University Admissions: How Will Covid-19 Affect My Application?
As global economies start to re-open, the new realities are unravelling across dimensions, impacting the way businesses function. Challenges and uncertainties are expected to persist in the recent future. It is thus imperative for businesses and educational institutions to pro-actively assess the impact and plan for the new reality to emerge stronger from the crisis.
Addressing these uncertainties, T&A Consulting organized a webinar in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast, on Transition to the New Normal, designed specifically for school counsellors to discuss key issues for education in the UK and how Queen’s University Belfast is working on the safety measures to welcome international students in moving to the “new normal”.
The webinar presenters, Lynsey Noble, Senior International Officer, Andrew Norton, Business Development Officer at Queen's University Belfast and Emma Lennox, Academic & Student Affairs, covered pertinent themes such as:
- Northern Ireland as a destination for study abroad amidst the pandemic
- Queen’s University towards a “New Normal”
- Queen's University admission process for current offer holders/applicants and prospective students
- Industry Linkages of the University and how these are a crucial part of the program curriculum
- Careers & Employability support at Queen's University Belfast
“In view of the extraordinary circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt the need to inform and support the prospective international students in pursuing their academic dreams. T&A Consulting wants to ensure students that we are with them, every step of the way in making their dreams a reality and helping them adjust to the new normal” - Ashish Vats, Director Education T&A Consulting and India Representative for Queen’s University Belfast.
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India Opportunities: Momentum in India - Swiss SMEs Webinar Series
A series of 12 webinars were organized and presented by the Embassy of India, Berne, in close collaboration with T&A Consulting (as Knowledge Partner) for the ‘Momentum in India: Swiss SMEs Programme’ (MISSP 2.0) to facilitate Swiss SMEs to explore, enter, and expand in the Indian market.
The webinars, scheduled in two phases spread over two weeks beginning 25 May and ending 5 June showcased opportunities in various industry sectors in India. These online seminars saw participation from numerous Swiss SMEs (looking to explore India as a market and understand the emerging opportunities), national industry experts, stakeholders, and government agencies and covered the following industry sectors:
Nutraceuticals & Wellness
Information Technology enabled Services
Microelectronics & Precision Components
The Embassy of India, Berne, along with the MISSP team at T&A Consulting curated topics, crafted infographic presentations and handouts for participants and also contacted external Indian industry experts to deliver sector specific presentations.
Videos and podcasts of all webinars will be available shortly on the MISSP website (www.missp.ch ).
Ashwin Merchant, Partner at T&A Consulting, said, “The entire MISSP team was pleasantly surprised with the overwhelming response we received from the Swiss SME sector, as well as with the hands-on support from Indian industry organizations like NASSCOM, APEDA, Chemexcil, Plexoncil, EEPC, IIP, ESC whose senior level management personalities made presentations on their respective industry segments.
All in all, this very positive experience has helped escalate Indo-Swiss bilateral trade and investment into the digital domain and maintain the impetus gained by the MISSP 2.0 initiative into the ‘new normal’.”
About MISSP: The Embassy of India, Berne, has been promoting India as an active economic partner and investment destination for Swiss SMEs, which make up 99% of the Swiss companies. The MISSP programme is implemented and monitored by the Embassy of India, Berne, with T&A Consulting as Knowledge Partner responsible for the day-to-day management of the program and Rödl & Partner as Tax and Legal Partner. The program is executed with the support of Central and State Governments in India and key Indian and Swiss industry partners, who assist the Swiss SMEs have a smooth experience in various aspects of doing business in India.
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Doing Business with India: Japan Business Webinar Series
T&A Consulting organized a two-part webinar series in collaboration with Japan Business Portal, an M&A Advisory Firm with extensive reach across Japan, on emerging and existing business opportunities along the India-Japan business corridor.
The first India-Japan Business Webinar was held on 8th May 2020 and featured a presentation (in English, and translated in Japanese) on business opportunities for Japanese businesses in the 'Electrical and Electronic Goods', and 'Mechanical and Construction Equipment' sectors in India, by Mr. Tarun Gupta, Managing Partner, T&A Consulting, followed by a Q&A session.
