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Merryland College Biratnagar (MCB), established in 2014 is a joint partnership between Innovate Nepal Group (ING) and academicians and professionals at Biratnagar with a with management support from Islington College. The Innovate Nepal Group (ING) is an investment holding company that focuses on innovating higher education in Nepal by blending international qualifications with local contexts. urrently, Innovate Nepal Group operates five colleges in Nepal; Islington College, Herald College Kathmandu, Merryland College Biratnagar, Informatics College Pokhara and Itahari International College.
Merryland College Biratnagar (MCB) is the first college introducing UK University Degree in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Partnered with the University of Wolverhampton, UK and iAcademy New Zealand & Singapore, it offers a quality UK University College degree through best faculty and finest industry exposure and growth opportunities. MCB is duly approved by Ministry of Education, Nepal and Tribhuvan University.
The objective of this partnership is to make globally recognised tertiary education (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) affordable in Biratnagar and surrounding areas. In addition, the partnership is also aimed at changing the dynamics of the prevalent orthodox teaching and learning system. ING would contribute its expertise towards running UK HE qualifications, while the local stakeholders would promote and encourage the local students and students in the surrounding community to embark on the tertiary qualifications that Merryland College Biratnagar offers.
At present, Merryland College offers BA (Hons) International Business Management qualifications from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, based on a 3+1 model, whereby students would first take iAcademy’s University Foundation Certificate, followed by their Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. All of iAcademy’s qualifications have been articulated with advanced standing into the University of Wolverhampton’s degree. Hence, students who have successfully complete iAcademy’s Advanced Diploma in Business Administration would enter University of Wolverhampton’s BA (Hons) International Business Management programme in the final year of the programme. Merryland College Biratnagar (MCB) is able to offer these qualifications from iAcademy and the University of Wolverhampton based on a “supported-delivery” model in Biratnagar.