wharf.

London's iconic business hub Canary Wharf
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The Indian centre will become the European HQ to Sahara India and also host Indian businesses and research centres in London. It will create a wide range of employment opportunities for students and local people in the process, the university has said.

It will also give students, local communities and UK businesses an opportunity to work with Indian businesses and break into the growing Indian economy.

The design and building process will start next year.

The development of an Indian centre in Docklands marks a major milestone in the historic and unique relationship between the UK and South Asia, according to the university.

The IIC will host cultural activities to celebrate South Asia’s contribution to the UK.

The MoU between the educational institution and Sahara comes on the last day of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to India where he aimed to strengthen the business ties between the two countries.

“The development of the International India Centre will be an iconic addition to the Docklands business community and skyline,” said UEL’s deputy vice-chancellor, Dusty Amroliwala.

“The lure of Sahara setting up its European operation at UEL will attract some of India’s most elite students to our university, helping boost recruitment figures and bring inward investment into East London.”

The collaboration will also help the university to establish itself as a university of choice for students in India and South Asia, Amroliwala added.

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