The second webinar held on 4th June 2020, covered the bilateral business opportunities in 'Chemicals, Plastics and Polymers', 'Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology' and 'Food Processing' sectors.
“As India and Japan emerge from the global pandemic, they face new challenges and opportunities, a lot of them, complementary. While Japan looks to diversify its supply chains and export markets, India seeks to ramp up its manufacturing capabilities through investments and technological collaborations in order to become a global manufacturing hub. T&A is happy to collaborate with Japan Business Portal to help Japanese businesses explore trade and investment opportunities with India.”, said Debpriya De, Senior Engagement Manager, T&A Consulting.
For more information visit the Japan Business Portal website at
AXISCADES Establishing Operations in South Carolina, U.S.A.
AXISCADES, incorporated in 1990 is one of the leading end-to-end engineering solutions and product company with headquarters in Bangalore, Karnataka. The company offers expertise in catering to digital, engineering, and smart manufacturing needs to clients in aerospace, defence, heavy engineering, automotive, energy & medical equipment sectors. It has recently announced its plans to establish operations in Greenville County, South Carolina.
AXISCADES plans to cater to medium and large enterprises from digital, smart manufacturing and engineering segments from its new operation based out of Greenville County.
AXISCADES participated in the state’s Landing Pad program, which aims to assist established companies looking to enter U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time. A collaborative effort between the S.C. Department of Commerce and the state’s regional economic development alliances, the program helps companies with issues and services, including regulation, taxation, and translation as well as finding suitable office space.
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- AXISCADES is establishing operations in Greenville County.
- AXISCADES is an end-to-end engineering solutions and product company.
- The company participated in the state's Landing Pad program.
- Located at 33 Market Point Drive in Greenville, S.C.
- The company launched its South Carolina operations this month.
“Whenever a new company decides to invest within our borders, it marks the beginning of a partnership that we know will benefit South Carolinians for a long time. I look forward to watching AXISCADES thrive in the state and make a positive impact in Greenville County and beyond.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“The rising use of digital technology is leading to a significant change in manufacturing, product creation and aftermarket mechanisms. While these trends are reshaping the industry, we at AXISCADES have envisioned our way forward to create more opportunities. I believe this is an exciting time to set up our office in South Carolina. While we see a great future by building comprehensive strategies to deliver in this new ecosystem, it will be important to remain agile and build on competencies, value propositions and relations that deliver success in the changing dynamics of the business world,” said AXISCADES Inc. CEO Ajay Sarin.
"AXISCADES was attracted to Upstate South Carolina due to the great opportunities in our growing aerospace, engineering, automotive and medical equipment fields. As a globally respected business focused on technology solutions and customer service, we welcome them to Greenville County.” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member H.G. "Butch" Kirven
Conference on Brazil & India: Complementarity and Partnership on Food Security
The United Nations estimates that India will overtake China to become the most populous country in the world by 2030. Given this projection, the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture pointed out that Brazil will emerge as the main supplier of animal protein to India.
T&A Consulting jointly-organised the 'Brazil & India: Complementarities and Partnership on Food Security' conference with the Embassy of Brazil in India and the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The high-level business dialogue was attended by the Brazilian Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Minister, Tereza Cristina, Brazilian Ambassador to India, Andre Correa do Lago and ABPA Vice President, Ricardo Santin. The dialogue brought together both Brazilian and Indian stakeholders from the animal protein sector, giving a rare platform to Brazilian companies from the meat and poultry sector to explore opportunity with potential Indian partners in India.
The conference coincided with the arrival of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was on a four-day visit to India, most notably as a chief guest on Republic Day 2020. India and Brazil signed 15 agreements including in the fields of animal husbandry and dairying as the two countries looked to increase their bilateral trade from the current USD 8.4 billion to USD 15 billion by 2022.
