NIIT enters into an exclusive partnership with IIM Calcutta

This partnership offers a Post Graduate Certificate Programme first time ever through a combination of Online & Offline modes.

Sep 15, 2016 01:09 IST India Infoline News Service

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Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) the first Indian business school crowned with triple international accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools), has announced first of its kind programme “Post Graduate Certificate in General Management” (PGCGM). NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development entered into an exclusive partnership with IIM Calcutta to offer this programme. The programme will be delivered through a combination of online and offline modes. The online component will be in direct-to-device mode through the training.com (an initiative of NIIT) learning platform. In addition, the programme will also have campus visit components at IIM Calcutta. Through this partnership NIIT and IIM Calcutta aim to create high-impact learning experience by bridging the gap between quality, affordability and accessibility.
 
The Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (PGCGM) will equip the participants with familiarity of the primary functional specializations in management, imbibe a global perspective drawing upon knowledge of economic, social, technological, regulatory and political forces and acquire the leadership qualities and the competence needed for leading organizational change. Graduates who have appeared for CAT or GMAT in the past 3 years are eligible to apply for the programme. The first batch will commence from February, 2017 onwards and the last date of registration is 30th November, 2016.
 
Speaking on occasion Udai Singh, Head, New Business Initiatives, NIIT Ltd. said, “NIIT has played a pioneering role in redefining the education and training sector in India through technological & pedagogical innovations in the space. Today online learning holds the key to making quality content accessible to learners across India. Towards this NIIT has joined hands with IIM Calcutta to bring the best content in management education on table that could be easily accessed through the multi modal learning platform - Training.com. Through this strategic tie-up we aim to redefine the online education sector in India.”
 
Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Dean, New Initiatives & External Relations, IIM Calcutta, said, “The demand among young working professionals for having access to state-of-the-art general management education from a premier institute like IIM Calcutta from the convenience of their home or office without having to leave their jobs has hitherto remained under-served. To fulfil this expectation IIM Calcutta has conceived this innovative PGCGM programme aimed at working executives having two to five years’ experience. Admissions will be offered only to deserving candidates using well-established test scores. The content delivery, examination, and certification process will be administered using a balanced mix of direct-to-device technology and multiple visits to the campus for maintaining the academic standard in due recognition of their mobility constraints.”
 
The programmes on Training.com are targeted at working professionals who want to take their careers to the next level by enhancing their knowledge of the latest business concepts through a management course from a premier institute.

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