About TC Global

The Chopras Group is a leading Global Education, Learning and Investments Services organisation. We pioneered the emergence of Global Ed as a tangible opportunity to aspiring Indians over 25 years ago. Since 1995, we have nurtured and shaped over 2.5 million students on their journeys towards becoming Global Citizens. We have placed our students in over 40 countries, using our deep relationships with our 700+ trusted University partners. We’ve supported this with our matrix of Learning Support services to make sure students are able and ready for their next steps. This is all underpinned by our network of impassioned people based in over 20 offices across India, combined with offices in Nepal and Singapore.

We’re an established business that’s reinventing itself to transform into an inspiring, supportive and collaborative ecosystem for students, universities and key stakeholders across Global Ed. However, our determination remains the same as always: We’re immensely passionate about elevating opportunities for Aspiring Cosmopolitans, who are at the centre of future innovations, leadership and global societies, by providing them with the climate and tools, through equipped autonomy, to enhance their ability to consider global perspectives in building the future.

About NCUK

NCUK is a unique organisation, founded by UK universities to provide overseas students with guaranteed access to universities through our pathway programmes. More than 30,000 students have successfully progressed to UK Universities by completing NCUK programmes. 

The Northern Consortium was created in 1987 by a set of northern UK universities to collaborate in the delivery of educational programmes on a transnational basis, and to support the progression or ‘placement’ of students from those programmes into UK universities.

NCUK develops and maintains academic qualifications that prepare students for entry to university. The company also provides a university admission or ‘placement’ service which supports NCUK students in progressing to university following their course. NCUK franchises delivery of its academic qualifications to delivery partners, and currently has over 50 delivery partners across 19 countries, with TC Global being the partner for India.

About the role

The Academic Leader will play a key role in the strategic leadership of the business ensuring that we are ready to seize opportunities and face challenges in our sector. The Academic Leader will lead the academic, placement and quality assurance processes and will build a culture of service, constructive challenge and continuous improvement that drives the business forward. The incumbent will ensure that the NCUK pathway programmes are of the highest standard and prepare the students exceptionally well culturally, linguistically and academically to study and succeed in their degrees in the UK. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Maintain and develop an Academic Quality Framework which includes policies, processes and procedures to ensure that NCUK programmes, their delivery and their assessments meet the needs of all stakeholders.

  • Work closely with lead lecturers and lecturers to develop appropriate teaching and learning methodologies
  • Leading academic resources, human capital, and infrastructure to provide academic leadership, strategy and administrative management of learning

Maintain and develop an appropriate assessment framework, which ensures the production of high-quality assessment instruments, which are appropriately marked and lead to fair and consistent awards.

  • Build effective planning and management strategies of all programmes with strong monitoring and evaluation procedures

Determine and keep under review entry requirements for NCUK programmes, ensuring that academic standards are maintained whilst maintaining competitiveness in the market-place.

Oversee all aspects of academic reporting including the performance of students studying NCUK outcomes, placement to partner universities and student performance at partner institutions.

Develop and maintain relationships with university staff to ensure the recognition of NCUK programmes and services.

Maintain and develop policies, processes and procedures to ensure that the centre provides an excellent academic experience for their students resulting in students being placed at appropriate universities.

  • Form strategy and plans for consistent and impactful delivery methods that standardize learning for all students and build scalability in the business 

Help drive business strategy, future direction and implementation with a key role in communicating, motivating and leading teams  

Establish a strong culture of excellence, enhance core values and develop teams to support the future vision of the organization 



Academic qualifications at postgraduate or equivalent level


Experience of academic management and academic quality assurance at a course and institutional level in higher education, including the development of systems and procedures.

Knowledge and understanding of current developments in learning, teaching and academic quality assurance

Experience of teaching, management of learning and the development of assessments


Credible in the domestic or international academic community

Practical with high integrity, honesty and ethical standards

A proven ability to manage the preparation for examination boards. The ability to make academic decisions which satisfy all stakeholders as being fair, appropriate and consistent

Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Numerate and articulate

Good strategic knowledge, able to contribute insightfully to the business planning and development processes


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