Brazilian Agriculture minister urged the Indian government to reduce import tariff on imports of chicken meat. “For our strategic partnership in chicken meat, it is essential to reduce import tariffs. In the case of frozen whole chicken, India imposes a 30% import duty, while for frozen cuts the tariff reaches 100%. Although India opened its market for foreign pork recently, Brazil has not been able to seize the opportunity because of high import duty. Furthermore, the complex system of obtaining import licenses for both types of proteins makes the process slow and costly,” she highlighted.
Brazil commenced its first shipment of chicken to India in 2019. India imported 33 tonnes of meat last year. The import of meat and poultry products in the country is estimated to grow at 7% this year. However, the increase in Brazilian meat exports to India will be subject to import duty charges.
About T&A Consulting: Founded in 2006, T&A Consulting is a boutique advisory firm with extensive experience of working with foreign investment promotions bodies, overseas enterprises, higher education institutions, tourism boards towards achieving a successful and accelerated entry into India. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm has 6 offices worldwide: NCR (National Capital Region), Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Toronto (Canada) and Zurich (Switzerland).
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T&A CONSULTING EXPANDS GLOBAL OPERATIONS TO NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Growing demand from Export Promotion Organisations and companies looking to enter Indian market leads to expansion of T&A in Toronto, Canada, and Zurich, Switzerland
With the start of a new decade, T&A Consulting, a leading Market Entry and FDI Advisory firm headquartered in Gurgaon, India, announced the opening of its North American and European
T&A currently represents several US states as their India office and was instrumental in organizing 3 successful gubernatorial visits mandated to boost bilateral trade and investment between India & US. T&A also works with over several European regions/export development organizations as their approved advisor in the Indian market.
As part of the global expansion, T&A will provide support to its clients in the following domains:
- Investment Promotion
- Export Development/ India Market Entry
- University Representation
- Tourism Representation
- M&A and India Greenfield Investment
On this occasion, Tarun Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner, T&A Consulting, said “We are expanding our branch offices in North America and Europe at an incredibly exciting point in the digital 4.0 era. Our key priority in both these geographical locations will be to cater to the global market demands with elite customer service and fostering mutually-beneficial relationships with our partners."
The new North American operation shall further boost T&A’s global client engagement practices and is also a testimony of its commitment to serve its rapidly growing client base and strategic relationships in the North and Latin American markets.
Saurabh Khanna, Managing Partner, T&A Americas, added that “It feels proud to be part of a rapidly growing organization. As a flag bearer of T&A in this part of the world, my aim will be to support mid to large corporations, state and provincial governments and education and tourism boards to explore business opportunities with India.”
Further, working with T&A’s office in Switzerland, Andy Kasper, Partner, T&A Europe, shall be able to provide clients with seamless lead generation service covering the European and Middle Eastern markets and co-ordinate European operations in conjunction with the North American and Indian offices.
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T&A Consulting appointed as the Knowledge Partners for Embassy of India, Berne for the “Momentum in India: Swiss SME’s Program” (MISSP) 2019 – 20
T&A Consulting has been appointed as the Knowledge Partner for MISSP, an integrated platform for swiss companies to explore India market entry. The platform is dedicated to helping companies establish successful business models across the value chain in India.
In November 2017, The Embassy of India, Berne, launched the “Momentum in India: Swiss SME’s Program (MISSP) to promote Indo- Swiss business relations by facilitating efficient build-up of intelligent business models capable of utilizing the inherent advantages of Indian economic structure.
The program is being implemented with the support of the Central and State Government and key industry partners who shall facilitate Swiss SME’s.
As the Knowledge Partners for the program, T&A Consulting will be the lead partner responsible for the day-to-day management of MISSP
T&A Consulting to represent Avicenna International College (AIC) in India
As a part of this representation, T&A Consulting will promote college and partner universities of AIC for their courses in India through various marketing channels and provide support on outbound student recruitment as well.
AIC started its activities in 1995 by providing short courses for the medical students studying at Semmelweis University, Budapest. Later a one-year pre-university program was designed for those who planned to complete their studies in any medically related field in Hungary. This course was named “Avicenna Medical Foundation Program” or AMFP. Today, those students who complete AMFP with good scores are admitted to many European universities with medical programs in English, including in Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, among other countries.
