ITM-Group launches its Online University

ITM providing business and management training to young working professionals, using the latest education technology and a modern curriculum.

July 15, 2014 9:32 IST | India Infoline News Service
ITM Group of Institutions, India’s most respected private educator, with one of the largest groups of approved business schools announces the launch of ‘ITM University Online’. The e-learning platform is being launched with ITM’s flagship MBA program. ITM envisions fulfilling the need-state of providing much needed business and management training to young working professionals, using the latest education technology and a modern curriculum, in order to transform economies and society. Unlike traditional distance learning programs, the Online MBA leverages technology to provide a multi-channel learning experience, combining eBooks, video streaming, social media and online collaborative tools, as well as a live virtual classroom experience. What’s more, to overcome the disadvantages of e-learning, students will have unprecedented access to faculties, during their course of study. The courses have intentionally been kept flexible to enable students to learn at their own pace, given their other commitments, irregular availability of time, and other constraints. The classes will commence in September 2014 with admissions being opened by the July 21, 2014. Students will undergo a rigorous and thorough curriculum that is designed by a team of highly experienced in-house faculties, validated by industry experts and includes a wide range of courses, covering a broad swath of business areas.

ITM organized a panel discussion on ‘Making e-learning more effective’. The panel’s objective was to bring together leading thinkers and visionaries like RV Bala Iyer, Vice President learning and development, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Rustom Vesavevala, Vice President learning and development, Indian Group of Hotels, Kaviarasu R, Chief Manager learning and development, Asian Paints Limited from a cross section of industry and academia to share and discover visions for future of e-learning in the workplace and classroom, and looking at the challenges & mindsets that are faced by the e-learning platform. Key topics on which panel had detailed exchange was relevance of e-learning, e-learning in higher education, e-learning at workplace.

Nitin Putcha, Executive Vice President says “The appetite for e-learning is growing on a global scale. By 2015, Asia will account for the second highest expenditures after North America,. The e-learning market in India is expected to grow at 20% with increased internet penetration; hence we at ITM are looking forward to building an e-learning platform that can be considered a benchmark of academic quality, and learning experience in India.”

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