Friday, April 13, 2007

Foreign soil for biz students

Foreign soil for biz students

Jamshedpur, April 12: Students from the premier B-school have done it again. After a successful run of placements recently, a record number of 21 students from XLRI would now walk into B-schools across the globe.

The students selected to represent XLRI as part of the foreign exchange programme would be joining the foreign universities in September once they return from their ongoing summer internship programme.

“The response we received from the international management schools has been overwhelming as 21 of our students have made it to the final slots,” said P. Venugopal, dean, academics at XLRI.

Once there, the students would enroll in a management-training programme in subjects of their choice for three months during which they would do a detailed study of the local industries and corporate sectors there.

Some of the univer- sities include the Royal Melbourne Institute of Tech- nology (RMIT), Australia, Asian Institute of Man- agement (AIM), Maila and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok.

“We went in for an aggressive policy from the beginning so that maximum students could be placed,” said Venugopal.

A part of the fifth seme-ster, this exchange programme is open to second year students in both business management and personal management and international relations.

Students are selected on the basis of academic performances, involvement in co-curricular activities and also how they can promote the ethics of XLRI and help in building cross cultural tie-ups between the two countries.

The marks obtained by the students there are later credited to their score at XLRI.

From The Telegraph

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