AIC is also an accredited educational center for NCUK in Europe outside the UK. Programs of NCUK including International Foundation Year (IFY), International Year One (IYOne), and Pre-Master Program (PMP) are the qualifications that enable students to secure admission to a UK partner university upon successful completion of a relevant NCUK program. Other academic courses include business management and tourism and hospitality.
T&A Consulting has been appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as its official representative office in India.
In a historic announcement, Governor Murphy announced the opening of the New Jersey India Center in Gurugram, India.
The opening of the New Jersey India Center was announced on 16 September 2019, at the Reception Dinner held at
The appointment supports New Jersey’s objective to increase global trade and investments and deepen the cultural and educational ties between India and New Jersey.
Commenting on the new representation, Tarun Gupta, CEO, and
As the official representatives of New Jersey, T&A Consulting will serve as a single point of contact, providing resources to Indian companies seeking opportunities in New Jersey. T&A Consulting will strive to cultivate and strengthen New Jersey’s message to the Indian diaspora of
“Today’s historic announcement charts a new course and effort to increase economic opportunities and build relationships between New Jersey and India,” said Governor Murphy. “With this new office, we will be able to bring our state’s message of economic prosperity directly to India.”
India-Brazil Fintech Conference in Mumbai on 23rd April, 2019
The 1st India-Brazil Fintech Conference, organized by the Embassy of Brazil in India, in partnership with T&A Consulting and other leading Fintech industry stakeholders in India as event partners, took place in Mumbai on 23rd April, 2019.
With India and Brazil being two of the leading Fintech innovators and adopters in the developing world, while having similar demographic profiles, facing similar challenges with financial inclusivity and presenting complementary opportunities for frugal innovation, the idea behind the India-Brazil Fintech Conference was to bring the two Fintech communities together, to facilitate knowledge sharing, develop business opportunities, and foster long-term collaboration.
The event was attended by over 100 high-profile stakeholders in the Fintech industry in India, including senior government officials, leading Fintech start-up founders, key policy makers and think-tank representatives, C-level executives from leading public and private sector banks and other financial service providers, venture capital investors and incubators/accelerators, and representatives from major consulting firms and other multipliers in the Fintech sector.
The panel discussions at the event covered a broad range of topics including fintech innovation, financial inclusion, role of the government and regulators in fostering the development of the fintech sector, opportunities and challenges in fintech adoption, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Blockchain, RegTech, and, Cyber Security, among others.
T&A Consulting at South Carolina Department Of Commerce, International Week April 2019
T&A Consulting, India representative for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, participated at the International week starting 08th April to 12th April 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. During the international week, the Managing Directors of the global offices including India had a meeting with Mr. Henry McMaster, Governor, state of South Carolina.
The International week gave a platform to interact with companies across various verticals such as Lifescience (Nephron Pharmaceuticals), Engineering & Manufacturing (Samsung) that have selected South Carolina as location for either expanding its existing operations or for setting up new operations within the USA.
Further, T&A also had an opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of people in South Carolina by participating in various outdoor activities such as Kayaking/Canoeing, shooting at GTI campus that provides training to first responders, law enforcement and military personnel.
The team also visited Brook green Gardens, one of the top 10 Gardens in the USA, Georgetown Harbour - the second largest seaport in South Carolina, located in NESA region and finally experienced a live screening of a baseball league in Charleston.
T&A Consulting to represent STB in South India
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has appointed T&A Consulting as its official Marketing Representative agency for South India with effect from 1st October 2018.
2017 was a record year for Singapore tourism. For the first time, India moved up a spot to become Singapore’s third largest Visitor Arrival (VA) source market, with 1.27 million visitors in 2017 – a 16 per cent year-on-year growth. This made India the fastest growing market for Singapore. Travel from South Indian cities to Singapore has been growing steadily and STB has worked with a Marketing Representative agency for the past few years to cultivate the travel trade and entice travellers from the region.
