IISc launches PG course in management studies

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched a two-year management course to provide a technology-oriented business management platform to students studying engineering.

IISc launches PG course in management studies Photograph: GoogleIISc launches PG course in management studies Photograph: Google

In recent times India is emerging
as one of the global hubs of technology intensive organizations and R&D, with the increase in entry of MNCs in the high-tech and R&D sectors as well as rapid growth of domestic enterprises in these sectors. Such technology based and R&D intensive industries need executives with exposure and training in Technology Management and Business Analytics. These executives need to have the ability to understand, assess and forecast how technologies impact the systems within and outside the organization (environment, economy and society at large).

Similarly, formal education in analytics will strengthen the capability of these executives to perform robust analyses to make decisions in information and data driven organizations. It is to meet these two distinctive needs of high-tech industries of emerging India that IISc has introduced a Masters Program that will focus on training the students in Technology Management and Business Analytics. The new masters program will be unique in the country as it is futuristic and builds leadership in the two important areas of Management, namely, Technology Management and Business Analytics.

The course will be conducted by the department of management studies, which was set up in 1948, and is one of the oldest management schools in the country. An official at the department said application forms for the course will be available from February. Candidates who have cleared the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) with a first class BE/B.Tech degree/equivalent or cleared the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with first class BE/B.Tech/Equivalent are eligible for the course.

The department will conduct a group discussion and personal interview before selecting students for the course. A total number of 15 seats will be offered in this course to be conducted by the department of management studies. This new course will help engineers to study and analyze the synergy between science and business studies to become future managers in technology-driven creative organizations.
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M H Bala Subrahmanya Jan 24th, 2011 11:10 PM

This is a unique Management Program in our country which will attract the best of talents from our youngsters and gradually it will emerge as a major program catering to the niche demands of technology intensive enterprises in our country.

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