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IIM B planning to offer new Specializations

  • Sep 4th, 2018

IIM-Bangalore in pursuit to update its two-year management programme, is planning to initiate specialization courses concordant with modern industry requirements.

To this end, it plans to launch these courses around analytics and real estate in two-three years.

“We are working on coming up with specialisation courses on analytics and real estate in our two-year programme. The reason is we think these are growing areas. Also, IIM-Bangalore has done enough research in the field of analytics,” said G Raghuram, Director, IIM-B.

Diversity measures

To bring diversity in the batch, he talked in terms of background, “we seemed to be highly skewed towards engineers”.

This could be because a higher number of engineers take the CAT exam, he said, adding: “However, we are thinking of certain measures through which we can fix the (diversity) issue.”

As on date, the number of start-ups founded by women in India is way lesser than men, said Raghuram.

“There is a need to make some interventions. IIM-Bangalore launched the ‘Women Start-up Programme’ in November 2016. Through this programme we are explicitly seeking women entrepreneurs who are not necessarily from our two-year programme,” he added.

IIM-Visakhapatnam and IIM-Indore are among the partner institutes for the programme this year.

Focus on research

On the importance of research for IIM-B, Raghuram said it is very important as faculty promotions depend on it.

There is no shortage of faculty, but the institute would want to increase their numbers so as to enhance research work, he said.

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