Thursday, 3 November 2011

IIMs to Introduce New Management Courses

Bangalore:In India, the trend in higher education is changing day by day. To make the higher education more attractive and interesting, many universities are taking innovative steps by introducing new interesting courses. The introduction of new courses can increase the value of higher education as well as the aspirant students will also have more option.

HRD minister Kapil Sibal told that for the first time all the IIMs have decided to go beyond the world of finance and business management and they have decided to start new courses in the areas of energy management, academic institution management, health management, health management, agriculture management etc and a taskforce has been setup for establishing the contours for those programs, reports Times of India.

Moreover, to make sure that there are no vacant seats left behind, Indian Institute of Management will share admission information among the students and post individual admission criteria in their websites. 
The IIMs also have agreed to explore the possibilities of offering academic programs in the areas of health, education and infrastructure and in order to attract international students without affecting the national intake and to build diversity on campus the IIMs have decided to jointly organize an international road show pooling their resources for the purpose of attracting talents from abroad.

Even the Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) had also started post graduate courses in the fields of agriculture, education, plantation management etc.

This development from the Indian Institute of Management by introducing new management courses apart from the regular courses of finance and business management is quite new in India when it is compared to the business schools of United States because in Columbia Business School and the Boston University School of Management they have introduced the topic philanthropy for both the graduates and under graduate students. 

Likewise the same topic has been included by the other top business schools into the curriculum of social-enterprise courses. In Columbia Business School they have introduced MBA courses in health care and also a course in the marketing arts, culture and entertainment.

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