Sunday, December 10, 2006

XLRI to Teach Overseas

The Telegraph, Jamshedpur, Dec. 9:
XLRI is once again ready to cross international borders.

From next year, the B-school would extend its renowned satellite-based management programme beyond Indian shores.

Targeted at company executives and corporates, the course currently available in 30 Indian cities, would cater to international students for the first time.

“We have decided to begin with the satellite-based interactive distance learning programme by next year. Work is on to chalk out the details of the course based on industry demands,” said P. Venugopal, dean of academics at XLRI.

The course which would initially be launched across the Middle East would later be extended to Singapore and other areas.

Right now XLRI is using the network and services set up by Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd (HECL) under the brand name Direcway. A similar set up is likely to come up for the international programme as well.

This interactive programme is run on the satellite-based interactive distance learning technological platform and enables students from different locations to have a direct interaction with a central instructor.

The course also entails live broadcast video and two way audio and data interactivity.

The programme would initially begin with XLRI’s two flagship courses — business management and personal management and industrial relations — and would be extended to other faculties in the future.

“We are working on it and if feasible, we will extend this programme for specialised courses like logistics and supply chain management also,” added Venugopal.

From the Telegraph

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