BlueCrest University College

ABOUT BLUECREST

BlueCrest College was conceived in 1999 as the front runner in IT Education and Training with the core objective of addressing the IT needs of Ghana.

To value-add to its offerings of Certificates and Diplomas in ICT, BlueCrest College entered into an affiliation agreement with University of Education, Winneba. Under this partnership, BlueCrest College started offering undergraduate degree programmes. 

The College had one Faculty at the onset – Faculty of Technology with only one Department – Department of Information and Communication Technology. However in 2012 College, with a vision of offering wide range of programs in diverse fields, constituted one more faculty. Presently,the College has two (2) Faculties namely, Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Business and one School of Fashion & Design with a total of four (4) departments.
BlueCrest College is accredited by National Accreditation Board of Ghana as a Private Tertiary Institution. BlueCrest College is very popular among prospective applicants because of the diverse nature of programmes offered to students. The College has an innovative and flexible approach towards academic instructions that incorporates multiple programme paths to suit their future aspirations. Though all programmes are directed at training students to become seasoned in their chosen field, they are also developed to promote self-employment as successful entrepreneurs and provide employment opportunities to the youth.

Dr. Kapil Gupta

Ph.D., MBA, FCCA, AICWA, B.Com(Hons) Chairman - Governing Council

Dear Friends,
Welcome to BlueCrest College, a high-tech tertiary institution. We provide various "hands-on" training for in-demand careers in the Information Technology, Management and Design. BlueCrest has always been pioneering new industry-relevant programs based on the changing market needs.

BlueCrest curriculum is designed and developed as a result of extensive research done by academic and industry experts and technical collaborations with leading education providers across the world. The curriculum is delivered using state-of-the-art infrastructure and easy-to-follow training methodology which have become hallmarks of BlueCrest.

BlueCrest College is a leading higher education institution in this information age which believes in analyzing information by using the latest technology to enhance the existing and form new patterns. Therefore, you are assured of the nothing but the latest in the field of Information Technology, Management, Journalism and Design.

I hope you'll benefit from our specialized training. We'll do everything we can to help you succeed.
Sincerely,


Dr. Kapil Gupta
Chairman - Governing Council

GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

 

National Accreditation Board

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) is the governing body charged bay the Government of Ghana to award, review and facilitate the accreditation of Tertiary institutions in Ghana. It has accredited BlueCrest College to provide tertiary education.

 

Governing Council of BlueCrest College

The functions and responsibilities of the Council include the following:

  • Setting  policies for the general operations of the Institution, including, but not limited to, custody, obligation, and expenditure of funds;
  • Approval of  new programs and substantial changes in existing  programs;
  • Approval of major alterations of internal organization, capital facilities, and personnel policies;
  • Reviewing with the Headship the annual evaluation of Key Institutional and Department Heads;
  • Facilitate communication between the institution and the community;
  • Assisting in planning, implementing, and executing development projects aimed at supplementing institutional vision;
  • Perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the institution’s tradition and goals;
  • Selection of recipients of annual merit awards.
  • To meet twice a year and review progress of the board and institution. 

The Chairman and the respective administrations are responsible for executing the plans and programs of  BlueCrest College and administrating its various affairs.

The Academic Board chaired by the nominee of Chairman is delegated authority in instructional matters and through its committee system, consults with administration and Board of members on a broad spectrum of issues.

The Chairman

The Chairman has full authority and responsibility over the administration of all affairs and operations of  BlueCrest College.

Among the Chairman’s most notable function are consultations with the Rector and the Academic Board regarding the College educational and research policies, recommendation to the Board of members concerning the academic plans of the college.

 

The Rector

The Rector shall serve as Head of the Institution. The Rector shall serve as the support and immediate deputy to the Chairman with responsibility for the administration of affairs of BlueCrest College, particularly administrative and academic matters.

 

The Registrar

The primary functions of the Registrar are to serve in the matters dealing with students and student activities and their teaching and research activities and to assist the Rector in a wide variety of activities as per the strategic plan of the College.

The office works in oversight of student conduct and discipline, student support services and the academic programs in tandem with the Department heads and two faculties. The Registrar focuses on the academic environment as it relates to the internal and external planning and implementation. Offices under the Registrar include office of the Admissions & Registrations, General Administration, Human Resource Management and Office of the Assessment & Evaluation.

 

The Dean - Academic Affairs

The office of The Dean-Academic Affairs deals with all matters of students’ academic affairs with the coordination of Heads of all departments. These include (but are not limited to)student appraisals – internal assessments, re-sit examination, student’s grievances, and faculty issues.   

