Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS offers well-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The MDIS Residences@Stirling is the very first hostel in Singapore to be awarded the Green Mark GoldPlus Award. The 15-storey hostel consists of 782 air-conditioned rooms, 14 suites, a lecture theatre and a cafeteria. The eco-friendly hostel can accommodate some 1,700 students and is fully-integrated so that students can live, learn and play in an interactive and conducive environment.
The Vels Group of Institutions was established in the year 1992 under the leadership of Dr. Ishari K.Ganesh, an eminent educationist, who set up the Vaels Educational Trust, a charitable, non-profitable organisation in fond memory of his father Shri Isari Velan. The group today has over 25,000 students in the 25 institutions established in as many years, offering secondary and higher education. The Vels Group has entered the 25th Year and has along the way been accorded the status of "Deemed-to-be-University" in the year 2008, giving birth to Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS). VISTAS today has 15 different schools, offering more than 100 courses in diverse disciplines that includes Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Law, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Hotel & Catering Management, Management Studies, Maritime Studies, Music, Languages, Basic Sciences, Life Sciences, Computing Sciences, Mass communication and Education. The Bachelors degree in Medicine (MBBS) is offered by Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, a constituent of the Vels Group, in Vikarabad near Hyderabad (in the state of Telangana). The Vels Group also comprises of institutions offering courses in Dentistry and Nursing as well. MDIS - VELS (INDIA) is a joint venture between VELS and MDIS, Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning to offer quality international education at an affordable cost.