THIS DAY THAT AGE - 3
From the pages of Business Line dated August 13, 2002
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XLRI's tieup with Hughes over the past two years - to introduce one of the first management education programmes in the Country via broadband satellite - has had a tremendous response from across the Country.
XAVIER Labour Relations Institute, popularly known as XLRI, has joined hands with Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd to introduce a business management education programme through broadband satellite connection. ...
The course will be conducted live in 14 cities all over the country from September. A studio for this purpose will soon be constructed in XLRI campus at Jamshedpur. It will be built by Hughes Escorts at a cost of Rs 3 crore.
According to Father P.D. Thomas, Director of XLRI, the course is targeted at working executives. "It is a 14-month, 360-hour course. It has been named as Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Management. The course fee has been fixed at Rs 1.50 lakh'', Father Thomas told Business Line.
The structure of the programme is based on a joint survey conducted by XLRI and Hughes Escorts across nine centres and 300 working professionals. It was found that 75 per cent of them preferred a course on business strategy, marketing and finance.
"This arrangement with Hughes Escorts to offer management training on the satellite platform will take the expertise of XLRI faculty beyond the borders of Jamshedpur. It is part of a bigger plan of XLRI and it is called Upskill Corporate India'', he said.
Apart from the four metros, the other cities identified are Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Tiruchi, Pune, Kochi, Coimbatore and Madurai. Full Story
XLRI Ties Up With Hughes For Distance Education, The Financial Express, August 10, 2002