Monday, March 29, 2010

IIM-A to explore global tie-ups for doctoral programme

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), is mulling international collaborations for its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). Speaking at the institute’s 45th convocation, Samir Barua, Director of IIM-A, said, “The doctoral programme of the institute, the FPM, will set a record this year by graduating the largest batch of students in the history of the programme. The institute has received proposals from foreign academic institutions for cross-border collaboration with their doctoral programmes. This possibility will be explored going forward.”

IIM-A is also planning to take up its executive education programmes outside the country. “The institute offered about 130 management education programmes, training over 3,500 participants from a diverse set of organisations. The institute is attempting to expand its global foot-print through offering executive education programmes outside India,” said Barua.

A total of 424 graduating students from IIM-A’s post graduate and fellow programmes received diploma/title at the convocation. Meanwhile, the chief guest, C. Rangarajan, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, said, “While food prices will improve after the rabi harvest, the overall inflation will remain high for the next two months. I don't think the growth story will be seriously affected. The economy will pick up and I expect it to grow by 8-8.5 per cent.”

Source: Business Standard, March 28, 2010

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