 

The Dean - Student Affairs& Collaboration

The office of The Dean- Student Affairs & Collaboration deals with all matters of students’  grievances, pastoral support, internship opportunities, clubs & societies, sports and placements. This office also deals with industry collaboration for College.

 

The Chief Finance Officer

The primary functions of the CFO are to serve in matters pertaining to the finances and commercial operations of College and to assist the Chairman in a wide variety of activities as per the strategic plan of the College.

The office works in oversight of the financial activities including planning budgets, investments, banking and consultancy) and also oversee the facilities management.

 

The Academic Board

BlueCrest College and its administration motivate extensive faculty participation in the educational administration of the college through the Academic board. The Academic Board is composed of all ranking faculty and administrative officers and function as the voice of faculty in the college.

The composition and function of the Academic Board are derived from its powers as set out by the Governing Council in BlueCrest College Rules & Regulations.

 

Function 1 – Advice on matters of an academic nature

  • Providing advice to the Council on the Institution’s annual Operational Plans and Functional Area Plans.
  • Providing advice to Council as required.

 

Function 2 – Establishing and maintaining academic standards

  • Developing and approving operational policies and procedures that define the College academic standards and guide its academic activity.
  • Providing quality assurance and enhancement of good practice In respect of the academic activities of the Institution.
  • Approving rules that enable the implementation of specific academic policies.
  • Reviewing academic operational policies and procedures.

 

Function 3 – Course approval and review

  • Approving new courses on academic grounds.
  • Recommending to Council the introduction of new courses.
  • Overseeing the quality of major course reviews undertaken by faculties.

 

Function 4 – Admission to the College and selection to courses.

  • Approving College admission requirements.
  • Approving course selection requirements.

 

Function 5 – Student discipline and academic appeals

  • Ensuring adequate procedures for and the effective operation of student academic discipline and appeals.

 

Function 6 – Academic engagement

  • Promoting debate on academic matters within the Academic Board.

 

Function 7 – Academic Board’s own affairs

  • Ensuring a culture of collegial cooperation and open discussion within the Academic Board and its committees.
  • Establishing procedures to meet the Academic Board’s own responsibilities, including its compliance obligations.
  • Establishing procedures for ensuring that all responsibilities assigned to the Board in the College’s Operational Plan are fulfilled.
  • Establishing clear delegations to the Chair of the Academic Board, to committees of the Board and otherwise as required.  

It is a requirement by NAB that all tertiary institutions operate as autonomous entities with their own Governing Councils/Boards.

Role of Governing Council

The functions and responsibilities of the Council shall include the following:

  1. Setting  policies for the general operations of the Institution, including, but not limited to, custody, obligation, and expenditure of funds;
  2. Approval of  new programs and substantial changes in existing  programs;
  3. Approval of major alterations of internal organization, capital facilities, and personnel policies;
  4. Reviewing with the Headship the annual evaluation of Key Institutional and Department Heads;
  5. Facilitate communication between the institution and the community;
  6. Assisting in planning, implementing, and executing development projects aimed at supplementing institutional vision;
  7. Perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the institution’s tradition and goals;
  8. Selection of recipients of annual merit awards.
  9. To meet twice a year and review progress of the board and institution.

Current Members of the Governing Council

 

 

 
Dr. Balamurugan E.
Dean - Academic Affairs

An astute and seasoned professional with over 15 years of enriching experience in the field of Teaching, Research and Project Coordination in the field of Computer science.

As an educationalist, he has been associated with Gobi Arts & Science College, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology based in India as an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Applications.

He is proficient in Affiliation process, Framing of Curriculum, Regulations and syllabus for Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes in CS/IT/CT/SE).

He headed various positions as Professor-in-charge for numerous societies, Associations and Cells. Skilled in arranging & coordinating Short term training, Consultancy Services, National & International level Conference, Workshops and Events related to academics.

He has been a member of various technical societies includes Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Computer Society of India (CSI), International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Canada, Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), Hong Kong, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT),Singapore.

His area of research includes Image Processing, Document Image analysis, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing, GOOGLE Apps Development, Image In-painting, Information Security and Data Mining. He has numerous research publications and papers to his credit and has presented in International and national level conferences apart from being a reviewer of various international conferences and journals.
 
 
 

The Registrar's Office

Mr. Sujith Jayaprakash currently handles the office as Registrar.

The primary functions of the Registrar are to serve in the matters dealing with students and student activities and their teaching and research activities and to assist the Rector in a wide variety of activities as per the strategic plan of the College.

The office works in oversight of student conduct and discipline, student support services and the academic programs in tandem with the Department Heads and three Faculties. The Registrar focuses on the academic environment as it relates to the internal and external planning and implementation. Offices under the Registrar include office of the  Admission & Registrations, General Administration and  Human Resource Management.

