1. Centre Layout
MEROCOURSE has standard guidelines for the layout of a training center. These will be provided in the form of a "Project Implementation Manual" once the new business partner completes the sign-up process.
However, here's a sample layout of a typical MEROCOURSE centre:
2. Frequently Asked Questions
a. How do I prepare the center infrastructure?
Once the sign up process is over, you will be provided with a "Project Implementation Manual", which will assist you with the complete details of the center set up.
b. Is there an opportunity to set up more than one MEROCOURSE center?
Yes, it is possible to set up more than one MEROCOURSE Center. Many of our existing Business Partners have done so in a very profitable manner.
c. What qualities does MEROCOURSE seek in a Business Partner?
MEROCOURSE has been always in search of people who have an ambition to be entrepreneurs. Other than this, they have to fulfill the following criteria:
Hold a graduation degree
Have the ability to invest full time in the venture
d. What is the amount of financial investment needed to establish an MEROCOURSE center?
The Minimum initial investment for the project varies from Rs. 25-35 lakhs. The investment is based on various factors such as the Center Location, Student Capacity, Duration and the Types of courses to be offered by the center.
e. How many partners I can have for my center?
It is recommended by MEROCOURSE that you do not have more than three partners for the venture.
f. Does MEROCOURSE offer any financing arrangements?
No, MEROCOURSE doesn't offer any financing arrangements. The applicant has to arrange for all the finances.
g. How long will it take to complete the business partner selection process?
Once the application is received from the potential applicant, it takes 2-3 weeks more for the Business Partner selection process.
h. What happens after I submit my personal response form?
After you submit your personal response form, a mail will be sent to you which will confirm the receipt of your application. You will soon be contacted by our Channel Development Team officials to take the matter forward.
i. After how many years will my license need to be renewed?
The initial validity for the license with MEROCOURSE is for three years. The license will be renewed after the end of third year depending on the terms and conditions prevailing at that point of time.
j. What is the minimum manpower requirement to start an MEROCOURSE center?
The manpower requirement varies and is based on center capacity and location.
Initially, however, you will need the following:
1 Center Head.
2 Faculty members.
1 Business executive.
1 Student Counselor.
k. What will be the process for recruiting manpower for my MEROCOURSE center?
The profile of the manpower will need to be drawn up by the Business Partner/Center head, though the final approval will have to come from MEROCOURSE.
l. What is the process for selecting a site for the new center?
Initially the Business Partner has to suggest a list of possible site locations for the new center. In the later stages, MEROCOURSE will single out the best location from all those suggested.
m. What are the ongoing supports MEROCOURSE provides to its Business Partner for running an MEROCOURSE Education Center?
MEROCOURSE provides ongoing support to Business Partner in the area of Sales, Marketing, Education Delivery and Center Management through regular support visits by MEROCOURSE officials.