T&A Consulting, headquartered in New Delhi, is a boutique advisory firm with extensive experience in promoting India outbound tourism and providing representation to tourism boards and destination management companies. T&A Consulting has a record of working with overseas enterprises towards achieving successful and accelerated entry and growth in India.
As the official marketing representative of STB, T&A Consulting will be responsible for enhancing Singapore’s positioning as the preferred travel destination among consumers in South India, promoting quality tourism for leisure and business travel, increasing visitor arrivals and tourism spend as well as engaging with the travel trade.
Adrian Kong, Area Director, South Asia, Singapore Tourism Board said, “We thank TRAC Representations that had acted as our Marketing Representative in South India for the past three years. After a comprehensive tender exercise that saw good, competitive bids, we are pleased to announce the appointment of T&A Consulting as our Marketing Representative agency. Singapore has consistently been ranked among the top most visited destination for families, honeymooners, cruisers, business travellers and incentive groups from India. The destination has received over 1 million visitors from India for three consecutive years, with South India being a significant visitor source market for us. With direct flights from nine cities and close travel proximity to Singapore, this region will continue to be an important visitor-ship driver. With T&A Consulting’s extensive experience, we hope to deepen our trade engagements and traveller outreach efforts in the region.”
Tarun Gupta, Co-founder and Managing Director of T&A Consulting said, “T&A is delighted to provide marketing representation services to Singapore Tourism Board for South India. While Singapore needs no introduction to Indian tourists, our role will be to enhance the positioning of Singapore as a favoured travel destination for leisure and business amongst the travellers from South India. Our team aims to build more affinity for the destination through engagement with the travel trade fraternity and other relevant stakeholders and we truly believe Singapore is the place where “Passion is Made Possible”.
T&A Consulting participates in Hungary-focused B2B Meeting
T and A Consulting was invited by Embassy of Hungary to setup focused B2B meetings for Hungarian companies participating in EA Water Expo 2018
The participating Hungarian companies presented their innovative technologies in the field of solar water purification for the rural India and in water assessment and water monitoring.
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Over the course of three days, the companies had meetings with senior management team of private water contractors, government bodies.
T&A Consulting Moves into New Headquarters to Accommodate Rapid Growth
T and A Consulting is pleased to announce a huge milestone. The earlier-New Delhi-headquartered firm has now moved into a new corporate office at Emaar Digital Green, 416-418, Tower A in Gurgaon, to accommodate company growth and expansion.
The new office space reflects T and A Consulting’s long-term objective that focuses on delivering innovative services through Business Incubation Centre (BIC). The BIC has been designed to help overseas companies achieve an accelerated entry into India and establish a low risk & cost effective local presence. In addition to BIC, the new business facility features a wide reception area and upgraded meeting facilities, which create a platform for larger business activities and opportunities. The new office will allow for a better work environment for current and future team members and an opportunity for company expansion into additional services. More than anything, the relocation represents the company’s ironclad commitment to serving its clients with in-market support during their visit including pre-qualification of clients and arrangement of meetings. T and A Consulting is pleased to announce a huge milestone. The earlier-New Delhi-headquartered firm has now moved into a new corporate office at Emaar Digital Green, 416-418, Tower A in Gurgaon, to accommodate company growth and expansion.
The new office address for T&A Consulting from Monday, July 17, is:
416-418, 4th Floor, Tower A
Emaar Digital Greens
Golf Course Extn. Road, Sector 61
Gurugram 122001, India
Phone: 91 (0) 124 - 4314960
Anuradha Bhattacharya From T&A Consulting Was Selected For IGMTP In March-April 2017
The Indo-German Manager Training Programme (IGMTP) is an element of the Foreign Economic Policy of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) towards India and intends to promote business relations between the two countries.
The primary objective of the programme is "Initiating and strengthening of business relations between German and Indian companies".
The training programme included both interactive management training and practical experience including factory visits to German enterprises (including Airbus Facility in Hamburg and Volkswagon in Hannover).
