Harvard’s global strategy in India

Posted by Part Time Jobs Online | Thursday, November 20, 2008

Harvard Business School (HBS), in conjunction with the Harvard Business School India Research Cnetre (IRC), announced plans to offer a second session of its Building a Global Enterprise In Indian (BGEI) executive education program.

The program, which will be held in Mumbai in January 2009, will have new case studies and be taught by HBS senior faculty.

BGEI 2009 marks the next phase in Harvard Business School’s global strategy in India,with a portfolio of programs held in India over course of 2009, including the South Asia Real Estate seminar, negotiating and decision Making, and Agribusiness.

The 2009 program willaddress the global econpmic downturn and its implications for companies doing business in India as they seek to sustain growth in the midst of the first slow-down since India entered into a period if ‘hyper-growth’.

“The new version of BGEI will focus on emerging challenges in the Indian business landscape, including elements to help executives and business in India weather the challenging global economic climate,” said Professor Krishna palepu, the school’s senior Associate Dean for International Dvelopment.

“We will address the need to combine strategy and execution of innovation-based growth models tosharpen global competitivesness at a time when it is increasingly difficult to compete solelyon cost.”Applications are due by December 15, 2008.

The National Institue of Technology, Warangal which technology institutes in the country, will upgrade its facilities at a cost of Rs. 1 billion. Currently celebrating its Golden Jubilee, the institute plans to put state-of-the art e-class rooms, interactive lecture halls and new academic halls into place over a period of two years.

Anew high-tech lecture hall complex for 3,000 students, a 1,600-bed hostel with all the modern conveniences and a 350-bed girls hostel are also other plans on the anvil said institute Director Y.V.RAO.

Targeting a student strength of 5,000 by the end fo the 11th plan (2012), Rao stated that the institute had 3,000 students and over 200 teachers at the moment, NIT warangal offers a four year b.tech degree in eight engineering disciplines and two-year m.techprogrammes in 23 specialisations across eight engineering departments, Apart from this NIT also offers an MBA exclusively for engineering graduates, as well as MCA, M.Sc (Tech) and PhD programmes.

Originally an REC set up for the technical advancement and promotion of national integration, the foundation stone of NIT, warangal was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru on October 10, 1959. subsequently the ministry of Human Resources Development renamed all the RECs National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and converted them into deemed universities.

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