Recognizing Electronic and Social Media as powerful tools for influencing the youth, Sandhu reached a wide audience and didn’t hesitate from exposing the deceitful practices undertaken by many immigration agents prevalent in the State
Swaran Singh Sandhu
With a dream to give a life of purpose, dignity and joy to any Indian desirous of studying, working or settling abroad,
Swaran Singh Sandhu left his successful business in Canada 14 years ago, and established Raffles Educity in his motherland, India. Raffles Educity is today regarded as one of the most authentic and reputed immigration consultancy firms in North India, and is undoubtedly, the numero uno choice for students, especially from Punjab, who aspire to go abroad.
Recognizing Electronic and Social Media as powerful tools for influencing the youth, Sandhu reached a wide audience and didn’t hesitate from exposing the deceitful practices undertaken by many immigration agents prevalent in the State. “Initially we had to make a lot of efforts to make people understand the value of proper guidance and awareness before reaching their dream destination abroad, but today I feel really contented to see the fruits of the strenuous efforts we took 14 years back,” recollects Sandhu with a glimmer of satisfaction in his eyes.
“Another challenge that we had to face during the initial years was in distinguishing ourselves from the breed of fraudulent agents. To overcome that, I decided to go online and raised my voice openly about the kind of tricks and deceit that these agents use to dupe the uninformed youth and their families. I feel extremely thankful to the Almighty for giving me tremendous success in this initiative,” says Sandhu who despite risking enmity from his own industry people stood firm on his decision to follow the voice of his conscience and ethical business practices.
When asked how it would’ve benefited him as a businessman, he quips, “I believe in ethical business practices and quality services. To me a student of 18 or 19 years of age is a fresh budding flower that needs proper guidance to blossom. I cannot let anyone spoil a kid’s whole career and life in lieu of easy money.”
With their primary forte being providing tailor-made solutions to immigration aspirants across the globe and being in their service, from the time they visit Raffles Educity till they properly settle down at their desired destinations, Sandhu takes pride in the kind of relationship that his company shares with its clients.
“We treat our clients as our own family members. Our emphasis is not just on handing them a ‘visa’; we make sure, that they stay there safe, and are economically sound as well.”
This relationship is indeed reflected in the kind of services they provide after the client has received his or her visa. Not only an orientation seminar is conducted wherein the students get a chance to interact with the delegates of the foreign university they have applied for, they also receive complete guidance for their comfortable stay there. “We also make the arrangements for pick up from the airport and provide accommodation to them for initial few days in a home like environment,” says Sandhu.
Fod of swimming and horse riding, Sandhu’s life is governed by the strong values and ethics that he has acquired from his father Sh. Gurcharan Singh Sandhu. Married to Harjot Kaur, who manages the backend operations of the company, he is blessed with two bright kids – Harsukhraj and Chiranjeev.
His advice to the youth: “There’s no short cut to success. Leave the ‘herd mentality’; be prepared to study well if you’re going abroad for studies. Eventually, it’s your grades at the end of the course that will give you a respectable job in your field in a foreign country.”
SERVICES AT A GLANCE
Raffles Educity today stands as the world class International Student Advice Center with its Headquarters at Edmonton Alberta (Canada) and corporate office in Chandigarh India; branch offices in Amritsar and Ludhiana and extensive association with more than 1000 schools, colleges and universities throughout India. The company facilitates international education to the student community for all Undergraduate, Graduate & Postgraduate programs.
The core services include complete guidance for studying abroad, visa filing, pre-departure and post-departure services, and Career Development Programs such as IELTS, Personality Development, Makeovers Courses, Embassy Interview training and many more.
With four counseling offices in Punjab itself, the institutes of Raffles Educity are equipped with the most modern facilities, having an experienced & dedicated team of educational professionals.
Focusing strongly on individual requirements, Raffles Educity is known to providing practical advice to its customers based on applicable rules and regulations. Students are guided step by step about visa filing and assistance, choosing a college, admission procedure, selection of courses, financial estimate, job prospects, and travel guidance with pre and post departure support, accommodation and safety rules.