Indian Institute of Management (Indore) will kick off a certificate programme for MSMEs and family-run businesses from August or September.
Moreover, with a focus on entrepreneurs, the institute will also start an incubator in its Indore campus within next couple of months.
“We are starting a certificate programme at our Indore campus from August or September for local MSMEs and family-run businesses,” IIM (Indore) director Rishikesha T Krishnan said.
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He was speaking on the sidelines of inauguration function of the 2016-18 Batch of IIM Indore, Mumbai Campus.
“We have received a good number of inquiries from various business houses locally for the forthcoming certificate programme which will be held on the weekends. In fact, the very demand for starting such programme had come to us by the local industries themselves,” he added.
On the forthcoming incubator in the Indore campus of IIM, he said, “We are likely to start incubator by September as we are trying to focus on entrepreneurship. As per the plan, the option will be given to those students who have entered second year of the regular course at the institute and are willing to do entrepreneurship.”
Talking about the five-year integrated programme, which was launched by IIM (Indore) five years ago, he said, “The first batch of the pass-outs from the programme comprising 106 students have already graduated in March.”
A Bill has been drafted by the government in connection with allowing the IIMs to give degrees to their students which will be put on the floor of Parliament in its forthcoming session.
Welcoming the government’s move, he said, “Currently we provide Diplomas only to our students and hence our students face difficulties when they go abroad in search of job or even pursuing higher studies. So, once passed, the Bill will provide solution to all those problems.”
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