IIMB and Infosys Team Up to Groom IT Leaders in Chennai
Partnership to offer Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management in Chennai
Chennai, January 5, 2005: The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and Infosys today announced a partnership to offer IIMB's Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management (PGSM) in Chennai from the Academic Year 2005-06. Open to software professionals from all companies in Chennai, the program will be hosted in the Infosys campus in Mahindra City.
Selection for the first batch of about 45 students will be through a special PGSM admission test to be conducted in Chennai on March 20, 2005. For the following batches, candidates will be selected on the basis of their CAT or GMAT scores.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Abhoy Ojha, IIMB said, "IIMB has been offering the PGSM at its Bangalore Campus since 1998, and it is now widely accepted as the best program of its kind. The aim of the course is to transform professionals with strong technical knowledge to business leaders with equally strong management knowledge and a global perspective. We are proud to partner with Infosys and increase the reach of our efforts at management development in the IT industry."
Commenting on the association, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, COO and Deputy Managing Director, Infosys Technologies Limited, said, "Infosys is committed to investing in partnerships with the academia to increase India's competitiveness in the knowledge economy. The program aims at creating a strong foundation for the rapidly growing IT Industry by providing most current executive management education to middle and senior professionals of the information technology industry. Partnerships such as this will play a vital role in increasing the depth of knowledge and business perspective that today's IT professionals must possess."
The classes in Chennai will be conducted in synchronous mode using two-way video and audio along with auxiliary technologies supporting rich interaction between the faculty member and students in Chennai and Bangalore. Faculty will also travel to Chennai every few weeks to conduct live classes, and facilitate out of class interactions.