Guwahati: The Indian Institute of
Management, Shillong will be the first premier management
institute of the country to launch a new global one-year Post
Graduate International Business programme with a China
perspective from next April.
IIM(S) has entered into an agreement with the Ocean
University of China to start the new global programme with the
vision to be the first management institute to focus on
eastern countries which have made considerable impact in the
global economy, IIM(S) Director Prof Ashoke K Dutta told
reporters here on Tuesday.
IIM-Shillong has decided to focus on eastern
countries as part of the Centre`s `Look East Policy` and this
programme is a step in that direction, he said.
``We have already collaborated with China on different
levels with senior managers visiting the country to study its
success story,`` he said.
The programme will help ``us study the secret of
Chinese success in the global economy. The Chinese think big,
build big. We have to learn and build our economy accordingly.
The Chinese exposure will benefit us``, Dutta said.
The programme will be spread across eleven months and
the first five months will be in India and the next six months
in China with internship in Asian companies.
Candidates must have a work pre-requisite of a minimum
of two years in a company with admission through Group
Discussion and interview and the intake of students for the
programme was likely to be between 30 to 40.