NIIT University, the not-for-profit institution of IT education provider NIIT Ltd, will offer a distinctive MBA programme from August 2010 under which industry stalwarts will mentor students. For this purpose, the university has roped in industrialists like Manoj Kohli of Airtel, Raghupati Singhania of JK Industries, and Bhaskar Pramanik of Oracle India to mentor students.
Speaking to media about this new innovative MBA programme, Rajendra S Pawar, chairman,
NIIT Ltd and founder, NIIT University, said, "The mentorship programme is
an unique feature. As per the programme, a group of two-three
students would be assigned a mentor. The students can interact with
their mentor during the course of their programme. Besides, this
NIIT University (NU) has also roped in
mid-level managers to coach the students. To make this programme
industry-linked, we will also have mid-level managers from the
industry whom the students can contact anytime for any kind of
The course will be two-year, fully residential and
industry-related programme that will be offered at the University's
campus at Neemrana in the NCR.
The MBA program consists of 36 courses
delivered over six terms, and requires a specialisation in one the
six areas offered-Strategy & Leadership, Marketing, Finance,
Operations Management, Human Resources and Information Systems.
Besides, the NU-MBA also offers
students a structured exposure to an emerging economy like China or
an African country as a part of its 4-week Immersion Programme.
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