Anuradha Bhattacharya, representing the IGMTP delegation presenting a memento to Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, the Consul General of India at German-Indian Round Table event in Hamburg (Germany)
T&A organises a road show for Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) faculty to visit schools in Delhi/ NCR & Dehradun in May 2018
A 3-member team from the School of Engineering Queen’s University Belfast recently visited several schools in Delhi/NCR and Dehradun and conducted workshops on Robotics and Architecture.
Students were given multiple scenarios and asked to come up with solutions using Robots and Robotics. The workshop on Architecture and Robotics was led by Dr Rachel O Grady and by Dr Neil Anderson- Dr Mukul Shukla respectively.
The Queen’s team interacted with the students and threw light on the latest developments in the field of Robotics and Architecture. They were extremely impressed by the innovative ideas shown by the students. The schools included Sankriti School- Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture-Delhi, Delhi Public School-Vasant Kunj, DPS Ghaziabad-Vasundhara, The British School-Delhi, Indian Public School-Dehradun, Selaqui International School-Dehradun, Graphic Era University.
T & A Consulting at a business delegation from Argentina, April 2018
Team T and A Consulting at a business delegation from Argentina representing Argentine companies across a diversified range of sectors.
T&A Celebrates International Women's Day, March 2018
A message from our CEO to the women power of T&A on International Women’s Day, which is truly encouraging and heartening for all the women in our organisation Quote.....
"Team As we ALL (yes I include all our male colleagues who are working at their desks) celebrate women's day we should be proud of the diversity and strength which our women colleagues bring to the organization. For us, diversity and inclusiveness is just not a fad which we shout from rooftops, we implement it efficiently and effectively. We are proud to have such a women team with all A players who despite commitments at various ends deliver their professional responsibilities to the highest level. Amongst many things which we can learn from them i.e. equanimity, diligence, commitment, humility, one thing which stands out is "Grit". Each one of you has shown your true mettle and how behind a soft demeanour stands a woman who is strong and faces challenges and adversity with that unbeatable "Grit". Have a great day and successful future ahead"
T&A Consulting at Masters of Business, Budapest Hungary, Jan 2018
T&A Consulting participated at the Masters of Business, Budapest, event hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Hungary. The event witnessed representatives from nearly 150 partner companies and over 100 targeted face to face meetings with representatives from 50 trading houses including India.
Saurabh Khanna and Anuradha Bhattacharya represented the India desk and held face to face meetings with 20 Hungarian companies exploring business opportunities in the Indian market. Over the last 1 year, T&A has helped 6 Hungarian companies explore business opportunities in the Indian market and continues to engage new Hungarian firms on their India entry ambitions.
T&A Consulting at Masters of Business, Budapest Hungary, Jan 2018
T&A Consulting, India representative for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, participated at the International week, 22nd January to 26th January 2018, in Columbia, South Carolina. During the course of the international week, the India team also had the opportunity to meet Mr. Henry McMaster, Governor, state of South Carolina.
T&A Consulting also visited the new greenfield site of Sundaram-Clayton, the flagship company of Chennai-based USD 7 billion TVS Group, which has made South Carolina its home with the announcement of a USD 50 million investment, and creation of 130 jobs over the next 5 years. Currently, under construction, the 51-acre site in Ridgeville Campus with 238,000 square feet built-up area in Dorchester county, South Carolina is the new home to SCL with its first manufacturing plant in the US for the manufacturing of aluminium die cast products.
T&A Helps Ukrainian Companies To Do Business In India, September 2017
T&A Consulting organised an India-Ukraine B2B and Trade Interactive Session in New Delhi and Mumbai, with an objective of promoting trade and business partnership between the two economies. Ukrainian firms representing agriculture, food processing, shipbuilding & metallurgy, biotechnology, aerospace and energy met Indian importers and manufacturers representing the above-mentioned sectors to explore potential areas of bilateral cooperation.
Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food - Ms Olga Trofimtseva and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade - Ms Natalia Mykolska led the Ukrainian delegation to India.