UAE: Indian Institute of Administration (IIM) Rohtak to open Dubai centre, supply postgraduate diploma for executives


Dubai: Considered one of India’s most prestigious enterprise faculties is planning to open a centre in Dubai to supply a postgraduate diploma for working executives within the GCC area, it was revealed on Sunday.

The Indian Institute of Administration (IIM) Rohtak goals to supply a blended course in administration from January 2024, Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, director, IIM Rohtak, mentioned in an unique interview with Gulf Information.

Talking on the sidelines of a world convention in Dubai co-hosted by the institute, he mentioned: “We’re hoping that we’ll have the primary batch inducted this yr to start out early subsequent yr. So, we hope that the lessons will begin in January. And for that, we have now now come to establish a spot the place we are able to have lessons right here.”

He added: “When you’ve an govt programme for working professionals, I’m certain that there’ll be a small contribution to the rising economic system of undoubtedly the UAE, and significantly Dubai.”

Prof Sharma mentioned the blended mode will cater to the versatile schedules of the working professionals, with majority of the lessons carried out on-line within the evenings and weekends.

“We can have them come to our Rohtak campus thrice a yr, every time period for a number of days… possibly a complete of 15 days and we can have the same quantity [of classes] right here [at the Dubai centre].”

Prof Sharma mentioned Dubai was chosen as the best location for its first abroad centre as a result of the IIM Rohtak used to obtain many candidates from the GCC area for related short-term programs.

“We even have a really massive presence of college which comes from the Center East. We get about 40 to 50 college members yearly from this area to come back and train our college students,” he added.

Arabic course

Prof Sharma mentioned IIM Rohtak is the biggest IIM within the nation when it comes to variety of college students. With a 200-acre campus about simply 90 minutes from New Delhi airport it is usually constructing one other campus simply 20 minutes from the Worldwide Airport. Arabic language is obtainable within the first three years of the five-year built-in BBA-MBA programme.

“So our graduating college students can have prowess in Arabic language. We see a number of synergistic actions right here between our establishment and the academic establishments within the UAE, significantly in three domains. One—training for the Indian diaspora, second—training for the working executives, and third—coaching and govt training for the federal government officers of the UAE the place we can assist them reorient themselves and turn into extra oriented with newest administration strategies.”

Prof Sharma mentioned the Indian Consulate in Dubai and the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi had been liaising with the UAE authorities to facilitate the institution of the Dubai centre of IIM Rohtak.

The nineteenth World Congress of the Academy for International Enterprise Development (AGBA) was held in Dubai on Could 20 and 21. Researchers from 32 nations introduced greater than 250 papers on the convention with the theme ‘Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Improvement in a Globalised and Digitalised Period’.

Minister’s remarks

The convention had the presence of eminent audio system like V Muraleedharan, Indian Minister of State for Ministry of Exterior Affairs; Dr Aman Puri, Consul Normal of India in Dubai, amongst varied different academicians and dignitaries from the world over.

Muraleedharan instructed Gulf Information that the Indian authorities prolonged help to efforts taken by its premier institutes akin to IIMs and IITs (Indian Institute of Expertise).

“It can profit college students right here in addition to many different nations from the area additionally… We have now an IIT arising right here [in the UAE]. These developments present how India is taking the management position in varied realms associated to training,” he mentioned.

The primary abroad campus of IIT is arising in Abu Dhabi.

Throughout his keynote speech, he emphasised the significance of regional cooperation for international stability and highlighted the substantial influence created by India through the COVID-19 pandemic by offering over 280 million doses of vaccines to over 100 nations together with medical gear and medicines to over 150 nations.

Citing that India’s G20 presidency prioritised unity, inclusivity, and decisive motion for the betterment of humanity underneath the theme ‘One Earth, One Household, One Future’, he mentioned it additionally noticed energetic participation from African nations. In the meantime, the Voice of the International South Summit, led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demonstrated the nation’s dedication to inclusive progress for all, he added.

COP28 and CEPA

“With India’s robust deal with sustainable growth and its observe report of fostering ecological stability, we eagerly anticipate the upcoming COP-28 Summit to be hosted by the UAE at Expo Metropolis Dubai. Collectively as regional companions, we see the COP-28 Summit as a platform to ship sensible options, to realize tangible outcomes and drive impactful outcomes.”

Talking about India-UAE relations, the minister mentioned “it’s a shining instance of what cooperation between two like-minded nations with immense technological, monetary and human potential can obtain”.

He added: “The Complete Financial Partnership Settlement [CEPA] between India and the UAE stands as a testomony to our dedication to fostering stronger financial ties and capitalising on the potential of collaboration. It represents a strategic cooperation that embraces the ideas of openness, inclusivity and mutual profit.

This settlement, negotiated and finalised in simply 88 days displays the deep belief and rapport between our two nations. Constructing upon this spirit of collaboration, the I2U2 group comprising India, Israel, the US and the UAE, has set the stage for a resilient alliance on this quickly altering instances pushed by financial pragmatism and multilateral cooperation. This cooperative framework stands as proof of stability amidst unpredictable international traits.”


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