Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad University will
commence one-year executive MBA programme in collaboration
with the Cambridge University from next year, besides opening
a school of Information and Communication Technology here, a
top AU official said.
"We shall begin offering one year executive MBA
programme for family driven organisations from January 15,
2011, for which the curriculum will be jointly designed by
Cambridge and Ahmedabad University," Ahmedabad University
Board of Management Chairman Prafull Anubhai told newsmen.
AU established a year ago, is promoted by Ahmedabad
Education Society, a body instrumental in establishing premier
education and research institutions in the city like ATIRA,
PRL, NID, IIM-A, CEPT.
"In a family driven business there are some key
managerial issues which need to be taken care of, so we have
identified such topics and decided to offer a specialised
course to address them," AU registrar B M Shah said.
"The fee for this one year residential programme will
be between Rs 7.50 to 9 lakh, as part of which the students
shall get a chance to interact with entrepreneurs at
Cambridge," he said.
An AU degree shall be awarded to them, while Cambridge
will issue them certificates, he said.
"We have proposed to set up a school of Information
and Communication Technology which is expected to start
functioning from next academic year," he said.
"AU has also proposed to start sector specific MBA`s
like in Pharmacy, which is expected to be rolled out from next
year," Anubhai said.
"Re-designing the existing courses to meet demands of
a changing economy, AU has proposed to offer BBA honours,
where the students will get a option to pursue advance courses
after one year," he said.
"The financial aid for first batch of 60 MBA students
was of Rs 15 lakh," Anubhai said, adding that an announcement
of Shardashish scholarship to deserving students has been made
"We are working on a proposal of forming an Ahmedabad
Education cluster. A sub-committee has been formed to discuss
how synergy can be developed between these diverse group of
specialised institutions situated within a periphery of 600
acres of land," he said.
"The first meeting of this cluster was held recently
and there are some legacy issue which shall be sorted out
soon," Anubhai said.
The university presently offers three undergraduate
and two masters programme MBA and MCA.