TimesPro and Loyola College to train Chennai Graduates

The first batch commenced on 28th July’2014 at Loyola Campus.

August 12, 2014 9:49 IST | India Infoline News Service
TimesPro an initiative of the Times of India Group and Loyola College have partnered to set-up an interactive learning centre to skill young graduates to be industry ready. Under this partnership, TimesPro in association with Loyola College will launch innovative programs to meet the huge demand of professionals for the corporate world. The first batch commenced on 28th July’2014 at Loyola Campus.
To start with, two programs have been launched viz. Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Management (PGDBM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Finance & Accounts (PGDFA).
The six-month PGDBM course is aimed to provide professionals into the banking industry. It focuses on training students to become industry-ready professionals with relevant skill set. The course is eligible to students who have completed a full-time graduate program in any stream with a minimum of 50% at the graduate level. The candidates are selected on clearing the Times Admission Process Test (TAP) along with a personal interview. Fine combination of academicians, practitioners and analysts, the course curriculum is industry vetted. The course lays emphasis on providing hands-on training to students through smart classes, onsite visits, projects, guest lectures, simulation and group discussions.

The PGDFA course is designed to give the candidates hand-on-experience in the area of Finance & Accounts giving them ample opportunities to begin their career with India’s leading corporate houses. It prepares students not just for a job but a career and leads them to become the best-in-class accounting professionals. For the program, SAP has extended support by providing SAP Knowledge Accelerator courses; relevant for Finance and Accounts professionals in addition to providing assessment enduring a joint certification on SAP training.

Deepak Lamba, President, Times Centre for Learning“We are pleased to have partnered with Loyola College and are happy that our first batch will start from this month. Through this initiative, we aim to start two courses PGDBM and PGDFA that have been designed keeping the industry requirements in mind. The PGDBM will help students develop analytical abilities, logical reasoning and other skills essential for professionals in the banking industry while PGDFA focuses on providing miniscule aspects of accounting, help students build soft skills like the ability to communicate, think critically and solve problems.
On successful completion of these courses, placement sessions are organized where these students are absorbed by banks and corporates across the country.”
Rev. Dr. G. Joseph Antony Samy, S.J., Principal, Loyola College, “I believe these courses will develop high quality industry professionals which will be a great value add to the industry. Loyola College is pleased to offer support to TimesPro in this initiative as it furthers the focus on improving the quality of education.”

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