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.
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.
Mr. Vivek Kishore Verma is a dynamic professional with 15 years of rich experience in Strategic Planning & Management, Education Management, Academic Content Development and Team Management. He served the College in teaching, research, consultancy and administration in various capacities.
He was also an Associate Lecturer for undergraduate students pursing BSc. Computing and its practice from The Open University, UK. He has been instrumental in rechristening of NIIT Ghana into BlueCrest College and transforming the college to offer various degrees and non-IT programs.
He holds these positions in college governance.
An expert in Information Technology, Human Resource and Personnel Management, he has a Six Sigma (Green Belt) from Benchmark Six Sigma, India. He is also a Certified Network Oriented Computing Professional from India. He obtained his first Post Graduation in 2009 in HR & Personnel Management. Subsequently he acquired his second Post Graduate qualification in Finance in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and Higher National Diploma in Computing and Multimedia, conducted in collaboration with B-Tec, London in 2000 with 1st division.
He started his career as an Educational Consultant for an IT firm in India. Then onwards, until now, he has served in various capacities as Lecturer, Head of the Campus and Business Head of the College. On 1st April 2011, he assumed the office of the Rector of BlueCrest College, in which office he is continuing.
Under his mentorship, College has been recipient of the following awards:
|Name of the Award ||Year |
|Best Result Oriented ICT College in Ghana ||2010 - 2014 |
|Most Authentic Oil & Gas College in Ghana||2014 |
|Best ICT College in Ashanti Region ||2006 - 2013 |
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:
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