Tuesday, April 08, 2014

US students keen to continue post graduate programs in India

The US graduates would be keen to opt for an exchange program to continue their post graduate programs in India," says James Stavridis, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, seemingly impressed by modern infrastructure at Mohali campus (another in Hyderabad) of Indian School of Business.

The former NATO commander and US Navy Admiral said the career opportunities, modern infrastructure, fat salaries are incentives enough for the foreign students to join ISB at Mohali. "There is much that the graduates from two largest democracies could share in terms of joint programs, student and facility exchange programs, research work, distance education and international learning," Stavridis told ET on the sidelines of the graduation day celebrations at the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Mohali on Saturday. 
"At Fletcher, half of the 700 students come from 79 different countries and the remaining are Americans." 

"The Mohali campus has best of facilities, proximity to airport, world class facilities to offer to graduates... Moreover, the graduates have much to share in terms of transparency, human rights, values, education in India," he said.

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) has a tie-up with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, as its partner school. "The aim is to inculcate best of public policy and business principles," said Rajesh Chakrabarti, Executive Director, Bharti Institure of Public Policy and clinical associate professor.

By the next year, six courses would be started in post graduation program in Public Policy with support from the Fletcher School, he revealed. The school already has a curriculum on Public Policy. "The program will allow six faceto-face visits of senior faculty and a week's visit to The Fletcher School.

The BIPP is developing training modules on various themes of governance and capacity building of the faculty of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR). This project will be done in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP) and the Government of India.

"The induction phase module will be ready this year," he said. "We expect that half of the takers for PGP on Public Policy will be from public sector," he said.

Source: The Economic Times, April 8, 2014

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