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Oxford Business College Expands Global Literary Partnership


College Plans Global Literary Partnership Expansion



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Oxford, 2ndAugust 2023:Oxford Business College plans to expand its Write Circle literary events in partnership with India's prominent NGO, the Prabha Khaitan Foundation.


Since 2018, the college's Write Circle events, supported by the British Council, have gained international recognition with visits from renowned authors Barkha Dutt, Abhigyan Prakash, Neelima Adhar Dalmia, and Dr Shubha Vilas, bringing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and storytelling, captivating audiences and giving them a chance to receive signed copies.


Dr Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Oxford Business College and globally respected poet, said, "I have been in recent discussions with Sundeep Bhutoria, Managing Trustee of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, to expand our much acclaimed Write Circle author events held in Oxford to now include our London and Nottingham campuses".


He continued, "The move to extend these literary events will open new avenues for academic and cultural enrichment for our students and the communities we serve.


"By bridging the gap between intellectual pursuits and business education, our colleges demonstrate the importance of a well-rounded education encompassing financial and business knowledge and a deep appreciation for literature and the arts.


"This collaboration between OBC and PKF is a testament to the belief that literature and business can coexist harmoniously, fostering a society that values creative expression and pragmatic thinking".


Literary lovers can now look forward to more interactive and enlightening Write Circle events that facilitate the exchange of ideas, encourage diversity, and foster a passion for literature in all its forms, thanks to this joint venture that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the literary landscape of the UK.


Picture caption:

L to R)  Sundeep Bhutoria, Managing Trustee of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation meets with Dr Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Oxford Business College.


About Oxford Business College (OBC):


Committed to helping people shape their futures, Oxford Business College has become the UK's fastest-growing Private Higher Education College. Known for high academic standards and highly qualified staff, the college has 8000+ students from diverse backgrounds, orientations, and cultures.


OBC alumni have become successful professionals and entrepreneurs in different parts of the world. The college provides a wide range of job-oriented undergraduate courses in business and management.

The college has expanded from one campus in Oxford to Nottingham, Slough and West London, partnering with UK universities, including the University of West London, Ravensbourne University London and Buckinghamshire New University.


In 2022, OBC became the first independent business school in the UK to be a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).


In addition, OBC's International Foundation is one of the longest-running programmes in Oxford, recognised and accepted by over 25 UK universities, including elite Russell Group members.


The college has received consistent 'Top 10' nominations in the 'WhatUni Awards' in the 'Best Independent Higher Education Provider' category in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and won the award in 2020 and 2021.


OBC has recorded a commendable performance in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2022. The survey ranks the college in the top 15% of all teaching institutions based on students' overall satisfaction. 


For 'learning opportunity', OBC scored 92.32%, which was 5.64% above the national benchmark. Overall, the college ranked 66th out of 431 higher education teaching institutions in the UK.


About the Write Circle:


A cross-country platform for writers in the English language, The Write Circle strives to bring together authors and their readers in an informal and engaging setting. The sessions are structured around the author's life and works, followed by an interaction with the audience. The Write Circle started its journey from Jaipur and now has sessions across India and overseas, in Oxford, Birmingham, New York and Oslo.


About Prabha Khaitan Foundation:


PKF supports the UNESCO view that cultural development has the potential to be an alternative way of promoting sustainable development in poor rural communities, especially in third-world countries. The Foundation promotes networking among communities in order to create 'cultural capital'.

For us, culture stands for language, music, literature, visual arts, dance, drama, oral traditions, and traditional practices. The Foundation strives to spotlight local food, local artists and their work, and folk music, among other things. On the humanitarian front, the Foundation promotes women and literature. We believe our strength is in collaborating with like-minded people and institutions.

Promoting diversity in literature and culture is a crucial part of What We Do, more so in the time and place that we live in today. The Foundation's focus on the different dimensions of diversity enhances the literary and cultural spectrum, opens new doors, stimulates engagement and helps build inclusion.


For further information, please contact:

Steve Hartley

Creative Scholars Media & Public Relations