The office of the Registrar is supported by these Deputy & Assistant Registrars and Office Heads:

  1. Deputy Registrar - General Administration
  2. Assistant Registrar - Admissions
  3. Assistant Registrar - HR

Office of the Registrar is located in the Administration Block of the Accra Campus. He can also be contacted on registrar@bluecrest.edu.gh.

Library and Facilities

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Dr. Kapil Gupta - Ph.D., MBA, FCCA, AICWA, B.Com(Hons)

Chairman - Governing Council

Dr. Kapil Gupta is a dedicated Educationist who believes in leveraging technology in the area of higher learning to bring about social transformation. His rich experience spanning over 20 years in industry and education has been instrumental in growth of ICT and Management education in Ghana. After initial stints in automobile manufacturing, Mining and International Trade, he made a conscious move into Education Sector starting with ICT Education in Ghana by setting up ICT center of excellence in collaboration with NIIT in 2000. Till last count, NIIT had five world-class ICT centers across Ghana. As early as 2001, he was nominated by ghanaclassifieds.com for "Foreign Excellence in Ghana" for his excellent service in the field of ICT and dynamic leadership that also helped NIIT Ghana  to become one of the most valuable company in Ghana Club 100. With high levels of Professionalism and corporate governance, NIIT Ghana bagged the coveted 8th position in the prestigious 2005 Ghana Club 100 ranking in addition to 2nd most Socially Responsible company and 3rd most Profitable company in Ghana. It was also the first and only IT education institution in the Top 100 companies in Ghana for three consecutive years.

In 2007, he started Knowledgeworkz which teamed up with Sikkim Manipal University to bring its path-breaking higher learning to the doorsteps of Ghanaians who would otherwise travel overseas for higher education. To keep pace with the changing demand for professional education in the country, he also formalized collaboration with University of Petroleum Science and Energy (UPES), India and Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), UK to offer Oil & Gas trainings in Ghana.

As a distinguished scholar, he holds a PhD in Management. He is also a fellow Chartered Accountant from ACCA (UK), Fellow Cost and Management Accountant from ICWA-India, MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow-India. He was also among the university toppers in B.Com (Honours) degree from SRCC, Delhi University and among the top three students in All India Senior Secondary School Certificate examination in Commerce Stream.

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Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Kumar Roy - Ph.D (Management), M.A (Economics), MBA (Marketing)

Rector


Dr. S.K.Roy has over 20 years industry experience in many companies of repute at Mumbai & 9 years of teaching & administrative experience as Professor & Dean of commerce & management in RNB Global University, Binkaner and Invertis University, Bareilly in India.
 
He has rich experience as Faculty & Head - Placement & Corporate Center. He has 4 international exposures on foreign assignments. His core teaching subjects are Economics & Management Subjects. He has many Research & Publications in his domain.

Sujith Jayaprakash

Registrar

Mr. Sujith Jayaprakash was educated at the Bharathiar University, India (Bachelors of Computer Application, M.Sc in Computer Science) and Periyar University, India (M.Phil in Data Mining). He is a certified Microsoft Trainer and Certified Dotnet Developer

He started his career in RVS College of Arts & Science as a Lecturer in Computer Science department. In 2010, He joined BlueCrest as a Lecturer of B.Sc (IT). He was promoted to Sr. Lecturer in 2011, and then Head of the Department in the ICT department in 2012.

He took up the post of Registrar in 2013 and takes care of the entire college administration, student registration, assessment and evaluation.

During his previous employment he served in various departments as a Placement Coordinator and Student support and welfare officer apart from active teaching. As Campus Head for NIIT Accra he was also involved in the Marketing and Student Registration activities along with his regular administrative responsibilities.

He is a University Rank Holder for his Masters degree and also adjudged as a Best Faculty for the year 2007 in RVS College of Arts & Science.

He has numerous publication in his name including:

  • Presented a White Paper on “Old Vs New Media” in the Inauguration Ceremony of a Ghanaian Online Newspaper.
  • Presented papers in National Level conference on  “Intrusion Detection using Data Mining”, “Crime Pattern Detection”, “J2EE Vs .Net”, “Robotics, Bluetooth Vs Wi-Fi”, “Digital Image Morphing”
  • Published and released a book “Lexicon VB.Net”, and is added as a curriculum in RVS Arts and Science College, Sulur. 
  • Use of Educational Apps in Todays Classroom - ICMCT-2015 Ghana
  • Analysing Academic Progression of Students using ID3 Algorithm - IEEE March 2015, GIMPA Ghana
  • Survey on Web Usage Mining using Association Rule Mining - IEEE May 2015, GTUC Ghana

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