BlueCrest University College

ABOUT BLUECREST

Educational Philosophy

BlueCrest’s educational philosophy is based more than decade years of working directly with youth in the Africa. BlueCrest’s philosophy is informed by an open, democratic, and participatory model of leadership, one that is grounded in diversity and a deep sense of collaboration. BlueCrest programs promote the notion of a community of learners in which empowerment is never top-down, but occur in an environment where all participants take on the roles of teachers and learners. BlueCrest therefore considers inter-generational mentorship and collaboration as an especially meaningful context for youth development.

In each of its educational programs, BlueCrest strives to build a positive and inclusive environment that allows young Africans to develop leadership skills, foster strong friendships, and gain a deeper understanding of culture and identity. For BlueCrest, leaders are speakers, organizers, facilitators, and mentors, as well as writers, listeners, friends, artists, thinkers, historical and everyday actors. Leaders embody a sense of responsibility and service towards others. This quality is evident in the ways BlueCrest program participants consistently take on new leadership roles, working to share the tools and understandings developed through our programs.

At BlueCrest College we create critically aware, reflective, resilient, confident and independent learners for life. We have an established community which provides a safe, secure, welcoming and orderly environment. We believe deep learning is facilitated by outstanding teaching.  This occurs when all learners are actively engaged in a variety of differentiated and challenging learning tasks that are academically rigorous. We value the whole person, and are committed to creating positive, adaptable and socially aware citizens of the world. We encourage our students to develop responsibility for their own learning, progress and behaviour. We foster collaboration and cooperation with shared expectations for success.

BlueCrest College is committed to providing innovative teaching and learning strategies.  We are dedicated to establishing supportive and authentic relationships to ensure our students enjoy learning and achieve their full potential.
 

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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Vivek K Verma

Rector

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. 

  • Member of Governing Council
  • Chairman of Academic Board
  • Chairman to various Committees

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:

 

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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