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Shillong IIM to start PG course in international business

The Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, is set introduce a one-year post-graduate executive programme in international business with a focus on China. The new course, which will be launched in April in collaboration with Ocean University in Qingdao, China, will give students an opportunity to study for six months each in China and in India.

“China has proved its superiority over the United States and the European Union. The competitiveness of the people of that country is a key factor pushing them to new heights in the fields of construction and urban development among others. In China, the government, which works like a corporation, is a performance-oriented structure,” said Ashoke K Dutta, director of IIM Shillong, while addressing the media here on Tuesday.

Dutta said most universities in India are tying up with educational institutions of the US and the countries representing the European Union. “Unlike some of the leading institutions, IIM Shillong is working with institutions in Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China. These Asian educational institutes can compete with the best in the world,” he added.

Only aspirants with two years of work experience in a company will be considered for the executive MBA programme, which will cost around Rs 12 lakh. The government of Meghalaya has already nominated 20 officials who will be part of the programme in the first year.

“The first batch will comprise 30 students. We will increase the number of seats to 40 in due course,” Dutta emphasised.

IIM Shillong conducted the first part of the advanced management programme – titled ‘Sino-Indian Global Reciprocal Advanced Management Programme – on “Understanding China: Business and Culture” from January 9 to January 15.


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