St. Stephen’s College has announced the creation of the St. Stephen’s Institute for Management Excellence (SSIME) on Monday.
Other than the courses it currently offers, the college has decided to extend its horizon to business education as well.
SSIME’s first offering—the Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) for mid-career professionals—is likely to start in October this year with Sanjay Saigal, an alumnus and business education entrepreneur, as its director.
The institute will also offer training and research in business management.
“Throughout its history, St. Stephen’s College has simultaneously deepened and extended its educational mission while consolidating academic strength and societal relevance. As the landscape of employment evolves beyond administration, the need for world-class business and entrepreneurship education has become increasingly critical. SSIME is our response to that need,” said Valson Thampu, Principal, St. Stephen’s College.
The ADP programme has been created in partnership with the Jones School of Business at Rice University in Houston (Texas).